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Hanae Mori, renowned Japanese fashion designer, dies at 96

By Khairat Sulaiman Jaruma

Hanae Mori, the Japanese couturier who emerged from the ruins of World War II to build a $500 million fashion house that popularized East-West styles and symbolized the rise of postwar Japan, died on August, 11 at her home in Tokyo. She was 96.

Her office confirmed the death on Thursday without specifying a cause. It said she had fallen ill two days before her death.

Source: The New York Times