Phenomenal Spring 2001 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Dusty Pinks Silk Chiffon Runway Dress

The twin of this gorgeous Spring 2001 Chanel dress was worn by Bridget Hall on the Runway. The show that year took place in the Carrousel de Louvre where the Chanel team constructed a multi-coloured Neon Staircase for the models to walk down. The Chanel 'Catwalk' books noted that the models sported tons of colour to go with that staircase and the collection showcased red, pink, blue, coral and purple besides the standard black and white used so often by Karl. Models had logos written on their faces and even their nails with a 'specially produced varnish embellished with diamante chips'. I love that you can see just how fantastically the dress moves in the footage. It is an absolutely stunning dress and I love it

This Chanel dress is phenomenal. This is the kind of dress that you see in real life and it makes you swoon. As good as it looks in the photos it only really comes to life on the body. When you move in it the air around you picks up the silk chiffon that it is made out of and it has the most beautiful movement. The dress is cut with a very soft and easy feel much like the dresses of the twenties and thirties. The bodice is cut to skim over you. The neckline is cut wide across and it softly drapes down a touch at the center dips softly down with angled seaming under that. The main colour is a soft dusty rose and there is a second deeper pinky red wherever he added a ruffled effect. The sleeves are one of those places and they drape around the top of the arm and are so pretty. The dress is entirely cut on the bias above and below the seamed waist so that it drapes down and over the bust and then around the hips and to the floor to show off your curves. On the runway it was styled with a classic Chanel chain belt and you could add something similar or wear it as it is. The skirt is seamed on angles to again give a nod to the seaming of the twenties and thirties. The hem curves around you and dips up at the front to show some leg. From the waist down to the top of that front where it curves up are two more rows of ruffles in those two tones of pink. These move so prettily when you walk. There is a seam just under that and this seam curves around you and the lower skirts are set into that. This allows the lower skirts to really flare out and move as you move. You can see that in the runway video. I love that the inside of the lower skirt is also lined with the deeper toned chiffon. He then extended the back to go just past the hem to create a slight trained effect behind you. If all of that wasn't enough the dress closes with a row of domed pearl buttons at the back. Each button is embossed with a tiny pink Chanel across its surface too. The entire dress is as light as a feather once on and it is almost like having nothing on at all. All of the added ruffles and layers of silk move with your slightest movement. It is just amazing and even better in person. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little. Excellent condition 

Fully lined in the same silk chiffon as the main body of the dress and then some parts are accented with the other colour silk as seen. It closes with a low set side zipper at the back and buttons above that. Tagged FR40. It appears to have been worn very little if at all.

Bust: 16-19 " flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 18" from shoulder to dropped waist
Skirt: approx 42" from dropped waist to the front hem, 49" to longest point of the back hem. The opening at the front is 22" down from the waist

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4110

Reference Photos/Video: Spring 2001 Chanel Runway, model: Bridget Hall

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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