Designer vintage 80s era black velvet dress made in France by Yves Saint Laurent Paris. The lace is trimmed with black rayon taffeta ruffles. Top of the dress has a wide neckline, and can be worn both on or off the shoulder - please view the photos as I've posed it both ways. Sleeves are three-quarter length, skirt falls above the knee. Dress is lined in black rayon acetate and closes at the side with a zipper.
Age: 1980s, circa 1987
Label: Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Paris Made in France
Material: 74% Viscose Rayon and 26% Silk
Sizing: French size 40 is indicated, which is equivalent to a US size 10 - please rely on the following measurements for fit:
Shoulders: 16 1/2” across from shoulder seam to shoulder seam
Sleeves: 16” from shoulder seam
Sleeve Inseam: 15”
Bust: 35” around, taken under the arms
Waist: 33” around
Overall length: 32”
Condition: Very good condition, clean and looks like it saw little use and was well kept over the years.
This is a wonderful dress by Yves Saint Laurent - easy to wear, still looks contemporary!