yves saint laurent

Spring 1984 Yves Saint Laurent Strapless Purple & Green Silk Voile Dress

This is the second example of this dress that I been able to source in a very short time period. This one is a little larger then the one I had in the shop before and has a slightly different cut. It is extremely beautiful and a gorgeous example of Yve’s work during this time period. Additionally, this dress was photoed by David Seidner in 1983, giving us an exact date on when it was made.

The dress is made from layers of a light silk voile that feels almost weightless once on the body.  The fabric has a stunning print made up of a combination of purple and green with pops of an off-white. The body of the dress is strapless and gathered in soft pleats from the top of the bodice to just below the hip. The seam at the hip is cut on a slight angle so the line of leaner and you don't get that 'chopped' effect you would if it was cut straight across. The skirt floats out from under that and is quite full. It falls to the floor in a beautiful curving swoop and has two layers for a light and airy feel. It is stunning in person and even better then how it has photoed. One of my favorite pieces ever. Excellent condition

Closes with a zipper at the side and is fully lined and layered in the same fabric. Through the body. The skirt is made up of two layers of the same fabric as well. Very well constructed. Tagged a YSL 42

Bust: 16-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5-13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 57" from top of dress to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD3119

Reference Photo: (1) S/S 1984 Yves Saint Laurent Runway Collection. Model: Anna Bayle.  /  (2) Yves Saint Laurent 1983, David Seidner Archives.

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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