2015 Chanel Black Boucle Wool and Gripoix Dress Suit

This fabulous 2015 Fall/Winter Chanel by Karl Lagerfeld black dress suit has a contemporary feel while still retaining the classic signatures of Chanel tailoring. The dress is cut in a simple sheath style which is reminiscent of 60s silhouettes. The top of the rounded neckline is made from a soft black silk, with a large and impressive silver toned, clear gripoix and crystal round brooch detail to the centre. The main body of the dress is cut from a fine boucle wool, with three vertical seams running down the front, and the hem is finished with a wide black silk panel. Both front pockets are fully functioning, and fasten with the same brooch-like detail as the neckline and outer collar of the jacket. The inside is lined in a floral printed black silk with the Chanel signature logo, and the dress fastens with a central zip to the back, and hook and eye closure to the top.

The jacket is cut in a slightly loose shape and open, save for a single hook fastening at the top. It is reminiscent, like the dress, of 60s swing styles. It has a black silk pointed collar, adorned on each side with two more of the brooch-like attachments, which also appear on both of the fully functioning front pockets. The sleeves are wide through the arm and finished with a bold black silk band, complimenting the fabric of the collar. The jacket is lined with the same floral fabric as the dress, making it both comfortable and chic to wear. The edges of the coat and the dress have been left raw and in total there are 7 of the gripoix and crystal embellishments which have been hand stitched, with the largest being on the neckline of the dress.

Both the dress and jacket are in fabulous in vintage condition, with no notable stains or flaws - it looks barely worn. Marked a French 36 which equates to a UK 8-10 or US 2-4 and collection 15B. This is one very impressive ensemble made with the same care and attention as that reserved for the haute couture collections. We estimate conservatively that this ensemble would have cost close to £15k when new.

Bust - 37 in. (94 cm)
Waist - 37 in. (94 cm)
Hip - 38 in. (96.5 cm)
Length - 35.5 in. (90.2 cm)
Shoulders - 16.5 in. (41.9 cm)

Bust - 34 in. (86.4 cm)
Waist - 32 in. (81.3 cm)
Hip - 37 in. (94 cm)
Length - 39.5 in. (100.3 cm)
Shoulders - 14 in. (35.6 cm)

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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.

Do you have parking?

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.

How do I get there by public transport?


Stockwell (7 min walk) - Northern and Victoria Lines

Nine Elms (9 min walk) – Northern Line


Wandsworth Road (13 min walk) – Westbound to Clapham Junction / Eastbound to Dalston Junction

What payment methods do you accept?

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