yves saint laurent

Stunning Spring 1987 Yves Saint Laurent Ad Campaign Silk & Gathered Black Net Strapless Dress

This dress is the twin of the dress used in the 1987 ad campaign and I love having that reference photo for you so that you can see just how great this dress is on the body. In person and even on the dress form it just does not present as well as it will once on a girl whop properly fits it and brings it to life. The 1987 collection is one of my all time favourites and I am very pleased to have this wonderful example from it in the shop for you and it is also in perfect condition so feel s like a bit of a time capsule piece too.

This gorgeous dress is made from a black silk faille base with a a layer of dotted black netting applied over top. This choice in fabric gives the dress it structure and shape so that it holds the shape around you once on. The bodice is strapless and cut on a soft curve across the neckline. It is lightly boned on the inside for a built in shape that molds your form to it. It then curves in just slightly to skim over the waist and then curves back out for the hips. From there it falls past the hips and then gently flaring outwards at the hem for the lower part of the skirt. It is cut slightly longer at the back and I love the bow that sits at the back. Bows where a prominent part of the theme for this show and this dress is perfectly tied in with this bow placement. The lace overlay is the star of the show and makes a wonderful impact. It is attached starting just under the bust and then wraps all the way around the body to the top of the hips. Where it ends at the bottom hem there is a panel separating it from the lower skirt. Its just gorgeous and easy to wear. Excellent condition with a very minor note below.

Fully lined in a black silk and closes with a side set zipper. The inner bodice is lightly boned and shaped. Inner waist stay that hooks to close with a flat hook & eye. Tagged a 44. There is the teeniest bit of change of texture to one small spot near the edge at one side. Very minor. Please review the photo after the label shot. It otherwise appears to have been worn very little if at all. Tagged a 44

Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam with a B-C cup built into the front
Seam under the bust: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 9" from top of bodice to seam under the bust
Skirt: 40" from seam under the bust to front hem, 45" to the back hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4336

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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