Aug 18, 2022
By Jeremy Logan
Japanese fashion designer Hanae Mori has died at the age of 96.
She designed the wedding gown of Japan’s empress as well as costumes for many renowned films of the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Her elegant signature butterfly motifs were known as a status symbol for working women.
Mori also designed uniforms for flight attendants, high school students and the Japanese team at the Barcelona Olympics.
She was a pioneer of a generation of Japanese designers who became globally prominent and her international business extended to perfumes and publishing.
Mori’s office says she died August 11th at her Tokyo home after developing a fever.