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Kansai Yamamoto (山本 寛斎, born February 8, 1944) is a fashion designer from Yokohama, Japan. After studying civil engineering and English at Nippon University, got a so-en prise at Bunka Fashion College in 1967. Among the designers with whom he apprenticed are Junko Koshino and Hisashi Hosono; in 1971, he opened his own company, Yamamoto Kansai Company, Ltd.. His first collection debuted in London in 1971 and in the USA at Hess's Department Store in Allentown, Pennsylvania. His 1975 debut in Paris was followed by the opening of his Kansai Boutique in 1977. In 1999, he and Koshino renewed the kimono. He's also known for his avant-garde kimono designs, including ones worn by David Bowie in his Ziggy Stardust Tour. He's a recipient of the Soen prize at the Bunka College of Fashion (1967) and the Tokyo Fashion Editors award in 1977.

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  1. Gaga wore a replica made by Mia Gyzander Costumes.

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