Spring 1994 Chanel Runway Documented Red & White Ribbon Navy Suit

I am always very pleased to be able to document any pieces coming into the shop and it is a thrill to show you the version of this suit worn on the 1994 runway by none other than supermodel Cindy Crawford. There is even a clip of her walking in the show which will give you an idea of how wonderful this suit is once on the body.

The suit is constructed from a dark navy version of the Chanel signature boucle fabric. Their boucle is created with their proprietary method of weaving that they themselves describe as "by weaving the warp and weft, using a variety of different kinds of threads which creates a unique and somewhat irregular appearance. The warp – vertically strung – is the background of the fabric, the base that will support the assembly of materials. There can be up to 12 different threads used for a single warp. The weft – woven horizontally – gives the fabric its unique character and can have an unlimited number of threads. Tight, perforated, textured, thick, with a relief, plaited, random, twill… the potential number of effects is endless". This technique gives you that classic Chanel look. The jacket has a nautical l feel to it with the addition of the red and white ribbon that is woven through the edges of the jacket and highlight the cut. The collar is notched and two pockets sit on each hip. I love how the jacket has that double row of buttons at the front and the buttons themselves are a sharp little design feature. Each is a white and black combination with the famous double C logo in their centers. The skirt is cut to just above the knee and has that same ribbon technique applied to it at the waist and hem. This is classic Chanel right down to the gold chain stitched by hand into the hem of the jacket. Excellent condition.

Both pieces are fully lined in a fine, deep navy silk. The interior hem of the jacket is finished with a gold toned chain. The skirt closes with a hidden set zipper. The jacket buttons to close at the front. Hand finishes throughout and working buttonholes on each sleeve. Appears worn very little if at all. Both pieces are tagged a Chanel 42

Sleeve: 23"
Slightly dropped shoulders: 16.5"
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 29" from neck to \hem

Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 20" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent:MED-LRG

Item# DD3451

Reference Photos: Cindy Crawford on the Chanel Spring 1994 Runway.

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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