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A rare & collectible example of Karl Lagerfeld's 80's output for Chanel, this stunning silk gown appeared on the runway and in the campaign for the F/W 1989 collection, worn in both instances by the designer's muse Ines de La Fressange. However what appears to be a gown is rather a draped halter style dress worn over a flowing maxi skirt with a dramatic front cut-out & split 'tail' at the back. The dress is gathered at the hip with a large & ornate CC logo gold medallion button, and mini versions of these fasten the back of the dress & behind the neck. Much of the work particularly in the skirt is rendered by hand, earning this a demi-couture assignation. Incredibly elegant & chic, the appeal of this museum worthy piece is enhanced by the versatility of styline options to which the design lends itself.
Marked size: FR 38
Fits like: S/M
Measurements: (taken with garment laid flat & fastened): dress: bust = 16.5″/42cm, waist = 15"/38cm, hips = 17.5"/45cm, length: 36"/92cm, skirt: waist = 12.5"/32cm, hips = 17.5"/45cm, length: 46"/117cm
Condition: Excellent/Very Good; extremely minor signs of wear including very subtle marking & scattered pulls to silk