Fall 1993 Yves Saint Laurent Documented Fringed Knit Tunic Mini Dress
The twin of this dress was used for the 1993 ad campaign that season shot by Helmut Newton. I was also able to find a wonderful shot of it being worn by muse, Loulou de la Falaise. In addition I have included the runway footage from that 1993 presentation. This was one of the iconic pieces of that season and I am very pleased to have found this example.
The dress is made from a chunky knit that gives it enough structure for it to keep that slightly oversized, boxy shape that Yves desired it to have. The dress perfectly represents this time period and you can see the transition from the stronger, more angular shaped of the eighties slowly moving into simpler, shorter shapes for the 1990s. It is short so can play double duty as both a tunic or a micro mini if you dare. The color combination is amazing. He has paired a bright coral orange with a deep periwinkle. Mixed in with those two yarns is a woven gold yarn and those little flashes of metallic give it that perfect tough of high glamour. The cut is a simple boxed shape. It slips over the head with a wide set coal neckline and boxy shape through then body. The neckline is slightly scooped and set in a wide crew neck. Each sleeve is cut wide and extra long, adding to the oversized feel it has. I love the fringing detail that finished the collar, he,m and each sleeve. These are an extension of the color used in the pattern above it so are a mix o the gold, orange and purple. It is amazing on the body and a rare find. Excellent condition
Unlined and slips on to wear. It appears to have been worn very little if at all.It is meant to been worn oversized and the loose and easy cut should fit a variety of sizes. The knit has some give
Sleeves: approx 29" from natural shoulder
Dropped shoulders: 21"
Bust: 23-25" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist-hips: 21-23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 31" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
Reference Photos: (1-2) F/W 1993 Yves Saint Laurent by Helmut Newton (featured in the ad that year). / (3) Loulou de la Falaise.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.