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山本 耀司 YOHJI YAMAMOTO

Since the establishment of Y’s Company Ltd. in 1972, Yohji Yamamoto continues to spread his revolutionary, ever-widening sphere of influence in fashion, driven by his rebellious spirit.
Ever since the first presentation of his brand YOHJI YAMAMOTO in 1981 during Paris fashion week, each collection is greeted by the world with great uproar and applause. The designer entered into collaboration with adidas as Creative Director of Y-3 in 2002. He has also designed costumes in various fields, including films of directors Wim Wenders and Takeshi Kitano, opera by Wagner, and theater performed by Tanztheater Wuppertal and choreographed by Pina Bausch.
He has been awarded for his work all over the world, including French government awards Chevalier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (1994), Officier de l’Ordre National du Mérite (2005) and Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres (2011).

Biography

1966
Graduates from Keio University, Tokyo
1969
Receives two leading fashion awards, the So-en Award and the Endo Award
1969
Graduates from Bunkafukuso Gakuin, school of fashion, Tokyo
1977
Presents first collection in Tokyo
1981
Presents first collection in Paris
1982
Presents first collection in New York
Receives the 26th Fashion Editors Club (FEC) Award, Tokyo
1984
Presents first menswear collection in Paris
1986
Receives the 4th Mainichi Fashion Award, Tokyo
1989
Wim Wenders' film portrait of Yohji Yamamoto [Notebook on Cities and Clothes]
1990
Designs costumes for the Opera de Lyon production of Puccini's [Madame Butterfly]
1991
Receives the 35th Fashion Editors Club (FEC) Award, Tokyo
1993
Designs costumes for the Wagner Opera [Tristan and Isolde] in Bayreuth
1994
Receives the "Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres"
Nomination from the French Minister of Culture
Receives the 12th Mainichi Fashion Award, Tokyo
Designs costumes for the Kanagawa Art Festival Opera [Susanoo]
1996
Presents the first perfume [YOHJI]
1997
Receives the 40th Fashion Editors Club (FEC) Designer's Award, Tokyo
Receives the Night of Stars Award from Fashion Group, New York
1998
Receives the Award "Arte e Moda" given by Pitti Immagine, Florence
1999
Receives the 18th Annual Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)
Awards' "International Award", New York
Designs costumes for Ryuichi Sakamoto's Opera [LIFE]
1999
Designs costumes for Takeshi Kitano's film [BROTHER]
2002
[TALKING TO MYSELF] by Yohji Yamamoto published
Appointed creative director for Y-3, Sports Style Division of adidas.
Presents the first collection of Y’s in Paris.
" Receives the “Die schönten deutschen Bücher 2002” (The most beautiful books in the world 2002)
Bronze medal, Leipzig Book Fair for “TALKING TO MYSELF"
Exposes《 May I help you》at Maison Europeenne de la Photographie in Paris
Designs costumes for Takeshi Kitano's film [Dolls]
2003
Exposes《 May I help you 》at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo
Supervises costume for Takeshi Kitano’s film ”Zatoichi”
2004
Receives the Medals of Honour called "Medal with Purple Ribbon"
Nomination from the Government of Japan
2005
Receives from The French Republic president the rank of Officer in the National Order of Merit.
Opening of the 2 first worldwide Yohji Yamamoto exhibition
*Exposes 《Correspondences》 at the Modern Art Gallery of the Palazzo Pitti (Firenze,Italy)
*Exposes 《Juste des vêtements》Yohji Yamamoto” at the Musée de la Mode et du Textile(Paris,France)
Launch of the A magazine curated by Yohji Yamamoto
Designs costumes for Takeshi Kitano's film [TAKESHIS']
2006
Opening of the third worldwide Yohji Yamamoto exhibition
*Exposes 《Dream Shop》at the Mode Museum (Antwerp, Belgium)
Receives Honorary Royal Designer for Industry from Royal Society of Arts
2008
Receives Honorary Doctor from University of the Arts London
2010
Presented Yohji Yamamoto Homme collection “YOHJI YAMAMOTO THE MEN 4.1 2010 TOKYO”
first time after 19 years
2011
"MY DEAR BOMB"by Yohji Yamamoto published
Yohji Yamamoto will open his first UK solo exhibition celebrating his lifeand work
at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Yohji Yamamoto was awarded the rank of Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters,
the highest honor in arts and culture in France
2012
Held the first painting exhibition in Yohji Yamamoto Aoyama Store
Held an exhibition in Design Museum Holon (Israel)
2014
All About Yohji Yamamoto from 1968 (published January 24th, 2014 by Bunka Publishing Bureau)
Designs the third jersey (uniform) for Spain's professional soccer team, "Real Madrid"
Rizzoli Inc. publishes "YAMAMOTO & YOHJI"
2017
Exhibition "Painting and Weaving Opportunity" at Tokyo Opera City Art Gallery/December 10th 2016 - March 12th 2017
Receives DFA Lifetime Achievement Award 2017 (DFA LAA) in Hong Kong