Designed by Yves Saint Laurent / Evening dress / 1969 - 1970Designed by Yves Saint Laurent
Evening dress
1969 - 1970

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Creator Name: Saint Laurent, Yves
Creator Nationality: European; French
Creator Role: Designer
Creator Dates/Places: French, born 1936
Creator Name-CRT: Designed by Yves Saint Laurent
Title: Evening dress
Title Type: Object name
View: Full View
Creation Start Date: 1969
Creation End Date: 1970
Creation Date: 1969 - 1970
Object Type: Costume and Jewelry
Classification Term: Main dress-Womenswear
Materials and Techniques: silk, bird-of-paradise feathers
Dimensions: L. at center back 47 in. (119.5 cm)
AMICA Contributor: The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Owner Location: New York, New York, USA
ID Number: 1983.619.1ab
Credit Line: Gift of Baron Philippe de Rothschild, 1983

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.

AMICA ID: MMA_.1983.619.1ab
AMICA Library Year: 2000
Media Metadata Rights: Copyright The Metropolitan Museum of Art

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