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Early fashion icon Sayako Yamaguchi (1949-2007) preferred to call herself a “wearist” rather than a “model” of clothing. In 1971, she was the first Japanese model to make it to the runway of the Paris Collection, after which she became one of the first internationally recognized Asian models. In 1974, News Week magazine described her as “one of the top four fashion models of the world.”

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