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Chanel Brown Leather Bomber Jacket Runway 1990s
Chanel is known to keep to its roots. Alongside new, trendy styles, the house usually puts an emphasis on its timeless tweeds and silhouettes and rarely works in leather. However, the Fall 1991 collection explored a new side of Chanel that showcased edgier, sexier designs and eclectic styling of which Vogue described it as “deliberately provocative”.
From that collection, this chocolate Chanel bomber begins with a wide vintage collar that rolls gently into a rounded, drop-sleeve. The sleeves are done in a bishop style and finish in a dark brown ribbed cuff that matched the knit ribbing on the jacket hem. A soft volume, this jacket is stylish in its simplicity giving off the iconic boyish Chanel figure and allowing the rich leather to speak for itself.
Two angled flap pockets are on both side of the jacket closing with gold buttons with the interlock CC logo accenting the exposed gold metal zip running up centre front. The allure to Chanel is the houses timelessness. Though a vintage leather jacket, it can just as easily be casually paired with a pair of jeans and aviators for the modern day. It can be seen styled on the 1991 runway in the images above.
Size estimate: Small/Medium
Tagged size: Size label removed
Measurements: Bust: up to 38 inches
Waist: 30 inches
Length: 24 inches
Several details make this piece particularly special. Engraved on the zipper pull is the address of the address of Maison Chanel in France and on the inside, a gold hem chain has been added. Fully lined in a quilted, black silk, this jacket is in very good condition with signs of light wear throughout. 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.