Chanel is known to be one of the most luxurious and decadent fashion houses in the world. This sensational sheer black silk chiffon mini dress, dating back to Karl Lagerfeld's 2006 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. Vogue stated about this collection, "Karl Lagerfeld's ability to stretch the template of Chanel this way and that according to the moment never ceases. This season, the block-heeled sixties spectator boot he first showed for couture gave him the starting point to design upward into a young and leggy look...Though it was mainly black, with touches of white, cream, and dull pink, Lagerfeld's collection didn't come off as one of the season's solemn pronouncements on sobriety and restraint. For evening, Lagerfeld checked off more points of the season, from exaggerated puff-sleeves to sixties Edie-ish baby dolls and various renderings of chiffon dresses layered over trousers. Cute and young was the general impression, but—no surprise—Lagerfeld also ensured that classic Chanel's all-encompassing sweep remained firmly in the mind's eye."
Not only is this documented runway look number 46 a rare collectable treasure, it's also such a chic look. The fabrication alone is glorious; sheer 'light at a feather' black silk chiffon with fantastic ruffle and intricate pintuck workmanship. On the runway the dress was layered over a fitted back stretch mini and the shoulder is slouched off on one side. The ruffles at the neck and hem are left with a raw feel and the sheer nature allows for a multitude of styling possibilities I just love the Chanel logo in metal sewn at the front right above the ruffle. We added many pictures so you could appreciate this stunning micro mini dress.
Marked a Size 34
Bust: 31-34 inches
Hips: best up to 40 inches
Total Length: 32 inches
This 2006 Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld is in beautiful condition with no stains, holes or alternations. Slips over the head with no additional closures. This documented runway dress is truly exquisite and an investment piece that will only increase in value.