Kansai Yamamoto

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Kansai Yamamoto
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Born(1944-02-08)8 February 1944
Died21 July 2020(2020-07-21) (aged 76)
OccupationDesigner, Event producer[2]
RelativesMirai Yamamoto (daughter)
Yusuke Iseya (half brother)

Kansai Yamamoto (山本 寛斎, Yamamoto Kansai) (8 February 1944 – 21 July 2020) was a Japanese fashion designer. He was well known during the 1970s and 1980s.

In 1971, he opened his own company, Yamamoto Kansai Company, Ltd., Tokyo. His first collection debuted the same year in London and the United States at Hess's Department Store in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Kansai became well known for creating stage costumes for David Bowie, mainly during his Ziggy Stardust Tour.[3][4][5][6]

Yamamoto died on 21 July 2020 from acute myeloid leukemia at the age of 76.[7]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Vol. 1 肖像 山本寛斎". sow-fca.tokyo. SOW.TOKYO. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  2. "Mr. Kansai Yamamoto / Designer, Event Producer (Vol.3)". fpcj.jp. Foreign Press Center Japan. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 26 November 2019.
  3. "David Buckley: The Ziggy Stardust Chapter". 5years.com. 5 Years. Archived from the original on 12 February 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2009.
  4. Lunn, Oliver (3 June 2019). "Unpacking Kansai Yamamoto's contribution to beauty". Dazed Digital. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  5. Hawkins, Laura (5 November 2013). "Kansai Yamamoto: The Kaleidoscope King". Dazed Digital. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  6. Mallon, Jackie (21 May 2018). "Designer Kansai Yamamoto talks all things David Bowie". Fashion United. Retrieved 25 November 2019.
  7. Designer and David Bowie collaborator Kansai Yamamoto dies aged 76