Spring 1987 Yves Saint Laurent Runway & Ad Campaign Pink Ruffle Dress
This gorgeous little dress is a version of the all pink dress that walked the runway and was featured in the ad campaign that featured Linda Evangelista. The 1987 collection with its pink bows and accents is one of my all time favourites and I am very pleased to have this wonderful example from it in the shop for you.
This gorgeous dress is made from a black silk faille base with a bright shot of the signature pink used throughout the collection that year. The ruffle is in the same fabric that has been specifically dyed to this exact colour of pink. This choice in fabric gives the dress its structure and shape and also allows for the volume that you see in the ruffle detailing that wraps around the waist and hips. The bodice is strapless and cut to curve in a modified sweetheart neckline. It is lightly boned on the inside for a built in shape that molds your form to it. It then curves in to skim over the waist and curves back out for the hips. From there it falls past the hips and then gently flaring outwards at the hem. The hem is not as dramatically cut as the runway version but also feels more wearable as a result. It is cut slightly longer at the back and I love how there is a matching dip at the back of the bodice so that there is an illusion of added length created. The pink ruffle is the star of the show and makes a wonderful impact. It is attached starting at the back waist and then wraps and dips down and around the lower hip on the other side. It is precisely folded and set so that the ruffles flare outwards from the body. Where it meets at the back hem the fabric on each side extends into two long and wide panels. You can let them hang from a simple knot as I have shown it or create a more elaborate bow. It is fabulous. Excellent condition with a very minor note below.
Fully lined in a black silk and closes with a side set zipper. It has a built in inner bodice that is lightly boned and shaped. Inner waist stay that hooks to close with a flat hook & eye. Tagged a 38 and has no give. There is the teeniest bit of fading to the pink along the fold edge on the one hip. Please review the photo after the label shot.
Bust: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 47" from top of bodice to front hem, 49.5" to the back hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XXS-XS
Reference Photo: (1-2) S/S 1987 Yves Saint Laurent Runway. / (3) Linda Evangelista for Yves Saint Laurent, Vogue, March 1987. / (4) Linda Evangelista in Yves Saint Laurent, Vogue UK, March 1987. Photo by Hans Feurer.
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