Lot n° 166
150000 - 200000
Result with fees
: 312 000EUR
CHANEL HAUTE COUTURE
Coromandel" evening coat embroidered by Lesage, Fall-Winter 1996-1997
A fine 'Coromandel' evening coat embroidered by Lesage, Autumn-Winter 1996-1997,
labelled and numbered 76227, the black Hurel organza ground embroidered by Lesage with motifs including figures in landscapes, rustic buildings, ducks, on a black sequined ground, partially lined in black satin with transparent black organza panels to reveal the skilled reverse work of the embroiderers, thirteen buttons by Desrues with gilt chain edges and pearl bead centers, side slits, bust 91cm, 36in
The coat construction took 135 hours with a further 800 hours for the exquisite Lesage embroidery.
-Paolo Roversi, photograph on Naomi Campbell, Vogue Italia, September 1996.
-Lydia Kamitsis, Lesage, Assouline, 2000, pp. 60-62 and detail on front cover.
-Chanel, exhibition catalog Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Yale University Press, 5 May - 7 August 2005, pp. 132-133.
-China Through The Looking Glass, exhibition catalog Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 7 May - 7 September 2015, pp. 208-210.
-Patrick Mauriès, Chanel: Les Campagnes Photographiques de Karl Lagerfeld, Éditions de la Martinière, Paris, 2018 p. 248.
-Alexander Fury, Chanel the Impossible Collection, Assouline, 2019, p. 81. Photograph of this coat from the Mouna Ayoub collection.
-Patrick Mauriès and Adelia Sabatini, Chanel Catwalk: The Complete Collections, Thames Hudson, London, 2020, p. 228.
An identical coat was exhibited in:
- "Chanel", Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 5 May - 7 August 2005.
-China through the looking glass", Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 7 May - 7 September 2015.
- "Karl Lagerfeld, A Line of Beauty", Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, 5 May - 16 July 2023.
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