Incredible Spring 2000 Hanae Mori Silk Chiffon Pastel Butterfly Print Dress
The butterfly print is perhaps the most iconic of the Hanae Mori designs and this dress feature that print in the most beautiful way. This silk chiffon dress is instantly recognizable as a Hanae Mori despite its lack of a label. This is everything you look for in a Hanae piece. It has that wonderful custom designed butterfly print screened onto a feather light silk chiffon on both the exterior overlay and on the inner dress. This allows the two prints on each layer to be slightly offset giving the print an extra dimension of depth. The cut of the top layer has that draped flowing feel to it that collectors crave when they look for the best of Hanae's pieces. The inner dress is made of a scarf weight silk covering a satin lining and is cut in a simple sheath silhouette. Over this a floating sleeved caftan of printed chiffon slips over the inner dress and simply buttons at the back neck. The sleeves are cut wide and have slits running up their sides to add to the floating feel of the dress. I love the ankle length cut of the dress - it is the perfect length to allow a pretty shoe to peek forward. Excellent condition
The inner silk slip dress serves as the lining. It slips on to wear. The caftan overlay closes at the back of the neck with a fabric covered button. There is only a period appropriate Saks Fifth Avenue tag. There is a smudge of a mark on the silk chiffon on the sleeves and near the seam of the arm but nothing that really detracts. The cut will allow it to fit on a variety of sizes.
Sleeves: 24" (outer dress)
Shoulders: 16" (outer dress)
Bust: 20" (inner dress) flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 21" (inner dress) flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 22" (inner dress) flat across from side seam to side seam
Length of both: 54" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
Reference Photos: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture, by Erin Leydon. (See more on Instagram)
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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