A rare chance to see Sir Alec Guinness’ Obi-Wan Kenobi costume will be afforded to visitors of an upcoming exhibit focused upon the kimono.
The Victoria & Albert Museum (V&A) is planning its first major exhibition on the “ultimate symbol of Japan” and a “constantly evolving icon of fashion”.
It will feature original Star Wars costumes modelled on the kimono, and the Jean Paul Gaultier ensemble which Madonna wore for her Nothing Really Matters video.
The Star Wars costume, a light brown robe of threadbare cloth, was worn by Sir Alec Guinness as Obi-Wan Kenobi in the 1977 film Star Wars: Episode IV – A New Hope.
More than 315 works will be featured in the exhibition, including kimonos especially made for the show.
Kimono: Kyoto To Catwalk runs at the V&A in London from February 29 to June 21 next year.