yves saint laurent

1970s Yves Saint Laurent Velvet Gown & Belt

We are so pleased to see velvet making an appearance on both the runways and red carpets again! It really is an insanely fabulous fabric and oft over-looked. This is a beautiful gown that has its original velvet belt with a silk tie. I love that you can wear the belt with the ties at the front or the back. The skirt of the gown has unexpected volume. This is created by a large, soft pleat in the front for extra volume on the lower half of the skirt. When standing still it falls in a sleek column of velvet but when you move this pleat allows it to have a bit of shape. The top portion is cut with strong shoulders and a simple cut to the bodice. Excellent condition and appears unworn.

Fully lined in black silk and closes with a hidden set zipper. The belt is original to the dress, ties with silk ribbons and is backed with suede. I have shown it with the ribbons at the front but you can wear it the other way around as well.

Sleeves: 22"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 42" from waist to hem
Belt: 27" from end to end not including the ribbon ties, 5" high at the widest points,

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD1584

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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