yves saint laurent

Spring 1983 Yves Saint Laurent Silk Multi Color Print on Blue Dress

This print was shown on the 1983 runway in a variety of color combinations. Here we have a little day dress cleverly fashioned to fut loose and easy over the body and yet still have a touch of shape.  The colors are amazing and absolutely pop off of the silk. Yves Saint Laurent was a master at choosing the fabrics that were the perfect compliment to the prints that he used. This dress is no exception to that rule with its riot of multi-colored, bright abstract design that covers its surface. The cut is pure Yves and a wonderful example of the work her was doing during this time period. The sleeves end just below the elbow and are cut with a full pouf above that. The bodice is set to sit loose and easy over the body with a high neckline that has a tie at the neck to tie onto a bow or loop and let the tie ends hang down. It has a slight dropped waist silhouette that gives it a bot of a twenties feel. The waist is cut full and loose with a dropped band of fabric to detail it. The band is finished at the front to extend into long fabric ties that you can wrap and/or tie for more shape. Below that the skirt flares out with a pretty swing feel. You can wear it loose and easy or cinch in the waist more with the ties. Adjusting the ties at the waist will also let you to change the length of the skirt depending on how tight and high you tie it. Excellent condition

Unlined and closes down the front with buttons. It is tagged a vintage YSL 34 but the loose and easy but will allow it to work on a variety of sizes. It appears to have been worn very little, if at all.

Sleeves: 19.5"
Shoulders: 15.5"
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 18" from neck to waist
Skirt: 23" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD2253

Reference Photo: Yves Saint Laurent S/S 1983 Runway Collection.

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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