1980s Hanae Mori Silk Butterfly Skirt & Top - size 8/10

 

 

 

Japanese designer Hanae Mori is one who really designs for women, and is renowned for her 'restrained elegance'. What a delicious confection she created this time.  In a luscious silk crepe de chine, her trade mark butterflies flutter all over a magenta background that has a subtle tone-on-tone cloud pattern. A raglan sleeve has a pleated gusset running down the arm that ultimately tapers to the wrist with four self-covered buttons. Turn around and you have twelve more buttons from top of the ballet neckline to the hem. Finally the whole thing is finished off in a triple pleated band around the hem - and that's just the top! The skirt is straight with a side zipper and hook closure on the waistband, and is  fully lined in magenta silk. The top measures: Bust 43", waist 43", hip 39", sleeve length (from edge of neckline to cuff) 27", total Length 25.5". Skirt measures: Waist 30", hip 42", length 27". Designed for the Hanae Mori Boutique, both pieces are in excellent condition.  $165