Kenzo Through the Years (Photos)

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Leon and Lim’s first show for Fall 2012 drew stars such as P. Diddy and tastemakers such as Jean-Paul Goude.

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A model from one of Kenzo’s early shows in 1977.

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Kenzo Takada, the brand’s visionary namesake, in his Paris workshop in 1972.

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A model shows off Kenzo’s eclectic prints during the brand’s mid-80’s heyday.

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The Spring/Summer 1988 show, with its barefoot models, displayed a bohemian insouciance.

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Two years before Takada sold his brand to LVMH, he created a rainbow-hued show for Fall 1991.

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After Takada’s departure, the brand struggled to find a clear designer vision.

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Enter Leon and Lim, creators of Opening Ceremony and arbiters extraodinaires of taste, who have quickly turned Kenzo into a cutting-edge name.