Evening dress

Design House Yves Saint Laurent French
Designer Yves Saint Laurent French, born Algeria

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Diana Vreeland recalled of Saint Laurent, "He struck me right away as a person with enormous inner strength, determination and full of secrets. I think his genius is in letting us know one of his secrets from time to time." The sheer theatricality of this evening dress shows Saint Laurent at his most flamboyant and transfigurative.

Evening dress, Yves Saint Laurent (French, founded 1961), silk, bird-of-paradise feathers, French

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