Age: late 1980s / early 1990s
Label: Karl Lagerfeld Made in France. Karl Lagerfeld is a most prolific designer and an icon of the fashion industry. He began his career at Pierre Balmain at the age of 22 in 1955. He designed two collections a year for Jean Patou from 1958 until 1963. He began designing for Chloe in 1964, and continued doing so until 1983 when he became the head designer and director of Chanel. He is credited with having revived the Chanel brand and remains there to this day. He collaborated with Fendi in 1972 and continued to design for them, starting his own label in 1984. He designed collections for Chloe from 1992 until 1996 and still designs for his own label, for Chanel and fur collections for Fendi as well. (information courtesy of the Vintage Fashion Guild label resource)
Description: This is a fully beaded dress featuring a gorgeous multicolored geometric beaded pattern. The pattern consists of pyramid/triangular shapes in red, yellow, magenta, blue and green linked together by white double lines of bugle beads. The rest of the dress is beaded with black beads - all beading is against a black background. The dress is inspired by a vintage "Suzie Wong" style - has a notched, narrow high collar and is made in a sleeveless shift style, mid thigh length, but without the tapered waist of a Suzie Wong dress. The dress is fully lined in a black silky fabric, and closes with a nylon zipper up the back.
Color: Black with red, yellow, magenta, blue, green, white and black beading
Sizing: French size 40 is indicated, which is equivalent to a US size 10, so this should fit a medium size. Please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the style of the dress into account (please measure your body, which should be slightly smaller than the measurements supplied, or measure another similar garment that you might have):
Shoulders: 15" across
Bust: 35" around
Waist: 35" around
Hips: 37" around
Overall length: 35", measured flat
This dress is in very good condition with no missing beads that I can detect and free of wear, tear, stains, odor or other defect. It looks to have seen little use and was well cared for and stored over the years.
This is a fabulous dress, really a nice example of Lagerfeld design....excellent quality and striking beading.....
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