Takada death upends Paris fashion; Givenchy unveils designer
PARIS – Paris Fashion Week was upended Sunday by the news of fashion designer Kenzo Takada's death at age 81. Like Milan before it, Paris is undertaking an unusual fashion season for Spring-Summer 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. But the brand may have hoped such a big new beginning would have come under better days and not under the virus-hit Paris Fashion Week. For a 34-year-old, Williams has quite a resume -- after having designed for Kanye West and Lady Gaga and founding the influential urban fashion house 1017 ALYX 9SM. “It is with immense sadness that KENZO has learned of the passing of our founder,” the fashion house said in a statement.