Ethereal 1970s Silk Chiffon Print Hanae Mori Dress
I am such a huge Hanae Mori fan and this particular dress is sublime. It really feels of this season and so fresh and modern still that it is easy to imagine slipping it on and going out the same day it arrives at your door. It is made of two layers of silk through the skirt - the inner layer is a luxurious silk twill feather and the outer a feather light silk chiffon that floats over the interior. Both layers have been custom screened with one of her beautiful prints and the effect of the two prints layered over each other is quite beautiful and adds an unexpected depth to the print. Once the dress is slipped on, it feels like it weighs next to nothing and simply floats around you. The print is a beautifully simple, yet striking, mix of an off-white and a soft chocolate brown with an added splash of a purple mixed in. The design is pure Hanae and the print is just extraordinary and beautiful. The neck is gently scooped at the front and there is a deeper V cut at the back and it is cut wide across. The sleeves are cut to pouf out slightly just above their cuffs and like the bodice have been left unlined so have an airy feminine feel to them. The skirt flows to the floor in a perfect soft flowing column of silk and the column allowed by the two layers gives it a pretty floating feel. Excellent condition.
The interior of the skirt is interline lined with a white silk. The sleeves and bodice are left unlined. It closes at the back at the waist with a low, hand set painted back zipper on the interior skirt layer. From the waist up it closes with a series of hand covered fabric hooks and snaps and these also close the exterior skirt over the zipper. Each cuff has a hidden set fabric covered snaps. Hand finished through out to demi-couture standards.
Slightly inset shoulders: 13.5"
Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17.5" from natural neck to waist
Skirt: 41" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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