Yohji Yamamoto

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Full NameYohji Yamamoto
BornOctober 3, 1943, Tokyo, Japan
Age80 (as of 2023)
Alma Mater– Keio University (Degree in Law, 1966)
– Bunka Fashion College (Degree in Fashion Design, 1969)
OccupationFashion Designer
LabelsYohji Yamamoto, Y’s, Y-3
Net WorthApproximately $50 million
Career Debut– Tokyo (1977)
– Paris (1981)
– New York (1982)
Design AestheticAvant-garde tailoring featuring Japanese design aesthetics
Notable Awards– Chevalier/Officier/Commandeur of Ordre des Arts et des Lettres
– Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon
– Ordre national du Mérite
– Royal Designer for Industry
– Master of Design Award by Fashion Group International
Early Life– Born in Tokyo, assisted his mother in her dressmaking business
– Learned tailoring skills from his mother
Design Philosophy– Known for making men’s clothes for women
– Focus on coats that guard and hide a woman’s body
– Designs that protect women from men’s eyes or cold wind
Influence and Impact– Considered a master tailor alongside Madeleine Vionnet
– Known for creating clothes that blend traditional Japanese aesthetics with modern fashion
Key Moments– First collection under the label Y’s focused on men’s garments for women
– Emphasis on uncluttered shapes, washed fabrics, and dark colors

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