Hanae Mori

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Hanae Mori
森 英恵
Hanae Mori in 1974
Mori in 1974
PronunciationMori Hanae
Born(1926-01-08)8 January 1926
Died11 August 2022(2022-08-11) (aged 96)
Tokyo, Japan
Alma materTokyo Women's Christian University
OccupationFashion designer
Years active1951–2004
Spouse(s)Ken Mori[1]

Hanae Mori (Japanese: 森 英恵, Hepburn: Mori Hanae, /həˌnɑː ˈmɔːri/, 8 January 1926 – 11 August 2022) was a Japanese fashion designer. She was the first Asian woman to be honored as an official haute couture design house by the Fédération française de la couture in France.[2] She was honored with the Order of Culture (Japan) in 1996.

Mori died on 11 August 2022 at her home in Tokyo, Japan from cardiopulmonary arrest at the age of 96.[3]

References[change | change source]

  1. "Who Says Butterflies Are Free? on a Hanae Mori Gown, They Cost $700 and Up". PEOPLE.com. 20 December 1976. Retrieved 15 October 2019.
  2. "Hanae Mori Haute Couture: Hanae Mori — The Work and Style". The Japan Times. 18 April 2015. Retrieved 30 June 2015.
  3. "Hanae Mori, renowned Japanese fashion designer, dies at 96". Kyodo News. 18 August 2022. Retrieved 18 August 2022.