circa 1966 Chanel Haute Couture Suit
It is always wonderful to have a true piece of Haute Couture and this Chanel suit is to die! First of all, it is pink and a perfect pastel pink at that! It is the classic Chanel boucle that upon close inspection is actually a mix of a pink wool, a almost silver chenille ribbon and pale lavender all woven and thatched through each other. This gives the fabric structure and stability one way and a slight bias cut effect the other - hence the perfect fit that Chanel suit have - it really sculpts to the wearer and yet retains its shape at the same time. It is masterfully cut and constructed with all the work done by hand. I love the double row of brass buttons and the inner top quilted paneling of the lining - it is so well done you could almost flip the entire suit inside out and wear it! Everything about it is special to the last detail. A rarity and a very special and important piece! Tagged with the Chanel Haute Couture tag with a numbered couture ribbon underneath "33256" that dates it to 1966-67. Excellent condition!
Both pieces are lined in a pink silk that is stitched in long vertical panels. The lining is entirely set and finished by hand. The skirt closes with a hand set painted metal zipper and a flat hook and eye at the waist. The jacket closes with domed brass buttons and MOP buttons inside to secure the jacket perfectly into place. The signature gold chain is hidden inside the fold of the lining and exterior.
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML
Reference Photo: A similar Chanel suit from 1964. Photo by William Klein.
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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