yves saint laurent

1970s Yves Saint Laurent Silk Maxi Dress

This is classic Yves and it is so subtle in some way and yet manages to be completely sensual and beautiful at the same time. It is made of the lightest, softest silk jersey - perhaps the finest that i have ever come across from any designer yet! The white backdrop is screened with a lovely deep navy print that manages to feel darker the farther away you are and yet changes the focus to the white the closer you get. It is incredibly simple and all the detailing is achieved through elastic - a full 13" panel through the torso and over the hip is done in an elastic so that the dress hugs your every curve like a second skin. To work on this fine a fabric with that technique is almost impossible! The skirt flows out from under the panel to the floor and the top is cut soft and gypsy like with shoulders that can be worn as shown or slightly off the shoulder. It weighs ounces and as lovely as it appears on the hanger once in a body it transforms! Excellent, appears unworn condition

Sleeves: 23"
Shoulder: no true seam and can sit on or off the shoulder
Bust: no true defined side seams
Waist: 12-15î flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: will stretch to 20î comfortably flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14" from shoulder to top of middle elastic panel waist
Skirt: 47" from top of middle elastic panel waist to hem with the panel being 13" of that

Unlined and just slips on to wear. The entire middle panel is elasticized so will adjust to fit.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1148

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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