1970s Red Silk Chanel Dress & Belt
What an incredible Chanel piece! This came out of the estate of a very wealthy Texan who was mad for Chanel. She custom and special ordered many of her pieces, even RTW ones like this so they were in the exact combination she wanted and this is one of them. It still has the button and fabric swatch that she based her order on! Its classic Chanel and I love the red silk - it is of course very good quality silk and the weight of it allows the dress to drape fantastically!It is entirely pleated in long vertical pieces with a slight drop waist. It buttons at the from with gold toned metal buttons and it comes with its original Chanel belt that has a quirky set of extra "buckles" along the back. It is so chic and so classic and yet has a touch of sexiness too! One of my favorites! I have seen versions of the belt alone of these piece sell for over what I have this marked at! Excellent, appears unworn condition.
Lined with red silk through the skirt and unlined through the top. It closed with buttons down the front. Comes with an extra button and swatch of fabric that was was the original samples that the dress was made from - it was a custom order! The belt is original to the dress and has a hand written tag in the back with the order number.
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 19" from neck to waist
Skirt: 24" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: 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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