Vintage Skirt by Chanel Paris in Black Silk Taffeta Ruffle
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
This is a gorgeous black silk taffeta skirt made by Chanel Paris. The skirt is made in a long / full length style with pleated panels arranged vertically as well as with a pleated flounce around the bottom. There is a shallow pocket built into either side below the waistline. A Chanel double C logo studded in black rhinestones is affixed to the left waist. It is beautifully cut in a form flattering design.
Label: Chanel / Made in France on the product label
Fabric: Content label reads “100% silk”.
Sizing: The size label reads French size 36, which should be equivalent to a US size 6, but please note the following measurements for fit:
Hips: 35” - 36” around
Length: 38” - 39” measured flat
Condition: It's in very good condition with the exception of some open seams at the waist - it appears that the original owner opened some seams so that the waist would fit. There are also a couple of small stress separations in the silk in one place below the waist area, probably due to a snug fit. All of this can be seen by viewing the taffeta with a strong light behind it (see last close-up photo). You could either have the seams put back or if the 31” waist works for you, leave it as is. The silk is of excellent quality, so I don’t think that there is a risk of deterioration with normal use.
This is a beautiful evening skirt, great for a formal occasion - exceptional Chanel design that is sure to be noticed.