Ensemble, Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld


  • Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld

  • Label on the woven satin dress, bustier inside left side, black on ivory: "CHANEL". Bolduc of passage on the printed and handwritten dress, inside bustier on the left side, black on white: "WINTER 17-18 N°47 CECILE".
  • Haute couture, Fall-Winter 2017-18
  • Black silk duchess satin duchess. Plastic beads. Metal. Crystals. Silk flaw. Black silk satin. Big black grain. Black cotton twill. Pearly plastic, black velvet calf, gold metal. Black patent leather. Transparent plexiglass. Black painted metal.
  • GAL2019.9.1-6
  • Donation of Chanel – Vogue Paris Foundation 2018
  • Palais Galliera, musée de la Mode de la Ville de Paris

The Fall-Winter 2017-18 collection pays tribute to Paris and the aesthetic fundamentals of Chanel. On July 4, 2017, in the nave of the Grand Palais, under a reproduction of the Eiffel Tower, almost life-size, the models wearing soft canoes, in reference to the one worn by the seamstress in Deauville when she made her jersey models known around 1915.

In all its details, this silhouette refers to Gabrielle Chanel's style. The bustier dress in black silk duchess satin alludes to the colour of the little dress that became fashionable in 1926. However, the dress is barrel-shaped, a silhouette that marked fashion shortly before the First World War and that Chanel strongly criticized. Finally, a necklace of fancy pearls is inlaid on the neckline, in reference to her fancy jewellery launched by the brand in the 1920s.

This dress was worn by Chloé Sévigny at the Cannes Film Festival for the screening of Cold War (Pawel Pawlikowski) on May 10, 2018.


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Notice's author : Alexandre Samson