Couture Korea – which shows off traditional and contemporary Korean fashion – is actually a twofer!
We’ve accessorized our special exhibition with related works in our collection galleries: horsehair hats, patchwork wrapping cloths, Joseon dynasty portraits and other trendsetting accoutrements from days past. "Upstairs and downstairs, with ancient artifacts, geometric-patterned silk, and dresses made from neoprene, these two exhibits bring Korea’s past into the present," says the Mercury News.
📷: Scholar's books and things. Yi Eungrok (Korean, 1808-after 1874), approx. 1860-1874, eight panel folding screen, ink and colors on paper. Acquisition made possible by the Koret Foundation, the Connoisseurs' Council and Korean Art and Culture Committee. Re-mounting funded by the Society for Asian Art.