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Hanae Mori Lavender Angel Sleeve Dress, 1970s


Hanae Mori was a pioneer in the world of fashion bringing a heavy dose of authenticity to the age-old East-meets-West aesthetic. Through blending elements of Japanese sensibility, fine fabrics, and harmonious color stories, Mori’s designs mark a vital turning point in the global fashion market.

From the 1970s, this Hanae Mori dress is made from a delicate silk chiffon with a stunning landscape print. Blades of grass in a neutral grey spring from the hem as irises bloom throughout. Near the neckline, the serene lavender fades to a deeper purple as a dramatic streak of aubergine, red, white, and teal sweeps across the chest and left sleeve.

This dress features a classic jewel neckline and column silhouette that is contrasted by layered angel sleeves that complement the floral print. Light and stately, this dress exudes relaxation and sophistication making for a perfect hosting gown or evening dress. This dress could easily be belted and styled as a more casual day outfit.


Shoulders: 14 inches

Sleeves: 22 inches

Bust: 38 inches

Waist: 38 inches

Hips: 40 inches

Length: 52 inches

Hanae Mori’s signature can be found throughout the print adding some additional artistic flair. Fully lined in a matching lavender silk, this dress closes at centre back with a zip concealed by a series of tiny silk covered snaps.

The rare vintage dress is in good condition with some issues: Some fraying along the neckline and a 1.5-in repair to the left sleeve on the outer chiffon. On the lower portion of the sleeve, there is some yellowing and spots.

Still in strong wearing condition, this dress has been professionally eco dry cleaned and pressed. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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