Iconic Fall 2000 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Haute Couture Black Silk Tulle Ruffle Evening Coat
This is the twin of the piece that walked the runway for the Fall 2000. I have, and have had, several Couture pieces from this collection now from the same client and she often ordered her pieces in a different colours from the runway but for this one she did stay true to the runway vision. The jacket is incredibly beautiful and so perfectly and sharply tailored. True Haute Couture pieces by Chanel are an extraordinary find as they are so very rare and hard to come by. It is an incredibly beautiful and historically important example of the work that Karl was doing for Chanel during this time period. It is absolutely gorgeous to see in person.
This car length evening jacket / coat is absolutely stunning. I am just in love with it. The length makes it so versatile and you can mix and match with almost anything in your wardrobe from jeans to evening pieces. It is made from a combination of a very high end black silk with that fabulous silk tulle ruffle at the front. The tailoring on this piece is immaculate. It slips on and has a hook at the top of the neck. There are shoulder pads for structure. The sleeves are long and I love how the shoulders are set into the body of the jacket so that they peak just slightly above the shoulder line. This is a very Karl signature that only got stronger as time went on. It has meticulous seaming set in curving lines to create the shape that you see. I took some closer shots of the seaming around the sides and arms of the jacket so that you can see how incredible it is. There is a hook and eye at the neck to close. I love the ruffle set at the front. It cascades down the front from the neck right to the hem. It is made of multiple layers of silk tulle so that it has volume. It is very full at the ruff of the neck and then gradually narrows down as it reaches towards the bottom hem. This adds unexpected detail and romance to the jacket. It is hand lined in a black silk and it is heaven to wear. This is a classic and exceptional piece of Chanel. The fact that it is true Haute Couture is just the icing on the cake. It is meticulously made to the highest standards. It is a beautiful piece showcasing the work that the Chanel ateliers are capable of and of Karl's time there. Excellent condition.
Fully hand lined in a fine black silk and has a hook and eye at the top of the neck. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Appropriate Haute Couture label and numbered tape present. It is completely made by hand
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 38 3/4" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photo: Fall 2000 Chanel Haute Couture Runway, Look 34.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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