Chanel is known to be one of the most luxurious fashion houses in the world. This magnificent and well-documented metallic gold lamé and black silk strapless gown, dating back to Karl Lagerfeld's iconic 1985 fall-winter 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 intricate gown a museum quality treasure, it's such a stunning look as well. The fabrics used to create this garment are glorious; the bodice is fashioned in opulent silk velvet while the skirting is pleated light-weight silk for amazing movement. The most incredible detail on this dress is the bold sparkling beaded and sequin gold lamé logo top trim. This workmanship is truly breathtaking and must have taken days to complete. The bodice has an inner fully-boned corset for perfect fit and nips in at the waist. So figure flattering! The pleated skirting gives the gown beautiful depth and movement. We added many pictures so you could appreciate this work of art. A truly timeless, instantly recognizable Chanel look that will become a forever favorite in your collection.
Measurements Bust: 34-35 inches Waist: 26 inches Hips: 37 inches Length top to waist: 10 inches Length waist to hem: 44 inches
This 1985 fall/winter Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel documented runway gown is in beautiful condition with no stains, holes or alternations. Beautiful interior corset boning. Perfectly working original back duel metal-zippers. Only sign of age is some fraying to the edges of the gold lamé. Please message for detailed pictures. This Chanel designer dress is truly exquisite and an investment piece that will only increase in value. Chain belt is a separate accessory and not included