At this weekend’s Hyères International Festival of Fashion and Photography in France, designer Yohji Yamamoto announced that he’s directing his first ever feature film.
In an interview with WWD, Yamamoto said he's overseeing the general creative aspects of the film — whose name and theme are being kept under wraps — but he's not going to be in charge of it on a granular level. Yamamoto has hired someone to write the film's script, which isn't based on his life. He also said he sees designing fashion and designing costumes as two distinct professions. Whether that means he'll hire someone else to make the costumes was unclear.