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Spring 1997 Documented YSL Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Blue Evening Gown

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The twin of this Spring 1997 Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture gown belonged to French actress and muse to Yves Saint Laurent Catherine Deneuve. Her dress was sold together with a beaded evening bolero at Christie's for € 8.750 in Paris in January 2019 (see reference photo). I love the Watteau blue colour and the sophisticated cut and line. The full length design is made of a high-quality crêpe and 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 an amazing work of fashion design. It 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. Silk covered shoulder pads with bra strap fastenings. Sleeves are lined in matching silk chiffon. The skirt has two hidden side pockets and is lined in a matching light blue silk charmeuse. The 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. Approximate Modern Size: L–XL Reference Photo Credits: The twin of our gown owned by Catherine Deneuve. Picture from Christie's auction catalogue, January 2019.
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  • Dimensions:
    Length: 56 in (142.24 cm)Bust: 39 in (99.06 cm)Waist: 34.6 in (87.89 cm)Hip: 44.9 in (114.05 cm)
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  • Condition:
    Wear consistent with age and use. 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.
  • Seller Location:
    Munich, DE
  • Reference Number:
    1stDibs: LU78533254133
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