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Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

More than a mere tastemaker, Karl Lagerfeld devoted himself to the continual pursuit of chic. “My life and my job,” the designer once said, “is to forget myself.” From his first collection at Chanel — after joining the brand in the early 1980s — he injected the venerable house with a frisson of modernity. Vintage Karl Lagerfeld designs for Chanel handbags, evening dresses, coats, jewelry and other clothing and accessories riffed on its iconography — tweed skirt suits, pearls, camellias — accenting a lexicon of Chanel-isms with tastes of the moment.

During his five-decade career as a designer for Chanel, Fendi, Chloé and many others, Lagerfeld was a quintessential chameleon, ever evolving to embody the times. An outsize, instantly recognizable personality — his ponytail powdered like an 18th-century viscount, his eyes perpetually shielded by dark glasses, wearing fistfuls of chunky silver jewels — Lagerfeld was, above all, an avatar of style.

Born in Hamburg (in 1933, ’35, or ’38 by varying accounts), Karl Lagerfeld packed his bags for Paris in 1954. His design for a coat won him the International Wool Secretariat and landed him a job with the celebrated couturier Pierre Balmain. He went on to become the designer of Jean Patou, eventually realizing that his seemingly endless ideas could fuel a career as a designer-for-hire. As such, Lagerfeld lent his vision to everyone from Loewe and Max Mara to Krizia and Charles Jourdan, nimbly moving among a diverse range of styles. It was an unprecedented way of working in the days when freelance was still a dirty word. During the late ’60s and ’70s, he refashioned Chloé to reflect the free spirit of the day and, beginning in 1965, joined forces with the Fendi family, taking it from sleepy furrier to fashion’s haute-est stratum.

Because of his track record for reviving and reimagining brands that had grown stagnant, in 1984 Lagerfeld was handed the reins at Chanel, which had been gathering dust since its founder’s heyday. Lagerfeld’s collections for the brand displayed his knack for synthesizing old and new, high and low. From Watteau (Spring/Summer 1985 couture) and Serge Roche (Spring/Summer 1990 ready-to-wear) to hip-hop fly girls (Fall/Winter 1991 ready-to-wear), surfers (Spring/Summer 2003 ready-to-wear) and ancient Egypt (Pre-Fall 2019), Lagerfeld used each season’s inspiration to conceive Chanel’s signatures anew. And despite producing eight collections a year for Chanel, as well as four to five for Fendi, Lagerfeld never faltered in proposing new ideas each time he put pencil to paper.

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Designer: Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
F/W 1993 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Runway Velvet Boned Corset Gold Chain Dress
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: an absolutely incredible black velvet Chanel chain dress, designed by Karl Lagerfeld. From the Fall/Winter 1993 collection, this fabulous dress debuted on the s...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

C. 1995 Chanel Ballerina Sheer Black Mesh Bustier Dress w/ Tulle & Bows
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: Circa 1995 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld- has a boutique label but it is a couture handmade piece as you can see from the photo of the inner bodice. The center of the bustier al...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

SS 1997 RTW Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Camelia Print Dress
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Prague, CZ
A stunning cotton Chanel dress as seen on the runway of one of the most iconic Chanel RTW shows in the 1990s. Size FR 38 Measurements (flat lay on one side): Shoulder to should...
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1990s Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

F/W 1993 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Velvet Boned Corset Gold Chain CC Button Dress
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: an absolutely incredible black velvet Chanel chain dress, designed by Karl Lagerfeld. From the Fall/Winter 1993 collection, the dress features a black velvet bo...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Vintage S/S 1998 Chanel Black Cut-Out Bodycon Pin-Up Wiggle Dress
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1998 Chanel CONDITION: Excellent FABRIC: Nylon & Spandex COUNTRY MADE: France SIZE: 42- fits S/M best may stretch to a large. MEASUREMENTS; provided as a courtesy only-...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

F/W 1993 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Runway Velvet Boned Corset Flare Silk Dress
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a stunning boned corset Chanel dress, designed by Karl Lagerfeld. From the Fall/Winter 1993 collection, this dress debuted on the season's runway modeled by Est...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

CHANEL 1994 Legendary Black & White Faux Fur Cashmere Dress by Karl Lagerfeld
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Arnsberg, NW
CHANEL 1994. Autumn. Legandary cashmere dress with black and white striped faux fur from Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld. From Lagerfeld's world famous '94 RTW collection. Runway Naomi Ca...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Vintage 1990 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Documented Graphic Print Silk Mini Dress
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Chanel is known to be one of the most luxurious and decadent fashion houses in the world. This gorgeous black & white abstract silk documented dress from Karl Lagerfeld's iconic 1990...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

