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1983 Haute Couture Yves Saint Laurent Lace Dress

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While researching the Haute Couture pieces I have just gotten into the shop, it came to my attention that in the present world of Haute Couture, a day dress starts at a price tag of $30,000US dollars. Starts. That is an incredible amount of money and easily makes a dress like this and priced for what it is here, a virtual steal. You also get the added exclusivity with this dress by virtue of the fact that the house of present day Saint Laurent no longer produced Haute Couture, and that this dress was produced and made by hand, under Yves himself. It is a true treasure. Haute Couture is the very pinnacle of the fashion experience and I would hazard to say that vintage versions are even a little more special then modern ones. This dress also comes direct from the daughter of the original Haute Couture client so has not been on the market prior to this The dress is made of a hand made corded detail lace and I have included a close up of the back of the lace so you may see the hand stitching and threads as a result of the hand placement of each motif on the net backdrop. My client told me that the dress this is based on walked the runway as a longer version but her mother had it ordered as a cocktail length to both suit her frame and also because she was so in love with the fluted skirt that she wanted to make it the highlight of the piece. The red was also her choice, the color the same as the runway gown, and this is quite possibly the only version of this dress that exists as a result making it that much more covetable. The sleeves are left unlined to fully show the stunning design and they have a high set shoulder, a classic Yves touch. The neckline plunges and is edged in a scalloping of the lace. It skims over the body so is very flattering. The skirt widens as it nears the hem and then finishes with those rolling curves that sit so perfectly around its hem. It is important to note that those beautiful curves are created solely through the placement of the lace using the grain of the fabric and the cut to create this. Its a stupendous achievement and in person the entire dress is even more breathtaking then how it has photoed. Excellent, museum quality condition. Fully lined in a matching red silk organza and closes with a side set hand painted metal zipper. Hand made fabric. Finished to Haute Couture standards and entirely done by hand. Haute Couture number 51630 Sleeves: 20" Shoulders: 13.5" Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam Length: 39" from neck to hem Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML 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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    Toronto, CA
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    Item# DD2020
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    LU128348652

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