Issey Miyake

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Full NameKazunaru Miyake (三宅 一生, Miyake Kazunaru)
BornApril 22, 1938
Place of BirthHiroshima, Empire of Japan
DiedAugust 5, 2022
EducationTama Art University
Notable WorkL’eau d’Issey, Pleats Please, Bao Bao bags
AwardsPraemium Imperiale
Known ForTechnology-driven clothing designs
CareerFounded Miyake Design Studio in 1970; Developed innovative pleating methods for fabric; Collaborated with artists; Directed 21 21 DESIGN SIGHT museum; Celebrated 45-year career retrospective at The National Art Center, Tokyo
Net Worth$85 Million

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