Forbidden liaisons…in life and fashion!

Memoirs of a geisha and the chronicle of a kimono…

Memoirs of a Geisha

Having seen this movie more than once I have always been enchanted by the costumes, the colors, the slow, graceful and tyrannically sexy movement of the kimono’s fabric. I was also immensely moved by this forbidden, but at the end fulfilled love among the two main characters of the movie (Memoirs of a Geisha)

Miracles don’t happen. I know…That’s what you are thinking right now.

However, kimonos prove us wrong. In a world of cyber-love, 3D printing and dreaming of flying cars, this traditional Japanese garment has taken over the street style of the most modern and cosmopolitan cities, runways and the canvases of highly acclaimed fashion designers.

Kimono Victoria and Albert Museum

Kimono Victoria and Albert Museum

 

 

Zuhair_Murad_Autumn_2011_Haute_Couture_Japanese_Influence

Zuhair Murad Autumn 2011

 

Kim Kardashian April 2016

Kim Kardashian April 2016

 

Giorgia Tordini by Style du Monde

 

Rihanna

 

Chrissy Teigen

Chrissy Teigen Sports Illustrated event NYC 2017

 

Alexander McQueen

 

Christian Dior fashion show 2007

Christian Dior fashion show 2007