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The Piano Dress

Evening Dress
1985 (made)
Artist/Maker
Place Of Origin

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.


object details
Categories
Object Type
Materials and Techniques
Silk with appliqué, artificial flowers and silk ribbon
Brief Description
'The Piano Dress', white and black silk, designed by Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel, Paris, 1985.
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.
Dimensions
  • Length: 83.5cm (top to hem)
  • Width: 62cm (around waist)
  • Width: 256cm (around hem)
  • Width: 72.5cm (bust)
Production typeHaute couture
Credit line
Given by Mrs Lucy Ferry
Object history
Registered File number 1994/2074.
Collection
Accession Number
T.41-1995

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record createdApril 23, 2008
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