New York Exhibition: Kimono Fashion Unfurls At Metropolitan Museum Of Art

Kimonos, covered with polka dots, cubist patterns and big-eyed anime characters, are on display in New York's Metropolitan Museum Of Art, showing how east and west influenced each other to transform the traditional Japanese garment.

More than 60 kimonos are on display alongside western dresses in the first show co-hosted by the Met's Japanese Gallery And Costume Institute.

Monika Bincsikusually said when you think of fashion, you think of big brands made in the Western world.

The Kimono also had a fashion system going back to the 17th century, Diane And Arthur Abbey Associate Curator For Japanese Decorative Arts at the museum and the Japanese Kimono had a big influence on Western Fashion going back to the early 20th century.