Bold, unorthodox and extremely colorful, Kansai Yamamoto’s clothes are made for eccentric celebrities like Lady Gaga.
It was, therefore, fitting that the pop princess, who has sold an estimated 24 million albums worldwide, chose to wear his personally designed pants along with a Versace jacket on Music Station Japan. She later also selected a Kansai Yamamoto outfit for her appearance on the popular Monday night variety show SMAP x SMAP. You can see a clip of her performance below:
Pictured alongside the 69 year old during her recent trip here, Gaga tweeted “me and Kansai Yamamoto. He is a genius.” She is certainly not the only one who thinks so. The Japanese designer, who appeared in the November edition of Weekender, has designed clothes for some of the biggest names in the music industry including Sir Elton John, Marc Bolan and most famously David Bowie. He recently started making fashion shows again after a near 20-year hiatus and it would appear that he has lost none of the magic that made him one of the most sought-after designers of the seventies.
Other Lady Gaga news this week saw the unveiling of her life size doll known as “Gagadoll” here in Japan. Made by the Orient Industry company, who are famed for their love dolls, the silicone replicas are amazingly lifelike and it is even possible, if you lean against the doll’s chest, to hear her music and some messages—no word on exactly what she might be saying or singing. The prototypes are not yet available for sale.
Image courtesy of Kansai Yamamoto