Costume and Textiles
Man's Jacket with Miró-Inspired DesignsMade in Japan, Asia
Designed by Yohji Yamamoto, Japanese, born 1943
Red and brown fulled wool plain weave appliquéd with fulled wool plain weave
Currently not on view
2000-65-57125th Anniversary Acquisition. Gift from the private collection of John Cale, 2000
LabelWelsh 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.