Vintage 1970s Yves Saint Laurent Boutique appliquéd wool crepe dress

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Vintage 1970s Yves Saint Laurent Boutique appliquéd wool crepe dress

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$266.28

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Overview

Vintage from the 1970s

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From United Kingdom
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Description

Purchased from the original owner who had worn and stored since the 1970s, after a bit of musing I’d have dated it to late 70s (‘79 maybe?) because of the sleeve shape - I’ve seen this label dated earlier, however. I believe it ran concurrently to Rive Gauche. I’ve seen it described as demi-couture on First Dibs (but that is first dibs..) - it is nicely finished.

It’s a very fine black wool crepe, with raglan sleeves and pintucks to yoke. Inverted waistband features a large cotton or linen printed floral appliqué, which has echoes of the Russian Collection. Because it’s boutique, rather than the Rive Gauche rtw line I’ve had trouble finding the exact collection as I can’t find many ‘boutique’ labelled items to compare.

It fastens to the rear with a nylon zip, and single self fabric buttons to the cuffs. The skirt has seamed darts either side of the flat front to echo the line of the pin-tucks in the shoulders.

Initially I thought the hem may have been taken up, as it has some shaping stitches inside the hemline-but the more I look the more I think it’s just the original finishing and length? Please see photo.

Overall it’s gorgeous, and if I led a more glamorous life I’d keep it. Really wearable!

Label: Yves Saint Laurent Boutique

Measures:

bust up to 36” comfortably (batwing style so tricky to measure

waist 28”

Hips 40” with ‘pleats’ in fabric laid flat as intended when worn (but a little give in that measurement as not an entirely fitted skirt, plenty of room for movement)

shoulder to hem length approx 48”

waistline to hem 35”

underarm to cuff 18”

Condition: Very good. I found one tiny (couple mm) thin spot to wool to back of skirt, rather than a hole, which I have tried to show held to the light against my hand. When worn the other side of the skirt is behind it so I only saw when held as a single layer of material to the window, and I think the same would apply when worn.
Purchased from the original owner who had worn and stored since the 1970s, after a bit of musing I’d have dated it to late 70s (‘79 maybe?) because of the sleeve shape - I’ve seen this label dated earlier, however. I believe it ran concurrently to Rive Gauche. I’ve seen it described as demi-couture on First Dibs (but that is first dibs..) - it is nicely finished.

It’s a very fine black wool crepe, with raglan sleeves and pintucks to yoke. Inverted waistband features a large cotton or linen printed floral appliqué, which has echoes of the Russian Collection. Because it’s boutique, rather than the Rive Gauche rtw line I’ve had trouble finding the exact collection as I can’t find many ‘boutique’ labelled items to compare.

It fastens to the rear with a nylon zip, and single self fabric buttons to the cuffs. The skirt has seamed darts either side of the flat front to echo the line of the pin-tucks in the shoulders.

Initially I thought the hem may have been taken up, as it has some shaping stitches inside the hemline-but the more I look the more I think it’s just the original finishing and length? Please see photo.

Overall it’s gorgeous, and if I led a more glamorous life I’d keep it. Really wearable!

Label: Yves Saint Laurent Boutique

Measures:

bust up to 36” comfortably (batwing style so tricky to measure

waist 28”

Hips 40” with ‘pleats’ in fabric laid flat as intended when worn (but a little give in that measurement as not an entirely fitted skirt, plenty of room for movement)

shoulder to hem length approx 48”

waistline to hem 35”

underarm to cuff 18”

Condition: Very good. I found one tiny (couple mm) thin spot to wool to back of skirt, rather than a hole, which I have tried to show held to the light against my hand. When worn the other side of the skirt is behind it so I only saw when held as a single layer of material to the window, and I think the same would apply when worn.

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