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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.

Reports say Takada died from COVID-19 complications, and members of the fashion world paid tribute to him.

One of Sunday’s highlights was storied maison Givenchy’s unveiling of new designer Matthew Williams’ debut collection. 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.

GIVENCHY NEW DESIGNER

There was a palpable excitement around Givenchy’s opulent Avenue Montaigne atelier on Sunday as Matthew Williams greeted editors to show

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