Starting this April 23 and ending January 27 2013, the Victoria and Albert Museum will host a Gothic Lolita Exhibition event. “Kitty and the Bulldog: Lolita Fashion and the Influence of Britain.” will centre around the British influence in the Japanese “Lolita” fashion and way of life. The admission will be free of charge and everyone will be able to visit it in room 45 of the museum, in the Toshiba Gallery.
Kitty and the Bulldog explores the way in which British fashion – notably Victoriana, Punk and Gothic – has influenced the development of Japan’s ‘Lolita’ style, a cult fashion movement whose defining feature has been its preoccupation with cuteness, or ‘kawaii’. The display features nine outfits recently bought in Tokyo for the V&A’s permanent collections.
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