1970s Hanae Mori couture chrysanthemum printed silk overlay gown
RARE c. 1970s Japanese designer, couture Hanae Mori printed floral silk overlay gown with large printed silk chiffon caplet. Fitted bodice, semi sheer silk chiffon printed caplet. A rare museum quality garment. Original tags, sold in Bergdorfs in NYC. Back zip and ties at back. Marked a size 8.
Hanae Mori was born in 1926 in rural Japan. Hanae married a textile mill owners son, and began designing atelier in the shinjuku area of tokyo in 1951. It was in 1961 when Mori went to Paris to visit Coco chanel that completely changed her take on fashion, and realised her dream of designing haute couture. After this trip she designer her first ready to wear collection.
With groundbreaking success of her first perfume, Mori went international with her first boutique in New York located at Waldorf Aristoria. By 1975, Hanae Mori’s contemporary mix of western-Japanese designs had gained so much popularity that she was invited by Grace of Monaco to present her collection. She opened her shop at Paris’s Montaigne Avenue in 1977 and became a part of Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne later that year. She teamed up with Japan’s famous architect, Kenzo Tange to open the Hanae Mori shopping complex in Tokoyo. In 1985, Mori tried her hand at costume designing for Madama Butterfly for Milan’s La Scala theatre. With her intricate designs and attention to detail, Mori designed over 150 costumes for Cinderella, a ballet of Paris Opera.
Hanae Mori dresses are HIGHLY sought after and very rare. Noteably the silk/ silk chiffon pieces like this one.
Waist 27.5 max waist
Excellent, dry cleaned and ready to wear.