Man's Jacket with Miró-Inspired Designs

Designed by Yohji Yamamoto, Japanese, born 1943

Made in Japan, Asia

Fall/Winter 1991-1992

Red and brown fulled wool plain weave appliquéd with fulled wool plain weave

Center Back Length: 33 1/4 inches (84.5 cm)

Curatorial Department:
Costume and Textiles

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
125th Anniversary Acquisition. Gift from the private collection of John Cale, 2000

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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.