yves saint laurent

c1980 Yves Saint Laurent Red Silk Dot Day Dress

I suspect that this was from the 1980 Rive Gauche collection as it is eerily similar in design and cut to the 1979 Haute Couture version I have had in recently (see that one here). The dress is amazing and a classic Yves Saint Laurent cut and silhouette. The silk is of the highest possible grade and I adore the red and white dot pattern. It has a very 40s throwback feel and is very chic. The top is loose fitting and the sleeves slightly voluminous above their buttoned cuffs. The skirt is a masterpiece of pleat work and an example of how finely done a pleat can be - each is very deep and uses an excessive amount of fabric that gives the skirt volume when you move. It buttons down the front with a double row of buttons that have a flat enamel red disc inside their gold exterior. These are actually separate from each other and click into place when its buttoned and on. It comes with its original long tie around the neck giving it that signature YSL touch. Add a contrasting belt or wear without. Excellent, appears unworn condition.

Unlined and closes with the buttons you see at the front and large hidden flat hook and eye at the waist. The tie at the neck is attached lightly at the back neck. Tagged a vintage 36 but please check actual listed measurements. Buttons at each cuff

Sleeves: 25"
Shoulders: 16"
Bust: 19-20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 17.5" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 26.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2229

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