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Dreamy Spring 1987 Yves Saint Laurent Off Shoulder Pink Feather & Bow Print Silk Dress

This dress is the twin of the dress that walked the runway for the 1987 show and I love having the reference photos from that show for you so that you can see just how great this dress is on the body. and no matter now good it looks in the photos it is even more gorgeous in person. It is just dreamy. The feather and bow print that covers the dress was an integral part of the closing looks for that collection. Yves sent down a full grouping of pieces in various colours and cuts that all centered around this print. This pink one was a particular stand out. The 1987 collection is one of my all time favourite collections and I am very excited to have this wonderful example from it in the shop for you.  this is a dress that might even make an amazing wedding dress for the bride looking for a non-traditional choice or as an alternative dress in a more extended wedding celebration. And of course it could also be worn to any event. It is just beautiful.

I love the the romantic print of this dress mixed with the soft white. The soft pastel colours are dreamy and the feather print with the feathers tied at their base with a bow is the perfect amount of whimsy. It is constructed from a beautiful light weight silk charmeuse that draped beautifully over the body. The neckline is finished with an elastic all the way around its edge. This lets you wear it fully off the shoulder for a bare expanse of skin to show. You can also wear it higher up on the shoulders if you wished. Starting at the front a ruffled panel drops to cover the tops of your arms and then this continues all the way across the back for a bit of a cape feel. It then comes around the other arm to end just at the front of that arm to match the other side. The bodice is loose and meant to billow a bit and skim over you to the waist. The waist is seamed and the dress has its original matching tie belt that you can cinch the waist in further. The tie belt also allows you to continue with that sense of whimsy by adding a little bow at the waist for a pretty touch. The skirt skims over the hips and flows to the floor. It widens out in a pretty flare at the lower skirts to the hem. This flare of the lower skirt is mainly at the sides and the back so you get a pretty kicking sweep of fabric around you when you walk. The dress is stunning and it has a fantastic romantic and light feel to it while the bareness of the shoulders gives it a bit of a sexy touch. Excellent condition.

The bodice is unlined and the skirt is lined in a white silk. The dress closes with a side set painted metal zipper. Elastic through the neckline and the original tie belt is tacked in place at the back. Hand finishes. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Tagged a YSL 36

Elastic at the top of the bust: 17-23.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bust: 17-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: approx 14-15" from top of natural shoulder to waist
Skirt: 42" from waist to hem with just over 1.5" turned under

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD4365

Reference Photos: Spring 1987 Yves Saint Laurent Runway.

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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