Yohji Yamamoto was born in Toyko in 1943 and graduated from Keio University in 1966 with a degree in law.
He went on to study fashion at the Bunka Fashion College obtaining a degree in Fashion in 1969.
In 1981 he entered the international scene presenting in Paris, then New York in 1982.
Yamamoto’s various awards and recognitions now include the French Chevalier de l’Order des Arts et Lettres and the Fashion Group of America’s “Designer of the Year”.
His biography went on worldwide sale in October 2010 called: My Dear Bomb and features many intimate thoughts and images.