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Kansai Yamamoto
山本寛斎
Born (1944-02-08)8 February 1944
Died 21 July 2020(2020-07-21) (aged 76)
Nationality Japanese
Occupation Designer, Event producer
Relatives Mirai Yamamoto (daughter)
Yusuke Iseya (half brother)

Kansai Yamamoto (山本 寛斎 Yamamoto Kansai) (8 February 1944 – 21 July 2020) was a Japanese fashion designer. He was well known during the 1970s and 1980s.

In 1971, he opened his own company, Yamamoto Kansai Company, Ltd., Tokyo. His first collection debuted the same year in London and the United States at Hess's Department Store in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

Kansai became well known for creating stage costumes for David Bowie, mainly during his Ziggy Stardust Tour.

Yamamoto died on 21 July 2020 from acute myeloid leukemia at the age of 76.

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