An iconic and instantly recognizable Hane Mori couture caftan gown dating back to her 1969-70 collection. Whilst on a Paris holiday in 1960, Mori had a fateful fitting with Coco Chanel. She claimed this meeting changed her life and she challenged herself to realize her own dream of designing haute couture. By 1965 she had launched her own line and had orders from prestigious stores such as Neiman Marcus and Saks Fifth Avenue. This is everything you look for in a Hanae Mori garment. Made of feather light silk-chiffon that has been custom screened with one of her spectacular fuchsia pink rose-garden psychedelic prints. It has her spectacular custom designed psychedelic-rainbow print on "light as a feather" silk-chiffon. The cut has that draped goddess feel that collectors crave when they look for the best of Hanae's pieces. The bodice has two wide sweeping curved panels that cut away to reveal the arms if desired. I adore the solid fuchsia pink lining that peeks through with movement. The inner sheath is made of layers of silk with the custom screened silk-chiffon on the exterior. Hanae is the only 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. You can clearly see why in this magnificent example of her work.
Bust: 35-36 inches
Waist: 30 inches
Hips: up to 40 inches
Total Length: 56 inches
This 1969-70 Hanae Mori designer couture gown is in good wearable condition with rips, holes or alternations. The workmanship is immaculate, duel layered and all hand-finished. Perfectly working back zipper and metal snaps. Only signs of wear are some small pulls to the silk and one very faint spot near the bottom hemline. Please message for more detail pictures. Due to the historic nature of the garment, cleaning left to the purchaser. An investment piece that will only continue to increase in value.