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Special Exhibition


La mode, November 5, 1846, Paris

Pleasure in the History of Fashion

From the Akira Ishiyama Collection

February 13 – April 10, 2016

Focusing primarily on the collection of Akira Ishiyama (1918-2011), a scholar of Western clothing, this exhibition presents fashion books and plates dating from the 16th to the beginning of the 20th century, as well as historical monographs and colored prints from the Meiji Period. By also presenting clothing of the same eras from the Kobe Fashion Museum Collection, the exhibition explores the myriad charms of fashion books and plates containing illustration of clothing, artist’s works, and prints.

Dates:February 13, 2016(Saturday) - April 10, 2016(Sunday)
Closed:Mondays(except March 21), March 22
Hours:10:00A.M. - 6:00P.M.(Last entry 30 minutes before closing time.)
Place:Setagaya Art Museum, 1st floor exhibition rooms
Admission:Adults 1,000 yen, Seniors(over 65) 800 yen, University and high school students 800 yen, Junior high and elementary school students 500 yen
Organized by:Setagaya Art Museum(Setagaya Arts Foundation)
Patronized by:Setagaya City, Setagaya City Board of Education, The Costume and Textile Society, Japan
Specially cooperated by:Kobe Fashion Museum, Tokyo Kasei University
Cooperated by:Atelier-Senka, Bunka Gakuen University


Chapter 1
The Beginning of the History of Fashion
―Literature and Fashion Plates in 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries

Watteau fils 《Redingote à taffetas violet》 Galerie des modes et costumes français, 1912(1786-87), Paris

Chapter 2
The Dawn of Fashion Books
―From the Time of French Revolution to 1820’s

《Capote d'organgie, à côtes》 Journal des dames et des modes, Messidor 25, 1802, Paris

Chapter 3
The Golden Age of Fashion Books
―From 1830’s to the End of the 19th Century

Louis-Marie Lanté 《Costumes Parisiens》 Journal des dames et des modes, September 30, 1834, Paris

《Heur et malheur de la crinoline》 c.1858, Paris

Jules David, Moniteur des dames et des demoiselles, c.1885, Paris

Chapter 4
The Establishment of the Study of the History of Fashion in 19th Century

Antoine Benaki ed. 《Dame, robe de gala, 1835》Costumes nationaux Helléniques, tom.1, 1948, Athens, Musé Benaki

Chapter 5
The Pochoir Illustrations and Fashion Books

Charles Martin 《La neige》 Modes et manières d'aujourd'hui, 1913, Paris, coll. Kobe Fashion Museum

Chapter 6
Fashion Plates in Japan
―Western-Style Dresses in Colored Woodblock Prints

Chikanobu Yoshu 《Blooming Chrysanthemums in an Autumn Garden》 1887

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