1990 Chanel Ad Campaign Boucle Suit as Seen on Yasmeen Ghauri

I love finding well documented pieces and this Chanel suir fits the bill as it was showcased on Yasmeen Ghauri in the 1990 Chanel ad campaign. In the campaign they took some creative license and paired the jacket with a plain black skirt for the shot. This version, with the matching skirt to the jacket, is what was actually shipped to the stores and was sold to clients. Both pieces of the suit are made from the Chanel signature boucle fabric that is created  with their proprietary method of weaving that they describe as "by weaving the warp and weft, using a variety of different kinds of threads which creates a unique and somewhat irregular appearance. The warp – vertically strung – is the background of the fabric, the base that will support the assembly of materials. There can be up to 12 different threads used for a single warp. The weft – woven horizontally – gives the fabric its unique character and can have an unlimited number of threads. Tight, perforated, textured, thick, with a relief, plaited, random, twill… the potential number of effects is endless". The color of the suit is a wonderful deep burgundy with small pops of other colors running through it. The slim cut skirt is topped by a looser fitting jacket with that perfect nineties proportions. I love the hand beaded edging that is done in a combination of yellow, blue, red and pink to pick up the subtler colors in the boucle. This beading runs down the front edges, around the collar and highlights each cuff and all three pockets on the jacket. It has only a single hook at the neck to close and the front falls open under that hook. Each sleeve is further adorned with four gold toned signature camellia buttons set beside the extensive beading that runs down the cuffs. It is gorgeous. Excellent condition.

Both pieces are fully lined in a deep red silk. The lining in the jacket is vertically quilted in rows. The skirt closes with a zipper and flat hook & eye at the waist. The jacket has a single hook at the top of the neck. Hand finishes throughout, handset bead work and  working buttonholes on each sleeve. Appears worn very little if at all.

Sleeve: 24"
Shoulders: 13" (inset slightly)
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 29" from neck to \hem

Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 20" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD1869

Reference photo: Yasmeen Ghauri for Chanel, Fall 1990.

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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