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s/s 1987 Chanel Fitted Strapless Dress w Layered Silk Ribbon Detail

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This exact dress did not appear on the spring 1987 runway (that we could find yet) but you can see that exact width and the same ribbon element that Karl used on the two reference photos I have included here from the runway presentation. I have seen a version of this dress with its white tag still attached so knew which collection to start hunting in. The dress is strapless and made from a light silk wool mixthat has a touch of stretch to it so once in it is insanely comfortable. It also is made with wonderful interior details so it fits like a glove. On the exterior, black silk ribbon is cut on an angle at one end and then these are layered atop each other in rows all the way around the bodice and the hem. There are three rows across the top and five around the hem. At the center of each is a large bow for a little extra detail and there is also a detachable black Chanel Camellia flower pin that I have put at the hem for these photos but that you can place anywhere you wish or remove and wear separately. It is interesting to note that each of the ribbons is finished at the angled end so that the very edges are stiff. This gives each petal a tiny bit of added weight at the end so it lies perfectly in place. Additionally, each ribbon is perfectly lined up and overlaps its neighbor with perfect spacing. The same technique is repeated for each ribbon on the bottom 14" of the skirt as well - again each perfectly aligned and the exact size of the one next to it. Inside, the dress is finished immaculately with a built in net corset. I love the pocket detailing on the hip. This is only a design detail but adds to the hours glass shape of the dress. This is classic Chanel and wonderfully constructed. Excellent condition. The dress is fully lined in black silk and there is a full silk net corset built in. This is boned all and has a waist stay. It closes with a back hand-set zipper and the ribbons overlap at the back and close with hook & eye. Each ribbon is sewn onto a silk chiffon backing that is attached to the dress. Hand finished. Bust: 16" flat across the back from side seam to side seam, room for an A- small B cup Waist: 14" flat across the back from side seam to side seam on the exterior, 12" inside the corset with the waist stay closed, 12-14" with the waist stay left unhooked Hips: 18" flat across the back from side seam to side seam Length: 39" from the top of the bust to the longest points on bottom hem Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML Reference Photos: Chanel Spring-Summer 1987 Collection. This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival

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  • Designer
  • Brand
    Chanel
  • Period
  • Condition
    Excellent. Please expand description above for full measurements..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    D 39 in. x L 39 in.

    D 99.06 cm x L 99.06 cm

  • Bust
    16 in. (40.64 cm)
  • Waist
    14 in. (35.56 cm)
  • Hip
    18 in. (45.72 cm)
  • Length
    39 in. (99.06 cm)
  • Seller location
    Toronto, CA
  • Seller reference number
    Item# DD853
  • Reference number
    LU1283786871

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