A MARITHÉ+FRANÇOIS GIRBAUD jacket is currently on display at the exhibition “Dress Code: Are You Playing Fashion?” at the National Museum of Modern Art in Kyoto until October 14th. This exhibition, including approx. 90 garments from the Kyoto Costume Institute archives, examines the links between people’s way of life and the clothes they wear.
In 2010, MARITHÉ+FRANÇOIS GIRBAUD designed a denim suit jacket laser-engraved with the image of a 17th century painting attributed to the Maestro della tela jeans: 'The Little Beggar with a pie'. The brand’s heritage department donated one to the KCI in order that it be well preserved. What a pleasure to see it exhibited here in the section: ‘Those who are unwilling to work shall not be clothed…?’, alongside other #clothing in denim from names such as ALAïA, WATANABE, DIOR and LEVI'S.
Next venue: Contemporary Art Museum, Kumamoto: December 8, 2019-February 23, 2020.
Curation: Chinatsu MAKIGUCHI (MoMAK), Makoto ISHIZEKI and Michimasa OGATA (KCI).
Photo ©The Kyoto Costume Institute – photo by Kazuo-Fukunaga