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F/W 1977 Chanel Haute Couture Green Boucle Three Piece Suit

It is always wonderful to have a true piece of Haute Couture and this Chanel suit is to absolutely beautiful. It has the added binus of being a documented piece as its near twin is held in The Met Museums collection and I would hazard to say that our version is even prettier and the buttons on ours makes it that much more special (see the final reference photo provided). 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 beautiful suit has all of its proper Chanel Haute Couture labels and numbered tapes and it has all of the hallmarks of the Chanel suit present. The chain at the inner hem, the vertically stitched inner quilt effect used during this time period and the fine, inner workmanship, all done entirely by hand. It is constructed from a classic Chanel boucle that upon close inspection is actually a mix of a green, blue, coral and purple wool. all woven and thatched together. The proprietary boucle Chanel uses gives the fabric structure and stability one way and a slight bias cut effect the other. This is what creates that perfect fit that Chanel suits have. The fabric has the movement to really sculpt to the wearer and yet retains the shape and cut at the same time. The skirt falls to just below the knee with a slight flared cut and exactly spaced pleats at the front with a more sleek shape at the back. The jacket is classic Chanel with the two low set signature pockets at the front, each highlight with a floral shaped button. These buttons that sit there, down the front and at each cuff are very special in themselves. Each is hand made and constructed by hand wrapping the wire to form the camellias that you see. The matching top is equally as beautiful with an intricate pleated front, French cuffs button with those same wonderful buttons and the silk it is made out of exactly matches the inner silk lining of the jacket. Everything about it is special to the last detail. The suit is in excellent condition and the top has some issues so please review the full condition notes below

Both the skirt and jacket are fully lined in a hand set green silk. The jacket closes with hand woven brass wire flower buttons and the skirt closes with a zipper. Both the jacket and skirt have vertical quilting seams. The jacket has a brass chain at its inner hem. The top closes at the front with hidden set buttons and is entirely hand made. Each cuff on the top has french set buttons that match the jacket. There is very minor discoloration at the inner seam under one arm of the jacket. The top shows more noticeable damage under each arm and I see some small storage spots here and there as well. The set is priced based on the jacket and skirt only. The top is being included for free so that the set is historically accurate. It could be worn if the jacket was kept on and the fabric is sound and odor free. The entire set was specialty cleaned (as is everything of course). Each piece is numbered under the Couture label in sequence 53422, 53423, 53424

Jacket
Sleeves: 22"
Shoulders: 13.5"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 23" from neck to hem

Shirt
Sleeves: 24"

Shoulders: 13"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 25" from neck to hem

Skirt
Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 28" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2928

Reference Photo: Chanel F/W 1976-77 Suit, The MET Collection.

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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