18 of Kenzo's Best Celebrity Moments — From Michelle Obama to Millie Bobby Brown
When it comes to the fashion industry, the appointment of new designers and the loss of iconic ones always takes us by surprise. But, when we learned on Friday that Kenzo’s two creative directors, Humberto Leon and Carol Lim, were parting ways with the brand after eight years? Well, that one stung quite a bit. In short, they’re the ones who made Kenzo the epitome of cool, and why every major celebrity had a tiger shirt a few years ago. They gave us Kenzo x H&M, runways with dancers and bands, and a handful of unforgettable campaigns that starred folks like Britney Spears and Maya Rudolph. Plus, we can't forget that this duo made history, as they are two Asian designers at the head of a luxury brand.
Of course, while Leon and Lim will be missed, they’re not leaving us high and dry. Their final Kenzo fashion show will happen on June 23 during Paris Men’s Fashion Week, and after officially waving bye on July 1, they’ll be focusing on their other brand and retailer, Opening Ceremony.
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Still, we're feeling sentimental and can't help but reminisce about some of the best Kenzo looks we’ve seen since Leon and Lim came on board in 2011. From Michelle Obama’s yellow dress to Solange Knowles at the Met Gala, here are the Kenzo designs we'll never forget.
At the 2015 Met Gala.
During the Crazy Rich Asians press tour.
Millie Bobby Brown
At the 2017 Teen Choice Awards
Visiting Japan in 2015.
At the 2014 Emmy Awards.
In the brand’s La Collection Memento No. 2 campaign.
Chance the Rapper
Attending the Kenzo X H&M fashion show in 2016.
Tracee Ellis Ross
In the Spring '17 campaign.
At the 2019 Golden Globe Awards.
At the Kenzo Kalifornia launch dinner and party in 2013.
Spotted in London in 2012.
Spotted in New York City in 2015.
Attending the Kenzo x H&M fashion show in 2016.
At 2016's New York premiere of Loving.
Attending Spring 2018's Kenzo Menswear show.
Attending the premiere of Ugly Dolls in 2019.
At the East Meets West event in 2014.
At 2016's Kenzo x H&M VIP pre-launch event.
At 2013's Met Gala.