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Documented Chanel Haute Couture Guipure Lace Gown, Spring-Summer 1981


Outstanding piece of haute couture which is a perfect example of Yvonne Dudel & Jean Cazaubon work at Chanel in the early 80's. Crafted in a refined tulle "point d'esprit" guipure lace, with a petticoat, the gown features a plunging v-neckline together with a flattering deep v-neckline at the back, with ruffle collar all around. Removable flower brooch and optional large silk satin belt underlining the waist finishes with a bow at the rear. This piece is made of a light off-white silk maxi under dress which is closing with a zip at the back. One internal belt, four back cover buttons (see picture 8) and two large hooks close the guipure lace dress. Fits approx. : US 2-6 (small US 6) / FR 36-38 (small FR 38) Measurements (taken flat) : Gown -> Width (armpit to armpit) approx. 42 cm (16.5 inches) Bust approx. 80 cm (31.5 inches) Waist approx. 69-70 cm (27.2-27.6 inches) Length (shoulder to hem) approx. 155.5-156 cm (61.2-61.4 inches) Belt -> Length (eyes to hooks) approx. 76-77 cm (29.9-30.3 inches) Width approx. 10 cm (3.9 inches) Brooch -> 11 x 11 cm (4.3 x 4.3 inches) This item has been professionally cleaned, pressed & carefully inspected by a couture-trained seamstress before being sold.


  • Designer
    Yvonne Dudel & Jean Cazaubon
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  • Material notes







    Hook and eye



  • Condition
    Excellent. Hardly visible light marks on the belt (see image 7)..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Bust
    31.5 in. (80.01 cm)
  • Waist
    27.6 in. (70.11 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    61.4 in. (155.96 cm)
  • Seller location
    Geneva, CH
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