Fashion Designer. Opened her first atelier in 1951. Designed numerous cinema costumes. Presented her first overseas collection in New York in 1965 to be highly acclaimed as " EAST MEETS WEST ". In 1977. opened her Haute Couture Maison in Paris.
Since then she expanded her worldwide design activities as the only Asian member of La Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. Highly acclaimed as an " Ambassador for Beauty " for her international accomplishment and as a pioneer in the Japanese fashion industry. Currently she established HANAE MORI FOUNDATION to be active in holding exhibitions of Hanae Mori Haute Couture Collection and to provide support for young talents, etc.
with the concept of " Made by hand ". Received many awards, including the " Asahi Prize " " Purple Ribbon Decoration " " Order of Culture " " Officier de la Légion d'Honneur " and many others.