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Chanel Flapper Dress Cocktail Party Festive Silk Panels 1978 Sz 6


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 1.75in tear to the front silk lining 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 1in 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 - 33in, waist - 28in, hips - 33in, length in front - 25in, length in back - 45in, shoulder strap length - 7.25in


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    Art Deco
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  • 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

    D 45 in.

    D 114.3 cm

  • Marked size
    6 (US)
  • Bust
    33 in. (83.82 cm)
  • Waist
    28 in. (71.12 cm)
  • Hip
    33 in. (83.82 cm)
  • Length
    45 in. (114.3 cm)
  • Seller location
    Port Saint Lucie, FL
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