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Resort 1986 Yves Saint Laurent Deep Plunge Front Blue Draped Silk Jersey Dress

This fabulous dress is the twin of the dress from the Resort 1986 Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche collection. I was so pleased that we were able to find multiple shots of it on because it really shows you just how much it comes to life when worn. An interesting thing to note about this dress is that it is a version of the 1973 plunge dress that I have shared on my Instagram in the past and he repeated this look very closely in black with slight adjustments at the waist detail for the Spring collection. I always find it interesting to see how Yves revisited ideas throughout his career. I love having such a well documented piece in the shop and it doesn't hurt that it is drop dead gorgeous.

This is a dress that is insanely sexy and bare feeling and yet that gorgeous blue colour and minimal lines keep it feeling fresh. The dress is made out of a silk jersey that has amazing drape and feels easy-to-wear once on the body. The bodice has a halter style front that plunges to the waist but crosses over itself a bit at the very base so doesn't feel so bare. The sides are also left open and bare to the waist and there are teeny tiny little snaps there is you prefer to have them closed a touch. Despite its bareness at the font and sides it is cleverly cut so that when you have it on it stays perfectly in place. The waist has an extra wide 9" band of the same fabric that has been gathered in soft pleats of jersey that are stacked on top of each other. This banded detailing sits just under the base of the plunge. Under that the skirt flows to the floor in a sweep of silk jersey. There is a more fabric in the skirt then you think at first glance and this gives the skirt beautiful movement when you move. It is stunning and a dress you can wear in many different ways, on its own, with things layered over it, or under. Excellent condition

The dress lined behind the waist area and then the bust and skirt are unlined. It closes with a side zipper. The backing in the waist area gives it a little added structure. Tagged 42. It appears to have been worn very little if at all.

Bust: each front panel covers from 9" across to 15" with no true side seams
Top seam of waist panel: 16" across from side seam to side seam
Natural waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam at the middle seam of the waist
Bottom seam of waist panel: 16-18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam and open under that
Bodice: 14.5" from top of bodice to top seam of band
Banding: 9"
Skirt: 36.5" from the bottom seam of band to hem
Total Length: 60" 

 Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# DD4476

Reference photos: Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 1986 Resort Collection Advance.

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