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Yves Saint Laurent Blue Silk Organza Spring 2012 Runway Dress


Stefano Pilati served as the creative director at Yves Saint Laurent from 2004-2012 following Tom Ford’s departure. Credited with starting the tulip skirt trend in the 2000s, Pilati’s fluid aesthetic was markedly different from Ford’s, and he often received acclaim for his youthful designs. Pilati’s Spring 2012 collection was his second to last for YSL, and featured ruffles and peplums alongside godet skirts and cape dresses. As seen on that season’s runway, this beautiful dress is a major design by Pilati and was featured in Harper’s Bazaar on Mila Kunis.

Done in a teal blue organza, this absolute gem of a dress is sophisticated and feminine at once. The sleeveless design begins with a plunging crisscross halter neckline and a flattering empire waist. The skirt falls from just beneath the bust to a mini length several inches above the knee, creating an A-line silhouette.

The dress is cut and draped to perfection, falling in soft ruffles at the front while the back is gathered in wide knife pleats. Short, sculpted ruffles extend from each hip to the upper thigh and circle around the back of the dress, adding a layer of volume and texture that gives the design a pleasing visual movement of its own and a flirtatious, celebratory air.

Size: 36 FR / 4 US

Bust: 34-36

Waist: measured at the high waist line where the band is 30 inches

Length: 35-36 inches

A special addition to the discerning fashion lover’s wardrobe, this showstopping dress is the perfect choice for a gala, wedding, or special occasion, and is sure to turn heads for many years to come. Fully lined in silk chiffon, this YSL dress has hook and eye closures at the back of the waistband.

In good condition, there is some fading to the fabric on the lower left side of the skirt in two areas. Please refer to the photographs for more detail. 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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