At the age of 19, she was the youngest winner of Soen Awards, a gateway to success in fashion industry, when she was taking a design course at Bunka Fashion College. She is based in Tokyo and participated in Paris Fashion Weeks in 1978-2000.
Osaka Expo 2025 Invitation Ambassador
2017 Appointed a Person of Cultural Merit by the government of Japan
2021 Appointed Chevalier of the Legion of Honor by the government of France