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For the last womenswear show, I had the pleasure and privilege to observe the goings-on at Yamamoto’s Paris HQ and Espace Vendôme, the show venue, in the hours and days before the show went live. When the models are chosen the day before the show, they are allocated outfits individually on the day before the show: some will only show one look, others up to four, depending on how...
I am pleased to be able to show you the wonderful composite image Nick Knight has produced for us to act as the lead marketing image for the show. It combines a look from Yohji Yamamoto’s Autumn-Winter 2009-10 show made from bright red and black boiled wool shot in action with an image of our wonderful Cast Courts. Photography Nick Knight, Art direction Peter Saville
After a few weeks of work-induced silence, we have been quietly getting on with the task of putting this wonderful exhibition up. Two weeks to go until we start build installation and a lot has been happening in the stores of the V&A. We received the crates full of Yohji Yamamoto treasures early January and the Conservation team has been busy condition checking each of the pieces carefully...