yves saint laurent

1970s Yves Saint Laurent Red Gauze Multi Length Caftan Dress

This red Yves Saint Laurent dress is especially fun because it can be worn so many different ways. Its like having a half dozen dresses in one. It is made from a red crepe silk gauze that has a touch of transparency to it. There are yards of fabric used in its construction and it is very light in weight. The versatility come sin part from that loose and easy cut and also because of how the waist, neck and cuffs are finished. The waist has a drawstring that runs through and ties. The drawstring itself is a pink braided silk cord that ends in tassels. I love that little pop of contrasting color this gives the piece. You can leave this loose and ling so the dress becomes a long maxi dress, or tie it as high as you wish around the hips or waist to make it shorter on you. The neck has that same multi function as it is finished with a wide gathered elastic under the fabric that allows you to wear it off shoulder or higher. The sleeves are also finished in that same elastic detailing that allows you to wear the long or pushed up. High slits sit along each side of the skirt and this is a piece that can easily go from beach to market to evening depending on how you style and wear it. Excellent condition

Unlined and slightly transparent. Slips on to wear with drawstring at the waist that allows the length to be adjusted. Elastic at the neck and cuffs. Tagged a YSL 42. Appears to be unworn or worn very little. The loose and easy cut will allow it to fit almost any size.

Sleeves: 22" approx.
Shoulders: adjustable
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam and will expand well beyond that
Waist: open and adjustable with the drawstring tie
Hips: 24" flat across from side seam to side seam and will expand well beyond that 
Length: 59" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-LRG

Item# DD2894

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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