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



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 (In the Style Of)
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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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About Chanel (Manufacturer)

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 collarless jacket and 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. 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.

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