Happy Birthday Hanae Mori...

Today is the birthday of Japanese fashion designer Hanae Mori, January 8, 1926...

✮ Her fashion house first opened in Japan in 1951.

Her designs have been seen on the runways of both Paris and New York and she is the only Japanese woman to have done so.

 She is the first Asian woman to admitted as an official Haute Couture design house by the federation francaise de la couture in France

She designed three uniforms for flight attendants of Japan Air Lines... the second (worn from 1970 to 1977) created quite a sensation because it included a minskirt.

✮ Hanae Mori's signature design inspiration is the butterfly. 

 She has made costumes for operas such as Madame Butterfly and Elektra....for ballets including Cinderella, and even musicals such as the Japanese production of Evita.

Here are some wonderful Hanae Mori pieces that you too could own...
shopCOLLECT on Etsy

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LolaAndBlack on Ets
SassySisterVintage on Etsy

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  1. that top dress is killing me! too bad it's a tad small in the bust. thanks for including my colorblock dress.

  2. Beautiful blog! I would have never known it was Hanae Mori's b-day if you wouldn't had said so. Thanks so much for including my dress ;-) Kim

  3. i love your blog..! looking forward to going through it :)