hanae mori

1970s Hanae Mori Couture Hand Beaded Butterfly Set

The museum quality, amazing silk chiffon set by Hanae Mori is just spectacular. It is so rare to find one of her hand beaded pieces and when it also clearly showcases her signature butterfly into the design it makes it that much more special. This set has all three orignal pieces - the long flowing silk skirt, that wonderful little hand beaded shell and a silk chiffon jacket that sits over the other two pieces and gives the entire ensemble her signature caftan, goddess touch. The design is her own and screened onto the silk and includes her signature throughout. The cut has that draped, goddess, flowing feel to it that collectors crave when they look for the best of Hanae's pieces. This is couture on the highest level with everything about the piece deliberate and constructed to work as a whole. The top is a simple box cut tank with bead work hand applied to follow and highlight the pattern. The skirt flows to the floor and balances the top perfectly. The jacket has no closure except for a tie at the neck and sits over the other two pieces with each "sleeve" cut like a loose kimono sleeve. Museum quality. Excellent, seemingly unworn condition

The skirt is fully lined in a soft peach silk and has a second layer of silk chiffon between the top silk and then inner lining. It closes with a side zipper and flat hook & eye at the waist. Her signature tiny fabric covered snaps close the top portion of silk over the zipper. The top is unlined and closes with tiny hidden hook and eye all down the back. You can clearly see the handwork on the back. It also has fabric covered weights set along the back hem. The jacket has an full inner lining of silk chiffon and ties at the neck. Hand finished throughout. No label but the fabric is clearly signed throughout and there is no doubt that is is a Hanae Mori

Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across inside lining from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 18" flat across inside lining from side seam to side seam
Length: 19" from neck to hem

Shoulders: 16"
Sleeves: to 25" at longest points
Bust- hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 23" from neck to hem

Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Length: 40" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# DD1961

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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