1970s Chanel True Haute Couture Pleated Front Silk Top w Bow & French Cuffs
This beautiful silk top was made by hand at the Chanel atelier. It is a true numbered Haute Couture. This piece comes directly from the daughter of the original Haute Couture client who was buying from Chanel in the early to mid-1970s. It is a remarkable example of her work during this time period.
The top is done in a classic Chanel cut and silhouette. It is entirely done by hand and the silk is light and easy feeling. It is as finely tailored and cut as a jacket would be and every stitch and line is deliberately placed. The top is cut in a long, straight silhouette through the body and the sleeves are slightly voluminous above their French cuffs. The shoulders are soft. The front is kept simple with the buttons hidden under one side of the pleating. It does up under the one side and then closes across the shoulder to the bow. The collar is small and neat with ties that extend out from it that you tie into a bow. The front is knife pleated on either side. The colour is a orally taupe, the photos here are very close but in real life it has more of an impact to it. It is truly a brilliant piece and when you see it in person, the level of craftsmanship and care put into the construction is even more apparent. The inner construction and details are wonderful. Excellent condition
Unlined with all interior seams hand finished. It closes with hand set, hidden buttons at the front. Hand edged silk button backs in place. French cuffs, however they do not have the buttons. The buttons were often ordered separately for these. Entirely hand and finished to Haute Couture standards. I see perhaps the smallest change in colour here and there to the silk but its extremely subtle. The color in person is a touch brighter and lighter then how it photoed.
Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 26.5" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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