Woman's Playsuit: Halter Top, Shorts, Arm Guards, Leg Guards, and Hood
Designed by Kansai Yamamoto, Japanese, born 1944
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This 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.