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Iconic Spring 2014 Saint Laurent by Heidi Slimane Black & Red Lip Print Silk Wrap Dress

This is one of the most well documented dresses to have ever landed in the shop. The list of where it was worn and by whom is min boggling and I suspect that there are even more than the over 20 examples we found and have shared here. Hedi Slimane dipped into the YSL archives to reinvent that famous original dress done on the lip print and he did a superb job of it. It was an instant hit and as you can see in this listing this dress was seen everywhere. It sold out instantly and was waitlisted worldwide. The one I have for you today has never been for and still has its original tags attached. 

This is a dress that as good as it looks on the dress form, the second it hits the body it really comes to life. You can see by the many reference photos it is tremendously flattering on the body. It is made out of a rich silk crepe that drapes and falls over the body beautifully. The dress wraps and closes around you at the waist with hidden hooks and snaps to hold it in place. The bodice has a low V and it skims over the bust. The waist comes in but is still easy and then the skirt below that curves over the hips and is scooped up at the front to the side. The shoulders are padded for shape and then the sleeves fall straight to the cuff that is detailed Wirth 5 sequin covered buttons. The silk has a black base and then it is covered in that iconic red lip print. It is an incredible piece and beautifully made. It was never worm and has its original hang tag in place. Excellent condition

Fully lined an a black silk and closes around the waist with hidden set hook and snaps. Padding in each shoulder. Original tags attached and is unworn. Tagged a modern YSL 40

Sleeves: 22" and the upper arm is 12" around at the widest point 
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15.5" from top of bodice to waist
Total Length: 36" from top of bodice to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4513

Reference Photos/Video: (1-3) Spring 2014 Yves Saint Laurent, Look 2. Model Lida Fox.  /  (4) Cathee Dahmen in Yves Saint Laurent photographed by Peter Knapp, Vogue UK, June 1971.  /  (5) Yves Saint Laurent with models, 1971.  /   (6) Spring 2014 Saint Laurent Ad.  /  (7) Alana Zimmer by Liz Collins, Harpers Bazaar UK, March 2014.  /  (8) Charlie Newman for Tatler, 2014.  /  (9) Elle Indonesia, April 2014.  /  (9) Fergie, April 2014.  /  (10) Grace Gao in Saint Laurent, 2014.  /  (11) Harper's Bizarre Korea, March 2014.  /  (12) Katalina Orlova for Neighbor Korea, April 2014.  /  (13) Katy Perry in her This is How We Do music video, 2014.  /  (14-15) Kim Jones for Preview Magazine, March 2014.  /  (16) Lara Stone by Mert & Marcus, Vogue Paris, March 2014.  /  (17) Lily Collins, Lucky Magazine April 2014.  /  (18) Marie Claire France, March 2014.  /  (19) Marie Claire Spain, April 2014.  /  (20) Milk X Taiwain, June 2014.  /  (21) Numero Tokyo, April 2014.  /  (22) Sasha Luss for Vogue Russia by Patrick Demarchelier, January 2014.  /  (23) W Korea, April 2014.  /  (24) Zooey Deschanel for ELLE, February 2014.

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