Kenzo Takada, the iconic French-Japanese fashion designer famed for his bold, expressive, and playful approach to haute couture, has died. He was 81.
- Takada grew his Kenzo fashion house from humble beginnings in the 1960s
- His garments blended Western and Asian aesthetics in an era where that was rare
- He has been remembered by colleagues as kind and playful
His family said in a statement to French media on Sunday (local time) the Kenzo founder die…