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New Arrival - 1988 Saint Laurent Ostrich Feather Dress

Posted on May 31 2017

No podemos!!  We can't!!

Ok, we just got this dress in and we cannot contain ourselves.  Not only is it lace and feathers, but it's YSL.  This number is a 1988 Yves Saint Laurent piece which comes with detachable arm sleeves.  Uhhhh-mazing.

 

It's obvious that Yves Saint Laurent's trip to Morocco in 1966 sparked his creativity and it was the beginning of a life long love affair for him with the country.  He instantly fell in love with the people, scenery, colors, textiles, patterns, and all things exotic.  He especially developed an affinity for feathers, and this with his vision to empower women through fashion, his collections were ahead of his time.

 

It seems as though Yves Saint Laurent was always ahead of his time, and he sure wasn't afraid to break rules either.  He is credited for being a game-changer in the fashion world.  And not just for one thing, but for so many things.  Between 1962-1968, he's known for the trench coat, the tuxedo, the safari jacket, putting women in pants, and the jumpsuit.  These are all YSL!!   P.S., if we ever got our hands on the Mondrian dress, it's OVAAAAAAAA.

Some of his iconic feather pieces.

He sketched this glorious ostrich feather number for the famous French ballet dancer/singer Zizi Jeanmarie.  

 

And the (in)famous black chiffon ostrich see-through dress that caused quite a scandal back in 1968 when Yves first launched it on the catwalk.  

 

We're so excited to have the lace ostrich piece in and we hope we can find it a good home.  Dress is available in store only.  For more information, please contact the store directly.  

 

"Fashions fade, style is eternal."

"The most beautiful clothes that can dress a woman are the arms of the man she loves."

"We must never confuse elegance with snobbery."

"Chanel freed women, and I empowered them."

-Yves Saint Laurent 

 

 x Alex

 

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