1986 Runway Chanel Black Cotton Peplum Dress

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This Chanel black cotton dress is an amazing example of the fashion house's expert tailoring, and of the structured styles of the 1980s. It has a high rounded neckline, sloped, dropped seam shoulders and fastens down the back of the bodice with four concealed black buttons. The front of the bodice features gold 'Coco Chanel, Paris, France' buttons, on the front opening and two front breast pockets, which are both functional. The sleeves have a pie crust ruffle trim and are finished with the same gold button detail. The waistband of the dress is fitted and also features a peplum trim, which further accentuates the shape of the hip. The skirt is cut in a traditional pencil shape, finishing at around knee length. The back of the skirt fastens with a zip, and has two concealed hook and eye closures which connect the waistband to the rear. While the bodice is unlined, the skirt is lined with a luxurious and thick soft black silk. The inside label reads 'Chanel Boutique, Made in France'.

This is the exact runway dress which featured in the 1986 Chanel ready to wear runway show dating this piece precisely to the spring / summer collection. In fabulous vintage condition, with no marks or flaws to note. Although generous in the bust area due to its gathered shape, the smaller waist measurement would best fit a size 8 UK, or 4 US.


BUST: 40 in. ( 101.6 cm )
SHOULDER: 20 in. ( 50.8 cm )
WAIST: 26 in. ( 66.04 cm )
HIP: 36 in. ( 91.44 cm )
LENGTH: 42 in. ( 106.38 cm )