Chanel 1996 Haute Couture Gold Lace gown

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The first "Evening Dress," of the show (Haute couture, 1996) designed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel sets the pace. It is a knock-out copy of a gold lace gown worn by Coco Chanel in a photograph taken by Cecil Beaton in 1936. By kicking off with this gown, the dialogue between past and present is established immediately upon entering the show - Chanel's modernity and Karl Lagerfeld's post-modernity in tandem place the style of Chanel firmly in the present. Lagerfeld is letting the public know immediately that this is not going to be a "homage to Chanel" kind of a show, thank goodness. The gown is a luscious, sensuous creation in gold lace trimmed with gilt metal and multicolored paillettes recalling the fine tissues, embellishments and the magical handiwork of the Mughal artisans Chanel loved so well - but the silhouette is as lean and spare and body-conscious as a leotard."
Michele Leight
In absolute pristine condition very rare and true gem!!!
Size 38. Sleeves 22" length 57"

Details

  • Designer
    Chanel
  • Brand
    Chanel
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
    1990-1999
  • Material Notes
    Lace
  • Condition
    Pristine!!!
  • Marked Size
    4 (US)
  • Dealer Location
    New York, NY
  • Number of Items
    1
  • Reference Number
    AU11092824516
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