Detail: Vintage couture Chanel black three-piece coat suit from 1975; constructed from a tightly woven wool gaberdine twill and georgette silk. A formal winter ensemble This is an illusion coat suit, beautifully tailored throughout with crew neckline and step cut cuffs with two decorative buttons. The coat is double breasted with internal wrap panel, fastening to the side waistline; covering the front of the slip skirt. Full button fastening to face. The skirt slip is produced from georgette silk with wool gaberdine trimmed hemline; the length runs approxinmately 3" below the coat hemline. The sleeveless blouse is produced in double layered georgette silk with hand embroidered micro silk ribbon and bow tie neckline.
This is a understated and elegant suit ensemble, embracing the iconic Chanel design aesthetic. The coat is fully lined in matching silk georgette. A white collar, attached with internal stud fastening is also provided; to be worn without the blouse.
Period: 1975 - Acquired from the original Chanel client; Paris, France.
Condition: Excellent. The slip has several stretch marks to the silk section, not visible when worn.
Care: Dry Clean
1975 Couture Chanel Formal Three-piece Black Coat Suit.
Designer Coco Chanel gave the world the little black dress, and the revolutionary notion that style could be both classic and casual. Coco -- a nickname meaning "little pet" was raised in an orphanage, where she learned to sew. In 1910 she began selling hats from her own shop, and by the 1920s her fashion business had expanded to include a couture house, her own textile factory and a line of perfumes that included the famous No. 5. Chanel took women's fashions away from stiff corsets and introduced casual, practical clothing that borrowed fabrics and attitudes from men's fashion. She was the first to introduce black as a fashion color; her versatile, semi-formal "little black dress" became a Chanel trademark and an enduring fashion standard. During and after World War II Chanel's popularity waned, and her love affair with a Nazi officer sent her into a form of self-imposed exile in Switzerland for nearly 15 years. She made a comeback in 1954 and her designs became some of the most popular in the western world, especially in the United States. After her death the Coco Chanel Company was directed by designer Karl Lagerfeld.
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