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Prettiest Spring 2005 Yves Saint Laurent by Stefano Pilati Look 36 Pink Silk Organza Dress

This collection marked Stefano's first solo runway moment with YSL. He chose to go the opposite of what had become the YSL aesthetic under Tom Ford. The collection was late and easy to wear. Vogue quoted him as saying 'It's something between the fifties and the eighties—which is my time—but to do it now, with volumes in a different way'. Vogue also noted that 'the 38-year-old who assisted Ford at YSL for four years and formerly designed at Prada. He managed to combine an imaginative respect for the house's history, while creating something new (for a generation not necessarily interested in labored references) without slavish replication.... For night, he dipped into ruffles and flounces, in intense fuchsia, purple, and egg-yolk yellow taffeta, or light waterfall frills of black-and-white chiffon—all with a flavor of flamenco about them. This was one of the final looks in the show and is the twin of the intense fuchsia dress that walked the runway for Look 36 that was referenced above. It is a very very pretty dress.

If you are looking for a dress, that will add a pretty pop colour to your wardrobe this is it. I love that we have video reference of the stress on the runway so you can see how fabulously it moves. It’s made from a silk organza which makes it as light as air. The neckline is cut wide so you see the collar bones and it has pretty ruffled capped sleeves. The bodice has an interesting play on an apron feel with an inner dress and then a second layer of fabric the fabric laid over that. The top layer is scooped under the breasts and the come up the center to meet the neckline. The waist is cut with just a touch of shape. The dress comes with its original tie belt that you can use to cinch in the waist for more shape. It skims over the hips and then ends in a pretty and elaborate ruffled hem. At the back the V leaves most of the upper back bare. The ruffles follow the edges down to the base of the V. They continue down the center of the dress from there and meet the ruffles that curve up from the hem. The inner dress is also finished with ruffles and this stacked double layer of ruffles gives the hem extra volume and movement. So when you walk you get a fantastic explosion of ruffles. It is so pretty. Excellent condition with a minor note below

The inner dress acts as the lining. The dress closes with a zipper on the inner dress and then has a second hidden set zipper set inside the ruffles of the back of the outer dress. There is perhaps a tiny touch of fading here and there along some of the edges. Original tie belt. This is natural with this type of fabric. Tagged a FR40

Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam

Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 37.5" from top of shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4246

Reference Photos/Video: Spring 2005 Yves Saint Laurent Runway, Look 36. Model Daria Werbowy.

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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