hanae mori

1970s Hanae Mori Silk Chiffon Beautifully Printed Caftan Dress

This Hanae Mori dress is stunning with its wonderful color combination that effortlessly combines her love of fabric and print. It is full length, easy to wear and  constructed from feather light silk chiffon. The colors are beautiful, mixing a deep red with blues along with pops of white and navy. The dress is constructed from two layers of silk chiffon with a custom designed pattern that covers the surface of the exterior layer. This gives the dress an airy light feel as it floats over the body. I love the huge stylized print that covers the surface of the dress. The sleeves are long and left unlined with slits at the cuffs that add to the airy and light feel they have. The nod to a caftan in the cut make it easy to wear and flattering to a variety of figures. Hanae was the first woman of Japanese descent whose label was admitted as an official Haute Couture atelier. Her sense of color and line are impeccable and you can see that in this wonderful example of her work. You can wear this loose and easy as shown, or add a belt it to create more shape. Excellent condition.

The dress is  made of three layers, the printed, top silk chiffon layer, a middle solid silk chiffon layer and an inner silk lining. The sleeves are left unlined. It closes with a painted metal and nylon zipper that attaches the two inner layers. The outer layer of silk closes with a row of her signature tiny, silk covered snaps. The neckline is finished with a padded piping that extends and ties at the back. Hand finished. Tagged a vintage 6

Sleeves: 22"
Shoulders: 13"
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 56" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD2694

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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