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Carol Lim & Humberto Leon

Co-Founders, Opening Ceremony

Carol Lim and Humberto Leon are co-founders of trendsetting boutique Opening Ceremony, a multi-brand boutique in New York, Los Angeles, Tokyo, Japan and London named after the Olympics tradition symbolizing a coming together of cultures. Carol and Humberto met as students at the University of California in Berkeley and launched Opening Ceremony in 2002, which introduced a rotating collaboration roster of multi-national brands that “visit” the stores each year. They were also first to introduce Americans to brands like Acne and Topshop. In 2011, Carol and Humberto were installed as creative directors at Kenzo, the Parisian label founded by Japanese Kenzo Takada in the 1970s.