Fashion in Colors

On View: 
Monday, October 3, 2005 to Sunday, March 26, 2006

Fashion in Colors explores color as a design element through 300 years of Western fashion, and examines the changing perceptions and meanings of color through various eras. More than 60 costumes are on display, ranging from 18th century court gowns and 19th-century bustled dresses to 20th century couture creations by masters such as Coco Chanel, Christian Dior, Elsa Schiaparelli, Emilio Puce, Christobal Balenciaga, Rei Kawakubo/Comme des Garçons, and Viktor & Rolf.

Organized by Kyoto Costume Institute Chief Curator, Akiko Fukai, and Cooper-Hewitt, National Design Museum Curatorial Director, Barbara Bloomink. Sponsored by Lancôme and Elle.