Spring 1987 Yves Saint Laurent Runway Ad Campaign Pink Ruffle Dress
This gorgeous little dress is a version of the all pink dress that walked the runway and was featured in the ad campaign on Linda Evangelista that year. The 1987 collection with its pink bows and accents is one of my favorites and I am very pleased to have this wonderful example in the shop.
This lovely little dress combines a black silk faille with the signature pink used throughout the collection that year. The fabric choice gives it structure and shape and also the volume that you see in the ruffle detailing that wraps around the waist and hips. The bodice is strapless and cut to curve in a modified sweetheart neckline. It is also lightly boned on the inside so already has shape built in. This curves in to skim over the waist and curves back out for the hips. It falls in a sheath past the hips with a final flaring out at the hem. The hem is not as dramatically cut as the runway version but also feels more wearable as a result. It is cut slightly longer at the back hem and I love how there is a matching dip at the back of the bodice so that there is an illusion of added length created. The pink ruffle is of course the star of the show and this is attached at the back waist and then wraps and dips down and around the lower hip on the other side. It is precisely folded and set so that is also flares slightly out. Where it meets at the back hem it extends into two long and wide panels that are tied. You can let them hang from a simple knot as I have shown it or create a more elaborate bow. It is fabulous. Excellent condition wot a very minor note below.
Fully lined in a black silk and closes with a side set zipper. It has a built in inner bodice that is lightly boned and shaped. Inner waist stay that hooks to close with a flat hook & eye. Tagged a 38 and has no give. There is the teeniest bit of fading to the pink along the fold edge on the one hip. Please review the photo after the label shot.
Bust: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 47" from top of bodice to front hem, 49.5" to the back hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XXS-XS
Reference Photo: (1-2) S/S 1987 Yves Saint Laurent Runway. / (3) Linda Evangelista for Yves Saint Laurent, Vogue, March 1987.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.