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KCI Gallery (The Kyoto Costume Institute)

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Gorgeous array of modern and post-modern couture in all its sartorial elegance

Chasing the trends of West European fashion

Opened by the lingerie giant Wacoal, KCI Gallery (Kyoto Costume Institute) operates as a fashion research foundation that not only displays garments but also works to collect, preserve, study and show them to the public. The collection, dating between the 17th century and now, extends to some 13,000 pieces of West European clothing, shoes and accessories as well as 17,000 documents. Among all of these, garments donated by maison de couture fashion houses can be found. Pieces from the collection are shown at irregularly timed, themed exhibitions.

photoA display scene of empire fashion/Photo: Kazuo Fukunaga

A display scene of empire fashion/Photo: Kazuo Fukunaga

photoWestern clothes featuring Japanese patterns/Photo: Kazuo Fukunaga

Western clothes featuring Japanese patterns/Photo: Kazuo Fukunaga

photoBritish elegance in clothes donated by Paul Smith/Photo: Kazuo Fukunaga

British elegance in clothes donated by Paul Smith/Photo: Kazuo Fukunaga

Question

What is the name of the UK fashion model who was the queen of miniskirts in the 60s and 70s?

Address 5F of Wacoal Kyoto Bldg. 103 Shichijo Goshonouchi Minami-machi, Shimogyo-ku
TEL 075-321-9221
FAX 075-321-9219
URL http://www.kci.or.jp/gallery/index.html
Hours 9:30 ~ 17:00(entry by 16:30)
Closed Sat, Sun, Nat Hols, New Year Hols
Adm Free
Access A 3-min walk from JR Nishioji Stn/A 2-min walk from Nishioji Hachijo Stop of City Bus

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