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A pair of motoring gauntlets and matching leather scarf. Coco Chanel, circa 1925. Image 2009 Christie's Ltd

the gloves' cuffs trimmed with bands of blue, navy and cream suede, the scarf similarly worked in chevrons of blue and cream kid. Stamped size 7
the gloves stamped inside Création Chanel, 31 rue Cambon, Paris, Gants Chanut, the scarf stamped in gilt in the nape CHANEL (3). Price Realized £8,750 ($14,586)

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A black chiffon cape. Coco Chanel, circa 1920s. Image 2009 Christie's Ltd

edged with black feathers, smocked at the shoulders and hem.  Labelled: Chanel, Cannes 31 Rue Cambon, Paris, Biarritz. Price Realized £4,000($6,668)

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A black lace cocktail dress. Gabrielle Chanel. Image 2009 Christie's Ltd

with flying panel to one side, asymmetrically draped, labelled in side seam of slip Gabrielle Chanel on black silk, tagged 5545.  Price Realized £3,250 ($5,418)

  • Notes: In her early years in Rue Cambon, Chanel used her first name, Gabrielle, on her black labels.

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  • A cocktail dress of black silk chiffon. Coco Chanel, circa 1926. Image 2009 Christie's Ltd

    with geometric black panels of beads cascading from the hip line to the hem. Labelled: Gabrielle Chanel, Paris.  Price Realized £2,750 ($4,584)

    Provenance: Sold with a copy of a Vanity article.

  • Literature: Sketched by Karl Lagerfeld, cf page 27, Karl Lagerfeld's Sketchbook: An Illustrated Fashion Journal of Anna Piaggi

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  • A beaded cape. Coco Chanel, 1926. Image 2009 Christie's Ltd

  • embroidered with black bugle beads, with ties at the neck and hem. Labelled: Gabrielle Chanel, Paris.  Price Realized £2,500 ($4,168)

  • Literature: Sketched by Karl Lagerfeld, cf page 26, Karl Lagerfeld's Sketchbook: An Illustrated Fashion Journal of Anna Piaggi, where it is being worn as an apron.

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  • Coco Chanel with a cigarette. Christian Bérard, 1940s. Image 2009 Christie's Ltd

  • brush and black ink. Framed: 13in. x 15.7in. (33cm. x 40cm.). Signed: 'Bérard' at the bottom, with the studio stamp. Price Realized £2,125 ($3,542)

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    A coat and skirt suit of ivory bouclé wool. Chanel, 1970s. Image 2009 Christie's Ltd

    trimmed with blue and magenta crochet, wolfs head gilt buttons, the coat lined in long haired sheepskin. 16+. labelled in coat (2) Price Realized £2,000 ($3,334)

    Christie's. Fashion Through the Ages. 3 December 2009. London, South Kensington www.christies.com