Early 1980s Hanae Mori Bamboo Print Silk Chiffon Dress
What a stunning Hanae Mori dress. It has the most wonderful print and color combination that manages to be bold and chic at the same time. It is a sheath cut maxi dress that is constructed from her signature feather light silk chiffon. The colors she chose for her print are beautiful - a deep red and blue, mixed with pops of white and navy. The dress is constructed from two layers of almost weightless silk with a custom designed pattern that covers the surface of the exterior layer. This gives the dress an airy light feel as it floats over the body. I love the huge stylized bamboo feeling print that covers the surface of the dress. The sleeves are long and left unlined with slits at the cuffs that add to the airy and light feel they have. Hanae is the only woman of Japanese descent to have presented on the Paris and New York Runways and the was first Asian woman to be admitted as an official Haute Couture atelier. Her sens of color and line are impeccable and you can see that in this stunning and vibrant example of her work. You can wear this loose and easy as shown or add a belt it to create more shape. It is so beautiful. Excellent condition.
The dress is made of three layers, the printed top silk chiffon layer seen, a middle solid silk chiffon layer and an inner silk lining. The sleeves are left unlined. It closes with a painted metal and nylon zipper that attached the two inner layers and the outer layer closes with a row of her signature teeny snaps. The neckline is finished with a padded piping that extends and ties at the back. Hand finishes. Tagged a vintage 6
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 56" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.