1980s Numbered Chanel Red Metallic and Chenille Cord Set
Without doubt this is one of the best vintage Chanel pieces I have seen in a very long time. It is truly an exceptional piece of vintage and I doubt you will see this again. From the fabric, to the cut, to the sheer impact the set has, it is an extraordinary example of the house and how fine the workmanship can be. It is made of a red silk lurex that has a rich metallic sheen. Onto this a curving chenille cord is hand applied and winds and coils over both pieces to create a high impact design that is remarkable. Both pieces are lined in the finest tissue silk available and this combination feels like pure luxury once on the body. To offset that strong statement made by the exterior fabric, both pieces are kept almost starkly simple in their cut. The jacket simply slips on with a box cut and no closures. I love how the edges are all lined in the same chenille cording. The skirt is cut to fit around the hips and then flares out as it nears the hem. The fabric is not excessively heavy but has enough weight to it that both pieces hold their shape and the final effect is almost sculptural. I love the pockets on the skirt. I suspect that this is an early Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel assemble but have not yet found documentation of that. It has the Chanel boutique label in the jacket and the skirt has a hand written tape label inside. Most likely this was a custom or special order piece. It seems to be entirely hand finished inside so I would consider this to be demi-couture. It is very wonderful and a real treasure for the Chanel collector. Excellent condition
Full lined in a fine black tissue silk. Hand set and finished. The jacket has no closures and the skirt closes with hand set zipper at the back and hook and eye at the waist band. Light padding in the shoulders of the jacket and pockets along the side seams on the skirt. Tape label reads "141 22141" thought he last number maybe be something else.
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 20" from neck to hem
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 23.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 43" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.