beautiful kimonos

Posted: November 30th, 2014 | No Comments »

KIMONObeautiful kimono from the exhibition and book, “kimono: a modern history.” wish i’d seen this exhibition when i was in nyc. sad story about the author:

The textiles historian Terry Satsuki Milhaupt had nearly finished her comprehensive book on kimonos when she committed suicide in 2012. Her widower, Curtis J. Milhaupt, heroically completed her work, “Kimono: A Modern History” (Reaktion Books/University of Chicago Press), and a show of the same title, based on her scholarship, opens on Sept. 27 at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and runs through Jan. 24. …

Her largely secret decline into depression, he said, resulted from menopausal hormone changes. After her death, he said, “Conrad [their high-school age son] kept me going through many of these dark nights.”

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