Exquisite and extremely rare Chanel Couture set from Karl Lagerfeld's first collection for Chanel in 1984 looking ever like it just walked off a recent 2020 runway! The best features of 80's styles are now showing up on the runways, so it's incredible timing that this has come along looking as if it could have been part of a 2020 runway collection. Don't pass an opportunity to own a timeless bit of Chanel couture, every bit as fashion forward and relevant today as it was when it came down the runway in 1984 and Karl Lagerfeld, the enfent terrible of Paris fashion at the time, was hailed and celebrated.As the new genius of the House of Chanel. Ecru/ off white silk separates fabulously hand beaded and sequined. In a stunning deco waterfall effect. In fact most of the stitching on these two pieces is hand work by the exclusive and expert seamstresses at Chanel and is masterful. Art deco played a heavy influence in 1980's decor and women's wear, and though this is dripping glamour from the mid 80's - see the original ad- it could also be right out of a 1930's black and white film which no doubt inspired some of this collection , draped on the languid and graceful frames of Hollywood legendary beauties like Marlene Dietrich or Lauren Bacall, glittering seductively on the silver screen.
The set is pure elegance and glamour with that ethereal effortless chic in the fluid movement of both pieces that the best Chanel pieces have. They can also be worn separately which makes them twice as amazing: The skirt has slash pockets at hips and would look a-ma-zing worn with a black cropped tee and oversized shoulder padded blazer, or the top worn with jeans and heels with tuxedo jacket - SO many possibilities. Top has invisible snap closures sewn into the sequins for a seamless look, and waist closure on skirt is hook and eye. Fully lined, sensational, beautifully made, rare and absolutely superb. Top: 40" pit to pit (meant to hang boxy and oversize), approx 25" long.Skirt: 26" waist, approx 38" hips (meant to be roomy). CONDITION: No rips, stains or tears, no smells that I can detect, and appears rarely if never to have been worn.
Tag in blouse has been cut half off, no idea why. There are one or two threads where beading is on skirt that look as though they may be somewhat loose but that is all I can find to mention.
There is a tiny tiny snag on silk that is near the bottom and not at all noticeable but I went over it with magnifying readers on which is how detected it. This item is vintage so please understand it is not brand new and as such, even in it's very excellent condition, may have some idiosyncrasies commensurate with being 35 years old.The item "CHANEL RARE VINTAGE 1ST LAGERFELD COLLECTION 1984! - TOP SKIRT DRESS STUNNING" is in sale since Sunday, February 2, 2020. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Women\Women's Clothing\Dresses".
The seller is "designhaven1000" and is located in Healdsburg, California. This item can be shipped to United States.