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Hanae Mori Retrospective in Paris


If you’re in Paris, you might want to catch this:

Hanae Mori began her prestigious career as a costume designer in the post-war Japan movie scene. In 1965 she presented her famous collection, “East Meets West” in New York, and in 1979 she became the only Asian designer to be admitted to La Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. Commemorating her prestigious career, the Hanae Mori Foundation will be presenting a retrospective at La Maison de l’Amerique Latine in Paris from October 6th to the 27th. In addition to her more famous pieces the website informs us that the exhibition will feature an animated robot mannequin designed by Tatsuya Matsui and dressed by Ms. Mori in an effort “to be a hyphen with [the] 21st century rather than pure nostalgia.” It should be a lovely exhibition, so if you’re in Paris at the time, go and check it out. (