1920s Chanel Attributed Silk Dress

My client acquired this in France many many years ago from a dealer. She was told at the time that is was an early Chanel acquired directly form the original owner. It does not have any labels but it does have the feel of piece Chanel was doing at the time. I am offering it at a price for the quality of the dress itself. If one could verify that it is indeed Chanel than the price is ridiculously low! The work is remarkable - a textured silk has been knife pleated and the over-stitched in horizontal rows from shoulder to the dropped waist. This creates a subtle checked pattern that is quite lovely. The skirt swings out from the lower hip into the pleat work and have beautiful movement. Each sleeve is left simple and straight with a hidden snap at the wrist. The back is also left with no pleat work or design. Lovely and simple and chic! Excellent condition!

Sleeves: 23"
Shoulders: 14.5"
Bust: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: best suit to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 46" from neck to bottom hem

The dress is unlined and slips over the head to wear with snaps down the neck and at each cuff Remarkable condition with no outstanding flaws to note other then natural patina. For a piece that is almost 100 years old is it to be considered in outstanding, museum quality condition. Note that the piece is unlabelled. If labeled the price would have a zero at its end!

Note that antique and twenties pieces are final sale. They will be packed exceedingly well and we only sell pieces that will stand up to the stress of shipping, however, having pieces potentially shipped multiple times through multiple customs and countries is too hard on garments that are historically important and deserve to be treated with love and care. Please purchase accordingly.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (4-6)

Item# D467

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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