Key words on Dress Code

  • 00. Is it a violation of the code to walk around outside naked?

    ― Michelangelo Pistoletto

  • 01. Do we have to exhibit noble decorum?

    ― Collaboration between a manga Innocent, Innocent Rouge by Shin’ichi Sakamoto × Men's and women's court clothes

  • 02. Do we have to follow organizational rules?

    ― Paul Smith, Thom Browne, and others

Dress (robe à la française)
1775-1779 (fabric 1750s-1760s)
Collection of the Kyoto Costume Institute
photo: Taishi Hirokawa
Satoru Aoyama
News From Nowhere (Björk)
©Aoyama Satoru
courtesy of Mizuma Art Gallery
Thom Browne
Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute
photo: Takashi Hatakeyama
  • 03. The one who is unwilling to work shall not be clothed...?

    ― Satoru Aoyama, Aseedonclöud, Levi’s, Marithé + François Girbaud, and others

  • 04. Is it necessary to fight to survive?

    ― Anrealage, Beautiful People, Jean Paul Gaultier, and others

  • 05. Do we have to determine an item’s authenticity?

    ― Fendi, Koché, Louis Vuitton×Supreme, Moschino, and others

Marithé + François Girbaud
Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute
gift of Marithé + François Girbaud
photo: Takashi Hatakeyama
Anrealage, Autumn/Winter 2011
Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute
gift of Anrealage
Louis Vuitton×Supreme, Autumn/Winter 2017
Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute
  • 06. Is it necessary to be artistically and culturally literate?

    ― Rosemarie Trockel, Comme des Garçons, Yves Saint Laurent, and others

  • 07. Do you have to intentionally choose your clothes?

    ― Ishiuchi Miyako, Yasumasa, Morimura, Chanel, Vetements, and others

  • 08. Do we have to be aware of how others look at you?

    ― Hans Eijkelboom

Comme des Garçons, Spring/Summer 2018
Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute
photo: Takashi Hatakeyama
Ishiuchi Miyako
Frida Love and Pain #50
Collection of Shiseido Co., Ltd.
©Ishiuchi Miyako
Hans Eijkelboom
Photo Notes
Collection of the artist
©Hans Eijkelboom
  • 09. Is it wrong to listen to what adults say?

    ― Keizo Motoda, Undercover, and others

  • 10. Can everybody be fashionable?

    ― Kyoichi Tsuduki, Gucci, Louis Vuitton, and others

Keizo Motoda
collection of the artist
©Keizo Motoda
courtesy of MEM, Tokyo
Kyoichi Tsuzuki (Ed.)
Detail of Real Fashion Nipponica, Tsuru to Kame
Gucci, Autumn/Winter 2018
Collection of The Kyoto Costume Institute
photo: Takashi Hatakeyama
  • 11. Is fashion an endless game?

    ― Mum & Gypsy, Vetements

  • 12. Give, and it will be given to you...?

    ― Chelfitsch

Mum & Gypsy
Hibi’s A to Z
Installation view at the National Museum of Modern Art, Kyoto
© The Kyoto Costume Institute
photo: Kazuo Fukunaga
The Fiction Over the Curtains
Collection of precog
Production Shot
photo by Hajime Kato
©chelfitsch, courtesy of precog

Alaïa, Anrealage, Aseedonclöud, Beautiful People, Burberry, Chanel, Christian Dada, Claude Montana, Comme des Garçons, Comme des Garçons Homme Plus, Comme des Garçons Junya Watanabe Man, Christian Dior, Dior Homme, Facetasm, Fendi, Ganryu, Giorgio Armani, Gucci, Helmut Lang, Ingeborg, Issey Miyake Men, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons, Koché, Levi's, Louis Vuitton, Louis Vuitton Jeff Koons, Louis Vuitton × Supreme, Marithé + François Girbaud, Martin Margiela, Moschino, Noir Kei Ninomiya, Paul Smith, Pierre Cardin, Seditionaries, Tao Comme des Garçons, Thom Browne, Tokio Kumagaï, Undercover, Uniqlo and JW Anderson, Valentino, Vetements, Viktor & Rolf, Writtenafterwards, Yohji Yamamoto, Y's, Yuima Nakazato, Yves Saint Laurent, and others
Satoru Aoyama, Chelfitsch, Hans Eijkelboom, Ishiuchi Miyako, Keizo Motoda, Yasumasa Morimura, Mum & Gypsy, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Shin’ichi Sakamoto, Cindy Sherman, Rosemarie Trockel, Kyoichi Tsuzuki, Andy Warhol