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Runway Fall 1977 Yves Saint Laurent Red Wool Smock Dress w Fringe Yarn Detail

This wonderful dress is from the Fall 1977 collection and it is based on the work done for the Couture collection for Fall 1976 title 'Opera - Ballet Russes'. That collection marked a turning point for Yves as a couturier and designer. The twin of this dress walked the ready to wear runway that season. We found several runway shots and angles of it on the catwalk so you get an great idea of what it looks like on the body. This is a great and very easy to wear pieces from one of the most important time periods of the YSL history.

This dress is so easy to wear and very comfortable once it is on. These smock type dresses that he was doing during this time period were the ultimate in easy dressing. You just slip it on and you are ready to go. It can also be belted to add shape and bring the length up which gives the dress a lot of versatility and styling options. This was a signature style for him for this time period. This one is made out of a soft and light red wool. It feels wonderful on. The neckline and curved seam under the yoke at the top have been edged with red and black yarn braided cording. There is a row of buttons across the top of each shoulder and these are functional and this is how you get in or out of the dress. The sleeves are full and balloon out above their buttoned cuffs. The body of the dress is cut loose and easy with a low dropped seam to separate out the lower skirt. The lower part of the skirt has lots of fullness so that it has a little extra swing and movement. I love the yarn fringe that details each part of the dress. And it has pockets on each hip. This is a classic Yves Saint Laurent look and a great piece of fashion history. Excellent condition

Unlined and slips on to wear. Buttons at the neck with five button and loops. Pockets on each hip along the seams. Tagged a 38 but the cut is generous so should fit a range of sizes and will just be more over sized on a smaller frame. Meant to be oversized on the body. 

Sleeves: 25"
Shoulders: approx 14.5" bet there are no real defined seams
Bust: 16-22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 50" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD4279

Reference Photos: Fall 1977 Yves Saint Laurent Runway.

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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