ARCHIVE - 1990s Chanel Long Black Leather and Chain Earrings

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Original 1990s Chanel statement gold and black leather chain earrings. These earrings are a very substantial drop earring designed around one of the Fashion House's most iconic looks - the black leather chain strap. The chain links are non-articulated and feature a large tear shaped hanging faux pearl dangle. Each earring is fully signed and dated to the reverse on an oval cartouche. This pair date from Season 23 which was the first jewellery collection designed by Victoire de Castallane. She was brought in by then newly appointed creative director, Karl Lagerfeld, and worked on both the costume and fine jewellery collections until 1998. She now heads up Dior fine jewellery collections.

Total length of earring is 4.5" (11cms), width of leather weave element is 5/8" (1.5cms).

These earrings are in excellent vintage condition with only very minor signs of wear. There are a few tiny nicks and very fine surface scratches to the pearls with minuscule wear to the gold. They look fabulous on without a heavy feeling as the clips are well set. You would have to look very closely to see any fault in these and certainly they can't be seen when worn. De Castallane's early Chanel pieces are particularly sort after and these are for the connoisseur or serious collector of fine costume jewellery. They represent an important period in Chanel's history.

These will come with a Chanel box. 

Chanel - Runway - Ready To Wear Fall/Winter 1990-1991

PARIS, FRANCE - MARCH: Yasmeen Ghauri walks the runway during the Chanel Ready to Wear show as part of Paris Fashion Week Fall/Winter 1990-1991 in March, 1990 in Paris, France. (Photo by Victor VIRGILE/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images)

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Will you set anything aside for me before I come?

We are happy to find anything you may be interested in from our website - please let us know a week in advance. 

We also have an extensive offline collection. If you let us know your size, style, favourite colour to wear and perhaps your budget, we can browse through our archive in advance of your appointment. 

Do I need to bring anything with me?

Clients may wish to bring modern shapewear when trying on garments from certain eras, especially the 1950s. Vintage clothing was often worn with undergarments that shaped the waist and as such is tailored for them.

We have a huge variety of slip dresses and petticoats to complete your look; many of which are also for sale.

You may also wish to bring your favourite footwear. We often find a classic pair of nude shoes work well when trying on, or a pair in gold or silver.

Do you have a price range?

Many of our lower-priced pieces (under £150) are not available to buy online. Our prices range from £80 - £600 for separates. Dresses start at around £150 and go up to £2,500 for the very best antique pieces and designer vintage. Our bridalwear ranges from £300 - £3,000.

Can I bring anyone with me?

Yes but please do let us know the size of your party in advance.

Where can I get alterations?

We offer some alterations in house. Should you need alterations we cannot provide, we can refer you to one of our tried and trusted tailors.

Do you have an after-care service?

We will advise you on the best way to clean and preserve your vintage pieces and can also recommend trusted local dry cleaners.

Can I cancel my appointment?

You are free to cancel but please do give us as much notice as possible. If you cancel less than 24 hours before your appointment, you will be invoiced a late cancellation fee of £25.

Where's the showroom?

Our address is Circa Vintage, 87A Lansdowne Way London SW8 2PB

Upon arrival, buzz the 87A button on the gate or call us 020 7736 5038 to let you in.

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We offer free, secure, off-street parking but it is a tight squeeze – so do let us know in advance if you will be needing this and we can make sure that there is space available.

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