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Medium
cuprammonium rayon (velvet), silk (ribbon), metal
Measurements
(a) 103.0 cm (centre back) 447.0 cm (hem circumference) (cloak)
(b) 97.0 cm (centre back) 37.0 cm (waist, flat) (dress)
Place/s of Execution
France
Inscription
(a) label, attached to inside neckline, woven in black thread on white ground: MADE IN FRANCE / YVES SAINT LAURENT / rive gauche / PARIS
(b) label, attached to inside neckline, woven in black thread on white ground: MADE IN FRANCE / YVES SAINT LAURENT / rive gauche / PARIS
Accession Number
2005.232.a-b
Department
International Fashion and Textiles
Credit Line
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Presented through the NGV Foundation by Mrs Sandra Velik, Fellow, 2005
Gallery location
Not on display
Description
(a) Dress: black velvet, low curved neckline at the bust frames the décolletage, two satin bows either side of the neckline, long sleeves, finishes at the kne, round back neckline, centre back zip fastening, and internal bustier. (b) Cloak: black velvet, high neckline, fastens with a single button, finishing at the knee, fully lined in black silk.