Spectacular Cruise 2015 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Runway Look 51 Silk Chiffon Floral Dress

I have a small grouping of Chanel pieces that will be listing over the next week or so and they all come from an avid Couture and Chanel collector. Many of these pieces were extremely difficult to source when they were released and were only made in very limited quantities. These are exceptional pieces for the collector and each is extremely special. This dress is from the Chanel 2015 Cruise show that was set in Dubai. The show was inspired by the rich colors of the country and vibrant traditions. There was an entire series of pieces done in these feather light silk chiffons that were a dazzling array of colours and prints. The twin of this dress in a different colour way walked the runway for Look 51 and Margaret Qualley wore one to the Chanel Paris-Salzburg Metiers Art Launch in March of that year. I love having these and the runway video so that you can see just how gorgeous this dress is on the body. 

The dress is a work of art and the silk chiffon used to make it is some of the finest, lightest chiffon I have seen. The fabric is notoriously difficult to work with and with all the intricate detailing, putting this together would have taken a ton of man hours especially at this level of workmanship. It is just spectacular. The dress is covered in the most beautiful floral print in red, blue and green with pops of white and black. It is suspended from two tiny straps that curve over each shoulder. The halter top is made of two layers of the silk chiffon fabric that are then shaped into modified triangles of fabric to cover the breasts. The seam is set directly under the bust for an empire feel and this gives it a very feminine feel and also softens the feel of the plunge. The dress falls from there in a swoop of that feather light silk chiffon to a raw hem that goes all the way around. The a signature Karl silhouette the dress falls shorter at the front and then curves down and around to the back longer hem. I love the curve this creates from the side. The skirt of the dress is constructed from two layers of the chiffon and then at the back there is a third added layer that creates a back panel that trails just past the hem. The movement this dress has once on is incredible. The dress appears to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition with two notes to review below

The halter is lined with the same fabric and then layers as described above act as the lining through the skirt. It closes at the back with hidden set zipper. Current Chanel silk chiffon dresses with this level of detailing are retailing for $9000USD and over. Tagged a modern Chanel 38Tagged a Chanel  6

Bust: 15-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Seam under the bust: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Natural waist- hips:nope
Bodice: 12" from top of shoulder to seam under the bust
Total Length: 46" from top of shoulder to the front hem, 57" to the back hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD4534

Reference Photos/Video: (1-2) Cruise 2015 Chanel Runway, Look 51. Model Sasha Luss.  /  (3-5) Margaret Qualley at the Chanel Paris-Salzburg Metiers Art Launch, March 31 2015.

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