Kansai Yamamoto Designed David Bowie’s Costumes—and Was a Legendary Designer in His Own Right

From GQ:

It was often said, after David Bowie’s death in 2016, that the legendary musician worked like fashion itself: With each album, he was also creating a new look, conjuring a new mood, in the ceaseless quest for constant reinvention and radical self-expression.

But for all his changeling qualities, to many people Bowie was always the man in the Kansai Yamamoto suits. Ask the average person to close their eyes and picture Bowie, and there he is in the splashy, exotic, and sexually charged creations worn onstage in the early 1970s as Ziggy Stardust and Aladdin Sane.

Yamamoto, who died earlier this month of leukemia, leaves a legacy as one of the 20th century’s most exuberant fashion voices, not to mention one half of perhaps the greatest synergy between musician and designer in history. Only Nudie Cohn and Elvis, Madonna and Jean-Paul Gaultier, and Lil Kim and anyone who dared come close.

Read the rest of the article and see more great pictures of David Bowie in Yamamoto costumes here.