Stunning 2005 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld White Sequin Detailed & Silk Tulle Dress w Ribbon Detail
This is from the Spring 2005 season. It does not have its date tag but at some point I saw a similar dress in a deeper ivory that did have its date tag. Like the other 2005 season dress in pink that I have in the shop right now the dress is exceptional and it would make a fabulous wedding dress for a bride, or be worn as an alternative dress in a more extended wedding celebration. And of course it could also be worn to any glamorous event. No matter how good it looks in these photos it looks a million times better in real life. The photos do not fully capture the feather light fabric of the dress and how it moves. In the review of the show that season Vogue noted that Karl's runway was decked out with a red carpet. The show launched with a parade of super models walking the red carpet 'while men ran alongside them popping flashbulbs. The message was clear, in an era when celebrity dressing has become so over exposed, it's only exciting when an actress has exceptional talent in style'. This was in acknowledgement to the fact that Nicole Kidman was there with Baz Luhrmann and they had just starred in Chanel's new advertising campaign for Chanel No. 5. It was a spectacular collection
This is such a stunning dress. The first thing that you will notice when you slip this dress on is how light it is and how incredible it moves. It is a dream to wear. That panel of tulle that falls from the shoulder gives it the most amazing movement and the slightest bit of air will pick it up and make it float around you. The front is set low and has a slight V. Because my dress form has no bust it sits a little lower then it will on an actual body but once on an actual person it will pull up a bit more. Silver toned ribbon straps curve over each shoulder and attached to the back of one of those straps is a loop of silver ribbons that cascade down that side. On the other side is that fantastic panel of tulle that sits at the base of the ribbon where it attaches to the bodice at the front. That panel is extremely long and full and you can wear it over your shoulder for a slight caped feel or behind. It extends longer than the hem of the dress for a pretty trailing effect. The bodice is completely covered in two patterns of sequins. Over the bust area they are more scattered and densely applied and attached with a fine silver metal thread. Rhinestones and clear iridescent beads are scattered among them. From the seam underneath the bust to the dropped waist are vertical rows of sequins. These are set on a silk netting and have a silver thread in behind them. He then had tiny beads scattered here and there amongst the pattern. Around the dropped waist is a wide silver satin ribbon and there is a little ivory Chanel logo sitting at the side of the waist. The waist is open and easy and the dress has a bit of a flapper feel to it in shape. Under that the skirt flows out from a series of closes panels set all the way around the hips. These open up just past that so that the lower part of the skirt is full. Just above the bottom of the skirt there is a horizontal detailing done in the same bead work that is on the body of the bodice. These are set in rows spaced a bit farther apart than they are on the bodice and this add the perfect bit of detailing there. As you walk you get this sweeping feel created by the panel draping down from the shoulder that floats and trails behind you. The netting keeps it as light as a feather but also has enough structure to hold the shape and volume you see. I love the row of domed pearl buttons that close the back. It is absolutely beautiful. None of the photos here give it full justice. Excellent condition
Fully lined in an ivory silk and it buttons to close at the back with a zipper set and hidden under the waist. The waist ribbon snaps and buttons into place at the back. A tiny bit of the colour has come off one button at the back and otherwise it appears to have been worn very little if at all. The easy cut should allow it to fit a range of sizes
Bust: 16-17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Natural waist: to 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Seam at top of hips: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Natural hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 20" from top of bodice to seam at top of hips
Skirt: 37" from seam at top of hips to hem
Length: 57" from the top of shoulder to hem, 66" to the longest point of the attached tulle panel
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED
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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