1978 Yves Saint Laurent Novelty Butterfly Print Rayon Off-Shoulder Dress


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1978 Yves Saint Laurent Novelty Butterfly Print Rayon Off-Shoulder Dress

$1,400.00 USD

ID: 1007212

Size: medium

Condition: Excellent

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Gorgeous Yves Saint Laurent documented butterfly print rayon dress from the infamous Rive Gauche 1978 spring summer collection. Pieces from this decade are very rare and are true examples of fashion history. I adore the optional off-shoulder necklace with chic short puff-sleeves. The flared ruffle bottom skirting is ultra flattering and flirty. It's definite a piece of fashion history that is wearable and comfortable, yet has its own unique avant-garde elements.

"In the mid-1970s the relevance of haute couture was seriously debated. The political and social upheaval of the 1960s, the emergence of a plethora of creative ready-to-wear designers, and the increasing preference for a sportswear approach to dressing as represented by American fashion were among the shifts in lifestyles and taste that appeared to sound the death knell of the calcified and elitist world of the maisons de couture. It was at this time that Yves Saint Laurent, haute couture’s preeminent practitioner, threw caution to the prevailing winds with a collection of unrivaled fantasy and luxury."

Marked 38 (can fit a range due to billowing style)
Bust: up to 40 inches
Hips: up to 50 inches
Total Length:48 inches

This YSL documented designer dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.