Kenzo Takada

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Fashion Designer
Date of Birth February 27, 1939
Place of Birth Japan
Age 81 years old
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Kenzō Takada

Kenzō Takada is a Japanese-French fashion designer. He is also the founder of Kenzo, a worldwide brand of perfumes, skincare products and clothes, and is the acting Honorary President of the Asian Couture Federation.

Native name: たかだ けんぞう, 高田 賢三
Born: February 27, 1939, Himeji, Hyōgo, Japan
Nationality: French, Japanese (expatriate)
Alma mater: Bunka Fashion College
Occupation: Fashion designer, film director
Known for: Founder of Kenzo
Partner(s): Xavier de Castella
Awards: Ordre des Arts et des Lettres

About Kenzo Takada

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.


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

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Latest information about Kenzo Takada updated on September 17, 2020.

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