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ドレス・コード?――着る人たちのゲーム

Exhibition

Dress Code: Are You Playing Fashion?

2019.08.09 fri. - 10.14 mon.

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How did you choose the clothes you are wearing today?
Uniforms, suits, jeans, T-shirts, tracksuits, dresses, trench coats…. In some cases, we choose our clothing because of the way we feel. In other cases, we decide based on what we are going to do or who we are going to meet. After all, as with cosplay, there are times when we want to transform ourselves into a different person.
On the other hand, fashion is not merely an act of wearing clothing – it is also an act of seeing and being seen. Every culture, society, and group has its own codes. This gives rise to a kind of communication between ourselves and others that resembles a game. Due to the spread of the Internet and social networking, anyone can freely transmit images of their own attire, leading to a new phase in the way in which we engage with fashion. In addition to fashion and art, this exhibition focuses on clothing styles depicted in movies and manga, encouraging viewers to reexamine the latest dress codes in contemporary society and our apparel practices (or games).
*This exhibition is held on the occasion of the ICOM Kyoto 2019 General Conference.


Exhibition dates 2019.08.09 fri. - 10.14 mon.

Hours 9:30AM–5:00PM
*Fridays and Saturdays: 9:30AM–9:00PM
*Admission until 30 min. before closing

Closed Mondays, August 13, September 17 and 24
Exception: August 12, September 16, 23, October 14

Admission Admission: 1,300 yen (1,100 yen)
University students: 900 yen (700 yen)
High school students: 500 yen (300 yen)
* Figures in parentheses are advanced ticket and a group of 20 or more.
* Junior high school students or younger are free.
* Collection gallery is available with this ticket.
* Visitors with disability and one person accompanying them are admitted free of charge. (Please present certificate at the admission.)
* Advance tickets are available until August 8.

  • COMME des GARÇONS (Rei Kawakubo) Spring/Summer 2018, Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama
    COMME des GARÇONS (Rei Kawakubo) Spring/Summer 2018, Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama
  • Beautiful People, Trench coat, Autumn/Winter 2017 Collection of the KCI, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama
    Beautiful People, Trench coat, Autumn/Winter 2017 Collection of the KCI, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama
  • Rogers Peet Company, Suit (jacket, waistcoat and trousers), 1900s, Collection of the KCI, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama
    Rogers Peet Company, Suit (jacket, waistcoat and trousers), 1900s, Collection of the KCI, photo by Takashi Hatakeyama

Related events

Public Open day at ICOM Costume Committee Meeting
Date :
September 3, 2019, 1:30PM -
Venue :
Auditorium, grand floor at MoMAK

*ICOM members will be given priority over non-members.
For more info, ICOM KYOTO 2019

Publicity materials flyer (2MB)

Dress Code

Exhibition Catalogue 2,530 yen (incl.tax)

ドレス・コード?――着る人たちのゲーム

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