karl lagerfeld

1980s Karl Lagerfeld Supermodel Length Deep Red Silk Jersey Dress w Sash

This red, full length, silk jersey dress is from Karl Lagerfeld's own label. He launched his self-named label in 1984 and this dress would be from the earlier period of that line. It is made from a silk jersey in a deep red and has an easy to wear cut that give you a long and lean line. The skirt falls to the floor from a slightly dropped waist. The jersey gives it a column feel when you are standing still, but once you move, you realize that there is quite a bit of fabric there. At the front the skirt curves slightly up for a pretty and feminine touch. It skims over the hips and the dropped waist is flattering as it brings the eye down rather then draw attention to the waist line. The sleeves are cut slim and long with a gathered detail at each cuff and hidden set zippers to allow them to fit close to the wrist. The bodice is cut long to past the waist. The fabric that runs along one side of the bodice is gathered in soft folds. At the back it closes with a long series of tightly spaced fabric covered buttons. It comes with a matching, wide cut jersey sash that is very long. This will allow you to use it in several ways - wrap low on the hip as shown, use it around the waist or neck, or even wear as a turban. It really showcases Karl's genius with fabric and cut and is a wonderful example of his earlier work. Excellent condition with two small notes to review below.

Unlined except for the front bodice panel which is lined in a red silk. It closes at the back with buttons as shown. The fabric does have some stretch and is cut on the bias. There is a teeny tiny repair near the top button at the back and there is one tiny spot on the front just above the seam. Tagged a vintage 40 and the fabric does have some stretch

Sleeves: 26"
Slight dropped shoulders: 16"
Bust: 17-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Natural waist: 14-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Seam above hips: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips under seam: open
Bodice: 21" from shoulder to dropped seam above hip
Skirt: 39" dropped seam above hip to the back hem and the front skirt comes up slightly at the center

Sash: 93" x 20"

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD2137

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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