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French-Japanese designer Kenzo Takada dies from COVID-19

Kenzo Takada, the iconic French-Japanese fashion designer famed for his jungle-infused designs and free-spirited aesthetic that channeled global travel, has died. He was 81.

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Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada sketches in his Paris house. Fashion designer Kenzo Takada dies from COVID-19 complications at age 81 near Paris, spokeswoman and reports said Sunday Oct. 4, 2020. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon, file)

The family said in a statement to French media Sunday that Takada died from complications from COVID-19 in a hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris. A public relations officer for Kenzo’s brand confirmed that Takada died, but didn’t give a cause of death.

It is with immense sadness that KENZO has learned of the passing of our founder, the fashion house said in a statement. For half a century, Mr. Takada has been an emblematic personality in the fashion industry — always infusing creativity and color into the world.

Kenzo Takada, the iconic French-Japanese fashion designer famed for his jungle-infused designs and free-spirited aesthetic that channeled global travel, has died. He was 81.

The family said in a statement to French media Sunday that Takada died from complications from COVID-19 in a hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris. A public relations officer for Kenzo’s brand confirmed that Takada died, but didn’t give a cause of death.

It is with immense sadness that KENZO has learned of the passing of our founder, the fashion house said in a statement. For half a century, Mr. Takada has been an emblematic personality in the fashion industry — always infusing creativity and color into the world.

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French-Japanese designer Kenzo Takada dies from COVID-19