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S/S 2000 Yves Saint Laurent by Alber Elbaz Black & White Strapless Dress

An oft forgotten period of the YSL history are the three ready-to-wear collections designed by Alber Elbaz, Fall 1999, Spring 2000 and Fall 2000. The fit was not quite right and he was ultimately replaced by Tom Ford. It is an interesting little blip in the labels history and a fascinating example of Alber's work during this time period as well. This dress is from the second collection he did for the label and is one of my favorites out of all of the dresses he designed during his tenure. It was worn to perfection on the runway by Maggie Rizer and photos for the February issue of Vogue that year as well.

The dress is strapless with sleek and simple lines. An inner shaped and sculpted bodice holds and fits it into place and then the exterior fabric flows over that, from the top of the bodice to the floor, in a sweep of fabric. The shape gradually widens out as it nears the hem in a beautiful line. There are two curving inverted pleats on each side of the dress that begin just under the arm and extend right to the hem. These give the dress more movement and volume as you move. You get an idea of just how much fabric is hidden away by the runway photos included here. I love the textured fabric and the little white square 'dots' that cover the dress from bust to hem. It looks to have never been worn. Excellent condition 

There is a structured inner bodice that is boned and slightly stiffened. This closes with its own side set zipper. The exterior fabric is unlined and closes at the side with a hidden set zipper. Tagged a YSL vintage 40. It appears to have never been worn.

Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner corset waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Length: 47" from top of bodice to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD3132

Reference Photos: (1-2) S/S 2000 Yves Saint Laurent Runway Collection, Look 30, Model: Maggie Rizer.  /  (3) Photo by Arthur Elgort, Vogue US, February 2000. 

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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