yves saint laurent

1980s Yves Saint Laurent Black Velvet, Lace & Jersey Dress

The lines on this little black dress are pure Yves Saint Laurent for this time period. The dress is made from a combination of a inky black velvet that he has used for the upper bodice, a semi-transparent lace through the mid-riff area and a bandage like jersey knit for the skirt. At the front the neckline dips very low to meet the lace inset that runs around the center of the dress. The sleeves are long and slim with zippers at each cuff. The back is amazing with a button at the nape of the neck and a slit  from there to the top of the lace inset. Four more buttons are set along the length of the inset and the way they are set allows for little gaps between each. This gives you a line of skin showing that runs from the neck to the top pf the buttocks and it is insanely sexy. The waist is a black lace that is backed with a nude silk chiffon so has just a hint of transparency to it. The skirt is slim and fitted. As good as it looks on a dress form, on a real body it really comes alive. Excellent condition

Fully lined through the bodice with a black silky rayon and the lace is back in a nude silk chiffon. The sleeves and skirt are unlined. It closes with a series of buttons down the back. Tagged a vintage YSL 38. The skirt has stretch

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 38" from top of shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD3033

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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