One of the main reasons that Yamamoto is so celebrated is that he manages to use texture to add interest to a monochrome colour palette. The overall feel of the collection was one of ethereality - soft black chiffon and white ribbon were amongst the materials used. There was also innovation to be found in the "Secret Dress" - a white bodice with a full white skirt was revealed to have zip-away panels which stored a heavy linen cape, headwear and even white gloves.
|The Secret Dress|
The show climaxed with the appearance of the legendary André Leon-Talley, accompanied by a bride that removed a heavy silk cape to reveal Yamamoto's androgynous take on bridalwear. Perhaps a take on traditional gender roles, the "bride" wore high-waisted black trousers with braces and an intricate cream lace blouse, finished with a delicate top hat draped in metres of white ribbon. Following them was a model dressed in a full-length strapless dress which was shown to have a removable corset, once again giving the show the feel of a presentation as opposed to a traditional runway show. As always, Yamamoto chose not to follow the rules - and it worked spectacularly.