Fall 2009 Chanel Gossamer Mohair Knit Ruffled Sleeve Fantasy Evening Jacket
In the Vogue review of the Fall 2009 collection they noted that Karl Lagerfeld titled the Fall 2009 collection Belle Brummell (inspired by Beau Brummell) ... 'a gender-reassigned quip referring to the British Regency dandy who dictated men's fashion by tying his cravats in ever more elaborate configurations. The pun also gave full permission to bring the classic Chanel white georgette blouse into play, a perfect device for subtracting the austerity from black in a distinctly Rue Cambon manner. Lagerfeld worked it every which way, in bouclé, lace, knit, satin, and paillettes.."
This jacket embodies that feel with its high glamour and decidedly elaborate configuration. It is made out of a pale putty colored mohair that is a fine and light as gossamer. It seems to weigh mere ounces when you hold it and yet it somehow manages to retain the structure and volume he intended it to have. The body of the jacket is more loosely woven and finished with a fine scattering of fringed detailing. This gives it texture and dimension but without any weight added. The sleeves are incredible and each is a cascade of ruffles overlapping each other. These are even more incredible when you realize that the ruffles are formed from one long swath of knit that has been hand set onto each sleeve in a curving design that wraps down the arm. I have lifted one part of the ruffle and photoed it for you to be able to see just how incredible the workmanship is to achieve this final look. On addition there is silk tulle inset into each sleeve to help retain the shape and volume you see. At the neck is a long black silk satin tie that gives it that perfect Chanel finish and contrast. It is magical and looks to have never been worn or worn very little. Excellent condition
Unlined and slips on the wear. Ties at the neck. Tulle inset into teach sleeve so hold the shape and volume. Hand finished throughout and hand knit. Tagged a Chanel 38. It appears to have never been worm or worn very little. The easy cut should allow it to fit a range of sizes.
Sleeves: 20" to the cuff and 25" to the longest point of the overlapping ruffle
Bust: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 25" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 20" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-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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