12th August 2017 10:00 GMT/BST

Textiles Sale

 
Lot 2139
 

2139

Yves Saint Laurent For Christian Dior Fuchsia Pink Silk Chiffon Day Dress, Spring/Summer 1959,...

Yves Saint Laurent For Christian Dior Fuchsia Pink Silk Chiffon Day Dress, Spring/Summer 1959, numbered '99060', the cap sleeves and boat neckline sitting beneath a chiffon overlay with ribbon bow to the centre, small press studs fastening to verso over a zip-up attached slip lining, gathered at the waist flowing into a full skirt made up of layers of chiffon and silk net, 26'' bust, 24'' waist, 43'' shoulder to hem

Yves Saint Laurent (born 1936 in French Algeria) was just 17 when he was hired as an assistant to Christian Dior. Following the death of Christian Dior in 1957, 21 year old Yves found himself as the head designer of House of Dior and by 1958 was debuting his first collection Spring/Summer collection 'Trapze'. After the success of Trapze, Yves created five further collections for Dior before his dismissal from the company. He then went on to establish his own fashion house in 1961.

Sold for £800
Estimated at £800 - £1,200


 

Skirt with some small and faint staining, some loose threads, some thread pulls and potentially small repairs to back of waistband. Overall in good condition for age, strong colour.

Auction: Textiles Sale, 12th August 2017

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