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)
Dealer Location
Port Saint Lucie, FL
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU40721260213
Contact The Seller
1stdibs seller since 2015
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL

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