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The Khalili Collections are proud to be major contributors to the current blockbuster exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum titled “Kimono: Kyoto to Catwalk”.
At his opening night speech, Tristram Hunt, Director of the V&A, stated:
“We have borrowed some remarkable objects not only from Japan, but from museums and private collections in the UK, Europe and America. Special thanks are due to Professor Nasser David Khalili – a great friend of the V&A – for his enormous encouragement of the exhibition, and for being so generous in lending pieces from his collection.”
The Khalili Collection of Kimono comprises more than 450 garments and spans three hundred years of Japanese textile artistry. It is one of the world’s most outstanding private collections of traditional kimonos, and works from the collection have been exhibited previously at the Moscow Kremlin Museum and the Guimet Museum in Paris.
The Khalili Collection of Kimono is one of the eight Khalili Collections, each considered the most significant of its kind.