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Chanel silk little black dress, Circa 1970

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In 1926 Chanel creates the “little black dress”. The simple dress signalled an important marker in women’s fashion and today it remains as one of the most valued and iconic fashion designs of the twentieth century. This Chanel little black dress embodies the designer’s modernist ideal and shows the timelessness and purity of her aesthetic. Chanel was still overseeing her collections when she died, at 87, in 1971. And this perfect little black dress is characteristic of a pure Chanel design whilst deceptively simple. It has the Chanel style, the Chanel elegance and the age of Chanel. Constructed from black silk taffeta that adds luxurious texture and shimmering lustre to the design. The dress subtly references classical fashion designs. The plastron set off with delicate pleats that decorate the bodice is distinctive of a style of clothing popular in the French court of the fourteen century. Equally the delicate accordion pleats, decorating the cuffs of the set-in sleeves, evoke the engageantes sleeves worn with women clothing in the eighteen century. Featuring a round neckline, a tight bodice and full skirt adorned with an attached silk belt that ties at the back. The dress fasten with a long zip from the neckline to below the hip. Plain buttonholes and silk covered buttons close the cuffs. This little black dress with its feminine and romantic silhouette has the timeless allure of Coco Chanel’s design aesthetic.

Details

  • Designer
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
    1970-1979
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Condition Details
    Measurements Bust: 35inch/89cm Waist:26ich/66cm Sleeves: 22inch/56cm Shoulder: 14.5inch/37cm Total length: 42inch/107cm
  • Marked Size
    8 (EU)
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    LU91714546143
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