Kenzo Takada

Kenzo Takada, iconic Japanese designer, dead at 81 of COVID-19 complications

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Kenzo Takada, the Japanese fashion designer who founded the brand Kenzo, died Sunday from COVID-19 complications. He was 81 years old.

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Kenzo Takada, iconic Japanese designer, dead at 81

It is with immense sadness that the brand K-3 announces the loss of its celebrated artistic director, Kenzo Takada,” a spokesperson for K-3 told CNN in a statement. “The world-renowned designer passed away on October 4th, 2020 due to Covid-19 related complications at the age of 81 at the American Hospital, in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France.”

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On Sunday, Kenzo’s official Instagram account also confirmed the news, posting a tribute to its founder.

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Kenzo’s creative director, Felipe Oliveira Baptista, also memorialized Takada on Instagram.

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Though Takada had been retired from his house since 1999 to pursue a career in art, Kenzo remains one of the most respected fixtures of the high Paris fashion.

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Since 1993, the brand Kenzo has been owned by the French luxury goods company LVMH. The current designer Felipe Oliveira Baptista unveiled Kenzo’s spring-summer 2020 to fashion editors on Wednesday.

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