Hanae Mori: She Symbolized the Rise of Japan as a Modern, Fashionable Nation and the Rise of the Working Woman

From an AP obit by Yuri Kageyama headlined “Hanae Mori, Japanese designer for films, empress, dies at 96”:

Designer Hanae Mori, known for her elegant signature butterfly motifs, numerous cinema fashions and the wedding gown of Japan’s empress, has died.

Mori symbolized the rise of Japan as a modern, fashionable nation and the rise of the working woman. She died at her Tokyo home, a few days after developing a mild fever, according to the Hanae Mori Office.