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Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture black velvet cocktail dress, circa 1981


An exquisite Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture cocktail dress, autumn-winter 1981. The dress features a low-cut black velvet bodice with a braided trim, puff shoulders, and metal zip fastenings. The skirt is pleated from the synched in waist with three layers of fabric creating a voluminous design.


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    Approx. EU 34 (EU)
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    London, GB
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