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Friday, June 3, 2011


"1960's-2000's Fashion"

Kobe Fashion Museum


As a time of burgeoning mass consumerism, the 1960s became an epoch-making era for fashion. Haute couture, privately made custom-fitted high fashion, which first prospered in Paris at the end of the 19th century, faced its first reform with the introduction of ready-made prêt-à-porter clothing. Rising designers of the time took over the position of lead players in the growing fashion industry.

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"Portrait of Woman" (1907-1911) by Sotaro Yasui HYOGO PREFECTURAL MUSEUM OF ART

This exhibition is showing around 50 dresses by more than 30 designers representative of the late-20th-century fashion industry, including works by Issei Miyake and Yoji Yamamoto, both of whom were strong influences on Western fashion; till June 28.

Kobe Fashion Museum, (078) 858-0050, 2-9-1 Koyocho Naka, Higashi Nada-ku, Kobe; 5-min walk from Island Center Station, Rokko Line. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. ¥500. Closed Wed. www.fashionmuseum.or.jp.

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