Chanel is known to be one of the most luxurious and decadent fashion houses in the world. This breathtaking powder blue gown with matching full-length cape from their 1981 Spring-Summer haute couture collection, is a perfect example of why this couture brand has stood the test of time. Not only is this opulent creation very rare; it is so timeless and elegant. Fashioned from fully-lined silk chiffon, the dress has exquisite hand-stitched embroidery, glass beadwork and heavily embellished crystals in relief by the House of Lesage. The fabric itself is a masterpiece-couture embroidery houses such as Lesage were used for embellishment and represent hundreds of hours of artistic handwork. The tulip floral pattern in densely packed clusters have a stunning lifelike three-dimensional quality. The sleeveless bodice has a chic empire curved plunge. I love the matching sheer cape which has the most beautiful floral applique detail. We added many pictures so you can appreciate this masterful achievement. A true museum quality iconic ensemble that you will treasure for years and years to come.
Bust: 33-34 inches
Waist: 26 inches
Hips: up to 38 inches
Total Length: 58 inches
This gorgeous one-of-a-kind Chanel haute couture gown ensemble is in excellent condition with no stains or missing beadwork. Perfectly working back hidden metal-zipper. The inside is immaculate and all hand-finished. The ensemble was purchased from a private sample sale at Chanel Rue Cambon and hasn't been worn since the runway. The model name and look number are both written on the interior. Only sign of wear is one little hole through the sheer cape. Please message for detailed pictures. A wearable designer investment piece that will only increase in value.