Coronavirus: Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada dies from COVID-19 disease

Designer Kenzo Takada, left, accepts applause as he walks with singer Solange Knowles at the end of one of his fashion shows in Paris, June 23 2019. (AP Photo/Michel Euler)

Japanese fashion designer Kenzo Takada, better known as Kenzo, died Sunday from the COVID-19 disease, his spokesman told several French media outlets.

Aged 81, Takada was at the American Hospital of Paris in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a residential suburb on the western outskirts of the French capital, the spokesman said.

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Kenzo, the house he founded in the 1970s, is owned by LVMH, the world’s biggest luxury group.

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Last Update: Sunday, 04 October 2020 KSA 19:34 - GMT 16:34