Outfits for David Bowie: Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto is dead

The Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto is dead. He died at the age of 76 from leukemia, as his daughter, the actress Mirai Yamamoto, announced on Monday

Outfits for David Bowie: Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto is dead

The Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto is dead. He died at the age of 76 from leukemia, as his daughter, the actress Mirai Yamamoto, announced on Monday on Instagram. Yamamoto was regarded as a pioneer of the Japanese fashion industry and was, among other things, for his designs for pop star, David Bowie is known.

Yamamoto was from the seventies with colorful, avant-garde pieces, the gender boundaries have been crossed and, often, elements of the Japanese culture took up a name. For David Bowie's alter Ego Ziggy Stardust, he designed a series of Outfits. "I found David's Aesthetic and his interest in crossing gender boundaries, shockingly beautiful," said Yamamoto 2018, the Website "The Cut".

Updated Date: 27 July 2020, 05:21

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