yves saint laurent

1980s Yves Saint Laurent Safari Tunic Dress

One of the holy grails in the vintage world this version of the most iconic of YSL pieces is from the eighties and is amazing! Countless celebrities have been spotted in it and its one of the most identifiable of Yves' pieces out there. This one is done in a gold toned khaki and has all the hallmarks of that tunic made famous when it was photoed on Verushka. It's short and meant to be worn as a tunic but is just long enough that you can wear it as an ultra short mini. The front ties and the ties loop through huge grommets down the front. The gap between the two sides plunges to just below the belly button so is scandalously sexy. These rare come up to market so grab it while you can. It's a sound investment pieces and insanely fabulous. Excellent condition

Unlined and slips on to wear. Ties at the front. Carved wood buttons on each pocket and cuff. Note that there are a couple marks on the back - they show as a slight darkening of color. These may come out with additional cleaning. Please super-size to see - it has been priced accordingly. Tagged a vintage YSL 40.

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 31" from neck hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1746

Reference photo of Veruschka wearing YSL by Franco Rubartelli for Vogue, 1968.

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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