Legendary fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto's new autobiography "My Dear Bomb" takes stories from his own life and reinterprets them like a new collection. Highly readable and totally off-kilter with any typical literary genre, the work is like a philosophical treatise blended with snipets of Yamamoto's rich and varied life. Mixed throughout are pictures and illustrations by a master of the careful balance of grace and drama.
Also scattered within the text are disjointed quotes of wisdom, insider observations of the fashion industry and of designing, as well as the overriding theme of Yamamoto as someone both at comfort with where he began and has come to but also with abandoning it all and starting over completely.
It really is like an accessory to one of his collections. The pages' edges are even black and he's probably even made over-sized blazers with hankerchief pockets big enough to fit the book in. This book is a must have for anyone interested in fashion as an art or in the wisdom of a great man who has lived many lives and is poised to live more yet.