Friday, February 19, 2010

Kimono Girls

Kimono Girls, Lisa, Karen and Zannie.

Today the creative girlfriends spent the afternoon at the Memorial Art Gallery.
Can you guess the new exhibit?
If your thinking it has something to do with Japan's traditional dress your correct.
The gallery's new exhibition, Fashioning Kimono, Art Deco and Modernism in Japan
was wonderful!!
The show features nearly 100 garments between the 1890s and the 1950s.
The show had intricately embroidered ceremonial robes along with kimono's stenciled with cars, airplanes, battleships and the Empire state building. It was surprising to see how much western styles influenced their design.
As we were getting ready to leave a quick stop in the gift shop was in order. What little thing could we purchase to remember the day.
Zanne spotted the vintage kimonos... They were so lovely we just had to try them on...
One thing lead to another we couldn't resist... What do you think of our ceremonial outfits?
They will always be worn when were together and at art shows.
Oh what fun we had!
The show runs till April 4, its worth a visit if your in upstate NY.

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