1962 Chanel Numbered Haute Couture Jacket & Shell

This jacket and shell set is from the 1962 collection when Coco herself still oversaw the house and collections. It is absolutely divine. The fabric is a fine silk brocade with silver metal thread woven through the fabric to highlight the design. The design itself is slightly raised and the use of the silver gives the entire thing a very subtle glimmer in the light. The tank is cut simply with small straps and a loose fit through the body. The jacket is an evening version of her classic box jacket. It does not close but rather just slips on where it instantly drapes to perfection. The edges are finished with a fine silk braid that has gold thread hand-stitched over every inch. The jacket has her signature gold chain along its inner edge. It is entirely made by hand as Haute Couture dictates and the fabrics would have been made specifically for Chanel and this piece. A fine and rare example of her work from this time period. Presents as excellent but does have some minor flaws, please read description below.

Both pieces are lined in an early, pale pink silk jersey. Hand finished inner salvages and completely hand made. Hand applied chain along the inner hem of the jacket. The jacket has no closures. The tank closes with a hand set, painted metal zipper at the side. Couture number 30288 (or 3). Note the following: there are two areas of a slight yellowing to the front of the tank - both have been photoed. When the tank and jacket are worn together you do not notice this, on its own it is apparent in some lights but not all. There is a couple of small areas of discoloration to the inner lining of the jacket that do not show on the exterior. The jacket seems to have no exterior flaws at all.

Sleeves: 20"

Shoulders: 16"
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 21" from neck to hem

Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 22" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# S683

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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