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2002 Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Reissue Khaki Safari Dress

The laced safari tunic from the 1968 collection remains as one of the holy grails in the vintage world. It was re-issued in several forms during Yves' span as head of his atelier and when Tom Ford took over YSL in 1999, he too eventually did a safari collection in homage to Yves for the 2002 Spring collection. Countless celebrities have been spotted wearing some version of that first famous tunic over the years, and it is one of the most identifiable of Yves' pieces out there. This 2002 dress version is perhaps one of the most wearable out of all the later versions made as it gives you complete control over how much skin you decide to show behind the lace up front. The front laces down to below the waist just like the originals did, but on Ford's version there is a modesty panel that you can hook into place to cover part or all of the bareness behind the laces. If you decide to unhook and fold that modesty panel back, the gap left between the two sides plunges to just below the belly button so is scandalously sexy. The dress is made from a golden toned khaki and has many of the same hallmarks of that tunic made famous when it was photoed on Verushka. These rarely come up to market and even more rarely are found is such a wearable size so grab it while you can. It's a sound investment pieces and insanely fabulous. Excellent condition

Unlined and slips on to wear. Fabric tie belt. Four top set flap pockets. Each cuff buttons and zips to close. The modesty panel is attached along one side and hooks into place down the other. Note that there are a small marks on the inner back near the tag that does not go through to the exterior.  Tagged a FR YSL 46. The tie waist and easy cut will allow it to fit a variety of frames

Sleeves: 25.5"
Shoulders: 16.5"
Bust: to 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 39.5" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-XL

Item# DD3024

Reference photos: (1) YSL runway Look 18, model: Liya Kebede (2) editorial photo from 2002, source unknown (3) 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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