Spectacular 1980s Chanel Silk Tassled Cape and Skirt

This spectacular Chanel cape and full length, full skirt is jaw dropping in person. It is made from a deep blue parachute silk that is of very high grade and very fine. The skirt flows to the floor with yards and yards of that stunning blue silk fabric so that it floats around the wearer. It is cut it to fit around the hips and then the flares out in a dramatic gathering just under the hip with so many yards of silk used that it has a natural fullness despite being extremely light in weight. Topping the skirt is a couture level cape that provides high drama but is still wearable and feels modern. The collar is an elaborate ruffled affair with thick braided silk cord that runs through to tie at the front and end in bold silk tassels. This gives it a touch of romance that hints at eras past but never becomes to like a costume but rather feels like true couture. The styling possibilities are endless and is very versatile because it is two pieces so you can wear it together or break the pieces up to wear with others items. It is timeless and an amazing ensemble that is masterfully cut and as beautiful as one would expect from Chanel. Excellent condition

The upper portion of skirt around the hip is lined in hand set blue silk to the lower seam and then the full skirt is unlined below that. It closes with a fine painted metal zipper. The cape ties to close with the cord at the neck and is lined in a fine, light silk in the same blue. Both pieces are very light and fine. Hand finished. Note that the skirt is a size too big on the mannequin and was lightly pinned. It will fit and fall better on the proper sized girl.

16" from neck to hem

Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length of top fitted hip: 8.5" from waist to seam
Total length: 44" from top of waist to bottom hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD1766

As photographed for creative purposes by Ted Belton. Stylist: Amanda Lee Shirreffs. Hair & Makeup: Erin Heather. Model: Ginni Connors at Elmer Olsen.

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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