#0924 $1,200 Reserved
Yves Saint Laurent animal-print evening dress, c.1980
Over a long and productive career, Yves Saint Laurent demonstrated an amazing command of the historical fashion idiom. In our svelte eyelash-lamé dress, the designer displayed an admirable fluency with new fabrics.
Produced over the last 30 years, synthetic lamé fabrics have not achieved the subtle patina of metallic lamés. In this case, however, Saint Laurent sparingly mixed the lamé throughout the animal print to add just the right touch of glitter.
Due to the very lightweight lamé fabric, the sexy dress has the airy lightness of a nightgown. You can roll the dress up in your suitcase and arrive at your destination with an unwrinkled masterpiece.
With its body-molding bias cut, our sylphlike mermaid dress is reminiscent of glamorous 1930s Hollywood styles. It slips on without closures. The long sleeves, full at the top, taper to the wrist where they open with zippers.
The open surplice back, broad shoulders, and fishtail train have plenty of attitude. This has to be the slinkiest, sexiest Saint Laurent dress I have ever seen. It is guaranteed to fire up the limbic system of the red blooded men in the room.
The limbic system is the most primitive part of the brain from man's evolutionary ancestors 300 million years ago. The limbic system controls "fight or flight" instincts as well as sexual arousal. The next time you wear this sizzler, you may cause a riot!
The dress was made in France and has a numbered label.
The condition is almost excellent. It shows gentle wear.
The size from the Doyle Couture catalog listing is 6.
The measurements are approximate due to the stretchy bias cut: 38" bust, 34" waist, 38" hip, 26" sleeve length, and 64" from shoulder to hem. It was photographed on a mannequin that measures 36" bust, 25" waist, and 36" hip.