Stunning 2010s Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Light Weight Black Floral Pattern Knit Dress w Slight Transparency

The dress that we found most similar to this one was from the cruise 2010 Chanel show. I've included that so you can get an idea of how this would look on but that dress is not the same fabric as this one, so I cannot say that it is from that collection for sure regardless of when it's from it is an absolutely stunning Chanel and an amazing piece for the upcoming warmer months. 

The dress is a testament to the skills that Chanel employs in finding the most amazing textiles. The fabric on this dress is absolutely stunning. It combines two different knits. There is a opaque band at the waist that has a slight fine ribbon texture to it and then another band of that same opaque knit is used at the hem. It is actually an extremely clever technique because it not only adds definition around the waist and gives the dress shape but it also adds a touch of weight to the hem of the skirt. This lets it hold its shape better than if the skirt was the lighter knit all the way to the hem. The bodice and skirt are made from a finer lighter knit. It is with this knit that you really see the genius that Karl had in his choice of fabrics. There is a slightly raised floral design woven directly into the knit and the spaces in between the abstract flowers are slightly transparent so that you can see just a glimpse of skin through them. It skims over the bust with a scooped front and wider set straps that curve up and over the shoulder. At the back the scoop is lower for a bit of bare skin and then the waist is brought in a touch with that wide band. It curves over the hips and then falls to the floor ending in that second band that ties the entire dress together. It is a beauty. Excellent condition

The dress closes with a hidden sat side zipper and is tagged a modern Chanel 42. The knit does have some stretch and I put the comfortable range below.

Bust: 16-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5-23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 13.5" from top of shoulder to the top of the band at the waist
Total length: 62" from top of shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4704

Reference Photo: Cruise 2010 Chanel, Look 54.

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