Sayoko Yamaguchi: Clothed in the Future

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Sayoko Yamaguchi: Clothed in the Future

One of the first Asian supermodels, Sayoko Yamaguchi (1949-2007) got her break in the early '70s, working with designers like Kansai Yamamoto and Kenzo Takada before making her Paris Fashion Week debut in 1972. That opportunity led to a flourishing career in European fashion capitals, but it soon became clear that Yamaguchi was more than just a model: she also became heavily involved with the Japanese avant-garde art scene, collaborating with Shuji Terayama and the Sankai Juku troupe, as well as with next-generation luminaries like Fuyuki Yamakawa and Dommune founder Naohiro Ukawa. 'Clothed in the Future' looks back at her remarkable career, from the early modelling years all the way up to her untimely death, and also features new installations by many of the artists named above.

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