Documented Chanel Haute Couture Guipure Lace Gown, Spring-Summer 1981

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Outstanding piece of haute couture which is a perfect example of Yvonne Dudel & Jean Cazaubon work at Chanel in the early 80's. Crafted in a refined tulle "point d'esprit" guipure lace, with a petticoat, the gown features a plunging v-neckline together with a flattering deep v-neckline at the back, with ruffle collar all around. Removable flower brooch and optional large silk satin belt underlining the waist finishes with a bow at the rear. This piece is made of a light off-white silk maxi under dress which is closing with a zip at the back. One internal belt, four back cover buttons (see picture 8) and two large hooks close the guipure lace dress.

Fits approx. : US 2-6 (small US 6) / FR 36-38 (small FR 38)

Measurements (taken flat) :
Gown ->
Width (armpit to armpit) approx. 42 cm (16.5 inches)
Bust approx. 80 cm (31.5 inches)
Waist approx. 69-70 cm (27.2-27.6 inches)
Length (shoulder to hem) approx. 155.5-156 cm (61.2-61.4 inches)
Belt ->
Length (eyes to hooks) approx. 76-77 cm (29.9-30.3 inches)
Width approx. 10 cm (3.9 inches)
Brooch ->
11 x 11 cm (4.3 x 4.3 inches)

This item has been professionally cleaned, pressed & carefully inspected by a couture-trained seamstress before being sold.

Details

  • Designer
    Chanel
  • Brand
    Chanel
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Material Notes
    Lace, Silk, Tulle, Bow, Textured, Belt, Button, Hook and eye, Zip
  • Condition
    Excellent. Hardly visible light marks on the belt (see image 7)..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Bust
    31.5 in. (80 cm)
  • Waist
    27.6 in. (70 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    61.4 in. (156 cm)
  • Seller Location
    Geneva, Switzerland
  • Reference Number
    LU560887902
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