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An Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Dress in Printed Silk Circa 1971

Circa 1971

Day dress in printed silk by Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche probably from the Quarante Collection known as the Scandale collection in 1971. Fluid dress with very fine silk crepe printed on a vermilion background with black and white bouquets very inspired by 1940s graphics. Assembly of the skirt pleated at the waist and side closure by zipper under the left arm. Three-quarter length sleeves with small shoulder pads in foam. Elegant round neck with integrated scarf and folded sides in the back. Small matched draped belt with three levels of closure by hook. Label Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche indicating size 42. Flawless dress, little or never worn. Excellent condition of color and conservation.

Dimensions: Equivalent French Size 40/42 Height 107 cm Collar 6 cm Shoulders 39 cm Sleeves 34 cm Chest 99 cm Waist 78 cm Hips 100 cm Back tab 42 cm Belt 74 cm

On January 29, 1971, Yves Saint Laurent presented the collection known as "Liberation" or "Quarante", inspired by the fashion of these war-marked years. It’s Paloma Picasso, because she dresses at the flea market, that inspires the designer. Short dresses, wedges heels, square shoulders, intense makeup, these references to the Paris of the Occupation are scandalous. Violently criticized by the press, the collection gives all its breadth to the retro wave which will quickly invade the street.