exhibition Exhibitions
Wearing Color: Focus on Black Dresses
From Monday, April 10
to Friday, July 28, 2023

One of the most significant elements of clothing is color. Throughout history, the color of clothing has been seen as a symbol of power and an indicator of one’s gender. Color is the highlight of a person’s outfit, its meaning changing with time. Among the numerous shades, black has been seen as an attractive and refined color. It gained popularity in 1926 when Gabrielle Chanel introduced the “Little Black Dress” (French: Petite Robe Noire). On the first floor of this exhibition, black gowns—most of which are little black dresses—are displayed. On the second floor, brightly colored dresses—designed by our school’s founder, Yoshiko Sugino—are on display. It is our sincere hope that you will enjoy the various color expressions presented in this exhibition.

All visitors will be asked to take off their shoes and wear slippers.
All visitors will be asked to use the stairs when moving to different floors as there is no elevator. We appreciate your understanding.
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