In memoriam: Kenzo Takada

Vibeke Knudsen photographed in a Kenzo dress and skirt ensemble outside Biarritz by Helmut Newton, 1975
Kenzo ensemble photographed in Saint-Jean-de-Luz, Vogue, August 1975. Model: Vibeke Knudsen. Photo: Helmut Newton. Image: Vogue Archive.

Farewell to the singular Kenzo Takada, pioneer of the prêt-à-porter.

Kenzo Takada photographed by Deborah Turbeville, Vogue 1975
Kenzo Takada (bottom left) with models in Vogue, February 1975. Photo: Deborah Turbeville. Image: Vogue Archive.

Read his New York Times obituary.

One thought on “In memoriam: Kenzo Takada

  1. So sad to lose a great talent to Covid. I always enjoyed sewing the Kenzo Butterick patterns. I believe the dress pictured is the same as Butterick 4539. I made this dress and skirt in 1975 and wore it regularly. It was not the only Kenzo design I loved; over the years I sewed so many of his designs. I still have all the patterns. Thank you for sharing.

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