Friday, December 11, 2009

Chanel Part Two: Getting Hauter!

Romy Schneider, Tina Chow and Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis.  Many of RARE vintage's fashion icon Goddesses have worn Chanel haute couture.

Romy Schneider wearing Chanel and being directed by Visconti.  Photograph by the Life photographer, John Phillips.

Tina Chow in Karl Lagerfeld's first haute couture collection for the House of Chanel.  This is my DREAM dress to own so if anyone has one they would like to part with, please give us a call at RARE vintage!

Jacqueline Kennedy's Chanel haute couture suit from the Met's Jacqueline Kennedy: The White House Years.

Why have so many fashionable and independently minded woman chosen Chanel?  Maybe it is because in her designs there was boyishness and irresistible femininity.  She worked with jersey, chiffon, silk ribbons and lace.  There was also elegance and sweetness mixed with practicality.

Karl Lagerfeld, let's face it, does pretty much everything brilliantly.  He keeps the House of Chanel relevant by making the old new.  He has a sense of humor in his designs whether it is a more recent DJ inspired plastic, metal and jeweled necklace or a 1980s  leather motorcycle jacket where the pockets evoke the classic quilted bag.

But he also does some of the most heart poundingly beautiful dresses.  And if those dresses are ready-to-wear, they can be incredibly beautiful, but if they are haute couture, well, then you know you have died and gone to heaven because those are the pieces that make people cry from sheer beauty at the end of a fashion show.   This really happens -  grown men and women sob. Well, dry your eyes and take a look at our very beautiful , very fine, very this is what it means to be haute couture, midnight blue lace and organza Chanel dress.

You know the 'Forever' stamps that the post office has?  Well, this is a forever dress for a collector, for a mother to buy for her daughter, for a woman to wear on her wedding day (something blue), for a special event or because you never dreamed that you could or would buy Chanel haute couture and now here is your chance!

Early 1980s midnight blue lace and organza gown.  Size 4/6.

For more information about this item please email or call (212) 581 7273

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