A painting by late artist James Tissot "La japonaise au bain" (The Japanese Bath) at an exhibition titled "Kimono - Au bonheur des dames" at the Guimet museum in Paris. Photo: AFP

Paris show traces kimono from prim tradition to glam fashion

Kimono by top fashion designers Jean Paul Gaultier, John Galliano, Junko Koshino, Kenzo Takada and Franck Sorbier take centre stage at Paris’s Guimet museum

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A painting by late artist James Tissot "La japonaise au bain" (The Japanese Bath) at an exhibition titled "Kimono - Au bonheur des dames" at the Guimet museum in Paris. Photo: AFP
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