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Japan / Italy – Gucci Cosmos Exhibition to Open in Kyoto, Japan

Following Shanghai and London, Gucci will present the immersive travelling exhibition in Kyoto, a sister city of Florence where the House was founded.

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Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum of Art

Gucci is set to present Gucci Cosmos, a cutting-edge archival exhibition of the House’s most iconic designs from its over 100-year history. Following its success in Shanghai in April and in London in October 2023, the next iteration will open in October 2024 at Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum in Kyoto, Japan’s sister city to Florence in Italy. This exhibition is both a love letter to Gucci’s Florentine roots and a paean to its enduring creativity, inviting visitors to take a playful voyage that spirals backwards and forwards through decades while celebrating its deep connection with Kyoto.

Gucci Cosmon – London

Gucci Cosmos – Shanghai

As a traveling exhibition, Gucci Cosmos transports the heritage and craftsmanship of the House around the world, opening the doors to the Gucci Archive in Florence and highlighting how storied pieces and emblems have woven their way throughout time. Just as the other stops spotlighted their contextual cities, this stop will also feature dedicated narratives and elements echoing Kyoto’s and Japan’s own history of vibrant tradition and innovation.

Gucci Cosmos – Shanghai

Florence, Italy, Gucci’s founding city, has had a sister city relationship with Kyoto since 1965. In 2021, as a part of the House’s centennial celebrations, Gucci held a project titled “GUCCI IN KYOTO“, including exhibitions at Kiyomizudera Temple, which is registered as a World Heritage Site, at town houses in the center of Kyoto, and at the historic Ninna-ji Temple built in the 9th century. Through these projects, Gucci has been paying homage to Kyoto, a city where tradition and innovation coexist in various ways. Deepening this link, Kyoto is the now the host of Gucci Cosmos in Japan.

Gucci Cosmos – Shanghai

A collaboration process between British artist Es Devlin, who designed the previous exhibitions, and Italian fashion curator Maria Luisa Frisa, Gucci Cosmos showcases the multifaceted history of the House, spotlighting its unwavering principles since its founding in 1921, and tracing its ever-renewed inspirations and creativity. It explores how for over a century Gucci’s abiding codes and spirit have been brought to life through its most iconic designs, and how these era-defining pieces have forever inspired and been reinterpreted by the House’s visionaries.

Gucci Cosmos
Venue: Kyoto City KYOCERA Museum
124 Okazaki Enshoji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto
Period: Tuesday 1st October – Sunday 1st December 2024

Gucci Cosmos – Shanghai

About Gucci
Founded in Florence, Italy, in 1921, Gucci is one of the world’s leading luxury brands. Following the House’s centenary, Gucci forges ahead continuing to redefine luxury while celebrating creativity, Italian craftsmanship, and innovation.
Gucci is part of the global luxury group Kering, which manages renowned Houses in fashion, leather goods, jewelry, and eyewear.


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