yves saint laurent

S/S 1987 Yves Saint Laurent Bow Print Silk Ruffle Dress

That wonderful bow print on this piece was featured in an editorial for Vogue in 1987 and worn by Linda Evangelista. This dress is from that same collection with the added bonus of having that adorable print cover the entire surface. The dress is made from fine black silk screened with that white bow print from top to bottom. The bodice is fitted and hugs the body. There is a slight gathering at the top of each shoulder so that they puff up slightly at the top and are fuller through the upper arm and then narrow in at the wrist for a wonderful nod to the forties. Each cuff has a ruffle finish. The ruffle detailing is picked up around the neckline and the skirt as well. The skirt is cut to hug your hips and then it flares out in two flounced ruffled tiers. Each is a full 5.5" wide and circle all the way around. It retains its original fabric tie belt that you can wrap and cinch around the waist. It is quite lovely. Excellent condition.

Fully lined in a fine black silk and closes with a side painted metal zipper. Original fabric tie belt. Appears to have been worn very little if at all. tagged a vintage YSL 34.

Slightly inset shoulders: 13"
Sleeves: 23"
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 23" from waist to hem
Tie Belt: 4" x 106"

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1005

Reference Photo: (1) SS 1987 Yves Saint Laurent Runway, photographed by Guy Marineau.  / (2) Linda Evangelista in YSL by Arthur Elgort, Vogue UK, May 1987.  /  (3) Amanda Lee Shirreffs. (See the complete blog post on this look here) 

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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