Madama Butterfly: the amazing story of Japanese designer Hanae Mori – she dressed Empress Masako and Grace Kelly24.08.2022
Two educations, a husband, a child and your own business – now you will not see anyone like that, but for that time, Hanae made a real revolution. And we must pay tribute to her husband, who did not demand an evening dinner from his wife, but, on the contrary, helped her in everything. In fact, Ken Mori served as CEO. Through the efforts of a couple, a small Tokyo atelier has turned into a boutique in Ginza, one of the most expensive areas of Tokyo.
Hanae began to collaborate with directors: she created costumes for cinema, theater and opera. Mori’s “filmography” contains more than three hundred paintings.
In 1961, Hanae went to Paris. In France, she began to visit famous fashion houses, but not as a designer, but as a rich client. She came to Hubert Givenchy, Marc Boan (Dior), Pierre Cardin and Coco Chanel – and ordered dresses and suits from them. And then I watched how they work: they carry out fittings and communicate with clients. Coco Chanel made the greatest impression on Maury. According to Hanae, she was interested in the client when other couturiers perceived women in the context of a powerful man.