RESERVED DO not BUY Hanae Mori 1970s Vintage Couture Label Harrods Kimono Sleeve FloatyFloral Beaded Maxi Dress S M


Beautiful Hand painted Silk Hanae Mori couture dress dating from the 1970s -

The Designer -

The youngest child of five and only daughter of a fashion conscious father, Hanae Mori (b. 1926) grew to share his love of fashion, texture, and colour. She went to public school, then university in Tokyo, studying literature. During the war she had to suspend her studies to work, then married a son of a wealthy and successful textile manufacturer. She returned to study after a few years of homemaking and focused on fashion.

Whilst on holiday in Paris in 1960, Mori had a fateful fitting with Coco Chanel. She claimed this meeting changed her life and she challenged herself to realise 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. She had been thinking of throwing in the towel, but this meeting gave her new enthusiasm and a new challenge. By 1965 she had launched her own collection and had orders from prestigious stores such as Neiman Marcus.

In 1975 Mori moved to France and showed her collection in Paris, where she soon opened her atelier in 1977. She has since been commuting between Paris and Tokyo.

Mori is the Queen of Couture in Japan and she has the patronage of Princess Masako, who favours her refined suits and floral evening gowns for formal functions. Her trademark east-meets-west blend of Mao collars, kimono sleeves, and Western couture techniques have graced the likes of both Nancy Reagan and Hillary Clinton, Princess Grace of Monaco, and Sophie Marceau. (Taken from The Vintage Fashion Guild )

The Dress -

Beautiful floaty hand painted silk dress with stunning floor length kimono sleeves.

Has hand beaded neck with bugle beads, which extends down to the bust and just over the shoulder to give the dress a little bit of sparkle.

Hand painted floral pattern on dress and sleeves. The dress has two layers of silk on top of a Rayon lining and has back zip then covered tiny popper fasteners. Has a hand rolled hem and is slightly darker than shown in photos

Has a Harrods label as well as the Hanae Mori couture label - Made in Japan

The dress is in very good condition , although there are a few issues
There are a few beads missing throughout - this is especially noticeable on the neckline where the third row of bugle beads are missing. There's a few odd missing beads on bust too and loose threads - easily remedied.

There are five small holes in one of the kimono sleeves , and dress may need a dry clean - price reflects this. I can provide more images on request.


Bust - 35 inch
Waist - 34 inch
Hips - 40 inch
Length - 52 inch although the sleeves hang longer

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