Designer Kansai Yamamoto, David Bowie’s costumer, dies at 76

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese vogue designer Kansai Yamamoto, regarded for his avant-garde and vibrant get the job done that bundled flamboyant costumes of the late rock icon David Bowie, has died of leukemia, his company stated Monday. He was 76.

Yamamoto designed leukemia in February and was decided to recuperate and come again with renewed electrical power, stated the company, Kansai Yamamoto. He died final Tuesday.

Born in 1944 in Yokohama, near Tokyo, Yamamoto debuted in 1971, getting the 1st Japanese vogue designer to maintain a exhibit in London. He grew to become internationally regarded for mixing standard Japanese motifs with amazing colors and bold models.

Yamamoto designed the costume for Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust change moi, and also designed friendships with top rated artists like Elton John and Stevie Surprise, his company stated.

He contributed to collections in Tokyo, New York and Paris for virtually two decades right until 1992 and produced the “Kansai Super Show” and “Nippon Genki Venture.”

Yamamoto, who sought a profession in engineering just before turning to vogue, also demonstrated his expertise in creating venues and arranging social events for the 2008 G-8 summit in Toyako in northern Japan. He also won awards for his interior and exterior design of the Keisei Skyliner practice connecting Tokyo and Narita Intercontinental Airport.

“’Human electrical power is limitless’ was his motto he would hardly ever enable go, and he bravely retained difficult no subject how hard the circumstance,” his company stated in a assertion.

A costume designed by Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto for David Bowie's Ziggy Stardust character.
A costume designed by Japanese designer Kansai Yamamoto for David Bowie’s Ziggy Stardust character.Getty Illustrations or photos