Important Documented Vintage Yves Saint Laurent c 1981 Black Velvet + Lace Dress

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Important documented YSL 'Rive Gauche' black silk velvet balloon style bubble Babydoll dress! Documented in the main Yves Saint Laurent ad campaign in 1981 (see photos of same dress in different color). Luscious black silk velvet, with black silk French lace at front and back collar, and at sleeves. Sleeves feature buttons down the cuff, for a chic fitted look. Has an updated Victorian feel, and looks simply sensational on all shapes and sizes! Only Saint Laurent could design a beautiful dress like this, that can easily be worn by a significant variety of sizes, and still look absolutely amazing on! Fabric drapes the curves, no matter what size you are. Full body, with a tapered hem. Couture quality. Original owner worked for YSL in the 80s, and originally purchased to wear to a holiday party. She was also looking forward to wearing it when pregnant the following holiday season. However, the dress (along with the YSL burgundy dress and bolero set in my 1stDibs Shop, from the same collection) was misplaced in her fur vault, and was not found until last year. This would also look fantastic as a maternity dress! Made in France. In great, unworn condition. Approximately Size XS - Large

Measurements:
Up to 78 inch bust
Up to 62 inch waist
Up to 66 inch hips
40 inches from top shoulder to hem

Details

  • Material Notes
    Lace, Silk, Velvet, Embroidery, Laces, Button, Buttonhole, Collar, Cuff, Seam
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Marked Size
    XS - XL (US)
  • Bust
    78 in. (198 cm)
  • Waist
    62 in. (157 cm)
  • Hip
    66 in. (168 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    40 in. (102 cm)
  • Seller Location
    San Francisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    LU6621151862
About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2014

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Located in San Francisco, CA

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