A Christian Dior by Yves Saint Laurent tulle and lace cocktail dress, ‘Cygne Noir’ Spring -Summer, 1959, indistinctly numbered 98265, comprising princess-line tulle under-dress with integral corset and suspenders, the over-dress with fichu-like collar of layered tulle, small spherical buttons, the skirt of goffered tulle banded with frills of lace, bust 86cm, 34in, waist 66cm, 26in
Good – there are holes in the tulle to the zip closure area of the under-dress and some of the pleats have become unsewn in the integral petticoat – but these are not noticeable when the dress is mounted or worn "In response to your inquiry, we are pleased to provide you with a general report of the condition of the property described above. Since we are not professional conservators or restorers, we urge you to consult with a restorer or conservator of your choice who will be better able to provide a detailed, professional report. Prospective buyers should inspect each lot to satisfy themselves as to condition and must understand that any statement made by Sotheby's is merely a subjective, qualified opinion. Prospective buyers should also refer to any Important Notices regarding this sale, which are printed in the Sale Catalogue. NOTWITHSTANDING THIS REPORT OR ANY DISCUSSIONS CONCERNING A LOT, ALL LOTS ARE OFFERED AND SOLD AS IS" IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE CONDITIONS OF BUSINESS PRINTED IN THE SALE CATALOGUE."