hanae mori

1970s Hanae Mori Red Silk Butterfly Print Kimono

I have worn variations of this exact kimono for years now whenever I head out for the evening. It is the perfect pop of color over a dress and is light and luxurious feeling for evening. I have even in a pinch wrapped and closed with with a large pin (and sometimes I have just belted it) at the front and worn it as a dress. It is absolutely stunning. Made entirely of  silk, this wonderful kimono from Hanae Mori has dramatic color mixed with a pretty  and romantic print.  The red is that perfect shade that flatters most skin tones and the print is done in pretty soft blues and greys. It looks to have never been worn or used and would be perfect to use as wedding kimono or on your honeymoon, or to top an evening ensemble. Of course it also works as a lingerie piece. The print is hand screened and painted with hauntingly beautiful butterflies that flit across the surface of the silk. The butterfly is a Hanae Mori signature and I love that they are used with such romantic abandon on this kimono as they trail across its surface. Excellent condition

The kimono is fully lined with a pale soft purple/blue tissue silk and has no closures.  The fabric is signed throughout. There is slight color transfer on the interior lining but does not affect the exterior. Tagged a S but the open, loose cut will allow it to fit just about any size.

Sleeves: approx 19" with an 11.5" drop from the dropped shoulder seam
Dropped shoulder seam is: 24.5" across
Bust: to 21.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 55.5" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA

Item# C433

Reference Photos: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture, for her weekly style column on our blog Curated. (Photos by Erin Leydon) Click here to see the full column >

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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