I'm having one of those days where I have a ton of stuff to do but just feel like browsing the many fabulous fashion sites out there :)
Okay...I think the history of this dress is worth more than the actual dress. Are you ready??? This is one of the couture dresses that Yves Saint Laurent (pronounced E-San-La-Ron...although dont quote me cus I still don't have the 'La-Ron' part down and this is not even his full name...) designed for the house of Dior back in 1959 for his second couture collection!!!!!!!!!! This is just absolutely priceless and my head would be in the clouds if I was to ever get my hands on this very delicate dress. I'm scared to call and inquire about the price but this is in my size and its not yet sold!!!!!! Meant to be? I'd like to think so!!
Yves' biography is fascinating and somewhat tragic...he left home in 1953 at the age of 17 to work for Dior and eventually took over/saved the house of Dior 4 years later when Dior died. Unfortunately, YSL was forced to join the French army where he was the target of hazing which left him mentally unstable. After his nervous breakdown in the army, Yves left Dior and started the famous YSL label. He finally retired in 2002 and the house of YSL is now owned by the Gucci group (lucky-ass Salma Hayek :P). Now that you know a bit of history behind the YSL label, don't you feel more connected to the clothes, especially this dress from Yves' early years??