yves saint laurent

Well Documented Spring 1980 Yves Saint Laurent Black & White Polka Dot Silk Chiffon Top

The twin of this top was done in two almost identical versions for the Spring 1980 runway and I love that they were shown both with pants and a long skirt. It shows you just how versatile that the top is. Having the original runway reference photos also shows you just how gorgeous it is on and moving. Yves showed it with nothing underneath on the runway and the ruffle does go down the front just enough to allow this. If you want to be more covered you would just wear something underneath of course. It is pristine and a very collectable vintage piece due to its strong provenance.

This stunning Yves Saint Laurent top clearly illustrates his love and fascination with pattern mixed with seeing and showcasing the female body. It is made of a semi-transparent black silk chiffon that is has white dots running over the entire fabric. The semi sheerness combined with loose and easy cut are a signature Yves nod to sexiness. The top drapes perfectly in place and highlights everything while showing either everything or nothing depending on how you wear it. It is genius. The sleeves are incredible. Each is very full above the elastic cuff so they puff out fantastically and then there is a ruffle under the elastic to add extra detail around the hand. The cut through the body is also full and loose, making it very easy to wear. I love the double layer of the silk that circles the entire neckline. At the front there are two silk silk ribbons that tie the neck. The collar sits wide across the body and I think if you are very small through the shoulders you might be able to wear it sitting off shoulder as well. It is an amazing. It appears to have been worn very little if at all. Excellent condition.

Unlined and slips over the head to wear. Elastic at the cuffs and it ties at the front. Tagged a YSL 36 but generous cut so should fit a range of sizes.

Sleeves: 26.5"
Shoulders: no true shoulder seam
Bust: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam and widens to 22" at the bottom hem
Length: 23" from top of shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# S991

Reference Photos: Spring 1980 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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