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Japanese designer Kenzo Takada, founding father of Kenzo model, dies of coronavirus aged 81

Japanese designer Kenzo Takada, founder of Kenzo brand, dies of coronavirus aged 81


Kenzo Takada handed away at Neuilly-sur-Seine hospital in France after affected by Covid-19, a spokesperson for the Kenzo founder introduced.

Born in 1939 in Japan, Takada was well-known for his work as a clothier in Paris and is maybe most well-known for creating the worldwide model Kenzo, which incorporates garments, magnificence merchandise, and perfumes. 

Takada’s most well-known model, Kenzo, was acquired by LVHN (LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) in ’93 for roughly $80 million. The model continues to achieve success to today, with a flagship retailer being opened in Manhattan simply this yr.

Takada stepped down as artistic director in ’99 to pursue different inventive endeavors, although he was nonetheless extremely in-demand, designing for celebrities resembling Rihanna and Beyonce. 

Past his work as a designer, Takada additionally sat behind a digital camera to direct the 1981 movie ‘Yume, yume no ato.’ He was additionally the honorary appearing president of the Asian Couture Federation, which seeks to advertise and assist designers in Asia and different nations.

Even after his retirement from vogue designing, he has nonetheless labored often since then, asserting the launch of the posh residence and life-style model often known as K3 in January of this yr, which included designs for all the things from furnishings to carpets to ceramics.