Costume and Textiles
Woman's Playsuit: Halter Top, Shorts, Arm Guards, Leg Guards, and HoodMade in Japan, Asia
Designed by Kansai Yamamoto, Japanese, born 1944
Printed cotton plain weave. Hood: felted wool
Currently not on view
1974-3-4a--gGift of Hess's Department Store, Allentown, 1974
LabelThis playsuit is based on traditional Japanese firefighters' clothing and is made from indigo printed cotton traditionally used for yukata, the Japanese summer kimono. Musician David Bowie was photographed for Arena magazine in 1971 wearing a similar ensemble that was originally modeled in Kansai's Tokyo-London fashion show that year.