yves saint laurent

1971 Yves Saint Laurent Gold & Black Velvet Dress

This dress is made from a combination of a inky black velvet through the body with a gold flowers in a black silk chiffon adoring the sleeves and skirt. The floral design is made from a combination of gold lame eyelash thread and curving lines of velvet fused onto the silk. At the from of the dipped neckline sits a pretty flower made from velvet, feathers and beads. The lines through the body are long and lean and have an almost flapper quality to the cut. The sleeves are cut full and billow above each cuff. The skirt is made of the same fabric as the sleeves and falls in a sleek column with a touch of fullness. Both the sleeves and skirt are left unlined so you get a glimpse of the body underneath. Excellent condition

Fully lined through the body with a black silky rayon and the sleeves and skirt are unlined. It closes with a back metal and nylon zipper. Tagged a vintage YSL 42

Sleeves: 24.5" approx.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 53" from natural neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2784

Reference Photo: Model in Yves Saint Laurent. Photo by Chris von Wangenheim. Vogue Italia, December 1971.

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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