An Yves Saint Laurent couture fringed dress, Russian collection, Autumn-Winter 1976-77, labelled and numbered 40069, the velvet bodice and wool skirt applied with deep ‘Chinese shawl’ style silk knotted lattice and fringes, bust 86cm, 34in, waist 66cm, 26in
Bodice has faint perspiration stains at underarms , two barely visible small spot stains to front waist, basque section that fits under the skirt - the seams have been slightly let out but overall good condition; belt - good, a couple of tiny ink spots to side of one of the sash ties
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