hanae mori

1970s Hanae Mori Couture Silk Chiffon Scenic Floral Dress

This is a museum quality, absolutely beautiful, 1970s silk chiffon gown that is both iconic and instantly recognizable as a Hanae Mori. The best of her peices are little works of art and this one is no exception. This is everything you look for in a Hanae Mori piece. It has one of her spectacular and custom designed prints on a feather light silk chiffon with an inner silk twill base. The print is a serene scene of mountains and boughs with huge flowers trailing across the surface for impactful pops of color.. The cut has her signature draped and 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 done to work and sync with the rest. The printed inner dress is made of a scarf weight silk twill and is a simple sheath dress with a easy tubular cut that widens slightly as it reaches the hem. Over this a floating caftan of printed chiffon. Huge cape-like "sleeves" trail from the neckline and wrap around to the back with each side going right to the floor and buttoning at the top of the back with fabric covered buttons. It even has its original silk chiffon sash that can be used to cinch the waist, be worn around the neck or even used as a head covering. It is an amazing find and very beautiful. Excellent, museum quality condition

The inner silk dress is fully lined in a pink silk and closes with a back painted metal zipper. The silk layer over this closes over the zipper with her signature teeny tiny snaps. The sleeve overlay closes at the top back with fabric covered buttons. Hand finishes.

Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 56" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2652

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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