c1978-1985 Chanel Red Boucle Cropped Jacket & Skirt Suit
The first ready-to-wear Chanel collection launched in 1978 and I believe this to be from those first few years. It has all of the hallmarks of the Chanel suit - the chain at the inner hem, the vertically stitched inner silk lining used during this time period and fine workmanship. It is made out of that proprietary Chanel boucle that gives the fabric structure and stability along the weft in one direction and yet gives it an almost bias cut effect along the other direction. This also is what contributes to the fit that Chanel suits have and how comfortable they feel once on. The fabric has movement and yet retains its shape at the same time. The skirt is just above the knee with a straight , slim cut. The jacket is a classic cropped Chanel jacket with two pockets at the front. Each is highlighted with a looped fringe finish. The jacket buttons at the front with classic double C logo buttons in gold and black. That same looped ended fringe highlights the neckline. Excellent condition with two very minor motes to review below.
Both pieces are lined in a red tissue 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 painted metal zipper and a flat hook and eye at the waist. There is an extender at the waist but it does not appear that the skirt was altered other wise in anyway do this may be original. The jacket buttons to close down the front. There is a small spot in the boucle that looks like it had a brooch perhaps and has widened the weft slightly. Please review the photos. The signature gold chain runs along the inner edge of the lining. Hand finished. Tagged a vintage 40
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 21" from neck to hem
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 20" 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.
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