Nomads and peasants never looked so good. In the lyrical hands of Tadashi Shoji, sheaths and circle-skirted dresses were rendered in nude and jewel-toned bands of vintage Venetian lace. “A journey along the modern Silk Road,” Shoji called it. And for those rich hippies, he offered ikat-printed, tea-length dresses and pleated gowns. All enough to give anyone wanderlust.

Nomads and peasants never looked so good. In the lyrical hands of Tadashi Shoji, sheaths and circle-skirted dresses were rendered in nude and jewel-toned bands of vintage Venetian lace. “A journey along the modern Silk Road,” Shoji called it. And for those rich hippies, he offered ikat-printed, tea-length dresses and pleated gowns. All enough to give anyone wanderlust.

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