Dreamy Cruise 2010 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Runway Look 33 'Painted' Silk Net Floral Dress

This dress has come to me direct from one of my avid Couture and Chanel collectors. It is an exceptional piece for the collector and is extremely special. This dress is from the Chanel 2010 Cruise show that was set on the boardwalk of the Venice Lido at dusk. "Coco at Lido" is how Karl Lagerfeld described this cruise collection. Vogue described the scene as Karl "reinstating the long-lost leisurely sensation of a fashion show as an exceptional one-off experience. The 350 guests reclining on sun beds in the famous white tented cabanas certainly felt privileged to be witnessing the extreme glamour of the designer's learned-but-light invocation of an important part of Coco Chanel's biography." The location was "one of Coco Chanel's favourite summer haunts—she visited Venice for almost ten years beginning in 1919 and met Diaghilev here". The inspiration was the twenties and thirties and you can see that in the lines of this dress. The twin of this dress walked the runway for Look 33 with a jacket over it that was sold separately in the shops. It is so easy to wear and just gorgeous on the body. 

The dress is a work of art and the silk netting used to make it is some of the prettiest I have seen. The fabric is very light and is notoriously difficult to work with and yet it all falls into place perfectly once on the body. It is just spectacular. The dress is covered in the most beautiful floral print in dusky pastels done in a way that makes then look like they have been hand painted directly onto the fabric. The base colour is a deep blue-purple and the colour combination of everything together is stunning. It is sleeveless and the upper portion of the bodice is a single layer of the silk so that it has a touch of transparency. This gives it a very feminine feel and gives it that nod to the thirties. It skims over the bodice and down to the waist where a wide soft panel of the same fabric goes around your waist and hooks into place at the back. This eliminates the seam there by covering it and softens the dress. The dress falls from there in a swoop of that feather light silk net to a the hem that widens out as it near the floor. The back feels slightly fuller than the front so you get this pretty billowing effect around you when you walk. This is a signature Karl silhouette to give the dress as much movement as possible and you can see that in the reference photos here. The skirt of the dress is constructed from a single layer of the printed silk and then it has a solid deep blue silk layer underneath. The movement this dress has once on is incredible. Last, but certainly not least, is the fact that the famous double C logo is worked all through the print of the dress making it impossible to not know that you are wearing Chanel. The dress appears to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition

The dress is lined with the same fabric through the bodice and then a layer of a deep blue silk as described above acts as the lining through the skirt. It closes at the back with hidden set zipper and has a hook and eye at the back of the neck with a keyhole between the two. Current Chanel silk chiffon dresses with this level of detailing are retailing for $9000USD and over. Tagged a modern Chanel 42

Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner hips: to 25" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15.5" from top of shoulder to seam under the bust
Total Length: 60" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4638

Reference Photos/Video: Resort 2010 Chanel, Look 33.

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