Chanel Haute Couture Red and Black Floral Print Silk Dress, circa 1973 - 1977 For Sale
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Chanel Haute Couture Red and Black Floral Print Silk Dress, circa 1973 - 1977

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True Haute Couture pieces by Chanel are an extraordinary find as they are so very rare and hard to come by. This, like several other of the Haute Couture pieces in the shop at the moment, is from one of my clients whose mother purchased the majority of her Couture pieces between 1973 to the mid and late seventies. The dress is made of two layers - an inner silk dress that acts as the lining, and the outer layer that is made from a semi-transparent silk chiffon. The silk chiffon used on the outer layer is especially fine and it has a beautiful red floral design screened onto the black with a secondary print suggesting an exotic animal print. The straps of the inner dress are made of that same fabric as is the matching belt that cinches in the waist. When the two pieces are layered over each other the result is wonderful. The outer dress gives the dress a very light and airy feel that is very feminine. The dress is so well made that I could not decide which way it sat better so photoed it with the buttons down the front and also turned around and with the buttons running down the back. The neckline is collarless and simply ties with that row of silk covered buttons starting below a bit of an opening. The bodice is cut to sit looser over the inner slip and the sleeves are full, poufing up above their buttoned cuffs. The skirt is a masterpiece of soft pleat work all the way around the hips. Each is done by hand, with masterful technique and spaced apart perfectly. These give the skirt it's flounced feel. The matching silk fabric belt hook and ties into place to cinch in the waist. As good as it is on the dress form, it will be even better on a real girl's body. Entirely made by hand with the Haute Couture tag and numbered tape behind present on the interior dress. Excellent condition The exterior dress is unlined and closes with a tie at the neck and silk covered buttons. It has an inner waist stay that hooks to close. The interior dress act as the lining and closes with a handset side painted metal zip. Matching original belt. Finished to Haute Couture standards. Haute Couture label present with interior tape number 54878. The dress appears to have been worn very little if at all. Outer Dress Sleeves: 24.5" Shoulders: 14" Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam Hips: open Bodice: 16" from top of bodice to waist Skirt: 28" from waist to hem Inner Dress Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam Length: 42" from top of shoulder to hem Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML 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

  • Condition Details
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  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Bust
    16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Waist
    14 in. (35.56 cm)
  • Hip
    18.5 in. (46.99 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    44 in. (111.76 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Rockwood, CA
  • Seller Reference Number
    Item# DD3010
  • Reference Number
    LU1285681791
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