Japanese designer Kenzo Takada, founder of the Kenzo brand, dies of coronavirus aged 81 – RT World News


    Kenzo Takada est décédé à l'hôpital de Neuilly-sur-Seine en France après avoir souffert de Covid-19, a annoncé un porte-parole du fondateur de Kenzo.

</p><div><p>Né en 1939 au Japon, Takada était célèbre pour son travail de créateur de mode à Paris et est peut-être surtout connu pour avoir créé la marque mondiale Kenzo, qui comprend des vêtements, des produits de beauté et des parfums. 

Takada’s most famous brand, Kenzo, was acquired by LVHN (LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) in 1993 for around $ 80 million. The brand continues to experience success to this day, with the opening of a flagship store in Manhattan this year.

Takada resigned his position as Creative Director in 1999 to pursue other artistic pursuits, although he was still in high demand, designing for celebrities such as Rihanna and Beyonce.

Beyond his work as a designer, Takada also sat behind a camera to direct the 1981 film “Yume, yume no ato”. He has also served as Acting Honorary President of the Asian Federation of Sewing, which seeks to promote and support designers in Asia and other countries.

Even after his retirement from fashion design, he has still worked occasionally since then, announcing the launch of the luxury home and lifestyle brand known as K3 in January this year, which included designs for everything from furniture to rugs to ceramics.


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