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Haute couture black dress, circa 1994

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  • Constructed in black wool
  • Featuring satin lapels and bow to the front of the waist
  • Zip fastening to the front of the dress
  • Excellent condition with the original lining and fastenings
  • Professionally dry cleaned and ozone-treated
  • Inspected by a couture-trained seamstress
  • All vintage items have been pre worn, gentle signs of wear are an inherent part of the piece


In the style of Yves Saint Laurent’s famous ‘Le Smoking’ tuxedo, this haute couture dress is constructed in black wool and features a plunging neckline with satin lapels and an oversized bow to the front of the waist. With padding at the shoulders the dress has a sharply tailored silhouette.


Shoulder 38cm

Bust: 100cm

Waist: 84cm

Hips: 94cm 

Length: 108cm 

Sleeve: 67cm

We estimate this piece to be a UK size M

We have been as accurate as possible with the measurements provided, however please note that as vintage clothing does not follow modern standardised sizing we have created a size guide for reference. If you have any questions regarding sizing please use the ‘Need Help? Contact Us’ tab above


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How to ensure the perfect fit



From shoulder tip to shoulder tip.


The fullest part of your bustline.


From the outside of the shoulder to the cuff.


Your body’s natural waistline at its slimmest point, just above the navel.

5. HIP

Measure around the point of your hips at the top of the legs. This will be approximately nine inches below your natural waistline.


The distance from the top of your inner thigh to the ankle.


Lengths are taken from the highest point of the garment (the shoulder or the neckline) to the hem.