1980s Haute Couture Black Strapless Ruffle-Trim Bow Dress

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Yves Saint Laurent 1980s Haute Couture Black Strapless Ruffle-Trim Bow Dress 

  • Vintage; Sprint 197 Haute Couture
  • Black/Beige
  • Strapless
  • Semi sheer chiffon silk
  • Raffia constructed floral patterning
  • Gathered ruffle trim at neckline and hem
  • Oversized bow with long streamers
  • "Nude" beige lining
  • Invisible side zipper closure with hook and eye fastenings
  • Interior bustier
  • Sheath silhouette
  • Short, mini length
  • Made in France
  • No fabric composition label; silk and raffia
  • Good preowned vintage condition; raffia embellishments are frayed in areas and top of bow needs sewing to dress (see photo details)

Size & Measurements
Approximate, taken flat:

No size label; estimated FR 34 or US 2
Neckline: 15"
Bust: 14"
Waist: 15"
Length from Neckline (beneath trim) to Hem: 26"
Back Center Length: 25.5"
Width of Bow: 22.5"

Mannequin is an approximate US Size 4 

Note: dress did not fully close at side and side photo (only) was composited to demonstrate fit

Additional reference photos show similar designs from 1987 runway and editorials

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