hanae mori

Romantic 1970s Hanae Mori Huge Pink Floral Print Silk Chiffon Dress w Grey Scale Backdrop

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 floral prints and when I find pieces with these bright and pretty colours and prints that are so definitely identifiable as her work I am very happy. I feel that pieces like this are among the very best representations of her work.

This is everything you look for in a piece by Hanae Mori. It has one of her custom designed prints screened onto a feather light silk that is then layered over another layer of a solid silk colour. This allows the two layer to float softly over each other to give the print on that top layer extra depth. The neckline is set in a scoop at the front with a pretty little gather at the center for detail. It skims loosely over the bodice to the seam at the waist. The waist is cut loose and easy and I added a pretty grosgrain ribbon that I will include just to bring the shape in a bit. You could easily wear it either way. The skirt falls from under that and gently widens out until it reaches the hem. The sleeves are so pretty and they billow out above the cuffs. The print has huge pink flowers over a grey scale backdrop and that bright burst of colour is perfect.  The dress is a stunning example of her work and beautifully made with hand rolled edges in part and hand finishes throughout. Overall great condition with a small note below

The body of the dress is lined in a pale grey silk. Each silk layer closes with its own series of her signature silk covered teeny tiny snaps. The loose and easy cut should allow it to fit a variety of sizes. Hand finished throughout. Hand rolled edges. The ribbon at the waist is not original but will be included with the dress. I see some small marks on the sleeves and there is a tiny area of yellowing under one arm. These get lost in the print and colour but mentioned for accuracy. Please see the photos after the label shot

Sleeves: 22.5" and up to 16" around the upper arm
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: up to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: up to 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 25" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item#  DD4303

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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