1979 Haute Couture Silk Yves Saint Laurent Top

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It is always a privilege to have true Haute Couture pieces pass through the shop. Haute Couture is the very pinnacle of the fashion experience and I would hazard to say that vintage versions are even a little more special. You also get a lot for your money in many ways with vintage versions as the cost of current Haute Couture has skyrocketed.

This would have been designed and created under the eye of Yves himself and this has the added specialness of coming directly from the daughter of the Haute Couture client so has not been on the market prior to this. The blouse is exquisite and of course it is entirely hand made as the parameters of Haute Couture define. The silk is of the finest grade and you can feel the difference at first touch. All the YSL signature touches are there - the high, gathers shoulder and ruffle cuffs, the high neck with its tie and in this case an added dramatic ruffle at the neck under the tie. Lots of couture touches on this one too! It is absolutely exquisite and a stunning example of Haute Couture while Yves was alive. It presents as excellent condition but does have two flaws - please read below.

Unlined and closes at the neck with buttons as seen. Each cuff also buttons to close. Entirely hand done as one would expect from Haute Couture. Note two flaws - there is a faint discoloration to the fabric as the back and an area on one shoulder where it looks like a darker color transferred to the fabric. Presents well when on and since it is Haute Couture I think these are forgivable. It has been priced accordingly.

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: 14"
Bust-Hip: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 26" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
Details
Designer
Yves Saint Laurent
Brand
Yves Saint Laurent
Period
1970-1979
Condition
Good. There is a faint discoloration to the fabric as the back and an area on one shoulder where it looks like a darker color transferred to the fabric. Presents well when on and since it is Haute Couture I think these are forgivable. .
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dealer Location
Toronto, Canada
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU128348522
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