Sleeveless ankle-length black silk satin evening dress. A square pattern of white spangles representing knots in trompe-l'oeil covers the entire dress. The shoulder straps are covered with white spangles and divide into two on the back. The hem is trimmed with black ostrich and cock feathers, and hand-torn black organza strips. Center back zipper, snaps, and hook and eye closures. Black interior corset and crinoline underskirt. Interior label at center front "2005 HIVER No 48 Martine."


  • Title: Woman's evening dress
  • Creator: Karl Lagerfeld
  • Creator Birth Date: 1938
  • Fashion House: Chanel
  • Manufacturer: Embroidered by: Hurel
  • Date Created: 2005
  • Physical Dimensions: Center back: 112 cm (44 1/8 in.) Center front: 120.7 cm (47 1/2 in.) Other (waist): 67.3 cm (26 1/2 in.) Other (bust): 78.7 cm (31 in.)
  • Provenance: 2005, created by the Chanel atelier for the Fall/Winter 2005 haute couture season; gift of Chanel to the MFA (Accession date: December 16, 2009)
  • Season: Fall / Winter 2005
  • Type: Dress
  • Rights: Gift of Chanel, Paris. Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. All Rights Reserved.
  • Medium: Silk satin weave; silk plain weave; sequins; Ostrich (Struthio Camelus) & Cock (Gallus Gallus) feathers

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