An exquisite 1970s vintage maxi dress by Saint Laurent Rive Gauche in sensuous black jersey.
Incredibly simple and elegantly draping to the body, both concealing and revealing the form beneath. Gathered at a round neck and flowing to floor length. Dramatic slit opening at the back.
Long slender sleeves. Fastens at the back of the neck with two hooks and eyes.
Le noir est mon refuge, le noir est un trait sur la page blanche.
Yves Saint Laurent
Black means many things, it is a paradox. A symbol of clerical self-denial; and a symbol of power and domination. It makes people abstract; and it is a blank canvas on which to reveal personality. In the Western world, it is the colour of mourning. It speaks of depth and shadows, the colour of mystery. It is seductive, a vehicle for fantasy. It is the colour of intimidation, violence and anarchy. It is rebellious, threatening, satanic; it is the colour of protest, dissent, revolution. Black is practical, slimming, sophisticated; the colour of a mark on paper, of newsprint; the most majestic of all because it contains all the other colours.
Words borrowed from Catherine Örmen, All About Yves
Material: 100% viscose jersey
Size: EU38 UK10 - NB narrow arms
Measurements (laid flat):
Shoulder to shoulder: 36cm
Bust: 94cm under arms
Condition: very good - one tiny hole at the front, below the knee, shown in photo. The item is priced accordingly and sold as described.
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