Fabulous 1980s Yves Saint Laurent Strapless Deep Red Plaid Silk & Cotton Dress
This dress is from the Yves Saint Laurent variation line which was an experimental lower priced lined that last for a short time period during the 80s. Most of the pieces you see from it are not what I look for from his work on a day to day basis but this particular dress had such great lines I could not resist picking it up. There was just something so fabulous about it and it is really in par with the regular label and what he did in the couture line for this type of look that I decided to make an exception. It is quite fabulous and I love it
The dress is made from a beautiful cotton silk mix that has a slight coated feel to to it. This mix keeps the dress light and easy to wear while still holding the lines and volume the dress has. A stunning oversized checked plaid pattern covers the fabric. The colours are a more deep hue and there is even a muted gold metallic thread that runs through the pattern. The dress is very easy to wear. The bodice is fitted with light stiffening built in for structure. It is cut to curve around the bust and nips in at the waist. You could easily add a belt or tie to really emphasize the waist too if you wished. The skirt is fantastic. It is cut to fall smoother at the front then widens out to be very full so you get more volume at the back. I photoed it laid out flat so you can see. The back is cut on a curve and longer then the front so you get a beautiful line. And it has pockets! A gorgeous dress. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition
The dress is fully lined in a black silky rayon and closes with a hidden set side zipper. Slight stiffening fabric built in through the bodice. Tagged an vintage 10
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14" from top of bust to bottom seam of bodice
Skirt: 42" from waist to front hem, 49" to the longest point of the back hem and has 1.5" turned under the hem
Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-MED
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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