Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Yamamoto at the V&A

On Saturday at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London, the 30 year retrospective of Yohji Yamamoto's work was debuted. An expansive look at an iconic career that has helped define a generation in fashion, the exhibit showcases 80 looks by the designer.  Charcoal sketches by Peter Seville are also on display with a focus on the female back, a part of the body that has always fascinated Yamamoto, and a collection of accessories designed by Yamamoto that guests couldn't wait to get their hands on in the gift shop. Running through the 10th of July, this is by far one of the exhibits we would most love to see this year.

The V&A's blog has published a truly awe inspiring account of the preparation of the installation and a behind the scenes look into some of his most fantastic work. You can also check out a great interview with Ligaya Salazar, the curator for the show at Elle.com.