Tuesday, November 13, 2007


22 August 1928

WWD observed that "... tailored one piece frocks shown by Chanel trimmed with little white collars and cuffs... are so radical a departure from the general trend toward formality and femininity."

In 1950 Marlene Dietrich wore a dress very similar to our early 1980s Chanel Boutique dress accessorized with a white satin collar and cuffs attached by small buttons. Brilliantly, the dress comes with an extra set of collar and cuffs. The dress has a trompe L'oeil affect with a bolero but this is actually attached. The top is an elegant black crepe with thick satin bow and the skirt is a hint of disco in jersey. Known for her modernist design this dress reinterpreted in the 80s looks as fresh now as it did in the 1950s and as it did in the 1920s. Size 6/8.

For more information about this item please email info@rarevintageinc.com or call (212) 581 7273

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