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Chanel Black Silk White Mohair Embellished Slip Dress Runway, 1997


It was a year of black and white for the house of Chanel in 1997. The classic silhouettes graced the runway unfettered by complicated design or a complex color palette. The Fall Winter RTW collection exemplified the design style that put Chanel on the map from the boxy tweed jacket to the stylish LBD. From that collection, this slip dress is done in a velvety black silk with a latticed black and white wool mohair bodice with ribbon-like plexi embellishments.

The high, empire waist of the dress allows for a beautiful accentuation of the body. A thinning yet hourglass silhouette is given off showcasing the wearer’s curves in a flattering way. From the mid-thigh where the underlining ends, the sheer black forms a window around the legs in a softly fluted manner giving off just the right amount of added sexiness. Perfect for cocktails or an evening occasion, this LBD makes for a timeless addition to your wardrobe. It can be seen in the images to the left on the 1997 runway.

Size: 38

Size estimate: Medium

Bust: 34 inches

Waist: 30 inches

Hips: 38 inches

Length: 56 inches

This dress closes down centre back with logoed “CC” buttons and is partially lined in a matching black silk. It is in excellent condition with a few red marks only on the label. 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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