1997 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld Runway Beaded Blue Semi-Sheer Silk Dress
Chanel is known to be one of the most luxurious and decadent fashion houses in the world. This sensational midnight blue heavily beaded semi-sheer silk chiffon dress, dating back to Karl Lagerfeld's unforgettable 1997 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. Not only is this gorgeous dress a rare collectable treasure; it's such a chic look. The fabrication alone is glorious; semi sheer midnight blue silk chiffon with incredibly intricate embroidery and beading in a beautiful art deco inspired motif. I just love the pops of pink and red against the navy blue silk. There is also a nod to original 1920's fashion with the easily to wear yet glamourous approach. The careful placement of the beadwork is so figure flattering as well. The sleeveless sheer neckline works beautifully with the sheer flared trumpet skirting. We added many pictures so you could appreciate this documented work of art. This would make an epic wedding guest or red carpet moment!
Measurements Marked a Size 40 Bust: 34-35 inches Waist: 28 inches Hips: 37 inches Total Length: 50 inches
This 1997 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld is in beautiful condition with no stains, holes or alternations. Lined in a matching navy blue silk chiffon. Original logo buttons in back and hidden center-zipper. This documented runway dress is truly exquisite and an investment piece that will only increase in value.