Circa 1980's Chanel sculptural strapless sheath gown. A sophisticated design with complicated construction reminiscent of the 1950's structural gowns of Christian Dior, Charles James etc. Fashioned of black silk taffetta with fitted corseted boned bodice and lined in black silk chiffon. Overlapping folds of taffeta at bustline mimicking wings. Construction of bodice is styled with diagonal overlapping pleated panels. Back of bodice dips into an inverted "V" with bow adornment on upper back. Zipper closure with 8 goldtone authentic Coco Chanel portrait buttons. Sheath skirt with bias cut back kickpleat overlayed with dramatic asymmetric skirt at waist encircling around waistline and falling into a dramatic dipped back.
Size: 42; bust: 39-40"; waist: approx. 30"; hips: 36-37": front length: approx. 52"; back length: approx. 55"