This is an elegant black column dress by top design house Yves Saint Laurent, made in France for their Rive Gauche line. Simple and classic in front, with an ankle length hem, a high neckline, and a gently body-hugging silhouette, the sleeveless dress’s main design detail is the unexpected back. The dress’s two straps join with a button at the nape of the neck, and together extend down between the shoulder blades to tie with the main dress at rib-level. The resulting triangular cutout shapes are extremely flattering to the back and shoulders, while the fall of fabric down the back of the dress from the tie accents the waist and the hips to wonderful effect. The simple and classic elements of this gown come together to make something both interesting and striking, showing once again YSL’s excellence in design.
Designer: YVES SAINT LAURENT.