F/W 2002 Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Runway Textured Dress
This is a more intricate version of dress Look 32 as seen on the Fall 2002 Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent runway. The Vogue review of that collection stated in part: "Tom Ford is very, very good at being wicked. The designer was in an adult-erotic frame of mind at Yves Saint Laurent, taking potential clichés such as black satin ribbon, taffeta, velvet, chantilly lace and fur and applying them in an offhand way to extravagant, body-emphasizing pieces that often looked as if they might fall off at the slightest pull of a bow. What, after all, could be more provocative than a woman wearing expensive clothes that look as if they were made to be undone by a lover? ... The show was full of amazingly detailed, sexily cut suits, fabulous coats and sweeping evening gowns delicately inserted with lace."
This dress seems simple at first glance but the closer you look the more you realize it has an almost couture finish to it. The fabric is incredible. It is a silk mix that has an almost canvas like finish to it with a stamped, slightly raised floral brocade on its surface. This is the base fabric that was shown on the runway. This version is more intricate as it has thousands of little black dots in various sizes that are fused onto the fabric. These give the dress a futuristic feel and the most amazing texture. The cut is classic Tom Ford with a low squared off neckline that is finished in velvet. At the back we see the same low wide cut and a black velvet ribbon ties to hold the shoulders in place. The sleeves are cut long and each has a shaped cuff at the end. The dress is fitted and the skirt kept slim. This is am amazing achievement in both design and fabric. Excellent condition
Fully lined and closes with a back zipper and the velvet tie at the back of the neck. Unworn with its original hang tag attached. Tagged a YSL 42
Sleeves: 27" approx.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 52" from natural neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photo: Yves Saint Laurent F/W 2002 Collection, Look 32. Model: Marcelle Bittar.
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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