Spring 1977 Hanae Mori Fan & Flower Print Blue Yukata Cotton Dress
This gorgeous dress by Hanae Mori is a personal favorite and I was happy to be able to document it to her 1977 collection. I love that it is made from a printed yukata cotton, a fabric traditionally used for more casual summer kimonos. The reference photo shows other, similar dresses from that same collection.
You see most of her work done on silks and this fabric choice brings a deeper dimension to the print. It allowed her to make the white parts of her design a stark contrast to the deep blue and keep the edges of the print crisp and clean. I also love that she uses two prints to contrast the bodice from the skirt. On the bodice the print is larger and depicts beautiful round fans, whereas the skirt has a vertical lines with pretty little flowers scattered among them. The top is cut from four overlapping panels that cross over each other at the front and back. The back utilizes the design in how the dress closes with cleverly set hidden snaps and hooks that follow the edges to open the waist and bust to allow you to slip it on. The skirt is set just under the bust and then falls to the floor in a gently widening sweep of fabric. It is very pretty and yet still a striking and unusual piece. Excellent condition.
Unlined and slips on to wear with hidden hook and snaps that open the waist and bust. Elastic through the high set waist. Attached ties at the waist that you can wrap and tie for more shape. The cut will allow it to fit a variety of sizesBust: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Elastic at the seam under the bust: 13-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Natural waist: open
Hips: to 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 11" from top of shoulder to seam under bust
Skirt: 45" from seam under bust to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED
Reference Photo: Hanae Mori Spring 1977 Collection Presentation.
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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