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Chanel Black Red Plaid Cropped Wool Jacket Runway 1988


The Chanel jacket has been a symbol for the world-renowned haute couture house since its founding and has been so iconic that it has a special place in the idea of French couture. With this still as inspiration, the Chanel Fall/Winter 1988 collection remixed this historic style with undeniably British elements in an Anglomania combination. Done in a primary red and black wool tweed check, this version of the Chanel jacket takes a refined spin on both English tailoring and subculture through its details and fit.

A V-neckline into an imitation lapel front compliments the rounded shoulders shaped from the raglan sleeves. Gold “CC”-logoed buttons on the front allude to a double-breasted suit while the cropped hem and gold-buckled belted back give an edgier biker vibe. The bold color and the curated style combination of this jacket make it a versatile piece that can add a modern touch to professional attire or an everyday look. It can be seen in the images above on that season’s runway.

Size: 40 FR

Size estimate: Medium


Sleeves: 24 inches

Bust: 38 inches

Waist: 31 inches

Length: 17 inches

Near the waist there are patch pockets that blend seamlessly into the perfectly matched plaid. Fully lined in a black silk fabric with a mini-CC design, this jacket is in excellent condition. Professionally eco dry cleaned and pressed, high-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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