Prettiest 1992 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Black Silk Chiffon Dress w Black Lace Detailing

This dress is gorgeous. It is very pretty and very easy to wear. The hand written label places it within 1992 and it is a gorgeous example of his work. I love how utterly Chanel in feel it is and it is immaculately made. These earlier pieces almost border on demi-couture with the workmanship being so fabulous.

I love that this dress. This one is particularly feminine in feel and it is just so pretty. The dress is made out of a light in weight black silk chiffon that is feather light. When you actually look closely at this dress the sheer amount of silk used for it is mind boggling. Despite its light weight fabric it is made so well that it still has enough structure to hold the cut and give it the wonderful shape that you see. The bodice is suspended from the shoulder by two tiny straps that curve over the shoulders. The bodice is more fitted and you could also tuck in the straps and wear this one strapless. The neckline has a soft curve over the top and it is edged with a soft black fine lace. The chiffon is gathered over the bust in soft little pleats with another lace detailing just under the bust and then a third bit of lace around the waist. Inside there is light boning to hold the shape perfectly around you. At the back there is a row of decorative silk covered buttons and loops over the zipper. Under that the skirt falls in an incredible sweep of silk chiffon. It starts just under the banding and is softly gathered in all around the waist. There is an inner black silk skirt with that beautiful silk chiffon layer over that. There are many many yards of chiffon that make up that top layer. I think if you laid it out flat it would be a full circle. This gives it incredible movement with your slightest movement. The lightness of the silk allows it to flare out and the movement that this creates once it is on is incredible. It is finished all around the bottom with another panel of the black lace and here it is wider then the ones on the bodice. It is the perfect finishing touch. The construction is immaculate and it looks to have been worn very little if at all. It is gorgeous. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a black silk and closes with a back set zipper with decorative buttons over that. Light boning through the bodice. Tagged a vintage Chanel 40

Bust: 16-17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Seam under the bust: 16-16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Natural waist: 14-14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 13" from top of shoulder to seam under the bust and 18" to the the dropped bottom seam
Skirt: 40" from the dropped bottom seam at the waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD4338

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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