Early 2000s Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Front Lace White Safari Shirt
The laced safari tunic from the 1968 collection remains as one of the holy grail pieces in the vintage world. It was re-issued in several forms during Yves' span as head of his atelier and when Tom Ford took over YSL in 1999, he too did versions of the look in homage to Yves. Countless celebrities have been spotted wearing some version of that first famous tunic over the years, and it is one of the most identifiable of Yves' pieces out there.
This one is very easy to wear as it gives you complete control over how much skin you decide to show behind the lace up front. The front laces all the way down the front and on this version there is a modesty panel that you can fold over and into place to cover the bareness behind the laces. For the photos here that panel is fold back so that you can see that it can also be worn to show skin between the two front edges. If you decide to wear it this way the gap left between the two sides is scandalously sexy. The dress is made from a crisp white cotton mix that has stretch to it. It is very light weight and the stretch in the fabric makes it insanely easy and comfortable to wear. It has many of the same hallmarks of the original tunic made famous when it was photoed on supermodel, Veruschka. It's fabulous. Excellent condition
Unlined and slips on to wear. Two top set flap pockets. Each cuff buttons to close. The modesty panel is attached along one side and folds over into place. Tagged a FR YSL 40. The fabric has some stretch
Bust: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 26" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference photo: (1) Veruschka wearing YSL by Franco Rubartelli for Vogue, 1968
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.