RIP Kansai Yamamoto, fashion designer
July 27, 2020 7:19 PM   Subscribe

[BBC] Japanese fashion designer Kansai Yamamoto, known for styling musician David Bowie, has died at the age of 76, his family said. Yamamoto designed some of Bowie's most famous outfits including those of the singer's alter ego Ziggy Stardust. The designer had been diagnosed with leukaemia and died last Tuesday, his daughter said in a statement on Monday. Yamamoto was known for his colourful creations and incorporating traditional Japanese designs into fashion. "In my eyes, my father was not only the eclectic and energetic soul that the world knew him as, but someone who was also thoughtful, kind-hearted and affectionate," his daughter Yamamoto Mirai said. "He valued communication and showered me with love throughout my entire life," she added. posted by Multicellular Exothermic (8 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite
 
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posted by blnkfrnk at 9:21 PM on July 27


Yamamoto's name pops up a lot in this retrospective of Bowie's fashion.

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posted by TedW at 6:32 AM on July 28


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posted by Faintdreams at 8:53 AM on July 28


I was charmed to see the pattern for the one legged knitted catsuit at the v&a david bowie is.

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posted by brujita at 10:12 AM on July 28


I got to see the David Bowie Is... exhibit at the Brooklyn Museum shortly before it closed. Yamamoto's costumes were one of the absolute best parts.

Here's Duncan Jones' remembrance of him, and a photo of Duncan with Yamamoto's daughter, Rosie.

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posted by bile and syntax at 10:40 AM on July 28 [1 favorite]


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posted by filtergik at 4:26 AM on July 29


I loved the cape and the bunny onesie best of the Ziggy fashions. And the 80s kid in me would love to have this sweater.



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posted by droplet at 4:57 AM on July 29


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posted by LobsterMitten at 2:04 PM on July 29


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