Yves Saint Laurent Velvet & Taffeta Gown. Vintage Yves Saint Laurent gown dates to the early 1980's. Black velvet bodice has a scoop neck and long sleeves, both of which have a taffeta ruffle trim. Drop-waisted asymmetrical skirt is made of gunmetal gray silk taffeta and has a wide ruffle at the hem. Unlined. Side zipper. Waist tie.