Numbered Couture Cocktail Dress

$1,470 $2,450

Bow-front halter cocktail dress by Chanel. Rare numbered haute couture LBD with boned corset bodice is a timeless investment piece we believe to be from the mid 1960s-70s. Sweetheart halter neck with a black ribbon bow features a structured, pieced bodice with 12 strips of boning that encircle the waist. Gathered skirt has a slight tulip shape. Fully lined in nude silk crepe with double back zipper and reinforced inner waistband. Covered shank button closure at back halter neck and detachable tulle camellia pin. We would wear anytime, anywhere- but know this would be perfect with a Chanel pump, quilted flap bag, hair in a messy twist, and bold red lip. Black, white, nude.

-Condition: Excellent
-Estimated Size: 4-6
-Material: Wool crepe, silk lining, tulle (No fabric contents)
-Made In France
-Number: 76986

-Bust: 32"
-Waist: 28"
-Hip: 41"
-Sweep: 38"
-Length (Center Front to Waist): 10.5"
-Length (Waist to Hem): 19.5"

-Length (End-to-End at Leaves): 4"
-Width (Tulle): 3"


Please note that garment specs are the total measurement in inches, taken flat from the outside face unless noted otherwise. Please be sure to leave enough allowance for ease of movement and comfort, especially when considering the fit of a lined jacket or coat. We recommend comparing against measurements of clothing with which you are familiar with the fit. Check out these this great tutorial if you are unsure how to measure your garments: Illustrated Measuring Guide

Please read all descriptions and measurements, and purchase carefully. Due to the unique nature of vintage items, all sales are final. 



Bent Knee Mannequin
-Size: 4
-Bust: 33.5"
-Waist: 25.5"
-Hip: 35"
-Inseam (to ankle): 32"


Extended Leg Mannequin
-Size: 2
-Bust: 31"
-Waist: 25"
-Hip: 34"
-Inseam (to ankle): 33"

COVID-19 Shipping Updates

as of 10/29/2020


In light of the current carrier service interruptions due to COVID-19, we have updated our shipping policies. For domestic orders we are offering a $5 flat rate shipping promotion, in addition to UPS ground and expedited services for an additional cost We have upgraded all international orders to ship via UPS or DHL at your preference.
Orders are carefully packed, processed, and prepared for shipment within 1 business day of receiving your order.
- Recess is not responsible for incurred customs fees or packages lost in the mail. Please contact us at within 14 days of your purchase date with any issues or inquiries regarding your delivery.



USPS: Some USPS post offices are closed, and some mail classes have extended their expected delivery times, and many countries have suspended service:
-Priority Mail two-day service is now 3 days.
-Priority Mail three-day service is now 4 days.

UPS: UPS is experiencing service disruptions in certain countries. As of October 2, 2020, the UPS service guarantee is suspended for all US-origin shipments (domestic and international) at any service level. There are delays in USPS mail and package deliveries to and from certain countries.
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DHL: As of October 28, 2020, DHL Express is adding an Emergency Situation Surcharge to most shipments.
Local Pickup 

We will be offering local curbside pickup for purchases made online starting June 17, 2020. Customers who have selected curbside pickup will be notified when the item is ready for same-day pickup during business hours. Please call upon arrival so we can bring your purchase out to you.

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