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Yves Saint Laurent YSL Numbered Haute Couture Blue Silk Evening Dress, 1980s


This sophisticated Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture full length evening dress is made from Watteau blue silk crepe. Amazing colour! It features a scoop neckline and long sleeves with small cuffs closed by a faux pearl button and a hidden snap. The dress has a natural slightly gathered waistline (fixed at the seam) and comes with a slim belt in matching fabric and lined in white smooth leather (signed "YVES SAINT LAURENT MADE IN FRANCE" and numbered 463). The bodice is unlined but consists of two layers of fabric that are fastened in the back with a very fine hand set hidden painted metal and nylon zipper each – the outer layer closes with an additional faux pearl button at the neck. The dress has silk covered shoulder pads with bra strap fastenings and two hidden side pockets. The skirt is lined in a matching light blue silk charmeuse whereas the sleeves in matching silk chiffon. This gown is finished to Haute Couture standards and entirely done by hand. The label reads "YVES SAINT LAURENT PARIS MADE IN FRANCE" and is numbered 072859. Excellent vintage condition. One hardly visible yellowish small spot at the front just above the belt that may come out with additional cleaning (see picture 4). Only visible under close inspection. The seam has been taken up but can be undone easily. Shoulders: 41 cm – 16.1" Bust: 99 cm – 39" Waist: 88 cm – 34.6" Hips: 114 cm – 44.9" Length: 142 cm – 56" Measurements are taken flat and then doubled for bust, waist and hips. Corresponding Modern Sizes: Germany 42(-44) / UK 16(-18) / USA 12(-14) Reference Photo Credits: Yves Saint Laurent Watteau blue moiré dress, Fall-Winter 1990 Haute Couture Collection. Photograph by Arthur Elgort.


  • Condition
    Excellent. One hardly visible yellowish small spot at the front just above the belt that may come out with additional cleaning (see picture 4). Only visible under close inspection. The seam has been taken up. Can be undone easily.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    D 56 in.

    D 142.24 cm

  • Bust
    39 in. (99.06 cm)
  • Waist
    34.6 in. (87.89 cm)
  • Hip
    44.9 in. (114.05 cm)
  • Length
    56 in. (142.24 cm)
  • Seller location
    Munich, DE
  • Reference number

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