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dress 1985.56

Object Name: dress

Artist/Maker: Chanel, Gabrielle (Coco)
Role in production: Designer
Place of Creation: Europe, France, Île-de-France, Paris
Date: 1922

Accession Number: 1985.56
Location on Display: Gallery of Costume - GF - A Century of Fashion
Image Copyright: © Manchester City Galleries
Credit: Manchester City Galleries

Physical Description

Medium / Material
  • crepe
  • silk
  • beaded

Sleeveless with asymmetrical V front edged with three rows of black beads and bead fringing. Two side plackets with four press studs. Two under layers, one of black silk and the upper of black crepe. Top layer composed of panels of bead encrusted crepe mounted as horizontal flounces, six in all. Beaded motifs of swirls and scrolls surmounting a heavy fringe. Label inner side seam : "Gabrielle Chanel, Paris"
Identified by the Chanel archives (Dec 2007) as dating to 1922. Similar dress illustrated in L'Art et la Mode, October 1922.


Type: L
Height: 119 cm