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Paris…Yohji Yamomoto

Yohji found an obvious way to show that his clothes can enhance all sizes and ages. Distinguished-looking older men walked alongside the regular models, joined at one point to large applause by the heavily built British artist Steve McQueen. The collection itself had variety but it was really the tailoring that caught one’s eye, a series of relaxed-fit suits, some with words (“Forget Me Not”) and graphics (scissors?) and of course some with the signature asymmetry. When a gentleman of about Yamamoto’s own age (which is 65) appeared in a suit that had inner pockets crammed with books and newspapers, even a bottle of milk, one could visualize the designer similarly-dressed, in the early morning Parisian light on his way to the studio and it was a good feeling.

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