Vintage 80’s “YSL” Linen Power Dress SOLD

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Vintage 80’s “YSL” Linen Power Dress SOLD

Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent, known as Yves Saint Laurent, was a French fashion designer and is regarded as one of the greatest names in fashion history. In 1985, Caroline Rennolds Milbank wrote, "The most consistently celebrated and influential designer of the past twenty-five years, Yves Saint Laurent can be credited with both spurring the couture's rise from its sixties ashes and with finally rendering ready-to-wear reputable." He is also credited with having introduced The Tuxedo suit for women and was known for his use of non-European cultural references, and non-white models.

 

 

Wow! Everything about this piece is absolutely eye catching! This bright red button front dress is stunning featuring a total of 9 beautiful 1” large gold buttons on the front of the dress. Oversized pocket flaps and western style shoulder detail gives this piece a powerfully unique presence.  The sleeves are faux cuffed and padded at the shoulders true to 80’s power suit style. The piece is made of a heavy linen which, paired with its’ structured style and bold color makes it ideal for a spring through fall piece. In great vintage condition with only a very small discoloration at the back waistband likely from minor belt rubbing. Sz 0/2

 

           

Chest- 38”

Waist- 26”

Hips- 36”

Shoulders-16”

Waist to Nape- 16”

Waist to Hem- 26”

Sleeve Inseam- 17”