Cross-Cultural Chic: Unraveling the Life and Legacy of Hanae Mori
February 25, 2021 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Virtual Event - Join fashion historian Ayaka Sano for a presentation on the Japanese couturier Hanae Mori presented by the Peabody Essex Museum and the Japan Society of Boston. Sano will then be joined in conversation by Petra Slinkard, PEM’s Nancy B. Putnam Curator of Fashion and Textiles. Hanae Mori, whose work is currently on view in the exhibition Made It: The Women Who Revolutionized Fashion, debuted her first ready-to-wear collection “East Meets West” in New York in 1965. The designer, now 95, also designed the flight attendant uniforms for Japan Air Lines, and the uniforms for Japanese Olympians in 1992 (Barcelona) and 1994 (Lillehammer). Her clients have included Empress Masako of Japan, Princess Grace of Monaco and First Ladies Hillary Rodham Clinton and Nancy Reagan.