Takada Kenzo is 71 today. Born in Himeji, Kenzo’s love for fashion developed at an early age through reading his sisters’ magazines. In 1958, he joined Bunka Fashion College which had then just opened its classes to male students. After graduating he evenutally landed in Paris to make his way in the fashion industry. He had virtually no money. Using the fabrics he found were found at Saint Pierre Fabric Market, Kenzo often had to cobble a piece together using different fabrics.
Here is a vintage 1970s suede dress.
Vintage couture Kenzo dress below.
A few of my favorite Kenzo Shoes.
Kenzo 294956 Sandal $625 at Endless My favorite. This heel is wonderful.
Kenzo retired in 1999. He is now designing home furnishings.