1988 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Black Lace & Pink Polka-Dot Silk Dress
Chanel is known to be one of the most luxurious and decadent fashion houses in the world. This ultra chic black lace and pink polka-dot silk strapless dress, dating back to Karl Lagerfeld's iconic 1988 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 gorgeous dress a rare collectable treasure; it's such a chic look. The construction is glorious; a fully boned lace strapless bustier style bodice to help keep that perfect shape. I adore the dramatic pink polka-dot fitted cummerbund which is also so figure flattering. The hourglass pencil skirt, fashioned in black silk, finishes the dress off with a perfect silhouette. A truly timeless, well-documented Chanel look that will instantly become a favorite in your collection.
Measurements Marked a size 34 Bust: 31-32 inches Waist: 24 inches Hips: up to 36 inches Length waist to hem: 11 inches Length waist to hem: 24 inches
This 1988 Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel documented runway dress is in beautiful condition with no stains, holes or alternations. Fully lined with detailed boned interior. Perfectly working original back metal-zipper. Only sign of age is one replaced back gold button which is not at all noticeable when worn. This designer dress is truly exquisite and an investment piece that will only increase in value.