Fashion Find from The Lowe Collective: Hanae Mori (1926-2022) was a figure of Japanese fashion, the first designer to enter the Parisian Haute Couture scene, her talent and career have been unanimously acclaimed by the international press. "Madame Butterfly" as she is known, has dressed personalities from around the world, from Grace Kelly to Hillary Clinton, including Masako, Empress of Japan in 2019. Beyond the famous designer and her influence on the artistic scene, Hanae Mori has been a pioneer with panache for the emancipation of women in Japan. A perfume of elegance with notes of "Butterfly" will still shine long from East to West.
In 1988, she received a Purple Ribbon Medal of Honor from the Government of Japan. In 1989 Mori was awarded the French Legion of Honor by President François Mitterrand of France. In 1996, Mori was awarded the Order of Culture by the Emperor of Japan.
REF: Hanae Mori Parfums and Wikipedia
The pre-loved top features a front closure with six monogrammed “HM” buttons, an extra button sewn in on the interior tag, short sleeves gathered at the shoulder, the “HM” logo stitched throughout the fabric, and six front vertical rows of delicate lacing. It’s a jewel.
The fabric is woven with the brand logo HM.
Color: Sage Green
Bust: 20” across measured flat
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