1970s Hanae Mori Couture Beaded Silk Chiffon Dress
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 the design is as beautiful as this one is, it just makes it that much more special. This set has all three original pieces - the long flowing silk skirt that tops a flowing hand beaded silk column gown and the little silk satin strapless dress that sits under the other two pieces. I love that you can wear it with or without the skirt and get two very distinct looks. With out the skirt it has a more formal feel and once the skirt is added it really 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 sheath dress is a simple cut with bead work hand applied to follow and highlight the neckline and shoulders. The skirt wraps and secures over this and once on, flows to the floor in a beautiful drape of silk chiffon. The effect of the two layered over each other is wonderful. I love how the skirt waist band has a heavy and dense applique of bead work to give it that little extra pop. A charming little extra bead work is done over the design in the silk just above the waist as well. Museum quality. Excellent, seemingly unworn condition
None of the three pieces are lined individually but act as lining once layered over each other. The inner silk stain strapless column acts as the lining for the dress and slip on with elastic at its top hem. The main dress closes a series of silk covered buttons down the back and hook & eye at the back neck. Her signature tiny fabric covered snaps sit at each cuff. The skirt wraps and closes with tiny hidden snaps and hook & eye. Nude hand made, rounded shoulder pads. You can clearly see the handwork on the back of the fabric.
Inner silk satin strapless dress
Top elastic: 14-20"
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam and widens to 20" the rest of the way to the hem
Length: 50" from top to hem
Shoulders: approx 16"
Sleeves: 24" at longest points
Bust- hips: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 57" from neck to hem
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam (could be adjusted up to 1 inch if needed
Length: to 47" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing equivalent: 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.
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