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Saint Laurent Purple Crushed Velvet Plunge Wrap Dress YSL Runway, 1985


The 1980s and Yves Saint Laurent are an iconic pair. Capturing the 80s culture, YSL had a talent for designing for the everyday woman but also making sure that she stood out whether it be by a carefully crafted accessory or a simple pop of color.

From his Fall/Winter 1985 collection, this YSL maxi-wrap dress is done in a vivacious amethyst pane velvet. The silhouette combined with the luxurious velvet fabric give this dress a regal historical vibe. The surplice of this dress forms a deep V-neckline that works perfectly with the sexy purple color of the dress. A simple sash belt accentuates the waist highlighting the perfectly proportioned silhouette of the garment.

From the hips, the dress flows straight down to the ankle-length hem that scoops up at centre front balancing the V-neckline. Light bishop sleeves provide a finishing touch of whimsy to the look. Bold and beautiful, this YSL dress is stunning and ready for a night out or an evening occasion. It can be seen in the featured images on the 1985 runway.

Size estimate: XS/S

Size: 34 FR

Shoulders: 15.5 inches

Sleeves: 22 inches

Bust: 32 inches

Waist: 24 inches

Hips: 34 inches

Length: 52 center front- 56 inches at sides and back

In addition to the sash, the dress closes at the front with a hook-and-eye. Pockets on each hip and hidden elastic in each cuff. Unlined, this dress is in excellent condition and has been professionally eco dry cleaned and pressed. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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