1970's Yves Saint Laurent Black Sequin-Lace & Purple Silk Asymmetric Dress

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Breathtaking black sequin-lace and purple silk-taffeta dress from the infamous Rive Gauche collection during the mid-1970's. Pieces from this decade are very rare and are true examples of fashion history. I love the fitted bodice covered in a black spider web lace that is then adorned in crystal organza ribbon work and black sequins. The skirt falls in gathers from the natural waistline seam with a sash belt that ties on the side. The asymmetric handkerchief hemline has a foot long border of the same lace as the bodice! It is wearable 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:32-33 inches
Waist:25 inches
Hips:Free Sweep

This rare YSL gown is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working side-zipper. This garment is over 30 years old and is truly stunning.
Details
Designer
Yves Saint Laurent
In the Style Of
Avant-Garde
Place of Origin
France
Period
1970-1979
Condition
Excellent
Dealer Location
Beverly Hills, CA
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU309217550
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Located in Beverly Hills, CA

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