Chanel Black Silk Flapper Style Formal Cocktail Dress 1978 Pret-a-Porter Sz 6

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This little black dress was designed during the mid 1970s, after Gabrielle 'Coco' Chanel passed away and before Karl Lagerfeld was brought in. It's made from tons of tiered sheer black silk panels that daintily swish as you walk, and features an asymmetric hem (shorter in front, longer in back).

In very good condition for its 40+ years of age, there is an approximate 1.75" tear to the silk lining in front which could easily be repaired, but is not noticeable due to the layers of silk panels. Additionally, one of the rear panels is fraying at the edge and another has an approximate 1" hole. Again, these are hard to see unless closely inspecting by going through all of the layers of silk. Finally, the slim shoulder straps need repair - it appears that they were unprofessionally tacked back into place by the previous owner (sloppy stitching, non matching thread) and should be repaired professionally to maintain value.

Tagged CHANEL CREATIONS and SIZE 6, the dress measures, laying flat:
Bust - 16.25", waist - 14", hips - 14", length in front - 25", length in back - 45", shoulder strap length - 7.25".

Details

  • Designer
    Chanel
  • Brand
    Chanel
  • In the Style Of
    Art Deco
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
    1970-1979
  • Material Notes
    Silk
  • Condition
    Good. This dress needs minor repairs: Shoulder straps have been unprofessionally repaired by the previous owner and require repair; there are minor tears in two of the silk panels and a tear (less than 2 inches) in the silk lining in front..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use. Altered (not by designer).
    Dimensions
    45 in. L
    114 cm L
  • Marked Size
    6 (US)
  • Length
    45 in. (114 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Port Saint Lucie, FL
  • Reference Number
    LU40721260213
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