yves saint laurent

Dreamiest 1990s Yves Saint Laurent Oversized Floral Print Pink & Red Silk Chiffon Caftan Dress

This dress is everything and it is a beautiful example of the work YSL was doing from this time period. It has a custom designed huge pink floral print screened onto a feather light red silk chiffon that is layered over an inner red silk chiffon lining. Think the finest silk scarf you could have in terms of weight and feel. The entire dress has been printed with that oversized and gorgeous flower design that I love to get that gorgeous pink on red tonal pattern. The neckline is set wide across the top of the shoulders and then it is gathered at the top of each arm for pretty detail. The silk extends out for just suggestion of a sleeve over the upper arm and you simply slip your arm through to wear it. The inner dress is attached to the outer and both layers fall from there to skim loosely over the body to the floor. As it nears the hem it widens out quite a bit near the hem and this lets it pick up the air as you move and floats around. It spectacular. The loose and easy cut give it a bit of a caftan feel that I love. The movement and drama that it has is extraordinary considering the simplicity of the design. This is a dress that you slip on and feel completely comfortable when wearing it and yet it has as much drama and impact as you could ask for. It is a stunning example of his work and beautifully made. I love it. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a light red silk chiffon as described above. It slips over the head to wear with no closures. The loose and easy cut should allow it to fit a variety of sizes. It will just drape more on a smaller frame and be more fitted on a larger frame. I see a tiny repair at the back hem and the tiniest smudge of a mark at the front. Please see the photo after the label shot. Tagged a vintage YSL 36

Inner bust: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner waist: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 59" from top of bodice to longest point of the hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD4581

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