Des Moines native Abbie Eichman died at 36


A Cubs fan, the “flower lady,” husbands, wives, and more are part of the more than 1,400 Iowans lost COVID-19 as of early October 2020.

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The turtle figurine on Abbie Eichman’s work desk always faced north.

If it were skewed in any other direction, Abbie knew someone had visited. And that meant she probably needed to tidy up.

Abbie was equally meticulous at home, where she fashioned a labeled box for every pair of her shoes and rotated them through her closet based on the season. She never bored of clothes either, routinely selling old pieces and buying new ones to complement her collection of designer bags.

Now, Abbie’s parents, Bret and Caroyle Andrews, find themselves slowly making their way through their only daughter’s massive wardrobe. 

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Bret and Caroyle Andrews lost their daughter Abbie Eichman to COVID-19. Caroyle said, “She was the most giving

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Sunday Best: A tribute to iconic fashion designer Kenzo Takada, who died last weekend at age 81 from COVID complications

To the list of those souls lost to COVID-19, add the name of the pioneering fashion designer Kenzo Takada, who died this month at a Paris hospital at the age of 81. Takada — whose fashion company was known by his first name, Kenzo — helped bring Japanese fashion to the world, paving the way for many later Japanese designers. Takada, who was one of the first men to attend Bunka Fashion College in Tokyo, arrived in Paris in 1964. Initially planning a short stay, he ended up spending the rest of his life there, opening his first store in 1970 and presenting playful, exuberant fashion shows until the 1990s; later, he designed for opera and presented a homewares collection. Here, he’s seen as a young man with Italian actress Gina Lollobrigida in 1977 (she had just awarded him the title of one of the

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Kenzo Takada, iconic French-Japanese fashion designer, has died at age 81

Kenzo Takada, the iconic French-Japanese fashion designer famed for his jungle-infused designs and free-spirited aesthetic that channeled global travel, has died. He was 81.

The family said in a statement to French media Sunday that Takada died from complications from COVID-19 in a hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, near Paris. A public relations officer for Kenzo’s brand confirmed that Takada died, but didn’t give a cause of death.

“It is with immense sadness that KENZO has learned of the passing of our founder,” the fashion house said in a statement. “For half a century, Mr. Takada has been an emblematic personality in the fashion industry — always infusing creativity and color into the world.”

Takada’s death came at the tail end of Paris Fashion Week, whose nine-day calendar is undertaking an unusual fashion season for spring-summer 2021 because of the coronavirus pandemic. It was only days ago that the Kenzo fashion house

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Japanese Fashion Designer Kenzo Takada Died at the Age of 81 From COVID-19

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Photo credit: Pierre Suu – Getty Images

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Kenzo Takada, the Japanese-French designer and founder of Kenzo, has died from COVID-19 at the age of 81, a spokesman confirmed to The Guardian. He died in the American hospital in Paris.

Takada was born in 1939 near Osaka and was known for his colorful prints and made a name for himself as the first Japanese designer to become a well-known Paris fashion designer. He came to France in 1965 and lived there for the remainder of his life. The Guardian noted that Takada had only planned to stay a short while when he arrived in Marseille, but soon Paris became his home.

With his “nearly 8,000 designs,” the Japanese designer “never stopped celebrating fashion and the art of living,” his spokesman said. In 1970, he launched a collection for women, his first collection in Paris. He had

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Ratings Shopping Never Died in CMBS Market Now Facing Crisis

(Bloomberg) — It was considered one of the root causes of the global financial crisis, and regulators have spent over a decade trying to stamp the practice out. Yet Kroll Bond Rating Agency Inc.’s $2 million fine this week shows how in the securitized-debt market, the battle against ratings shopping was never truly won.

a clock on the side of a building: U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C.

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U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission headquarters in Washington, D.C.

Kroll settled with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission over its failure to adhere to credit-rating standards for commercial-mortgage bonds and collateralized loan obligations, just months after rival Morningstar Credit Ratings LLC was hit with an even larger penalty by the regulator.


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The recent fines are fueling concerns that rosy credit grades are masking deeper structural problems with the securities. The risks are particularly acute in the CMBS market, where shutdowns stemming from the coronavirus pandemic have battered revenues for malls, hotels and

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