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A Coco Chanel (attributed to) Tuxedo Satin Skirt Couture Suit - Paris Circa 1933

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Circa 1933/1934 ​Paris France A reversible black and iridescent white satin silk Tuxedo skirt and jacket suit. Draped shawl collar, Pagoda wide cuffed sleeves. Sheath skirt with bias cut and split on one side. Buttons in black galalith and crystal diamonds. Provenance: Mrs. Jean Leroy, owner of Fourrures Max in Paris in the 30s. No Chanel label but manuscript label V22 G. Chanel (2) 143 for the jacket and V22 (2) G. Chanel 143 for the skirt. Excellent condition of color and conservation. Dimensions: Equivalent French Size 36 Jacket: Front height 51 cm Back height 57 cm Shoulders 35 cm Collar 10 cm Sleeve 53 cm Chest 80 cm Waist 65 cm Skirt: Front height 97 cm Back height 100 cm Waist 67 cm Hips 87 cm A drawing of a Chanel jacket published in the magazine Vogue -April 1933 page 55- recalls with some details this Tuxedo suit worked in reversible. Direct inspiration from the male wardrobe of the most inventive period of Gabrielle Chanel. The front, the shawl collar are cut in a single piece of fabric. Use bias in the spiral stitch skirt in one piece of fabric as well. Volume of the neck given by a point encrusted in the back. Shoulders marked with three darts. Sleeves bent by a stitched fold, turned down in wide lapels. Madeleine Vionnet and Gabrielle Chanel excelled in these areas.
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    Marked Size: Equivalent French Size 36 (EU)
  • Style:
    1933/1934 (Of the Period)
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  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. Excellent condition and color.
  • Seller Location:
    Toulon, FR
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU63336037891
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