NWT Chanel Cruise 2004 Size 40 Grey Silk Jersey Grecian Style Halter Gown C04
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful vintage new w/ tags CHANEL by KARL LAGERFELD Cruise silk jersey gray halter gown ! Features a ruched bodice with CC logo at right waist. Sexy open back reveals just the rig...
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Early 2000s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Vintage S/S 1996 Chanel Metallic Purple Knit Deep V Wiggle Dress
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1996 Chanel CONDITION: Excellent FABRIC: Nylon Blend COUNTRY MADE: Italy SIZE: 38 MEASUREMENTS; provided as a courtesy only- not a guarantee of fit: Chest: 25-46", Wai...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Vintage 2002 Chanel Cruise Collection Midnight Blue Silk Bias-Cut Draped Gown
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Chanel is known to be one of the most luxurious and decadent fashion houses in the world. This magnificent midnight blue bias-cut gown, dating back to Karl Lagerfeld's dreamy 2002 Cr...
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Early 2000s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Vintage S/S 1998 Chanel Runway Liquid Gold Logo Monogram Long Dress Gown
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1998 Chanel Runway CONDITION: Good- has imperfections- nothing major- see last photos. FABRIC: 100% rayon COUNTRY MADE: France SIZE: 38 MEASUREMENTS; provided as a cou...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Chanel Spring 1996 Black Velour Logo Mini Dress
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in San Diego, CA
Iconic velour mini dress in black with Chanel logo print from the spring 1996 runway collection designed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel. Bust: 32-36" Waist: 26-30" Hip: 34-42" Length:...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld pink nylon spandex halter mini dress, c 2004
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in London, GB
▪ Chanel baby pink nylon spandex mini dress ▪ Designed by Karl Lagerfeld ▪ Halter neck can be styled in two ways ▪ Lemon, pink, and white striped trim around the bust ▪ Metal 'CC...
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Early 2000s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

1980s Runway Chanel Black Cotton Peplum Dress
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in London, GB
This Chanel black cotton dress is an amazing example of the fashion house's expert tailoring, and of the structured styles of the 1980s. It has a high rounded neckline, sloped, dropp...
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1980s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld bouclé wool mini dress and cardigan set, fw 1994
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in London, GB
▪ Chanel black and white bouclé wool mini dress and cardigan 2 piece set ▪ Designed by Karl Lagerfeld ▪ Embellished with clear paillettes and beads ▪ Fitted mini dress with 2 front...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld orange bouclé wool dress and jacket set, fw 1995
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in London, GB
▪ Chanel orange bouclé wool dress and jacket set ▪ Designed by Karl Lagerfeld ▪ Mid-length sheath dress with v-neck ▪ Back vent with gold 'CC' buttons ▪ Silk lining ▪ Unlined ...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Chanel Charcoal Grey Cashmere Cage Sleeve Dress 2007a
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Chanel charcoal grey cashmere cage sleeve dress 2007a. This gorgeous dress is so soft, with the most unusual sleeves, they are open at the front and and back from cuff to under arm, ...
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Early 2000s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld straw crochet and ribbon one-shoulder dress, ss 2011
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in London, GB
▪ Chanel straw crochet and ribbon dress ▪ Designed by Karl Lagerfeld ▪ One-shoulder ▪ Metallic crochet woven with ribbons ▪ Ankle-length skirt ▪ Chiffon lining ▪ Gold-tone Chane...
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2010s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

F/W 1997 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Striped Navy Velvet Stretch Maxi Dress
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel Boutique
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a striped navy and red velvet Chanel maxi dress, designed by Karl Lagerfeld. From the Fall/Winter 1997 collection, this stretchy long sleeve dress is constructe...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

1990s CHANEL Pale Pink Wool Blazer Skirt Suit
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel Boutique
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage 90s Chanel blush pink /pale pink light wool suits lined in silk. Blazer has clear acrylic button. Skirt is knee length. Marked size: 42fr / Medium - Large Measurement for Bl...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Chanel Fall 2015 Black Wool Boucle and Silk Short Sleeve Dress W Gripoix Buttons
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Portland, OR
This is a lovely Chanel Fall 2015 dress in black bouclé wool and silk. The body of the dress is in bouclé wool and black silk satin is found at the hem and on the upper bodice and sl...
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2010s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Chanel black wool detachable sleeves dress, 2010s
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel black ribbed wool midi dress by Karl Lagerfeld. Scoop neck, long detachable sleeves. Period: 2010s Size: FR 34 Composition: 100% wool. Condition: very good. Please note, o...
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2010s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Chanel Boutique Vintage Silk Dark Blue Dress, 1990s
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel Boutique
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Chanel Boutique dark blue silk evening dress with ivory V-neck collar. Decorated with black ribbon and a small bow. Long straight sleeves with one button on the one side. Per...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Vintage 1990 Chanel Documented Sapphire-Blue Black Silk Strapless Dress & Shawl
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Chanel is known to be one of the most luxurious and decadent fashion houses in the world. This gorgeous sapphire-blue and black cocktail dress ensemble, dating back to Fall/Winter 19...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

