1970s YSL Shocking Pink Strapless Gown

This is just extraordinary and exemplifies Yves mastery in cut. He combines the utmost simplicity in this gown and uses the fabric to create the statement. His signature pink is used here in a heavy grade textured silk that is cut completely on the bias and has also been cleverly seamed down the front to create his signature "Y"! The gown is suspended by a mere 3 and a half inch band of black silk velvet. It flows from there in a swatch of pink to the floor, gently widening as it nears the ground. The effect is stark and dramatic but soft and feminine at the same time. Truly a master piece and in excellent condition.

Note that the color is actually that iconic YSL pink it has photoed a touch more hot pink than it is in person - think his famous pink bow dress pink!

The front of the bodice is lined in a silk taffeta over the black silk velvet. The skirt is unlined. It closes with side painted metal zipper

Bust: to 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bottom of black band: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 3.5" from top of bodice to empire waist
Skirt: 47" from empire waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS

Item# DD1395

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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