yves saint laurent

Iconic Spring 1987 Yves Saint Laurent Runway French Bulldog Printed Red Dress

This might be one of the cutest dresses that Yves ever did and the print is of course an homage to his own French Bulldogs that he loved so much. Its twin walked the runway and was styled with a wide leather belt to really play on the proportions and cinch in the waist. It is one of my all time favourites and I am very pleased to have this wonderful dress in the shop for you.

This is gorgeous little dress. On the hanger it looks like nothing tell me a pill is that fantastic print. But it's just hits the body his genius with cut comes to life. The top is meant to be full and easy over you. The upper bodice is yoked on the front and the back and it has light padding in the shoulders for structure. A row of glossy white buttons closes the partial opening at the back of the neck. The waist is seamed and it is meant to blouse over top of it. If you decide to add a belt like they did on the runway it will really emphasize the waist and the volume above even more. This skirt is cut to be slightly fuller around the hips and then narrows down slightly as it reaches the hem. I love the slash pocket sit on each hip. The sleeve incredible. They come out from the top of the shoulder where they're slightly gathered and they are cut to come out from just above the waist and narrow down to an elastic cuff. This makes them incredibly full and when you push the up to just past the elbow they are even fuller as you can see in the reference photos. It's just a beautiful little dress and perfectly represents this time period. Excellent condition with a small note below.

Unlined and closes with a side set zipper. Three buttons at the back of the neck to close the small opening there. Elastic in each cuff. There is the tiniest bit of yellowing to one of the bulldog prints at the neckline and I see a repair at the top of the side zipper. It is completely hidden once in by the volume of the sleeves. Please see the photos after the label shot. Tagged a vintage YSL 40. It's oversized cut should work on smaller frames too

Sleeves: 17" and will pouf up more when on
Extended shoulders: 18"
Bust: open with no true side seams
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 18" from top of bodice to waist and will pouf up when on
Skirt: 24.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD4197

Reference Photos: Spring 1987 Yves Saint Laurent Runway.

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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