"Love me forever, or never" was the final message of the Fall/Winter Haute Couture collection of 1970-71 embroidery in a multicolored silk velvet coat with applique letters forming the iconic phrase. Silk velvet is mixed with other fabrics such as crepe or satin and applications of different fabrics are present in the entire collection.
The dress is described as "Cocktail dress of black crepe and black velvet", according to the text in the book "YVES SAINT LAURENT" published in 1983 by the Metropolitan Museum of Art New York. Introduction by Diana Vereland and texts by Pierre Bergé, Paloma Picasso, Catherine Deneuve and others.
The pattern. Vogue Paris Original 2481. Misses´Evening dress and cape. 9 pieces. Semi-fitted, contrast bodice with low waistline, round neckline and full length sleeves is attached to midi length flared skirt. Separate cirular cape (lined to edge with self fabric), has back neckline slit with button and thread loop closing.