[Image: Bunka Publishing Co., Ltd. ⒸHigh Fashion October 1971 Issue Photographed by Kohei Ohnishi, 1971 Model: Bonnie Lysohir]

Kenzo Takada Exhibition

Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery
Starts 7/6


Kenzo Takada
Kenzo founder, Kenzo Takada (1939-2020), was one of the first Japanese designers to venture into Paris, where he created a style that shattered conventions in the fashion world. Even after being acclaimed as the "poet of cotton" and gaining attention, he continued to explore the theme of "liberation from clothing" and experimented with various new ideas using his Japanese sensibility in his collections, paving the way for future Japanese designers to enter the world stage.

This exhibition traces the evolution of Takada, known as the "magician of colors," through costume displays and design sketches, while also showcasing materials that inspired his sketches and ideas from his childhood, as well as photographs illustrating his interactions with those who supported him. This exhibition, the first large-scale solo exhibition following Takada's passing in 2020, will tour his hometown of Himeji and Tokyo, where he spent his student days. It aims to reflect on the creative activities of Takada as a pioneer of Japanese designers and to discover the essence of the legacy he left behind for the future of humanity as it strives to overcome unprecedented challenges.


Jul 6 (Sat) 2024-Sep 16 (Mon) 2024 

Opening Hours Information

Open on a public holiday Monday but closed on the following day.
Closed on August 4.
FeeAdults ¥1600, University and High School Students ¥1000, Junior High School Students and Under free.
VenueTokyo Opera City Art Gallery
Location3-20-2 Nishi-Shinjuku, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 163-1403
Access3 minute walk from the East exit of Hatsudai Station on the Keio New line, 11 minute walk from Sangubashi Station on the Odakyu Odawara line, 12 minute walk from exit A2 at Nishi-shinjuku-gochome Station on the Toei Oedo line.
Phone050-5541-8600 (Hello Dial)
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