1990s Karl Lagerfeld Navy & Gingham Checked Dress
Karl Lagerfeld often uses his own line as a start point to to explore cuts and fabrics and yet manages to keep the aesthetic very different from Chanel. It is of course just another reason to call him a genius. It also give him an outlet for his love of dark colors that he combines with soft touches while still keeping a certain edge. This dress is based on that classic fitted slip dress that was ever so popular in the nineties and is certainly supermodel worthy even today. It is quite sexy and flirty. The crepe that forms the body of the dress is cut on the bias and fitted so it shapes and molds itself to the body underneath and creates a long and curvy silhouette. The upper bodice has a gathered navy gingham that is cleverly set to emphasize the bust and add to your curves. I love how it is all suspended form tiny straps that curve up and around the shoulder. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a blue tissue silk through the skirt and body of the dress and the bust is a double layer of the gingham fabric. It closes with a hidden set zipper at the back. Tagged a 40 but of course check the measurements given. Note that it is a true deep navy in person - some of the photos make it appear to be black - that is only the lighting
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14-14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 50" from shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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