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.

Patterns in Vogue: Where There’s Sun There’s Silk

Vogue UK May1966 V6468
Detail, British Vogue, May 1966. Photo: Helmut Newton. Image: Youthquakers.

A mid-1960s Helmut Newton editorial features a leopard and a Vogue pattern.

The model on the right wears Vogue 6468’s beach coverup in white guipure from Ilo Lace. (Left: blue mini dress by John Bates at Jean Varon; Paco Rabanne earrings.)

Vogue 6468 "Where there's sun there's silk."
British Vogue, May 1966. Photo: Helmut Newton. Image: Youthquakers.

For the full editorial see Youthquakers.

1960s bathing suit and cover-ups pattern Vogue 6468
Vogue 6468 (1965) Image: Etsy.