Saint Laurent, Yves; 1965, white/black shift dress
Yves Saint Laurent double-knit wool chemise/shift dress; knee length or shorter; straight; sleeveless; round neckline; inserts of black wool 2 inch wide bands forming a cross in front, wider black band inserted along the hemline 5 inches from the edge, the bands form a Mondrian pattern or art design; dress has back zipper closure with a hook & eye; dress has attached slip off-white silk, back zipper closure. double-knit wool.
This dress was worn by Mrs. Frank (Isabel) Eberstadt. Isabel was the daughter of poet Ogden Nash. Born in 1933 in Baltimore, Maryland, she later married Frederick Eberstadt. Frederick was a well-known photographer and style-setter in New York City. They were key figures in the New York social scene in the 1960s and 70s. Isabel was a graduate of Bryn Mawr and a published writer.
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