An auction of the estate of Kenzo Takada, who died last year, was a lot more popular than anyone expected.
This week, the vestiges of a colorful life went under the hammer in Paris. Just over six months after his death at the age of 81, the designer Kenzo Takada’s estate was auctioned, and it turned out the fashion pioneer — the first Japanese designer to achieve success in the French capital — was still a major draw.
In all, 414 lots of furniture and decorative objects from Mr. Takada’s home in Saint-Germain-des-Prés were sold during a live auction, and 132 fashion prototypes, patterns and sketches were presented in an online-only
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