Kimono Refashioned is the first exhibition based on a new book that explores the impact of kimono on the world of fashion from the 1870's to now. Featuring works from the renowned Kyoto Costume Institute, it includes Japanese and Western designs, men’s and women’s apparel. From an 1876 British gown decorated with Japanese floral motifs, to the 1963 “Kabuki” dress tied with an obi, to recent works by world-famous designers including Issey Miyake, Junya Watanabe, and John Galliano, Kimono Refashioned makes clear that kimono has changed the way we dress and continues to be a source of ideas for designers worldwide. Essays by curators at KCI, the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco, the Cincinnati Art Museum, and the Newark Museum explore topics ranging from kimono’s introduction to the West, to Japonism in art and fashion, to Deconstruction in Japanese clothing design. Kimono’s characteristic T-shape, the way it is draped with its refined textile designs, have fascinated people in many different cultures and periods. This book is a must-have for fashionistas and Japanophiles alike. After the self-guided tour you will be dropped off at Union Square for a no-host lunch and shopping.