96A Runway Chanel Coat Dress w Cabochon Buttons

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A true forever piece this lines and cut of this classic Chanel piece will never go out of style. It can be worn as both a shift dress or you can use it as a layering piece and make it more of a statement coat or jacket. This was shown on the 1996-1997 fall runway belted to give it shape and with gold cuffs layered over the sleeves (see the video below and screen shot - you can catch a quick glimpse of it at about the 3:22 mark in the far right corner). The workmanship is of course impeccable. It is constructed form a fine wool crepe lined in a high grade silk that has those famous double Cs woven into the silk. It is cut very boxy - like an extended classic jacket. Four pockets adorn the front and each is highlighted with one of the wonderful gold tone metal buttons. Those buttons instantly identify this as a Chanel piece and they also adorn each sleeve and button down the front. There are 20 in all so it is almost like wearing a fine piece of Chanel jewelery. Excellent condition

Fully lined with silk and closes with the buttons as shown. Tagged a 46 but please go by actual listed measurements.

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: 15.5"
Bust: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

Details

  • Designer
    Chanel
  • Period
    1990-1999
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Seller Location
    Toronto, Canada
  • Reference Number
    LU128273162
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