Breathtaking Yves Saint Laurent colorful novelty tropical fish-print cotton dress from the infamous spring/summer 1981 Rive Gauche collection. Pieces from this decade are very rare and are true examples of fashion history. The bodice has a gorgeous rounded neckline with sculpted puff-sleeves and matching sash-belt. Just look at the beautiful button detail! The nipped waist silhouette flatters the figure as the fitted wiggle skirting adds the perfect amount of sex appeal. It is so vibrant and modern, yet has its own avant-garde elements. 'In the mid-1970s the relevance of haute couture was seriously debated. The political and social upheaval of the 1960s, the emergence of a plethora of creative ready-to-wear designers, and the increasing preference for a sportswear approach to dressing as represented by American fashion were among the shifts in lifestyles and taste that appeared to sound the death knell of the calcified and elitist world of the maisons de couture. It was at this time that Yves Saint Laurent, haute couture’s preeminent practitioner, threw caution to the prevailing winds with a collection of unrivaled fantasy and luxury.' Measurements Bust:33-34 inches Waist:28 inches Hips:up to 37 inches Total Length:40 inches This rare Yves Saint Laurent designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back metal-zipper. Complete with matching sash-belt and hidden front pockets. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.
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