1930s 1940s CHANEL adaptation SILK velvet dress small | new in
Incredible one of kind 1930's/1940s Chanel Adaptation* dress! Done in the softest black silk velvet with a mottled stripes of navy, red, bottle green and gold. This has a 30's silhouette with large pointed collar, puffed, smocked shoulders and long sleeves with snaps. Bodice is gathers and full and the waistband is wide with pointed seaming. The long attached belt panel ties in back and is long enough to wrap around the front as shown.. Skirt has smocking at the top and lots of gathers. Back neckline buttons and loops and side metal zipper. Unlined.
*Chanel Adaptation was a licensed copy of a Chanel original. This could also have been made from fabric supplied by Chanel. This label was discontinued after the war. You can see the whole story on our Instagram Highlights!
Brand: Chanel Adaptation
Size on tag: None
Fits like: small
Material: silk velvet
Condition: Excellent Vintage
Bust (underarm seam) : 36" (since bodice is pleated there is a little more room also)
Waist: 28" (and tighter when belt is tied)
Total length: 43"
Shoulders: 14" (measured seam to seam, shoulder protrudes past this)
m i n t : pristine with no signs of wear- possibly deadstock
e x c e l l e n t : signs of normal wear and age- no obvious flaws
v e r y g o o d : noted minor flaws that may have been already repaired - very wearable
g o o d : many noted minor flaws and/or mends -wearable
f a i r : numerous noted flaws and mends, some significant - still wearable
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