Hanae Mori, the pioneer designer who dressed Grace Kelly and Empress Masako, is dead

Sumary of Hanae Mori, the pioneer designer who dressed Grace Kelly and Empress Masako, is dead:

  • She represented the face of women’s emancipation and entrepreneurship in a profoundly conservative country like Japan in the 1950s, where she opened the first boutiques.
  • Her love was instantaneous, so much so that Grace Kelly invited her to show in Monaco.
  • In the seventies her light and loose tunics also won over Princess Grace Kelly, who was looking for new inspiration after Monsieur Dior’s structured dresses.
  • From that moment, her path has been all on the rise: Hanae Mori wanted to pay homage to the Japanese tradition with impalpable and precious fabrics and delicate prints, from flowers to the famous butterflies.
  • The Japanese designer died at the age of 96: her death occurred on August 11th but the news has only just been disclosed.
  • By that time, Madame Mori had also conquered European fashion: not only was the designer the first Japanese woman to head an international company, with boutiques on both sides of the Atlantic, but she was also the first Asian woman to sit in the prestigious Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture in France.
  • They called her Madame Butterfly for the elegance of the butterfly prints of her dresses, but she had little in common with the heroine of Puccini’s melodrama: indeed, Hanae Mori was a pioneer and a revolutionary.

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