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2012 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Documented Sheer Illusion Beaded Silk Dress w/Tags

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An incredibly ethereal and highly coveted Chanel crystal beaded sheer illusion silk-net sculpted mini dress dating back to Karl Lagerfeld's ocean-themed 2012 spring/summer runway collection. This incredibly rare dress was look number 75, modeled by the beautiful Freja Beha Erichsen and has never been worn with original Chanel $53,645 store tag still attached. Not only is this well-documented piece an important archival find, it also embodies such beautiful artistry. For this collection Karl used new fabrics even he didn't know how to define; conjuring a magical oceanographic world. Vogue stated about the collection, "It was enthralling to watch the way he insinuated his underwater theme into this traditional Chanel lexicon. The ruffles on one dress looked like sea sponges, the iridescent streamers flying from another like seaweed. It wasn't always successful—one of Stella Tennant's outfits sprouted unfortunate seaweed panniers—but how many other designers are there who are prepared to take such risks after six decades in the business? Strike that. Who has this much energy and creativity at any age?" This masterpiece of a dress literally mimics an under-the-water fantasy. The fabrics used to create this showstopper are glorious; the finest French nude color silk-net with opulent embroidery, crystal beading and mint green sea-coral like adornments throughout. I love the alluring raw-edged ivory silk technique along both the cap sleeves and skirting like crashing waves. The minimalist sculpted mini length really lets the sensational workmanship shine. A truly iconic, instantly recognizable Chanel that would make an epic bridal or red carpet moment. Measurements marked a European 38 Bust: 32-34 inches Waist:24-26 inches Hips: up to 37 inches Total Length: 34 inches This important 2012 Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel documented runway dress is in beautiful condition with no stains, holes or alterations. Unworn original $53,645 price tag still attached. This archival Chanel designer dress is truly exquisite and an investment piece that will only increase in value.
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    Marked Size: 38 (EU)
  • Style:
    Documented Runway (In the Style Of)
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  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Beautiful condition with original $53,645 price tag still attached.
  • Seller Location:
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU30923350262
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