yves saint laurent

1970s Yves Saint Laurent Silk Knit Dress

Amazing and very rare early dress from the original Saint Laurent ready to wear label. The colors are amazing! Who else but Yves could mix† clay colored hues with a purple blue and make you wonder why you do not wear them together every day? The print would have been custom screened specifically for this dress and the fabric is an unusual silk knit that is fine and light. It is extremely sexy and has an almost Ossie Clark feel with the way the bodice is cut. A deep plunge turns into a buttoned front and you can see flashes of skin between each button. The waist is slightly dropped and the skirt flows from there. Flat seamed pleat work circles the hips in his signature manner, and allow the maximum amount of fabric through the bottom portion of the skirt. The top is fitted and so sexy with sleeves that pouf up above their cuffs. It is a masterpiece and in unworn, excellent, museum quality condition.

Sleeves: 27" (meant to pouf a bit)
Shoulder: 15.5" across
Bust: 16-18î flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13î flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 23î flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17" from neck to waist seam
Skirt: 29" from waist to hem

Unlined and closes with a fine, painted metal zipper at the front below the waist. The bodice buttons to close with a bit of skin peeping through the space between. Each cuff closes with a hidden snap. Note that there are buttonholes on each cuff - there was probably buttons there at some point. This could easily be changed back of desired. Also please note that the bust 16" falt across f;at but has strecth the mannequin it is on has a 35-36" bust to illustrate fit.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (4-6)

Item# DD925

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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