Kenzo Takada – fashion icon died 4 October 2020

















Kenzo Takada – fashion icon died 4 October 2020. With his use of colors and lights, he forever changed Parisian couture. It is sad to know that this great designer became another victim of Covid-19.

Mat Maitland creative commercial project for Kenzo - 2013 Resort collection
Mat Maitland creative commercial project for Kenzo – 2013 Resort collection

He was suppose to attend the evening 23 September 2020, the premiere of the film “House of Cardin”, but at that time he was already weakened by coronavirus. Full of life, full of flowers Kenzo Takada was spirited away in the land of beauty and art.

Kenzo Takada Birthday Party - Paris Fashion Week Womenswear Fall/Winter 2019/2020
PARIS, FRANCE – FEBRUARY 28: Kenzo Takada celebrates his 80th Birthday at Pavillon Ledoyen on February 28, 2019 in Paris, France. (Photo by Rindoff Petroff/Castel/Getty Images)

Many people in Paris today expressed their sadness. Kenzo Takada was born in Japan, he came to Paris in January 1965. And he indeed became a national treasure.

Kenzo Takada and Eleonora de Gray - Editor-in-Chief of RUNWAY MAGAZINE
Kenzo Takada and Eleonora de Gray – Editor-in-Chief of RUNWAY MAGAZINE

I’ve meet him in 2010 during his art exposition in Pierre Cardin gallery. And since then I always felt his support and participation in many fashion and art project we organized. And I’m forever thankful for that.

Eleonora de Gray, Editor-in-Chief of RUNWAY MAGAZINE