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)