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Kenzo Takada

Kenzo Takada (21) A dramatic 10th anniversary

I was forced to dismiss a business partner who nearly left me bankrupt

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At the Le Sept disco

On Jan. 23, 1980, I suddenly dismissed my co-manager, Gilles Raysse. It was my 10th year since going independent.

At the time, I owned 55% of my company and another founding member, pattern maker Atsuko Kondo, owned 15%. The remaining 30% was owned by Gilles. Because I was the majority stakeholder, nobody could say anything about my decision.

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