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1970s Black Velvet & Braid Yves Saint Laurent Dress


A luxurious, rich black velvet maxi dress has a stunning slim column cut. This gown by Yves Saint Laurent is stunning in its simplicity. It flows to the floor in a widening fall of velvet. Yves takes that and then adds a classic YSL detailing through the shoulders and neck with twist with wide flat braids set into the seams - an adornment used over and over on pieces form this time period and making it instantly identifiable as a YSL piece. The cut is simple - a high, rounded neck and long sleeves and then that beautiful drape of fabric that makes up the skirt. It is so flattering and both creates height and is very forgiving to any perceived body flaws. I love the the matte of the braid against the richness of the velvet. Lined in silk so feels amazing on and with the finishing details you expect form a Yves Saint Laurent piece. Excellent condition Fully lined in black silk and it closes with a back painted metal zipper. Hand finishes Sleeves: 24" Shoulders: 15.5" Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam Waist: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam Hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam Length: 56" from neck to hem Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED 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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