Sunday, July 8, 2012

Heat Wave!

With temperatures over 90 degrees for the past 11 days, many of us are hot and some have been bothered. I relish the opportunity to wear light summer frocks.

This cocktail dress by Yves Saint Laurent, ca. 1967, keeps the air circulating while you circulate at the party. The high bateau neckline and silk grosgrain trim and bows are a ladylike contrast to the substantial cutout areas. The black wool bouclé and sheath silhouette are characteristic of the 1960s - think Audrey Hepburn in a little black dress - and also subtly reminiscent of 1920s flapper styles.

The question is, would you wear it?

For more information about this piece, visit its page at the Metropolitan Museum site:,b

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