An Yves Saint Laurent Patron Original dress, autumn winter 1969

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An incredible piece of fashion history, this ‘Patron Originale’ dress designed by Yves Saint Laurent for his autumn/winter 1969 runway collection featured on the catwalk as look number 39. Constructed of silver and gold silk lurex by Brossin de Mere, the dress features crystal embroidery by the house of Mesrine. The unusual press-stud fastenings under the bust create an empire line silhouette, while the plunging neckline adds allure. The perfect choice for a red carpet event, this dress is a simply stunning example of Saint Laurent’s work.

Yves Saint Laurent and his haute couture house are forever associated with Paris and the prodigious talent of Saint Laurent is legendary. First spotted by Christian Dior when only 19 years old, at 21 Saint Laurent was the head of Dior and went on to create his own highly successful haute couture house in his early twenties.

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent. The dress is in excellent condition with a very small mark on the silk and bears the original label, silk lining, side zip and hook and eye fastenings..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dimensions
    55.91 in. L
    142 cm L
  • Bust
    33.86 in. (86 cm)
  • Waist
    27.56 in. (70 cm)
  • Hip
    34.65 in. (88 cm)
  • Length
    55.91 in. (142 cm)
  • Seller Location
    London, United Kingdom
  • Reference Number
    LU724443112
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