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Hanae Mori, a designer for Japan's films, working women and an empress, dies

Added 08-18-22 12:07:02am EST - “Hanae Mori symbolized the rise of Japan as a modern, fashionable nation and the rise of the working woman.” - Npr.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Npr.org: “Hanae Mori, a designer for Japan's films, working women and an empress, dies”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Japanese fashion designer Hanae Mori, center, is applauded by models after the presentation of her 1997-98 fall-winter haute couture collection presented in Paris, July 9, 1997. Michel Lipchitz/AP hide caption

Japanese fashion designer Hanae Mori, center, is applauded by models after the presentation of her 1997-98 fall-winter haute couture collection presented in Paris, July 9, 1997.

TOKYO — Designer Hanae Mori, known for her elegant signature butterfly motifs, numerous cinema fashions and the wedding gown of Japan's empress, has died, local media reported Thursday. She was 96.

Mori symbolized the rise of Japan as a modern, fashionable nation and the rise of the working woman. The reports said she died Aug. 11, but other details were not immediately available.

Empress Masako wore a Hanae Mori wedding gown when she married Emperor Naruhito, then the crown prince, in 1993. Mori also designed uniforms for Japan Airlines flight attendants, bank clerks, high school students and the Japanese team at the Barcelona Olympics.

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