c.1974 Karl Lagerfeld for Chloe Blue Floral Print Silk Print Dress & Capelet
For the 1974 Chloe collection, Karl Lagerfeld did flowing silks cut on the bias in a plethora of floral prints. It is these collections during the years between 1969 and 1975 that we still see heavily influence the modern bohemian feel of Chloe today. Examples of his work during this time period are held in museums around the world.
This wonderful little dress is truly exceptional. In person it is far far better then how it photoed on a dress form. It truly needs a moving body in it to really show off the lines and movement that it has. The cut is very simple and easy to wear. The dress is made from two layers of a very fine, light bias cut ivory silk. Onto the top layer and on the matching capelet is a design of delicate flowers that appear to be hand painted. These travel down the length of the dress. Over this is a shawl that has long attached ties. I placed it over the shoulders to give it the effect of the runway photo but you could wear it a number of ways. The body of the dress is cut wide and full and has an almost caftan feel. The top layer of the dress is slit up to almost the arms. This sits over an inner silk layer that has a different pattern circling the hem. The slits along the sides allow you to catch glimpses of this hidden pattern when you move or sit. The neckline is dipped into a V at the front and the back. It flows outwards from there. I love the edging of blue in the print of the top layer of the dress that picks up the ties on the shawl piece. the dress is far better in person then how it photoed. Both pieces are in overall excellent condition with a small note to review below.
The inner layer of the dress acts as the lining and it slips over the head to wear. The shawl piece ties. There is the teeniest hint of yellowing along the edge of the back neckline. It would not even photo. There is a slight faded mark on each tie of the cape piece. The bias cut make the range extremely flexible so will fit a range of sizes. The more room you need through the body the more the length will shorten up as the fabric raises on the bias
Bust: 16-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist - hips: open
Length: 50" from shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED
Reference Photo: Chloe Runway, 1974.
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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