Today’s Runway Vs. Reality challenge is the 12P dress I wore to my parents’ golden anniversary.
The matching jacket from the runway ran big and I didn’t love it enough to buy the whole set. But I must say the frothy confection of a fabric used for this dress is ultimately what Chanel represents to me: superior textile.
Pretty hard to photograph white (like black) items, but maybe this picture of the inside of the dress (with French seams) gives you a better idea of the texture and finish of the dress:
I love turning a piece of garment inside out if simply to admire the engineering that went into it. I may be too impatient and hopelessly clumsy to construct anything with my own hands, but I will pay for someone else’s tedious craftsmanship with my undying loyalty. So the Chanel blinders stay on.