yves saint laurent

Fantastic 1970s Yves Saint Laurent Light and Airy Top w Curved Sleeves & Tiered Dress Skirt Set

This is fairly early YSL from the 1970s and if I had to guess I would probably put it somewhere between 1973 and 1975. This is the kind of piece I love finding from him. It is light in weight and easy to wear. Once on the body this is the kind of piece that becomes even better. His clothes were made to sit and fall on a person not a dress form and this set definitely follows that philosophy. It is a two piece set and I love that this gives you the added benefit of being able to mix and match both pieces with other things already existing in your wardrobe. When worn together they look like a dress  that is soft and romantic feeling. It is made out of a light and airy cotton voile and this choice of fabric holds the colour and print exceptionally well. It also has a slight transparency to it that gives it a light and airy feel. The skirt slips on with a wide elastic waist and the top also simply slips on to wear. Both pieces are cut to flow over the body in a loose and easy fashion. The top is gorgeous. It has a loose and easy cut. The neckline is scooped and set wide across the neck so that your collarbones show. The body of the top opens and widens out to be full to the hem. The sleeves are cut wide and full and each is cut on a beautiful curve. At the center of the neck are two long straps in the same fabric. These can be tied around the back of the neck so the top has a suspended and more caftan feel around you, or you can wrap them under the bust, or even fully around the waist to add more shape. You can also play with the styling of this and add a belt for an even more shaped look. The skirt is has two tiers of the same fabric and I love that when the top and skirt are worn together it feels like a three tier dress. The fabric is feather light so it has movement with your smallest move.  It is so pretty and and so easy to wear.  Excellent condition.

Both piece are unlined. The skirt has elastic through the waist and the top slips over the head to wear with the attached ties at the front the neckline. Both pieces are tagged a vintage 38 but the easy bias cut and elastic waist should allow it to fit a range of sizes

Sleeves: approx 17" to longest point
Shoulders: no true defined shoulder
Bust: 22-26" flat across from side seam to side seam and widens out by several more inches to the hem
Length: 26" from neck to hem

Elastic waist: 12-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 42.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD4309

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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