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This necklace, featured in Karl Lagerfeld's 1991 "hip hop" collection for Chanel, recalls the gold chains worn by performers such as Run-DMC and Salt-N-Pepa. We wanted it for the museum's collections because it epitomizes the influence of street style on high fashion. The necklace is dressed with a pink and cotton wool Chanel suit from Spring 1994.

Details

  • Title: Necklace
  • Creator: Karl Lagerfield
  • Creator Birth Date: 1933
  • Fashion House: Chanel
  • Date Created: Fall 1991
  • Location Created: France
  • Season: Fall 1991
  • Type: Necklace
  • Rights: Copyright The Museum at FIT
  • Medium: Metal
  • Credit: Gift of Depuis 1924

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