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    Sale 5340

    Interiors - 20th Century Edition including Modern Design, Art, Fashion & Prints

    16 September 2008, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 430

    YVES SAINT LAURENT COUTURE

    A WHITE FLORAL DRESS

    Price Realised  

    YVES SAINT LAURENT COUTURE
    A WHITE FLORAL DRESS
    Summer 1970, the tunic dress of white silk organdie hand-embellished with dozens of fabric flowers
    Approximately UK 6
    Labelled, numbered


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    Characteristic of Saint Laurent's attention to detail, this simple dress with it's carefully appliquéd flowers particularly evokes the elaborate floral applied decoration of Christian Dior's 1947-57 evening gowns. Saint Laurent learned his craft at Dior's maison, and though their styles varied considerably, this is a fascinating glimpse into that relationship.

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