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Kenzo Takada

Kenzo Takada (18) Setting the body free from clothing

Inspired by native styles, I took a radically different approach to haute couture

| Japan

"What's this, Kenzo? You're starting to go bald."

Bringing the roominess of kimono to modern clothing

I was cheerfully driving some of my staff to eat out after work one day when one of the women in the back seat suddenly spoke up. I had 3-centimeter bald spot, she said.

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