CHANEL 07P Black Stretch Knit Crochet Classic Sleeveless Tank Shift Dress 38
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Designed by Karl Lagerfeld for the CHANEL spring 2007 collection. Variation in knit design add beautiful texture and elegant details to this classic dress. Sleeveless, tank style. CH...
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Early 2000s Italian Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Chanel cashmere V-neck Logo dress, resort 2008
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in New York, NY
Chanel cashmere dark blue dress from 2008 resort Collection by Karl Lagerfeld. Sleeveless dress with plunging V-neckline. Chanel and CC Logo tag on the front. Size - FR36/S Compos...
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Early 2000s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld metallic silver leather sheath dress, fw 1999
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in London, GB
▪ Chanel metallic silver lambskin leather sheath dress ▪ Designed by Karl Lagerfeld ▪ V-neck ▪ 2 front pockets ▪ Top stitch seams with raw edge ▪ Curved seaming accentuates the wai...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

A Chanel / Karl Lagerfeld Sequins & Silk Gauze Cocktail Dress Circa 2010
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 2010 France Cocktail or evening dress in strips of shred cream silk gauze from the designer house Chanel directed by Karl Lagerfeld and dating from the years 2010. Amazing wor...
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2010s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld brown sheepskin sheath dress, fw 1999
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in London, GB
▪ Chanel metallic brown sheepskin sheath dress ▪ Designed by Karl Lagerfeld ▪ V-neck ▪ 2 front pockets ▪ Top stitch seams with raw edge ▪ Curved seaming accentuates the waist ...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld fuchsia mohair silk turtle-neck sweater dress, fw 2015
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in London, GB
▪ Chanel fuchsia knitted sweater dress ▪ Designed by Karl Lagerfeld ▪ 79% Silk, 21% Mohair ▪ Extra long turtle-neck ▪ FR 36 - UK 8 - US 4 ▪ Fall-Winter 2015
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Early 2000s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld red cashmere wool and faux fur dress, fw 2010
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in London, GB
▪ Chanel red cashmere wool knee-length dress ▪ Designed by Karl Lagerfeld ▪ Faux 'fantasy' fur skirt and sleeves ▪ Funnel neck backed with brown lambskin leather ▪ Two front pockets...
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2010s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Chanel Ribbon Tweed Dress 38 SS 2011
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Chanel dress made from woven ribbons and yarn in a buttercream, tan, taupe ribbons and black, white and yellow yarns woven throughout. Fringe selvage detailing at all hem, sleeves an...
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2010s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

2005 Chanel Ivory Boucle Fringed Coat Dress w/ Matching Camellia
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
2005 Chanel ivory multi-fiber blend boucle weave coat dress in a tailored silhouette with front zippered closure and tuft fringe detail. Attached faux jacket with silver-tone camelli...
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Early 2000s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

1990s Chanel Gunmetal Lame Tweed Babydoll Coat Dress w/ Jeweled Buttons
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fantastic 1990s Chanel gunmetal gray wool and lame tweed baby doll coat dress with fringed trim and jeweled buttons. Dolman cut sleeves and faux front pockets. Fully lined in camel...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld orange and brown knit and tweed jacket dress, fw 1995
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in London, GB
▪ Chanel orange and brown rib knit wool dress ▪ Designed by Karl Lagerfeld ▪ Checked boucle jacket attached to front of dress ▪ CC logo buttons ▪ 4 front pockets ▪ Long knitted ...
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Chanel Shirtdress SS2009
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Shirtdress Spring / Summer 2009 Ready-to-Wear Collection Look 13 Made in France Ivory Black and white geometric stitch detailing Asymmetrical b...
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Early 2000s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

Chanel Natural & Black Check Silk Blouse & Skirt Set 1980s
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
A style favoured by Coco Chanel, simple & elegant. Chanel natural & black check silk blouse & skirt set. Lightweight silk in an off white natural colour silk & black silk, small houn...
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20th Century French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

1997 Chanel by Lagerfeld Black 2-Piece Slip and Button Down Crepe Dress Ensemble
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
A wonderful Chanel 1997 Spring Collection 2-piece silk crepe slip dress by Karl Lagerfeld in essential basic black. Buttons down the front with "CC" logos. Size EU 42
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1990s French Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

2010s Chanel Metiers d Art Hamburg Knitted Dress
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Chanel
Located in London, GB
This documented Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld ribbed knit dress is from the pre-Fall 2018 Métiers d’Art show in Hamburg, the German seaport of his birth. We have attached runway look 33 a...
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2010s Italian Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel Day Dresses

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An extraordinary range of authentic Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel day dresses available on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of purple, red, blue and other tones. Most of the items here were designed during the 20th Century, but you can find examples that were created as recently as the 21st Century and Contemporary. Customers interested in this designer might also find the work of Arnold Scaasi, Jean Patou and Paco Rabanne appealing. On 1stDibs, find designer Karl Lagerfeld, vintage and haute couture for Chanel day dresses from top boutiques around the world. Karl Lagerfeld's price for Chanel day dresses can vary depending on time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $895 and tops out at $18,200, while the average work can sell for $3,855.
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