X Japan's Yoshiki: Asia Girls Explosion

X Japan's Yoshiki, the musician/designer hosted "Asia Girls Explosion" on Sunday, March 6, the event was an east meets west in terms of fashion and music. The event took place at Yoyogi National Stadium in Tokyo. Rockstar Marilyn Manson was there and he walked the runway.

"When we came up with the concept for AGE, the first person I thought of was
Marilyn Manson," said Yoshiki. "He is the fashion icon in rock'n'roll, and
I'm very excited he agreed to be part of the show."

Also in attendance was celebrities Shenae Grimes. Also Jessica Stroup and AnnaLynne McCord from the TV series "90210,"

"Asia Girls Explosion" also unveiled Yoshiki's own fashion line,
"Yoshikimono," that paid tribute to his parents who ran a Kimono shop when
he was growing up. "It is a tradition in Japan that the eldest male takes
on the family business," Yoshiki explained. "But I rebelled and got into
rock'nroll. With the Yoshikimono line, I feel I'm keeping my parents' dream

Yoshiki's band, X Japan, one of the biggest rock bands in Japanese history,
is currently recording what will be their first-ever album to be released in
North America. The album's first single, "Jade," will premiere on March 15,
and the album will be out later this year.