1975 Hanae Mori Couture Grey Floral Silk Chiffon Billow-Sleeve Illusion Gown


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1975 Hanae Mori Couture Grey Floral Silk Chiffon Billow-Sleeve Illusion Gown

$1,400.00 USD

ID: 0923175

Size: medium

Condition: Excellent

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Breathtaking, iconic and instantly recognizable gown by Hanae Mori dating back to the mid 1970's. 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. She returned to her small Tokyo office, where she had been designing significant numbers of costumes for directors including Ozu, Oshima and Kurosawa. By 1965 she had launched her own collection and had orders from prestigious stores such as Neiman Marcus. This gown 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 stunning watercolor garden psychedelic prints. The dress also comes with it's matching thin-strap slip in pure silk so it literally feels weightless! The mix of grey, fuchsia and green with a splash of white is pure genius. I adore the sculpted billow-sleeves that are cut quite wide with thin cuffs. The unique high-neck illusion nipped-waist bodice really brings this show-stopper to another level. The skirt flows to the floor with a perfect goddess vibe!

Bust: 33-34 inches
Waist: 28 inches
Hips: Free Flowing
Sleeve Length: 23 inches
Total Length: 60 inches

This vintage Hanae Mori Couture dress is in excellent condition with no rips,stains or holes. Closes with a low, hand set back metal skirt-zipper. From the waist up it closes with a series of hand covered fabric snaps. Original under-slip included. This gown is over 40 years old and is truly stunning!