Resort 2012 Yves Saint Laurent Tie Front Blue Print Crepe Dress
From 2004 until 2012, Stefano Pilati was the head designer of Yves Saint Laurent for 8 years. He did two more collections after the Resort 2012 one. Vogue said of this collection that Pilati had succumbed to the call of the sea for resiort sending "out a cruise collection that was as croisière as it gets, complete with lanyard necklaces, rope-print dresses, and sailor jackets and pants. Afterward, the designer pointed out that Yves Saint Laurent did a nautical collection of his own around 1982. "He showed it with sheer stockings and pumps, and I loved the 'why not?' factor," Pilati said" This dress was Look 23 of the collection and one of the ones that had a definitive nod to the original YSL archives in its lines.
The dress is ain a pretty crepe fabric that has a blue floral print covering it. It has the feel of Yves infamous 'Scandal collection of 1971 in its cut that has a string nod to the forties. The sleeves are capped and gathered along a bad that runs down their tops before buttoning in a cuff detail. The front plunges quite low and ties in two places along that plunge. There is actually a double panel of fabric that extends out from each side to make those ties which is unusual and gives a bit thicker knot for coverage. The bust and waist just skim over the body with no seaming present until you hit the low ruffle of the skirt. This low set skirt has volume so that when you move it moves and gives the dress its flirty feel. Excellent condition.
Unlined and closes with a hidden set side zipper. Ties at the front and each sleeve has a button to close. Tagged a YSL FR40 but cut generously for that sizing.
Inset shoulders: 14"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 38" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG
Reference Photos: (1) Resort 2012 Yves Saint Laurent Runway Collection, Look 23, Model Janice Alida. / (2) Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture. (Cherie is also wearing a Recent Prada Jacket)
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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