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Vintage 1980s Yves Saint Laurent Dress in Black Velvet with Ruffles Size M


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Designer vintage 80s era black velvet dress made in France by Yves Saint Laurent Paris. The lace is trimmed with black rayon taffeta ruffles. Top of the dress has a wide neckline, and can be worn both on or off the shoulder - please view the photos as I've posed it both ways. Sleeves are three-quarter length, skirt falls above the knee. Dress is lined in black rayon acetate and closes at the side with a zipper.

Age: 1980s, circa 1987

Label: Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Paris Made in France

Material: 74% Viscose Rayon and 26% Silk

Sizing: French size 40 is indicated, which is equivalent to a US size 10 - please rely on the following measurements for fit:

  • Shoulders:  16 1/2” across from shoulder seam to shoulder seam
  • Sleeves:  16” from shoulder seam 
  • Sleeve Inseam:  15”
  • Bust:  35” around, taken under the arms
  • Waist:  33”  around
  • Hips:  36”
  • Overall length:  32”


  • Very good condition
  • Clean and looks like it saw little use and was well kept over the years.

This is a wonderful dress by Yves Saint Laurent - easy to wear, still looks contemporary!