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Fun & Flirty 1980's Chanel Boutique Black Silk Satin Asymmetrical Strap Dress

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This adorable dress appears to be Chanel's take on a black tie pinafore ... with a good dose of class and style, of course. The unique design features a wide asymmetrical strap supporting the fitted bodice which yields to a drop waist and box pleats at the skirt line. Netting gives the skirt additional shape and Coco's love of pockets is well represented at the hips. The dress closes with hidden buttons at the back accented by a bow. The beautiful stiff satin finish silk fabric gives the whole dress a black tie feel perfect for many occasions. Consider adding a cropped jacket to create a whole different look. Excellent condition. MEASUREMENTS Marked French size 40 ... best fits a U.S. 2 - 4 with attention to the following measurements. Please note that the dress fits small through the bust and is slightly too small for the mannequin. Bust 31" Waist 25" Hips 33" Total Length From Top of Asymmetrical Shoulder Strap to Hem 34" Length From Top of Bodice to Hem 27.5" Length From Shoulder Strap to Waist 16"


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    Length: 34 in. (86.36 cm)Marked Size: French 40 (Best Fits U.S. 2-4) (EU)Bust: 31 in. (78.74 cm)Waist: 26 in. (66.04 cm)Hip: 33 in. (83.82 cm)Shoulder to Hem: 34 in. (86.36 cm)
  • Style
    Tuxedo (In the Style Of)
  • Place of Origin
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  • Material Notes
    Chanel's take on a black tie style pinafore complete with an asymmetrical bodice, box pleats and pockets all wrapped up with a bow.
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Atlanta, GA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU48732045453

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About the Designer


The first Chanel shop was opened in 1910 in Paris on rue Cambon by the young milliner Gabrielle Chanel (1883–1971), who had picked up the nickname “Coco” while working as a club singer. The boutique drew the attention of the Parisian fashion elite who popularized her wide-brimmed Chanel Modes hats. Soon she added a sportswear store in the Normandy resort town of Deauville, where Coco set the tone for her defining sense of style — traditionally masculine garments reimagined for feminine shapes, made from simple jersey fabric. Effortless and elegant, her designs promoted comfort and grace in women’s wear that had been dominated in the previous century by complicated layers of fabric and cumbersome corsets. She followed this success with a couture house, opened in 1915 in Biarritz. Over the next six decades, Coco Chanel would become a pivotal designer of both fashionable casual wear and Paris haute couture as well as an icon and arbiter of 20th-century style with her bob haircut and pearls. However, Chanel was not born into a life of glamour. Following the death of her mother, her father left her in an orphanage where she lived until the age of 18. It was there that she learned to sew as well as appreciate the classic pairing of black and white as worn by the nuns. In 1926, she introduced her first little black dress, reclaiming a color that had once been reserved for mourning and working-class women. That same decade, she debuted her perfume, Chanel No. 5, as well as the Chanel suit with a fitted skirt, inspired by the boxy lines of men’s clothing and employing a sporty tweed. Chanel closed her fashion operations during World War II, then returned to the industry in 1954 to design for the functional needs of modern women. Structure and wearability endured in all of Chanel’s clothing and accessories, like the quilted leather 2.55 handbag introduced in 1955 with its gold-chain shoulder strap that freed up a woman’s hands. Chanel's collarless jacket reacted against the constricting styles of Christian Dior's New Look, replacing them with a design that was timeless, an instant classic. The 1957 two-tone slingback pumps had a practical heel height while offering a bold statement in the black tip of the shoes. After Coco Chanel died in 1971, the brand underwent several changes in leadership, including fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld, who took over as artistic director in 1983. Over the years, the company has continued to innovate, such as expanding into ready-to-wear fashion in 1978 and, in 2002, establishing a subsidiary company — Paraffection — dedicated to preserving the heritage skills of fashion artisan workshops. The House of Chanel still operates its flagship on rue Cambon in Paris, where it all began. Browse vintage Chanel evening dresses, jackets and more on 1stDibs.
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