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Yves Saint Laurent YSL Black and White Silk Print High Neck Evening Dress, 1985


Who says that an evening look has to be over the top? Versatile designer Yves Saint Laurent was a master of the flamboyant, but also the refined. With the goal to make fashion more accessible, he reimagined year-after-year garment categories and how to make them fresh and easy to wear.

from the 1985 runway collection this black and white YSL sheath dress incorporates a high neckline and a stylized print resembling of rounded scales. The full-length straight skirt falls from the empire waistline. At the back, a deep keyhole breaks up the print also allowing for additional fitting ease around the bust. This dress can be worn for a number of occasions and provide a stylish degree of simplicity and ease.

Size estimate: S/M

Size: 40 Bust: 34 inches

Bodice length: from shoulder to seam under bust: 12 inches

Waist: 30

Hips: 37 inches

Length: 53 inches

Fully lined, the dress closes at the side with metal zip while the neck fastens at centre back with three, quarter-ball buttons. At the centre back hem, there is a slit to allow for walking ease. Professionally cleaned and pressed, this YSL dress is in excellent condition. 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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