Kenzo Takada, the fashion designer behind the house of Kenzo, died on Sunday due to complications caused by COVID-19. He spent his last days in Paris, where he arrived from Japan in 1964. He was 81.
“It is with great sadness that I have learned the passing away of Mr Kenzo Takada,” wrote Felipe Oliveira Baptista, the art director of Kenzo, on Twitter. “His amazing energy, kindness, and talent were contagious. His kindred spirit will live forever. Rest in peace Master.” The house also released a statement on Instagram following the news that read: “For half a century, Mr. Takada has been an emblematic personality in the fashion industry — always infusing creativity and color into the world. Today, his optimism, zest for life, and generosity continue to be pillars of our Maison. He will be greatly missed and always remembered.”
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AN ODE TO OUR FOUNDER 🙏🏻🖤 It is with immense sadness that KENZO has learned of the passing of our founder, Kenzo Takada. For half a century, Mr. Takada has been an emblematic personality in the fashion industry – always infusing creativity and color into the world. Today,…