Kenzo Takada

Fashion Designer

Birthday February 27, 1939

Birth Sign Pisces

Birthplace Japan

DEATH DATE Oct 4, 2020 (81)

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Best known as the founder of the famous Kenzo fashion house, this Japanese-born clothing designer also worked in the perfume and skin care industries.

Before Fame

He opened his first boutique, Jungle Jap, in 1970 and subsequently displayed his fashion collection in both Tokyo and New York.


After briefly studying at the Kobe City University of Foreign Studies, he trained at the Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, Japan.

Family Life

He and his sisters grew up in Japan's Hyogo Prefecture.

Associated With

He and fellow Japanese designer Yohji Yamamoto, born just four years apart, both had successful careers in the fashion industry.