Famous designer Kenzo Takada dies of COVID-19

The legendary Japanese-born French designer Kenzo Takada, the founder of his own fashion house, has died from complications of the coronavirus. He was 81 years old.

The family of the designer and the representative of the Kenzo house confirmed the death of the master. He died at the Neuilly-sur-Seine clinic in the suburbs of Paris. According to the fashion house, the founder has always “been an icon in the fashion industry, filling the world with beauty and creativity.”

Recently, the fashion house Kenzo, now owned by luxury giant LVMH, unveiled a bee-themed collection.

Kenzo was born on February 27, 1939 in Kanzaki, the fifth child in the family. In 1958 Kenzo began his studies at Bunka College, one of the most respectable fashion schools in Tokyo. In 1965 he moved to Paris, and in 1970 he showed the first exhibition. Since 1988 he began to produce his own fragrances.