Fall 2017 Yves Saint Laurent Blue Patent Leather Ruffled Runway Dress
For his second ever collection for the Saint Laurent label, Anthony Vaccarello stayed true to himself. Vogue's Mark Holgate said of the collection in his review: "Yves Saint Laurent is of course one of those houses where everyone has an opinion and no two are alike. It’d be nigh impossible to ever reach a consensus on what it should, could, needs to be; everyone is a yay-sayer, or a naysayer, just depends on who you ask. Vaccarello, for his part, realized that his way forward was to be referential, respectful even, just don’t ever get trapped into being reverential. As with last season he was, he said, inspired by one particular dress, an haute couture number with huge sleeves which dates from the early ’80s. “I always relate YSL to parties, to evening,” Vaccarello said backstage. “I couldn’t do a show without those golden years, but I wanted to take that further.” This dress is the twin of the one presented as Look 61 on the runway.
This dress is extraordinary and feels extremely futuristic. The cut is bold and sexy and the color is jaw dropping. The dress is made from a high gloss patent coated leather that molds the shape over you rather then you creating the shape as you would in a more 'normal' fabric. It fits over the body with a startling sculptural silhouette. The shoulders are extreme in their shaping and the top of each shoulder is constructed almost on a completely flat plane. Extra long sleeves fall from there and each is set on a slight curve to mimic the shape of the arm. It zippers up the front and has the ability to completely unzip so that you could potentially wear it as a layered piece. It skims over the body to a short mini length. There is the suggestion of shaping through the waist created by the gathering in towards the center zipper. Along that center line are two rows of ruffles set on either side of the zipper. These are constructed from the same patent as the rest of the dress and feel almost alien in the way they run down the front. It is a daring design made out of an incredible and bold use of leather. Never worn and still has part of the original tag still attached. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a black silk and closes with a front set zipper. Tagged a FR40. Part of the original tag is still present and the dress has never been worn. It has a skinny cut and the blue is even better in person as it is richer and has more depth. The color is more close to the runway photo in real life
Shoulders: exaggerated and are 17" across
Sleeves: cut extra long at 27"
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 32" from top of shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photo: Look 61 of the F/W 2017 Saint Laurent Runway Collection. Model: Adut Akech.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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