A Chanel costume for Dietrich's final film

Dietrich, Marlene, actress (1901-1992). Typed letter signed ("Dietrich").

[Paris, February 1978].

Folio (ca. 280 x 215 mm). ½ p.


To the couture house Chanel and their partner, the shoemaker Raymond Massaro (1929-2019), requesting that her costume be delivered by 28 February 1978: "Je vous prie d'etre sur que mon costume sera livre au plus tard que [stricken out] le 28 Fevrier 78. [...] M. Maasaro 'Les bottes' aussi le 28 Fevrier".

On March 3 and 4, Dietrich's legendary scene with David Bowie in the movie "Just a Gigolo" was filmed in Paris. This scene, in which she sings the title song, was her final film appearance, and she subsequently withdrew to her Paris apartment. Her costume was designed by Max Goldstein ("Mago", 1925-2008) and was tailored by Chanel and Massaro gefertigt.

Signed in green felt pen, as usual. A few creases. Includes four black-and-white costume photos from Chanel's 1982/83 winter collection.

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