Gorgeous 1970s Hanae Mori Pink Scenic Print Wrap Skirt & Button Down Top Set
Hanae was the first 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 to La Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. Her work is exceptional. This set is an amazing example of how she could design for a younger audience and still keep to her aesthetic.
I am a huge Hanae Mori fan. Like the jersey pant suit I just sold a few days ago, a skirt set is perhaps not what you first think of when you think of her work but once you see it you realize that it shows how broad her range was. This set is made up of a fabulous little button down top and a matching wrap and tie at the waist full length skirt. Each is made from a different fabric and both of her choices hold that gorgeous bright print perfectly. That amazing print covers the entire surface of both pieces and I love the little butterflies in blue that flit here and there over the surface to add a pop of colour. She was just a master at colour and print. The skirt is made out of an opaque fabric that is a mix of a linen with a touch of cotton to keep it from wrinkling. To wear it you simply loop its ties through a hole at the side of the waist and then wrap it around you and tie into place. Where it overlaps at the front you get a bit of an opening so that when you walk or sit you see a flash of leg. The top is the definition of the seventies button down. It has a sharply pointed collar and long straight sleeves with button cuffs. It buttons down the front and is cut to fit the body. All of the buttons are pink and embossed with an HM raised font. The top is made out of a light weight cotton that has just a touch of transparency to it. I love how both pieces have the same print but because the fabrics have a different opaqueness quality to them you get this wonderful contrast between the two. It is incredibly easy to wear and travel with. You can wear both pieces together for a strong statement look or break up the set and wear them as separates with other pieces in your closet for lots of styling options. It looks to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition with a minor note below
Both pieces are unlined. The skirt wraps to close and ties. The top buttons down the front and at each cuff. The waist measurement is adjustable. Tagged a vintage size 8. There is grubbiness to the inside collar and a couple small spots on one cuff. Please see the label shot and the shot after that
Sleeves: approx 23"
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 26" from neck to hem
Waist: adjustable with the tie
Hips: 18-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 41" from waist to hem with 3.5" turned up under the hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML based on the top, the skirt can probably go to a 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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