Sitting at home and brooding's not going to get me anywhere, I thought, so I took 'my sorry ass' (to say it in a certain spinster prince's words) to the V&A to see the Yohji Yamamoto exhibition, where - standing in front of the clothes (which you are allowed to touch and cuddle, gently) I must have looked slightly dazed - because the woman standing next to me nodded understandingly: 'It's beautiful, isn't it?' 'Yeap. I think I just had heart palpitations' I breathed. And it is absolutely beautiful. It's like layers upon layers of creative genius... The understanding and dissolving of Asian traditional dressing, the understanding and dissolving of tailoring, the transcendence of women's and men's wear leads to something phenomenally simple and at the same time complex and mind-blowing. Taking photos wasn't allowed, so I sneakily had to take one through the door.
Anyway, if you are in London, do not miss this exhibition. Plus, the cafés and the garden in the V&A are always a joy (and a great place for people watching).
Yohji Yamamoto in the Victoria & Albert Museum, London runs until July, 8th 2011.