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Chanel Black Silk Ballerina Print Bomber Jacket, 1990s


The Fall/Winter 1992 collection by Chanel featured an eclectic mix of styles. Everything from tailored military style overcoats, an exaggerated riff of hip-hop, and kitschy head pieces that were intended to echo the joy of the 90s. The collection attempted to merge a few international tropes under one collection and explore the crossroads of classic and cheeky style.

From that collection, this iconic ballerina bomber jacket is done in a black silk with depictions of ballerinas dancing across it rendered in the style of Degas. The ballerinas mainly are done in a chalk white but pops of tonal red, blue, and green add a more dynamic feel. The smooth, graceful look of the dancers and the silk is contrasted by the textural stitch detail around each ballerina, and the harder connotation that a bomber silhouette gives. As pictured in the reference photos, available on request , this jacket was showcased on that season’s runway by model Emma Sojberg and in a Chanel advert on Linda Evangelista.

Size estimate: S/M

Sleeves: 27 inches

Bust: 38 inches

Waist: 30 inches

Length: 24 inches

The jacket features two front patch pockets that close with buttons marked with the Chanel logo in gold. Knit rib runs around the hem and sleeve cuffs for wearing comfort. The inferior is lined with a vibrant scarlet red silk charmeuse that is accented at the hem a gold chain. It is in excellent condition. 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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