yves saint laurent

Fall 1977 Ad Campaign Yves Saint Laurent Dress

This is an iconic looks from the Russian influenced Rive Gauche collection from the Fall of 1977 and these are hard to find in such pristine condition. It is the same dress used in the ad campaigns that year but with a different print. Cut as a simple smock style dress but with the added touches that make it irrevocably Yves Saint Laurent in terms of style and chicness. The fabric is a soft, silk and wool challis that holds the vibrant color beautifully. I love the high ruffles that circle the neck and detail the front and shoulders. Ruffled edges also finish each sleeve and adorns the hem in a wide finish to the skirt. The skirt is amazingly constructed with lots of fullness and that low drop skirt hem gives it a touch of weight so that it falls and drapes perfectly. It really transforms when on a real girl and can be worn loose as Yves intended or belted for more shape. Amazing and rare piece of fashion history. Excellent, museum quality condition.

Unlined and slips on to wear. Buttons at the neck and cuffs. Tagged a YSL vintage 44

Sleeves: 25"
Shoulders: 14.5"
Bust: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 42" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED (though if you are narrow through the shoudlers the rest can be fitted quite variable in size)

Item# DD1870

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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