yves saint laurent

Spring 1986 Yves Saint Laurent Black Crepe & Jersey Dress w Gold Lame Front & Long Sash Belt

This fabulous dress is the twin the dress that walked the fall 1986 Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche runway. I was so pleased to find a shot of it on because it really shows you just how much it comes to life when worn. He did several variations of this look for that season and I have included some photos of the one gold sided version as well since the cut is similar and it gives you some different angles to be able to see how the dress looks on the body. I am obsessed with his work and this one is so well known and documented. It is a pleasure to have it in the shop.

This gorgeous dress mixes a solid black silk crepe mixed with a gold lame that has a printed effect to it for the bodice. The skirt is then made from a slinky black jersey. It also comes with its matching sash in the same printed gold lame jersey fabric. The patterned portions of the gold have been used for each side of the front bodice and when it catches the light is gives the suggestion of a snake print. The bodice is set into a deep V. I have set it to be deeply plunged but you could cross it over a bit more and have the sash hold it more closed. The gold fabric is set to drape loosely over you at the front and it then curves up to the top of each shoulder. The bodice nips in at the waist and then the sash adds definition and shape. I love how the sash is so wide set around you and then the ties fall almost to the hem at the front. It makes it so glamorous and it gives the dress that wonderful 1940s feel too. The sleeves are short and simple so that all the focus is on the gold at the front. They are cut to have a slight pouf out above the elbows. The skirt is made of a black jersey and it falls to the floor in a pretty sweep of fabric. It is a gorgeous dress and a wonderful piece of his fashion history. Excellent condition with one small note below

The back of the bodice is lined in a black silk chiffon and the skirt, sleeves and front bodice are unlined. It closed with a side set zipper and the belt hooks to close. Each shoulder has light padding. Has its original matching belt. It appears to have never been worn, or worn very little. Tagged a vintage YSL 34. There is one small repair on a sleeve. Please see the photo after the label shot

Shoulders: 14"
Bust: to 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" across lowest seam at very top of hips, open under that
Bodice: 14" from neck to waist
Skirt: 43" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD3866

Reference Photos: (1-3) SS 1986 Yves Saint Laurent Runway Collection. Model: Mounia Orosemane.  /  (4) Model in Yves Saint Laurent, 1986.

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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