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An Yves Saint Laurent Cocktail Dress Numbered 15193 - 1965 Collection

Circa 1965

Small cocktail dress in ecru wild silk by Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture around 1965. Inspiration from the men's wardrobe for this minimalist straight cut, structured dress with appliqued waistband. Front closure with snaps hidden under the belt which crosses and buttons. Zipper going up to the small collar hidden by a vertical tab. Button tabs on the shoulders as officer's epaulettes, long loose sleeves and lapel of the wrists with buttonholes. Nice work of pleated skirt with box pleats in flares. Under-dress in cream silk pongee with label on white background with black graphics Yves Saint Laurent Paris Made in France numbered 15193.

Dimensions: Equivalent French Size 36/38 Height 91 cm Shoulders 38 cm Collar 3 cm Lapel of collar 8 cm Sleeves 54 cm Chest 93 cm Waist 88 cm Hips 97 cm.

This Haute Couture dress from the 1965 Collection is from the same year as that of the tribute to Mondrian and the Tricot bride in Matryoshka shape. 1965 was also the start of real modernity in fashion, notably with André Courrèges, who greatly impressed Yves Saint Laurent. This dress in its sobriety and apparent simplicity, whose skirt is seriously beginning to shorten, announces the beginnings of the cultural revolution of the 1960s. Here, the nod to the male wardrobe is obvious, that the Master will decline it in pieces that have become iconic, such as the pea coat or the tuxedo.