Easy to Wear 1970s Yuki Couture On or Off Shoulder Black Silk Jersey Draped Dress

I always watch for dresses by Yuki. It is one of the more rare labels to find and I love his work. Gnyuki Torimaru started out as an architect before becoming a textile engineer and then a designer. He worked for Louis Feraud, Pierre Cardin and Norman Norell before striking out on his own in 1972. This is an easy to wear example of his work and I love it

One of his trademarks was to use minimal seaming on his pieces and this dress is no exception to that. It has just one central seam that runs down the back and that is it. It is made out of a black silk jersey and this fabric has exceptional drape to it. It is a dress that you just slip on and go. The straps at the neckline are elastic that is covered in a layer of the silk. They have enough stretch that you can wear them set wide and on each shoulder , cross then at the neck or wear like a more traditional halter. It just depends on which way sits on you best. The dress falls from there and drapes beautifully down each side. You are completely covered and it is not tight and yet the draping still suggests the body underneath. The jersey drapes and moves beautifully. Excellent condition

Unlined and closes with hook & eye at  the back above a keyhole. The straps are elastic. The stretch of the fabric will allow it to fit a large range of sizes as it will just drape more on a smaller figure.

Bust: 16-20" flat across from side seam to side seam

Waist: to 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 27 " flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 56" from top of straps to hem and will sit longer if you wear it off the shoulder

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-LRG

Item# DD4285

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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