hanae mori

1970s Silk Chiffon Hanae Mori Maxi Dress

A late 1970s Hanae Mori caftan maxi dress done in a feather light silk chiffon. The gown is cut super model long and is constructed of two layers of almost weightless silk. I love the exotic Asian feel combined with the sleekness of the seventies silhouette that the dress has. The customs designed screened floral pattern is a nod to her Japanese heritage. I love how it gives the dress a delicate, romantic feeling and is a stunning match to the lightness of the fabric. It has a high slit on one leg to break the length of all that silk and each sleeve is left unlined and billows delicately. A nod to the thirties is seen in the diamond gathered detailing atop each shoulder. Hanae is the only woman of Japanese descent to have presented on the Paris and New York Runways and the first Asian woman to be admitted as an official haute couture house. You can see why in this stunning and romantic example of her work. I love it as presented but you could of course belt it to create more shape. Excellent condition.

Shoulders: 14" from seam to seam
Bust: 19" from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Total: 60" from mid back of the neck to bottom hem
Sleeves: 27" from shoulder seam to longest point
Slit up leg: 25"

The dress is fully lined in a black semi sheer silk chiffon with the sleeves left unlined. It closes with a back painted metal zipper and buttons at the cuffs. There are hook and eye on the exterior silk chiffon layer to cover the zipper when it is worn. Hand finishes.

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# DD785

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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