Fantastic Spring 2011 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Runway Look 48 Leather Jacket w Floral Silk Detailing

This jacket is extremely well documented. Its twin walked the Spring 2011 Chanel runway for Look 48. It was featured in the ad campaign that year and Anna Wintour owns one. In Vogue's review of the show, Tim Blanks said in part; "Karl Lagerfeld gets a lot of his inspiration from dreams, but he didn't need any  help from them today, because he already had Last Year at Marienbad, that hallucinatory slice of avant-garde celluloid from the early sixties, on his mind. Some would say that, despite its storied reputation, it's the most boring movie ever made, but for Lagerfeld—and Chanel—it inspired a breathtakingly surreal setting: a monochrome ornamental garden, complete with fountains, which mirrored one of the film's most famous scenes." Karl himself said that new fabrics were one of his touchstones for the collection, but "he distressed them with selvedge, ragged edges, and a lattice of perforations. That chaotic quality persisted in dégradé chiffon florals or a monochrome tweed patchwork.... It loaned an enthralling urgency, and the fierce young spirit in the collection could be read as a swingeing riposte to the cutesiness that sometimes overtakes Chanel's ready-to-wear." The jacket is fantastic.

This amazing little jacket is made from a butter soft black leather. I love how Karl used  that floral printed silk to weave through the open perforated cut outs on the leather. This creates a gorgeous lattice effect that adds a wonderful and unusual detail to the jacket. The collar is done with the same technique and then he ran it down the front of the jacket in a wide panel. The most dramatic usage of it is how he has replaced the entire lower parts of the sleeves with this silk and leather detailing. This lets you see glimpses of your bare arms through the cut outs or see what you choose to wear underneath the jacket. More of that silk is wrapped all the way around the hem as well. The impact of the pink and ivory silk against the black is so pretty and softens the jacket for a bit of a romantic and whimsical feel. The jacket is beautifully cut with a notched collar and long straight sleeves. It skims over the body with the waist brought in just a touch for shape. It is beautifully tailored and finished. It closes at the front with a series of large flat metal hook & eye. A simple zipped pockets sits on each hip and each one has a perfect little double Cs on the zipper pull. Excellent condition

The jacket hooks to close at the front with a series of flat metal hook & eye. It is lined in a black Chanel logo embossed silk. Tagged a modern Chanel 40

Sleeves: 25" and 14" around the upper arm
Shoulders: 14.5"
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 26" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4650

Reference Photos/Video: (1-2) Spring 2011 Chanel, Look 48, Model Lisanne De Jong.  /  (3) Spring 2011 Chanel Ad Campaign. Photographed by Karl Lagerfeld.  /  (4-5) Anna Wintour in Chanel at the 2011 Tribeca Film Festival.  /  (6) Anna Wintour attending the Fall 2011 Chanel Fashion Show. 

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