Important S/S 1996 Lagerfeld for Chloe Lightbulb Dress

The 1996 collection that Lagerfeld designed for Chloe was inspired by Power and the collection worked in light bulbs and played on the theme of power and power dressing. Here this beautiful blue silk dress plays on that theme with hand crafted, customs light bulb buttons that are used to decorate the front bodice. The shape and s[pan of the dress is its own play on the shape of a light bulb with a narrow cut bodice and exaggerate, rounded hips that curve out form the waist and mimic the roundness of those darling little bulbs. Under skirts in stiffened net and silk create and hold that shape. It is very chic and modern feeling still. In the recent exhibit "Chloe Attitudes" at the Palais de Tokyo, this theme and collection was one of points explored as the exhibit followed "a path through the very best of Chloé’s creativity, pausing at key moments within its history." Excellent condition.

Fully line in a fine blue silk line. Hand finishes and closes with a side hidden set zip. Pockets lie along the inset front vertical seams. The skirt has three interior layers - the inner lining of silk, a tulle layer with stiffened hem for shape and then a second inner layer of silk against your skin. Tagged a 40 but please check the actual measurements.

Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 40" from top of shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1921

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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