Year: 20th Century
Collection: Queens College Costume Collection
Identification number: 241.002.2
Materials: Salmon-colored silk jacquard
This silk damask kimono shows hand-stenciled flowers and magnificent phoenix birds with plumed tails that create a dynamic arabesque, framing the robe’s hem. These elements correspond to Japanese aesthetics, pantheism, and cultural traditions. First appearing in the Edo period (1603-1868), the popularity of the kimono in Japan, and often in the West, continues to this day.
(see Dolce & Gabbana Kimono, Spring 2016, photo taken by Anna on Madison Ave. Store on March 26th)