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1983 Yves Saint Laurent Crepe & Sequin Dress

A fabulous Yves Saint Laurent dress made of a classic black crepe. The cut has a definitive nod tot hr forties with strong shoulder that are created mainly by the cut of them rather then heavy padding and that forties silhouette. However, in all things Yves the start point is just a reference and it becomes undeniably Yves with all its smoky sexiness. The entire middle part of the dress is elasticized so is very easy to wear. Detailing this elastic are rows of glossy black sequins that start just under the low plunging bust and go down to below the hip. This makes the dress hug the wearer's curves but keeps it easy to move in. The skirt is full under the last row. Its amazing! Excellent condition

This dress was featured in Vogue in 1983 (see last photo)

The fabric is self backed in a satin. Well finished inside. It slips on and the gathered area between the sequins is elastic for an easy fit. Light padding in each shoulder

Sleeves: 16"
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam with stretch
Hips: to 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 11" from neck to first sequin band
Banding: 15" from first sequin band to last
Skirt: 18" from last sequin band to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD1619

Reference Photos: (1) Fall 1983 Yves Saint Laurent Runway.  /  (2) Fall 1983 Yves Saint Laurent Ad Campaign.

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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