1959 Yves Saint Laurent for Christian Dior Haute-Couture Champagne Satin Dress
We are pleased to offer this important and incredibly rare documented party dress from the Christian Dior Couture collection of 1959 when Yves Saint Laurent was head designer. Yves Saint Laurent continued the Dior tradition of elegant construction and this beautiful garment is a wonderful example. The dress is fashioned in a stunning two-tone champange and pale pink silk satin color combination. It is easy to see the level of quality in this piece; there is gorgeous hand-finishing throughout. The corset pale pink bodice has a flattering wide scoopneck with 3/4-length sleeves. I adore the bow trimmed hourglass nipped-waist which was a signature in this collection. The champagne colored skirting has unique pleatwork that emphasizes a woman's seductive shape without adding any bulk or volume to the actual hips. A rare slice of wearable Christian Dior fashion history.
This stunning Christian Dior Paris numbered 11519 party dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or discoloration. The workmanship is immaculate and all hand-finished. Interior corset construction is in gorgeous shape. Perfectly working back Eclair metal-zipper. A serious investment piece that will continue to increase in value.