hanae mori

Prettiest 1970s Hanae Mori Pink Cotton Bird Print Dress w Wide Caped Sleeves

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. Hanae Mori excelled at these beautiful prints and when I find pieces with one of her bird prints on it I am very happy. I feel that pieces like this are among the very best representations of her work.

This is an easy to wear and fun little piece of her work. I have had it in green a couple of times before and I loved finding this wonderful and happy feeling pink example. The dress is easy-to-wear and can go from day to evening with a quick change of accessories and shoes. It is utterly gorgeous and has all the hallmarks of the best of what Hanae Mori could do. It is made out of a soft polished cotton feeling fabric that is super comfortable once on the body. The colors are vibrant and bright. The backdrop colour is a soft pink that has abstract circles of a deeper pink over it. Onto that pretty backdrop is a large bird design that has them flying over the surface. These bold and beautiful birds fly across the dress in an array of bright pinks, blues and purple. They have been captured mid-flight and seem about to fly off the pink backdrop. The waist is banded and you can wear it loose and easy or you can add something to cinch it in. I've added a pink grosgrain ribbon for some of the shots that I put just above that seam so you can see how easy it is to add shape. The neckline is cut onto a V and the bodice is full and easy. The skirt widens out as it nears the hem. Hidden front pockets lie along the front seaming detail that runs down the skirt. The sleeves are gorgeous. They are wide and set on a curve for a slight caped feel over the shoulders. It is a very pretty little dress. Excellent condition.

Unlined and slips on to wear. The grosgrain ribbon is not original to the dress but will be included. The waist has to be able to go past your shoulders or your hips to get the dress on

Shoulders: no true defined seam
Bust: no true defined side seams
Waist: to 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of shoulder to top waist seam
Skirt: 40" from top waist seam to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4175

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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