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Hanbok ensemble with black lace Yeonan Kim Clan jacket and cream skirt
  • Hanbok ensemble with black lace Yeonan Kim Clan jacket and cream skirt
    Kim, Young Jin 김영진 , born 1971
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Hanbok ensemble with black lace Yeonan Kim Clan jacket and cream skirt

  • Place of origin:

    South Korea

  • Date:


  • Artist/Maker:

    Kim, Young Jin 김영진 , born 1971

  • Credit Line:

    Purchase funded by Samsung

  • Museum number:

    FE.18:1 to 10-2015

  • Gallery location:

    Korea, Room 47g, case 5 []

This jeogori (jacket) takes inspiration from the flared shape of a 16th-century waist-length jeogori said to have been worn by the Kim clan from Yeonan province. The historical silhouette has been exaggerated on this ensemble by contrasting the length of the front and back panel. The western black lace adds a modern twist. Breaking the formal sequence of undergarment layers of hanbok, the pleated outer-layer underskirt mujigi is used here as the innermost underskirt to create a contemporary tapered silhouette.

Place of Origin

South Korea




Kim, Young Jin 김영진 , born 1971


Length: 76.5 cm Fe.18:1-2015, Width: 160 cm Fe.18:1-2015, Length: 68 cm FE.18:2-2015, Width: 156 cm FE.18:2-2015, Length: 112 cm FE.18:3-2015, Width: 115 cm FE.18:3-2015, Length: 124 cm FE.18:4-2015, Width: 85 cm FE.18:4-2015, Length: 131 cm FE.18:5-2015, Width: 75 cm FE.18:5-2015, Length: 86.5 cm FE.18:6-2015, Width: 63 cm FE.18:6-2015, Length: 33 cm FE.18:7-2015, Width: 16 cm FE.18:7-2015, :

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Kim Young Jin, Hanbok ensemble with black lace Yeonan Kim Clan jacket and cream skirt, 2013

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Traditional Korean dress, hanbok, has
continuously evolved. Its earliest form
dates to the Goguryeo kingdom (37 BC
– AD 668). The modern hanbok for
women derives from the early 20th
century and is characterised by a jacket,
jeogori, with curved sleeves worn over
an A-line floor-length skirt, chima.
With the rapid modernisation of South
Korea after the Korean War (1950–53),
western clothing gained popularity and
hanbok became reserved for formal
occasions like weddings. In recent years,
however, wearing hanbok has become
a fashion statement among a younger
generation of trendsetters.
In South Korea today, designers have
reinterpreted hanbok as both formal
and daily wear by incorporating
sophisticated silhouettes and
contemporary fabrics. Through Korean
films and governmental initiatives,
hanbok is gaining a global presence. [02/04/2019]


Women's clothes


East Asia Collection

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