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Ensembles

Yohji YamamotoSpring 2007

The Museum at FIT

The Museum at FIT

Right: Ensemble.
“The samurai spirit is black,” declared Yohji Yamamoto. “The samurai must be able to throw his body into nothingness, the color and image of which is black.”

Left: Ensemble with wig.
Japanese designers Yohji Yamamoto and Rei Kawakubo of Comme des Garçons, helped redefine the symbolism of black in the 1980s, taking it from the elegant sexiness of the traditional Little Black Dress to something abstract and avant-garde.

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  • Title: Ensembles
  • Creator: Yohji Yamamoto
  • Creator Birth Date: 1943
  • Fashion House: Yohji Yamamoto
  • Date Created: Spring 2007
  • Location Created: Japan
  • Season: Spring 2007
  • Type: Ensembles
  • Rights: Copyright The Museum at FIT
  • Medium: Ensemble: Black silk crepe Ensemble with wig: Black silk crepe, chiffon and embroidered gauze
  • Credit: Lent by Yohji Yamamoto, Inc.

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