Hanae Mori, Carnegie Hall Fashion Show, 1990

Hanae Mori

Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall
New York, United States

Mori, born in Shimane, Japan, in 1926, worked as a film costume designer before turning to fashion. Her Spring/Summer 1989 Haute Couture collection was admired for “combining impeccable Western dressmaking skills with the beauty of Japanese culture elements, such as calligraphy printed on silk chiffon.”


  • Title: Hanae Mori, Carnegie Hall Fashion Show, 1990
  • Creator: Hanae Mori
  • Fashion House: Hanae Mori
  • Provenance: May 16, 1990, the stage of Carnegie Hall was transformed into a fashion runway for An Evening of Fashion & Music at Carnegie Hall. For the first time in the United States, nineteen top international fashion designers joined in a cooperative effort to present creations from each of their Fall 1990 collections, in a gala benefit for Carnegie Hall.
  • Fashion Show: Carnegie Hall Fashion Show
  • Season: Fall 1990
  • Type: Gown
  • Photographer: Steve J. Sherman
  • Medium: Calligraphic design

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