TAKE ME BACK Tuesday - Hanae Mori - Fashion Designer. She sure made a statement in the fashion world and continues to do so although she is "retired" from design....to have a successful career like that for so many years is inspiring. Bold colors, women wearing clothes that aren't afraid to make a statement....I love it all. And her signature motif is the ever popular butterfly. "born January 8, 1926, Hanae is a fashion designer in Japan. She is the only Japanese woman to have presented her collections on the runways of Paris and New York, and the first Asian woman to be admitted as an official haute couture design house by the fédération française de la couture in France. Her fashion house, opened in Japan in 1951, grew to become a $500 million international business by the 1990s. Mori has retired from the runway but still has a few boutiques in Tokyo's fashionable Harajuku neighborhood, including one in the Hotel Okura. Her fragrance division, Hanae Mori Parfums, is still active and produces a series of acclaimed fragrances."