Pearls may be the traditional way of celebrating a 30th anniversary. But Yohji Yamamoto, who made his European entrée nearly three decades ago, is toasting the occasion with a retrospective at the V&A in London, the first solo show of his work in the UK.
Announced today, the installation-based exhibit will feature—in addition to a mixed-media timeline with excerpts from his fashion shows, films and performances—over 80 women’s and men’s garments spanning his entire career. While the majority of the pieces will be take up the main exhibition space, some of them will make their way onto mannequins hidden around the museum—in corners, behind sculptures, on marble staircases. We think it’s only fitting for a shy, friendly ghost of a designer who’s always defied convention. Thing is, as the show doesn’t open until March 12, it’s going to feel like another 30 years, so we’ll be sure to remind you later.