1970s Hanae Mori Green & Tropical Bird Caftan Dress
This is the second time I have had a version of this dress in the shop and each time I find one love it even more. It is one of those perfect, pretty, easy summer dresses that you can wear to just about any event and it easily goes from day to evening. It is utterly gorgeous and has all the hallmarks of the best of what Hanae Mori could do. The colors are stunning and the palette she used for it are vibrant and bright. The soft backdrop print is a brilliant mint green that has touches of blue in it and this has been screened onto a soft, polished cotton feeling fabric. Onto that pretty backdrop are a design that has huge exotic birds flying over its surface. These bold and beautiful birds fly across the dress in an array of bright pinks and corals and they seem about to fly off the green backdrop. It is cut in an easy to wear caftan style with an elastic through the waist. A tie belt in the same fabric allows you to cinhc it in for more shape if you want. The bodice is full and easy and the skirt widens as it nears the hem. Hidden front pockets are hidden along the front seaming detail that runs down the dress. The bodice is left loose and easy and the neckline is cut a V. The sleeves are left loose and wide with no seams at the arms to break the lines of the print. I actually own one of these myself and wear it endlessly. An absolutely wonderful piece. Excellent condition.
Unlined and slips on to wear with elastic at the waist. It has its original tie belt that can be used to cinch in the waist more. The color in person is a touch more vibrant and more of a true green in person then how it photoed. The easy cut allows for a range of sizes.
Shoulders: no true defined seam
Bust: no true defined side seams
Waist: 14-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of shoulder to top waist seam
Skirt: 40" from top waist seam to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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