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Chloé by Karl Lagerfeld Cream Satin Beaded Lame Pod Applique Mini dress, 1960s


The aesthetic of Chloé has been a beacon for feminine charm and sophistication since the 1950s. By focusing on designs that embodied modern women’s needs with all of the allure of haute couture traditions, Chloé to this day maintains an elevated cachet as an elegant ready-to-wear fashion house.

From the 1960s , this dress showcases this legacy of style and artistic technique. Done in a crème crepe-back satin, this dress is highly embellished with a beaded neckline, armholes, and hem in sparkling tones of magenta, orange, and sea-glass accented by silver lamé stitching. Across the dress, clear faceted pods of beads backed with a silver lamé float like bubbles of treasure giving this classic dress silhouette a unique dimensional touch.

The traditional bodice-skirt construction provides that timeless hourglass silhouette ending at a contemporary mid-thigh length. This rare collectors dress is a beautiful wardrobe addition that can be used for cocktails or styled for evening.

Size estimate: S/M

Bust: 37 inches

Waist: 31.5 inches

Hips: 37 inches

Length: 29 inches

This dress has thread chain belt loops which indicate it may have had an accompanying belt at some time. The new owner can easily remove them if desired. It closes at centre back with a centered zip and hook-and-eye at the neck.

Fully lined in a matching silk, the dress is in very good condition with a few light spots and one slightly dented bead pod on the front left. Otherwise, this dress is in excellent wearing condition. Professionally eco spot cleaned and steamed, 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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