|1966||Graduated from Keio University, Tokyo|
|1969||Received two leading fashion awards, the So-en Award and the Endo Award|
|1969||Graduated from Bunka Fashion College, Tokyo|
|1977||Presented the first collection in Tokyo|
|1981||Presented the first collection in Paris|
|1982||Presented first collection in New York
Received the 26th Fashion Editors Club (FEC) Award, Tokyo
|1984||Presented the first menswear collection in Paris|
|1986||Received the 4th Mainichi Fashion Award, Tokyo|
|1989||Wim Wenders' film portrait of Yohji Yamamoto "Notebook on Cities and Clothes"|
|1990||Designed costumes for the Opera de Lyon production of Puccini's "Madame Butterfly"|
|1991||Received the 35th Fashion Editors Club (FEC) Award, Tokyo|
|1993||Designed costumes for the Wagner Opera "Tristan and Isolde" in Bayreuth|
|1994||Received the "Chevalier de L'Ordre des Arts et des Lettres"
from the French Minister of Culture
Received the 12th Mainichi Fashion Award, Tokyo
Designed costumes for the Kanagawa Art Festival Opera "Susanoo"
|1996||Presented the first perfume "YOHJI"|
|1997||Received the 40th Fashion Editors Club (FEC) Designer's Award, Tokyo
Received the Night of Stars Award from Fashion Group, New York
|1998||Received the Award "Arte e Moda" given by Pitti Immagine, Florence|
|1999||Received the 18th Annual Council of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA)
Awards' "International Award", New York
Designed costumes for Ryuichi Sakamoto's Opera "LIFE"
Designed costumes for Takeshi Kitano's film "BROTHER"
|2002||TALKING TO MYSELF by Yohji Yamamoto published
Appointed as creative director for Y-3, Sports Style Division of adidas
Presented the first collection of Y’s in Paris
"Received Bronze medal of the “Die sch?nten deutschen B?cher 2002”
(The most beautiful books in the world 2002), Leipzig Book Fair for ""TALKING TO MYSELF"
Exhibited 《May I help you》 at Maison Europ?enne de la Photographie in Paris
Designed costumes for Takeshi Kitano's film "Dolls"
|2003||Exhibited "Yohji Yamamoto : May I help you" at Hara Museum of Contemporary Art in Tokyo
Supervised costume for Takeshi Kitano’s film "Zatoichi"
|2004||Received the Medal with Purple Ribbon from the Government of Japan|
|2005||Received the rank of Officer in the National Order of Merit from the French president
Exhibited "CORRESPONDENCES : YOHJI YAMAMOTO" at the Modern Art Gallery of
the Palazzo Pitti (Firenze,Italy)
Exhibited "Yohji Yamamoto: Juste des v?tements" at the Mus?e de la Mode et du Textile (Paris, France)
Launch of the A magazine curated by Yohji Yamamoto
Designed costumes for Takeshi Kitano's film "TAKESHIS'"
|2006||Exhibited "Yohji Yamamoto-Dream Shop" at the Mode Museum (Antwerp, Belgium)
Received Honorary Royal Designer for Industry from Royal Society of Arts
|2008||Received Honorary Doctor from University of the Arts London|
|2010||Presented Yohji Yamamoto (Homme) collection "YOHJI YAMAMOTO THE MEN 4.1 2010 TOKYO"
first time after 19 years
|2011||MY DEAR BOMB by Yohji Yamamoto published
Yohji Yamamoto will open his first UK solo exhibition celebrating his lifeand work
at the Victoria & Albert Museum in London.
Yohji Yamamoto was awarded the rank of Commander of the Order of Arts and Letters,
the highest honor in arts and culture in France
|2012||Held the first painting exhibition in Yohji Yamamoto Aoyama Store
Held an exhibition in Design Museum Holon (Israel)