Man's Jacket with Miró-Inspired Designs
Designed by Yohji Yamamoto, Japanese, born 1943
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Welsh musician John Cale, a founding member of the Velvet Underground—perhaps the first American avant-garde rock band—has remained a determinedly maverick solo artist and producer. Extending his experimentation to his wardrobe, Cale was naturally drawn to the innovative aesthetic of Yohji Yamamoto, even appearing on the catwalk at the designer's Paris menswear show in the early 1990s. Cale modeled this jacket with lively appliqués influenced by the work of Spanish artist Joan Miró, which epitomizes Yamamoto's deluxe but recontextualized approach to men's clothing.