yves saint laurent

1970s Silk Chiffon Hem Yves Saint Laurent Dress & Capelet

This dress and capelet set by Yves Saint Laurent is just dreamy and a piece you will want to wear over and over. The dress on its own is fabulous but once topped with the cape, it takes on an even greater airiness and lightness and you see just how cleverly the two pieces work together. It is made from a feather light silk chiffon that has one of his signature tiny floral prints printed onto the fabric in two soft tangerine shades. The dress is a simple affair that is suspended from the shoulders from two straps made of the same fabric. The body of the dress flows from bust to hem in a gentle widening A-line with a second, pointed-panel of fabric on both the front and back attached around the top of the bodice. These panels float over the inner dress and add such a beautiful sense of movement and lightness. Finally, the cape pops over the head and gently sits on the shoulders and that same angled line is used with this as well so that you get this beautiful continuation of that lines from top to bottom. It is just stunning and a rare and wonderful Laurent piece. Excellent condition

The dress and capelet are unlined though the top layer does give it some opaqueness. The dress slips on and closes with a button at one side that sits over a slight keyhole. The cut all through the body is loose and full but the fit around the upper bust is small so that measurement has to work for it to fit. Tagged a vintage 34

The top of the dress as it sits around and above the bust line: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Natural bust: open
Waist: open
Hips: open
Length: 57" from shoulder strap to hem

Width: 47.5" side to side
Height: 24" top to bottom

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD2595

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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