This is such a beautiful Hanae Mori silk dress, and we think so embodies the butterflies that inspire so many of her designs!
This vintage dress was originally purchased at Bergdorf Goodman in the late 1970's or early 1980's but it fits right into today's styles.
The dress is silk chiffon and has a salmon pink silk sash for a belt. We love the split, sheer bell sleeves and the gorgeous blue and pink flowers against the striped orange and salmon print. The bodice is lined with a lightweight, sheer rayon, so the dress keeps its ethereal feel without any stiffness!
The skirt portion of the dress is actually a patterned silk that peeks through the patterned top sheer silk chiffon outer layer, which is split down the center, creating a beautiful effect.
This dress is better made than anything you will find today. It is made of 100% silk with a rayon lining. Excellent condition. Made in Japan. There is a back zipper with hook and eye closure and, thought the dress is labeled a vintage size 10, we think it would fit a modern day size 6, so we encourage you to use the measurements provided to assure a proper fit!
LENGTH from top of shoulders to waist: 17"
LENGTH from waist: 25" SHOULDERS: 15" SLEEVES: 24"