Kenzo founder died because of coronavirus

The famous Japanese designer and creator of Kenzo Fashion House passed away at the age of 81 years due to complications caused by coronavirus infection COVID-19. The sad news was shared by a representative of K-3 life style brand, which Kenzo Takada founded last year.

“K-3 brand reports with deep sadness the loss of its famous art director Kenzo Takada. The world-famous designer passed away on October 4 at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France,” the statement said.

The designer died 50 years after founding his brand, which originally was called Jungle Jap. In the late 70’s he opened his flagship store on the Place de la Victory in Paris, and in 1993 the owner of his fashion empire became a conglomerate LVMH. Takada left the brand in 1999, but continued to provide him with creative support.