Livingetc donned its gladrags last night and tottered off to the opening of a very beautiful exhibition at the Barbican, a comprehensive  survey of the wonderful world of Japanese fashion. Bonkers but brilliant. The space is hung with huge gauze panels, which lends an ethereal air to the collections. I managed to take these pictures before being busted by the security guard, so can’t share my favourite piece, which was a dress very much like these.

Mo, deputy chief sub-editor

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