It is by Yves Saint Laurent and is a beautiful and easy to wear piece that will fit virtually any size. It has a generous shawl collar that can be worn up or down.
It appears to have never been worn. I have decided that the best course to handle this controversial issue is to let the pieces I have go rather then sit in a cold storage unit. Similar Fortuny gowns are held in museums and private collections world-wide and they are becoming increasingly hard to find. Each was made by hand and no two are alike. If you are a regular client who has a record of successful transactions and layaway's and wish to set up a plan that is outside of the above terms please feel free to email.
Reference Photos: The upper inside bodice is lined in a nude silk that is fully intact. This effect is further emphasized by the handkerchief points at either hip, which would have been seen on the sides of an authentic apoptygma. Very chic.
The detailing on it is incredible - it has a hand set braided cord in two shades of grey set in an intricate pattern that follows the collar and then runs down both sides of the front. Keep in mind that it does not mean that it is not as sexy as some of the others - it is just sexy in a different way.
It slips over the head with an elastic drawing in and adding shape under the bist and to the waist at both the back and front. The are cut shorter very wide.
We make every effort to accommodate our clients so please contact us if there are any problems or delays at your end once a layaway is underway. All shipping options are displayed at checkout in the pull down menus provided. All the beads are present along the sides and bottom edge of the tunic. We offer flat rates for express shipping options - these will also display at check out and can be selected with the drop down menu during the checkout process.
The sleeves are magnificent. If you need a few days to decide we will just issue you a store credit so you can buy your replacement item at your leisure. Please contact us with your request.