On Tuesday, Aug. 9, it was publicly announced that Issey Miyake died earlier this month from liver cancer at age 84.
Before his retirement in 1997, the Japanese designer became known for his forward-thinking approach to design and silhouettes, from his signature pleats and origami-shaped caps to his coveted Bao Bao bags, among many others.
Issey Miyake and Diana Vreeland, 1978
Though Miyake’s designs were a rare red carpet sighting, his work remained a celebrity favorite for decades, including famous fans like Steve Jobs, Robin Williams, Grace Jones, the Olsen twins, and more.
In honor of the late Japanese designer, take a look back at some of his best work throughout the ‘80s and ‘90s, ahead.
Issey Miyake's Spring 1988 runway show in Tokyo.