Spring 1993 Yves Saint Laurent Pink & Turquoise Enamel Button Dress
The twin of this dress in a green and blue colorway walked the spring 1993 runway and I have included that footage here for you to see it on and in action. It is very representative of that season and I am very pleased to have this example in the shop.
The dress is made from a crisp cotton that has enough weight and structure to it to perfectly fall into the line that Yves desired it to have. The dress perfectly represents this time period and you can see the transition from the stronger, more angular shaped of the eighties slowly moving into simpler shapes for the 1990s. The vivid color ways from the 1980s are still there, but the shape is softening and becoming simpler and less of a sharp angle from the shoulder. It is cut to skim over the body. On the runway it was worn belted for more shape and you could easily do that to this one. The base is a bright pink that in person is a little softer then how it photoed. This is then edged with a wide grosgrain ribbon in turquoise. The neckline is cut in a high V and the dress crosses over itself at the front. It begins to button at the base of the V and then closes sown that one side. The buttons are large and each is a combination of a gold toned metal with poured red enamel. It is amazing on the body and a rare find. Excellent condition with on tiny note to review below
Fully lined in a matching pink silk and closes with the buttons as seen. Padding in each shoulder. Tagged a vintage YSL 38. There is a small, faint mark on one shoulder which I have photoed and shown after the label photo. It appears to have been let out a touch along the hips at some point.
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 36.5" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.