Florida Techs Funk Textiles Gallery Extends Hours on Feb. 19 for Kimono Exhibit

MELBOURNE, FLA. — Florida Tech celebrates the kimono in the Funk Textiles Gallery, Crawford Building, Room 405, extending its hours for the current exhibit,
“Kimono: Transition to Modernity” on Thursday, Feb. 19 until 7 p.m.

The extension will allow those coming to hear international curator Annie Van Assche’s complimentary lecture, “The Kimono and Western Dress in the Early
20th Century: a Revolution in Fashion,” at 7 p.m. to see the kimono before the talk. The presentation will be held in the Gleason Performing Arts Center.

Reservations are not required and free parking is available.

The lecture will highlight the infatuation with the kimono among Parisian fashion designers like Poiret, Vionett and Chanel in the early 20th century.
Literally writing the book on the kimono, Van Assche published Fashioning Kimono: Dress and Modernity in Early Twentieth-Century Japan.

For more information, contact the Humanities Department at (321) 674-8073.

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