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Affected by Covid-19, the world-famous stylist dies


Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada has passed away today in Paris, after being infected with a coronavirus.

A spokesman for the 81-year-old confirmed the sad news.

The 81-year-old is known worldwide by his first name Kenzo, as well as being the founder of the global brand 'Kenzo'.
Takada was the first Japanese designer to gain prominence on the Paris fashion scene.

Takada moved to France in the 1960s and spent the rest of his career there.

In October 1976, Kenzo opened his main store, Kenzo, in Place des Victoires.

Born in 1939 near Osaka, Kenzo Takada arrived in France in 1965 by boat and settled in Paris.

He founded the internationally known brand with his first name in the 1970s.

Takada sold his clothing brand to luxury conglomerate LVMH in 1993 and retired six years later.

The talented designer became even more famous, holding his fashion shows in circus tents in 1978 and 1979. /

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