Incredible 1990s Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Silk & Silk Chiffon Jumpsuit w Camellia Applique Overskirt

This fabulous little jumpsuit has had the part of the label that tells the collection date removed at some point in its history but I believe it is from the late 1990s based on the styles and similarities to other dresses I have previously had in the shop from that period. Regardless of its exact date it is definitely Karl's work and it is a gorgeous example of his work. It is a very easy to wear piece and I love how unusual it is while still being utterly Chanel in feel.

I love that this little jumpsuit looks like a dress at first glance. It is just the cleverest thing and it has the added bonus of making it super easy to wear. It has that touch of a flapper feel to it that so many of his pieces have and it is just so pretty. The jumpsuit part is made out of a light in weight black silk that is soft and easy to the touch. It has that feel of the best of 1930s silk. Over that the skirt overlay is a black silk chiffon that has camellias and ribbon appliqued onto it for added detail. This mixing of fabrics give is a play on the different transparencies. It is light in weight and wonderfully easy to wear. Despite its light weight the fabric still has enough structure to hold the cut and give it the wonderful shape that you see. The top of the jumpsuit is sleeveless and cut to skim over you all the way down to the low dropped seam at the top of the hip. The neckline plunges into a V at the front and there is a row of silk covered decorative domed buttons underneath that. Where the bodice meets the skirt there is a wide gathered 4" band made from the same silk as the top. This band is pleated and I love the detail it adds. Under the skirt are attached legs that continue down from the top. These are done in a peg leg shape and they narrow down as they reach their hem. On the outside of each leg there is another row of tightly spaced buttons that match the ones on the bodice. Depending on your height they will probably be a bit of a cropped pant. The skirt falls over that from under the banding and it is made up of a silk chiffon that is softly gathered in around the waist. Onto the skirt are embroidered and silk cut out of the famous Chanel camellia and then it is finished all around the hem with ribbon. The lightness of the silk allows it to flare out and the movement that this creates once it is on is incredible. The construction is immaculate and it looks to have been worn very little if at all. It is gorgeous. Excellent condition

Unlined and closes with a back hidden set zipper. The cut is meant to be loose and easy through the body. The band around the waist buttons to close. The buttons on the top are decorative and the ones on the pants are functional. The easy cut should fit a range of sizes.

Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Natural waist: to 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Seam at bottom of bodice: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner pant hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 21" from top of shoulder to seam at bottom of bodice
Skirt: 30" from seam at bottom of bodice to hem
Pants: 32" from seam at bottom of bodice to hem
Inseam: 27"
Gusset: 29" from top of shoulder to inner back seam

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD4315

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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