by Chris MaGee
No, the photo above isn't an introduction to Lady Gaga's back-up dancers. This shot comes from a press conference held today to promote the 3rd annual Kansai Yamamoto Super Show featuring the fashion designs of Yohji Yamamoto. As any fan of the films of Takeshi Kitano will know Yamamoto was the man to provide the costume designs for three consecutive Kitano films - 2000's "Brother", 2002's "Dolls" and 2003's "Zatoichi". Yamamoto is basing the theme for this upcoming Super Show, an event that could best be described as a fashion show and theatre combined, on Akira Kurosawa's classic film "Seven Samurai". Guess that explains actor Akira Emoto's (second from right) mendicant Buddhist monk outift. Those attending thevent can expect more than just clothes and a runway though. Yamamoto announced that the event will also include a sound and light show, aerial acrobatics and a stage covered in water.
Fashion and film fans can check out the 3rd annual Kansai Yamamoto Super Show at the Ariake Coliseum on November 20th and 21st. Thanks to Japan Today for this photo.
CORRECTION: After many emails from readers of the blog we would like to correct the above story. This news item highlights designer Kansai Yamamoto and not Yohji Yamamoto. We apologize for this error.