Yohji Yamamoto

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Fashion designer (1943)
Tue Apr 05 2022
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Who is Yohji Yamamoto?

Yohji Yamamoto is a Japanese fashion designer based in Paris and Tokyo. He is globally popular for his avant-garde tailoring which features famous Japenese design aesthetics.

He is also known for receiving numerous honorary awards which include the Ordre national du Merite, the Royal Designer for Industry and Medal of Honor with Purple Ribbon.

Early life of Yojhi Yamamoto. Know about Yojhi' early life , family, education
Image: Early life of Yojhi Yamamoto

Yohji was born on 3rd October 1943, in Tokyo, Japan. Unfortunately, there is no information about his family background and siblings. When it comes to his childhood, Yamamoto is a bit secretive as he does not wish to talk about his early life. 

The only thing known about his parents is his mother Fumi Yamamoto who is frequently seen on interviews. Born to his Japanese parents, Yohji is of Asian ethnicity and holds Japanese nationality. 

Regarding his studies, Yohji received his graduation with a degree in law via Keio University in 1966. For further study, Yamamoto attended Bunka Fashion College and graduated in fashion designing in 1969.

A model flaunting Yojhi's design during 2019 Men's Fall. Know about yojhi's  career, sunglasses, perfume, profession, job
Image: A model flaunting Yojhi's design during 2019 Men's Fall

Yohji kicked-off his career in dressmaking business. later in 1970, he shifted to Paris in order to pursue his career as a full-time designer. 

Since then Yohji is famous as one of the most prominent fashion designer worldwide. In his long-time career, Yamamoto has worked with various famous fashion brands including Hermes, Mikimoto and Mandarina Duck, and Adidas (Y-3).

Additionally, Yohji has also collaborated with many artists like Sir Elton John, Placebo, Pina Bausch, Tina Turner, Heiner Muller and more. 

Moreover, he owns a foundation named Yohji Yamamoto Fund For Peace in 2008. The interesting part is, Yohji has been designing third kits for the football club Real Madrid

Besides his designing career, Yamamoto has also portrayed in movies such as Yohji Yamamoto: This Is My Dream, Dolls, and Brother.

For his hard work and dedication towards fashion, the talented designer received the Master of Design Award by Fashion Group International.

Yohji Yamamoto Relationship Status

Yamamoto is a married man. He is living a blissful married life with his wife for a very long time. However, the detail of the wife is still unknown, as Yohji wishes to keep it secret, which is pretty similar to another American makeup-artist Stahr Milan who has kept his personal life wrapped.

Moreover, there is no information about his wedding date and venue.

Yamamoto along with his wife and family members. Know about Yojhi's personal life, affairs, wife, children, marriage
Image: Yamamoto along with his wife and family members

Since the marriage, Yohji share two children with his wife, a daughter named Limi Feu, and a son Yuji Yamamoto. Yohji is said to raise his children by himself, however, it is just a rumor which has not been confirmed yet. He might be living with his wife or might be living single which is still a mystery. 

How Much Is Yohji Yamamoto's Net Worth? 

Yamamoto makes a huge amount of money from his career as a fashion designer. Being one of the prominent fashion designers in the world, Yohji has worked for various luxury brands and football Real Madrid which has probably aided him to bag a colossal wealth. 

He also generates a good amount of money from movie portrayals which add up a good sum to his bank balance. As per Glassdoor, the average salary of a fashion designer in Japan is $62,805 annually. 

Yohji displaying his beautiful design during an exhibition at V&A museum at London. Know about Yojhi's net worth, salary, income
Image: Yohji displaying his beautiful design during an exhibition at V&A museum at London

Similarly, in Paris, the average salary of a fashion designer is around $70 thousand. Hence we can assume that Yohji is generating a good amount of money every year.

Considering all his earnings, Yohji's total net worth is estimated to be in huge million dollars, however, the exact number is still yet to be disclosed, just like Natalia Osada, a German makeup-artist who has kept her financial details low key.

Yohji Yamamoto Body Measurements (Height, Weight)

The talented fashion designer Yohji stands at a height of 1.77 meters / 5 feet 10 inches, and he weighs around 152lbs / 69kg.

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