yves saint laurent
Documented Fall 1994 Yves Saint Laurent Silk Chiffon Off Shoulder Dress w Bold Red Rose Print
This incredible dress is from the Fall 2004 Yves Saint Laurent collection and it's twin walked the runway that season. With it's brilliant rose print the dress has such a joyful feel to it. And it feels very French. I am always excited to find examples of Yves' work from this time period and this one is extra special with the addition of its runway provenance. We also found video of the show so you can see how the dress moves. I love it
The dress is exquisite and I love that you can see just how wonderful it is on the body from the runway reference photos and video that we have found for you. It is made from a light silk chiffon that weighs next to nothing. The sleeves are cut to be very full above their elastic ends and this adds to the flowing feel the dress has. I love that the sleeves are cut to sit fully off the shoulders. This allows your entire upper shoulders to show and the bare skin of your shoulders balances the show of legs under the skirt. The bodice has a built in inner corset that holds the dress in place and gives it hidden structure. Over the inner bodice the fabric is draped into place in a series of gathers and soft pleats. This gives the illusion that the dress skims over the body rather then being so fitted underneath with the built in corseting. The waist is nipped in and I have added a grosgrain ribbon for shape. If you wanted to wear it like it was shown on the runway you could easily pin a rose onto the waist. The skirt under the waist seam is quite full and cut short. There is a ruffle at the bottom of the hem that adds more fullness. Underneath the skirt is a silk chiffon underskirt. Both that underskirt and the top rose printed layer have a touch of transparency as do the sleeves. It is a very subtle addition of sexiness to have these fabrics be so light and with that hint of transparency. The result is that you get a stunning bit of volume through the skirt as it flares out around you and moves when you move and then both the skirt and the sleeves have a touch of transparency to them so you get a suggestion of leg and arm showing. It's killer. The dress looks to have been unworn or worn very little. Excellent condition
The built in corset acts as the lining through the bodice and it is boned and shaped. The skirt has a light silk chiffon lining. The dress closes with a side set zipper. The grosgrain ribbon belt is not original to the dress but will be included. The front seam at the waist curves up slightly to one side and it does not look to have ever been altered. I think its deliberate to accommodate a flower as you see it placed in the runway photos. It appears to have been unworn or worn very little. Tagged a TSL 38
Sleeves: approximately 22" from the drop
Inner bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bust: 8" from the top of the neckline to the waist
Skirt: 22.5" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photos & Video: F/W 1994 Yves Saint Laurent Runway Collection.
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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