Pleats on clothes come in many forms such as gathers, shirring, tuck, drapes, and ruffles. Not only for pursuing functionality such as fitting the cloth to the line of the body, making it easy to move and adapting to the climate, these folds serves as decorative details. Pleats: Functionality and Elegance focus on the practicality and adornment of folds in dressmaking. Bunka Gakuen Costume Museum’s collection covers European dresses along with national costumes from around the world. Running until mid-February this exhibition offer a precious opportunity to fully imbibe the diversity and beauty of pleats.