Chanel 'Chain' Wool Black Dress - Circa 1985

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Amazing Vintage Chanel Chain Wool Black Dress. This fabulous dress was designed by Karl Lagerfeld for the 1985 Winter Collection. In this dress, Lagerfeld reworked Coco Chanel’s signature and paid homage to her frequent usage of chains throughout the decades. Representing hours of handwork, it features detailed applique consisting of a black leather strap with studs, gold embroidery and bugle beads. For all the attention to detail and handwork, this dress could be classified as demi-couture. This sleeveless wool dress has two breast pockets, and 6 gilt buttons with the ‘CC’ logo on the front. The opening of the dress is on the back, with hidden buttons and an invisible zipper. The waist is defined and the top and bottom are loose fitting. With scoop neckline and knee length, this dress is silk lined. Please see pictures for a shot of a similar dress being worn by Lagerfeld’s muse Ines de la Fressange on the 1985 runway show. This dress is also part of the archive and has been documented by FIDM (Fashion Institute for Design and Merchandising) Museum. A collector’s piece, this one of a kind gorgeous dress will definitely stop the show. Made for the bold and glamourous.

Label / Designer: Chanel

Period: Circa 1985

Origin: France

Materials: Wool; Silk (no composition label)

Condition: Excellent

Size: No size label, but we suggest size 4 (US) / 8 (UK)

Measurements (approximately)

Length: 100cm / 39.5’’

Bust: 90cm / 36’’

Waist: 66cm / 26’’

Hips: 90cm / 36’’

Hemline: 92cm / 36.2’’

Mannequin Measurements (approx)
Height: 1.80m/5’9"
Bust: 83cm/33"
Waist: 63cm/25"
Hips: 88cm/35"

 

*Please refer to the size chart below for more information.

 

Size Conversion Chart

 

 

XXS

XS

S

M

L

XL

XXL

XXXL

 

Australia

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

 

Denmark

32

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

 

Japan

5

7

9

11

13

15

17

19

 

USA

2

4

6

8

10

12

14

16

 

Italy

38

40

42

44

46

48

50

52

 

France

34

36

38

40

42

44

46

48

 

UK

6

8

10

12

14

16

18

20

Bust

Inches

31

32

34

36

38

40

42

44

Bust

Centimetres

79.5

82

87

92

97

102

106.5

111.5

Waist

Inches

24.5

25.5

27.5

29.5

31.5

33.5

35.5

37

Waist

Centimetres

62

65

69

74

79

84

90

94

Hips

Inches

33

34

36

38

40

42

44

45

Hips

Centimetres

84

86.5

91.5

96.5

101.5

106.5

111.5

114

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

*All items have been dry cleaned and carefully inspected.

 

Ref: CD0026