1960s Unlabelled Chanel Haute Couture Boucle Suit
It is always wonderful to have a true piece of Haute Couture and this Chanel suit is to absolutely beautiful. You can never go wrong with having a classic Chanel suit in your wardrobe and to have a Haute Couture version is that much more special. The current cost of a Chanel Haute couture suit is in the tens of thousands of dollars so the investment in a vintage version is not only smart but a prudent use of your dollars.
This suit dates to the late 1950s, early 1960s and although unlabeled, it has all of the hallmarks of the Chanel suit - the chain at the inner hem, the vertically stitched inner quilt effect used during this time period and the fine, inner workmanship all done by hand. It is constructed from a classic Chanel boucle that upon close inspection is actually a mix of a pink and coral wool woven and thatched through a black and ivory base. The proprietary boucle Chanel uses gives the fabric structure and stability one way and a slight bias cut effect the other. This also is what creates the perfect fit that Chanel suits have. The fabric has the movement to really sculpt to the wearer and yet retains its shape at the same time. It is masterfully cut and constructed with all the work done by hand. The skirt is just below the knee with a slight flared cut and two inverted pleats. The jacket is classic Chanel with the signature four flap pocket front, each highlight with a domed, gold filigree metal button. The jacket has no closures and a stitched down, secured collar. The packets and cuffs have a contrasting black silk detailing. The inner top quilted paneling of the lining is so well done you could almost flip the entire suit inside out and wear it that way. Everything about it is special to the last detail. Excellent condition.
Both pieces are lined in a black silk that is stitched in long vertical panels in the jacket. The lining is entirely set and finished by hand. The skirt closes with a hand set painted metal zipper and a flat hook and eye at the waist. It has an additional interlining of black silk organza. The jacket has no closures and the pockets and cuffs are decorated with with domed brass filigree buttons. The signature gold chain runs along the inner edge of the lining.
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 22" from neck to hem
Waist: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 25.5" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.