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Evening dress - The Piano Dress

The Piano Dress

  • Object:

    Evening dress

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (made)

  • Date:

    1985 (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Lagerfeld, Karl, born 1938 (designer)
    Chanel (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    Silk with appliqué, artificial flowers and silk ribbon

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Mrs Lucy Ferry

  • Museum number:

    T.41-1995

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

White and black silk organza evening dress, strapless bodice, bouffant full knee-length skirt with appliquéd black silk "piano keys" around hem of skirt, ribbon sash with camellia in small of back.

Place of Origin

Paris (made)

Date

1985 (made)

Artist/maker

Lagerfeld, Karl, born 1938 (designer)
Chanel (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

Silk with appliqué, artificial flowers and silk ribbon

Dimensions

Length: 83.5 cm top to hem, Width: 62 cm around waist, Width: 256 cm around hem, Width: 72.5 cm bust

Object history note

Registered File number 1994/2074.

Descriptive line

'The Piano Dress', white and black silk, designed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Paris, 1985.

Materials

Silk (textile)

Techniques

Applied work

Categories

Fashion; Formal wear; Evening wear; Women's clothes

Production Type

Haute couture

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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