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Fantastic Fall 1987 Yves Saint Laurent Runway Blue - Purple Metallic Thread Off Shoulder Dress

The twin of this dress walked the runway for the Fall 1987 show and I love having a runway shot of it for you so that you can see how fabulous it is on the body. We even found one where you can see the model walking back down the runway so you can see how gorgeous it is from the back as well. This has always been one of my favourite dresses ever since I first saw the catwalk photo and I am so pleased to have one in the shop.

This is a fantastic dress. It is made from a stunning metallic lace that has a blue-purple colour running through it. Over that are thousands of glossy black sequins that are placed onto the lace to follow the pattern underneath. I love how these sequins catch the light from every angle and add a bit of glitz to the dress. The lace is open cut work all through and to make it not completely see-through Yves lined it with a deep blue silk chiffon. That said when this is on it definitely has a touch of transparency to it. Personally I love that about the dress. The dress is cut to sit off the shoulder for a bare expanse of skin. The neckline is finished with a black silk organza ruffle and this choice of fabric gives a just a touch of stiffness so the ruffle holds its shape around you instead of just flopping. The sleeves fall to just passed the elbow and each is finished with a ruffled cuff. The dress it is cut skim over you. It runs over the bust and past the waist with no seaming there to break the line. At the top of the hip there is a seam that has another flounce of ruffles. The skirt falls under that and widens out quite a bit. The bottom hem is also finished with a ruffle edge and I love that the back of the skirt is set to hang longer than the front. This gives you a beautiful curve from the side and also allows the skirt to have attach more volume than it would otherwise. It is just a fabulously gorgeous dress and really showcases Yves' innovative eye and design genius. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a dark blue silk chiffon. It closes at the side with a zipper. Tagged a YSL 42. It looks to have been worn very little if at all.

Sleeves: approx 18" from the drop. 12" around the upper arm
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Seam across the top of the hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam and open under that
Length: 30" from top of center neckline to front hem and 36" to back hem including top and bottom ruffle

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4271

Reference Photo: Fall 1987 Yves Saint Laurent Runway.

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