1984 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Runway Red Silk Chiffon Ruffle-Sleeve Gown
Chanel is known to be one of the most luxurious and decadent fashion houses in the world. This magnificent red silk chiffon gown, dating back to Karl Lagerfeld's iconic 1984 spring-summer runway collection, is a perfect example of why this couture brand has stood the test of time. Though prolific designer Karl Lagerfeld sadly passed away in 2019, he left behind such an impressive legacy. From his start in fashion as Pierre Balmain's assistant back in 1955, to the astounding impact he made after taking over Chanel in 1983, Lagerfeld's varied career has encompassed so many highlights. When he became creative director of Chanel he didn't abandon Chanel's vision for his own but instead Karl Lagerfeld considered himself the 'channeler' of Coco. As such, he would reinterpret and rejuvenate the iconic designs of Coco Chanel, inserting ready-to-wear into popular culture and restoring Haute Couture to its former glory. Not only is this ravishing red runway gown a museum quality treasure; it's such a stunning look. The fabric used is glorious; double layered semi-sheer silk chiffon in the prettiest lipstick red color. I adore the over-sized ruffle sleeves which are actually quite complex to construct. The waist nips in with a slight blousy silhouette. So figure flattering. The sheer illusion backside is such a gorgeous designer element. The pleated skirting gives the dress beautiful depth and movement. We added many pictures so you could appreciate this work of art. A truly timeless, well-documented Chanel look that will instantly become a favorite in your collection.
Measurements Marked a size 42 Bust: 34-35 inches Waist: 26 inches Hips: up to 38 inches Total Length: 55 inches
This 1984 Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel documented runway gown is in beautiful condition with no stains, holes or alternations. Fully lined in a matching lipstick red silk. Perfectly working original back metal-zipper. This designer dress is truly exquisite and an investment piece that will only increase in value.