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Vintage Chanel Haute Couture Ivory Lesage Embroidered Silk Belted Gown & Jacket



Chanel is known to be one of the most luxurious and decadent fashion houses in the world. This breathtaking fully-embroidered ivory silk gown with matching jacket, from their iconic 1982 fall-winter haute couture collection, is a perfect example of why this couture brand has stood the test of time. Not only is this opulent creation very rare; it is so timeless and elegant. Fashioned from the highest quality fully-lined ivory silk, both pieces has exquisite hand-stitched metallic embroidery, embellished crystals and the finest tulle inserts in relief by the House of Lesage. The fabric itself is a masterpiece; couture embroidery houses such as Lesage were used for embellishment and represent hundreds of hours of artistic handwork. The large scale camellia flowers in such a densely packed motif has a stunning lifelike three-dimensional quality. The sleeveless sheer illusion curved bodice has a chic low-cut backside. The belted hourglass nipped waist narrowing wiggle-skirt construction emphasizes a woman's seductive shape without adding any bulk or volume to the actual hips. I adore the matching wide-collar jacket which has the most beautiful gold-toned crystal buttons and signature chain trimming. You can even wear the jacket alone has a fantastic statement piece. We added many pictures so you can appreciate this masterful achievement. You can definitely wear this show stopper to any red carpet event or it would make the dreamy bridal look for a modern wedding. A true museum quality iconic ensemble that you will treasure for years and years to come. Measurements Bust: 33-34 inches Waist: 25 inches Hips: up to 36 inches Total Length: 53 inches This gorgeous Chanel haute couture three-piece dress ensemble is in excellent condition with no rips, holes or missing crystals. Perfectly working back hidden metal-zipper. The inside is immaculate and all hand-finished. Only sign of wear is some minor age discolor to the embroidery by the side hips and neckline. Please message for detailed pictures. A wearable designer investment piece that will only increase in value.


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  • Dimensions
    Bust: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Waist: 25 in. (63.5 cm)Hip: 36 in. (91.44 cm)
  • Style
    Bridal (In the Style Of)
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  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Beverly Hills, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU30913045122

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The first Chanel shop was opened in 1910 in Paris on rue Cambon by the young milliner Gabrielle Chanel (1883–1971), who had picked up the nickname “Coco” while working as a club singer. The boutique drew the attention of the Parisian fashion elite who popularized her wide-brimmed Chanel Modes hats. Soon she added a sportswear store in the Normandy resort town of Deauville, where Coco set the tone for her defining sense of style — traditionally masculine garments reimagined for feminine shapes, made from simple jersey fabric.Effortless and elegant, her designs promoted comfort and grace in women’s wear that had been dominated in the previous century by complicated layers of fabric and cumbersome corsets. She followed this success with a couture house, opened in 1915 in Biarritz. Over the next six decades, Coco Chanel would become a pivotal designer of both fashionable casual wear and Paris haute couture as well as an icon and arbiter of 20th-century style with her bob haircut and pearls.However, Chanel was not born into a life of glamour. Following the death of her mother, her father left her in an orphanage where she lived until the age of 18. It was there that she learned to sew as well as appreciate the classic pairing of black and white as worn by the nuns. In 1926, she introduced her first little black dress, reclaiming a color that had once been reserved for mourning and working-class women. That same decade, she debuted her perfume, Chanel No. 5, as well as the Chanel suit with a fitted skirt, inspired by the boxy lines of men’s clothing and employing a sporty tweed. Chanel closed her fashion operations during World War II, then returned to the industry in 1954 to design for the functional needs of modern women. Structure and wearability endured in all of Chanel’s clothing and accessories, like the quilted leather 2.55 handbag introduced in 1955 with its gold-chain shoulder strap that freed up a woman’s hands. Chanel's collarless jacket reacted against the constricting styles of Christian Dior's New Look, replacing them with a design that was timeless, an instant classic. The 1957 two-tone slingback pumps had a practical heel height while offering a bold statement in the black tip of the shoes.After Coco Chanel died in 1971, the brand underwent several changes in leadership, including fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who took over as artistic director in 1983. Over the years, the company has continued to innovate, such as expanding into ready-to-wear fashion in 1978 and, in 2002, establishing a subsidiary company — Paraffection — dedicated to preserving the heritage skills of fashion artisan workshops. The House of Chanel still operates its flagship on rue Cambon in Paris, where it all began.Browse vintage Chanel evening dresses, jackets and more on 1stDibs.
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