2004 Chanel Cruise Documented Mint Green Boucle & Silk Chiffon Suit

I am always very pleased to be able to document any pieces coming into the shop and it is a thrill to show you the version of this suit shot for the November 2003 issue of Vogue magazine. Anna Wintour also owns this suit and wore the pieces together or mixed with other pieces several times over the course of the 2003-2004 season. This gives you a great idea of how versatile the suit is and how it can be mixed and matched with pieces from your own wardrobe.

The suit is constructed from an absolutely stunning mint green and white version of the Chanel signature boucle fabric. The color is just exceptional and it is easy to see why it is such a well documented piece. It is absolutely beautiful. I love the mix of the boucle and silk chiffon. On the jacket the chiffon is inset down the front edges with a soft silk tie at the neck. The edging is composed of three layers of the silk and the effect of these over top each other is very soft and romantic. The silk continues all the way around the hem and then peeks out from the cuffs of each sleeve. A little green Chanel buttons sits at the top of the neck and acts like a modified french cuff on each of those elaborate cuffs. The skirt is cut with a slight flare is it nears the hem and has more of the silk chiffon technique applied and inset at the front of the skirt. Here is is done in a soft closed pleat at the top so you get the perfect fit around the hips and then opens up to create the beautiful lines that you see. The entire suit is then lined in the highest quality camellia flower embossed white silk. This is classic Chanel right down to the chain stitched by hand into the hem of the jacket. It is exceptional. Excellent condition.

Both pieces are fully lined in a fine, white silk embossed with the Chanel camellia flower print. The interior hem of the jacket is finished with their signature metal chain. The skirt closes with a hidden set zipper. The jacket buttons with a single button at the neck. Hand finishes throughout and working buttonholes on each sleeve. The pockets are still hand stitched shut. Appears worn very little if at all. The color and texture are even better in person. Both pieces are tagged a Chanel 42

The Chanel boucle is created with their proprietary method of weaving that they themselves 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". This technique gives you that classic Chanel look.

Sleeve: 25.5"
Slightly dropped shoulders: 16"
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 23.5" from neck to hem

Waist: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 21" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD3456

Reference Photos: (1) Photographed by Arthur Elgort, Vogue, November 2003.  /  (2) Anna Wintour at a Manolo Blahnik Exhibition, September 2003.  /  (3-5) Anna Wintour at the Kenneth Cole Spring 2004 Collection Show, September 2003.  /  (6) Bernard Arnault and Anna Wintour at Donna Karan Show Spring 2004, September 2003.

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