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A rough sketch of women's clothing by Yohji Yamamoto.(Photo courtesy of Yohji Yamamoto)
Yohji Yamamoto

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What is an ideal woman?

Imagine a woman with a skirt gently blown up by a breeze. She is wearing what appears to be a tailored jacket, loosely hanging on her shoulders, with a thick cigar in her mouth. With her hair, clothes and the smoke swaying in the breeze, she mutters wearily:

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