Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Chanel 1993 - 94

I've started to add magazines from the 80s and 90s to my collection, as fashions from those decades are now considered vintage.  I was browsing through the magazine rack at a thrift store the other day and came across one from October of 1993 and I promptly brought it home to share with you. I thought you might enjoy a look at a few pieces from Chanel for Fall 1993 and Spring 1994.

The micro-mini skirt was back in a big way in the fall of 1993.  Karl Lagerfeld and Yves St. Laurent led the way by featuring the new super short length on their runways.  Here is one example from Chanel Haute Couture, worn with black opaque tights.  I can't tell if those are socks or boot tops in the same tweed.

Love this.  Simply love this.  Chanel Haute Couture wool tweed bra top, guantlets and full length skirt, all embroidered in gold.  The wide belt makes it just right.

Another view of the same ensemble gives you a better view of the embroidery on the skirt.

For Resort 1994, Lagerfeld went to the ankle with the hem on this silk dress covered with Chanel graffiti.

And in a preview of Spring 1994 Haute Couture, a micro mini tweed dress worn with a jacket of the same length.  The flared godets at the jacket hem match the slight flare of the jacket sleeve.  The ensemble is worn with black opaque tights.