Rare 1976-77 YSL Russian Collection Coat

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This is from the infamous Rive Gauche Russian collection from the Fall/Winter of 1976-1977 and these are rare and hard to find. This took a practical fall - winter weight coat and added classic Yves Saint Laurent style and chicness. This is the green version - I have seen red and dark colours but this is a rare green one. The fabric is a soft ribbed corduroy and the edges are black flat braiding that are placed to emphasize the lines of the coat and give it that Russian Cossack feel. Real, polished wood buttons close the coat and adorn each sleeve and the skirt is amazingly constructed with lots of fullness. It really transforms when on a real girl and is just wonderful! Amazing and rare piece of fashion history and in excellent, museum quality condition.



Shoulders: 15" across

Bust: approx 17”� flat across the inside back from side seam to side seam

Waist: approx 15”� flat across the inside back from side seam to side seam

Hips: open

Bodice: 18”� from mid neck at the back to dropped waist seam

Bottom of coat: 26" from waist seam to bottom hem

Sleeves: 22”� from shoulder seam to longest point



The coat is fully lined in a quilted milk chocolate colored cotton and closes with large real wood buttons. Each sleeve has wood buttons as well - one has lost part of its top dome - this is the only flaw to the entire coat. It has a good weight and would be warm to wear in cold weather but is not unwieldy to wear. Hand finished. It should be dry cleaned when cleaned in the future.



Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML (4-6)
Details
Period
1970-1979
Condition
Excellent
Marked Size
XS-SML (4-6)
Dealer Location
Toronto, Canada
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
AU120130128762
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1stdibs seller since 2010
Located in Toronto, ON

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