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Kenzo Takada

Fashion Designer

Mandarin Oriental Hotel Group is sad to learn that Kenzo Takada has passed away at the age of 81. The world famous fashion designer had been a loyal fan of Mandarin Oriental for over 40 years, and was photographed for the campaign by the late, great celebrity photographer Lord Lichfield in the Japanese garden of his apartment in Paris.

Kenzo was renowned for his contribution to the world of fashion, and was decorated with numerous accolades for his services to the industry, including an Ordre National de la Légion d’Honneur and a lifetime achievement award from the Fashion Editors’ Club of Japan.

Kenzo was one of the nicest and most generous people we have ever had the pleasure of working with, and chose to donate the money from his participation in the Fan Campaign to Ensemble Contre le SIDA.

Our thoughts are with his family.

 

Photographed and filmed by the late, great celebrity photographer Lord Lichfield.

I have been a loyal guest of Mandarin Oriental for the last 40 years.

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I have been a loyal guest of Mandarin Oriental for the last 40 years.
Kenzo Takada