Tom Ford for YSL Rive Gauche Chinese Motif Woven Black & Pink Brocade Skirt

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For your consideration, an absolutely stunning YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche Black Silk/Wool blend skirt from Tom Ford's last YSL collection in 2004. This skirt is black with pearlescent metallic silk threading in glimmering shades of ballet pink, light peach and silvery gray. It has a chinese pattern of clouds and hanging willow. It is a medium weight silk/wool blend and fully lined in a pale blue/grey 100% silk fabric. It zips in the back and has an hidden metal clasp to secure the zip at the waist. There is an approximately 7 inch slit at the back of the skirt. Marked Size F38. (fits size 6 US).

*Please note, the skirt has does not have any give (elasticity).

The skirt is from Tom Ford's unforgettably exquisite final collection for Yves Saint Laurent F/W 2004.

Hilary Alexander noted an article published 19 July 2004 in the Telegraph:

"When Tom Ford withdrew from the international fashion stage with his final collection for Yves Saint Laurent in Paris in March, he went out with a show that blazed as brightly as the fireworks at Chinese New Year." ...

"The collection roamed through Chinese history, taking inspiration from Peking Opera, the martial regalia of the Manchu, the uniforms of Chairman Mao's Red Army, the wondrous robes of emperors and empresses of long-ago dynasties and the traditional cheongsam dress. Pagoda-shouldered jackets, in satins the colour of precious gems, were cut to fit the body like a second skin. Silk brocade sheath dresses were finished with collars that curved around the throat like the petals of a water lily. Mandarin-collared coats were printed with the cloud motifs that are an established feature of Chinese paintings."... "The collection, which earned Ford a standing ovation, ensured that, once again, Chinoiserie will be a major theme for the red carpet this autumn."
Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Place of Origin
21st Century
Material Notes
Silk, Wool
24.5 in. L
62 cm L
Marked Size
F38 (EU)
28 in. (71 cm)
38 in. (97 cm)
24.5 in. (62 cm)
Dealer Location
San Francisco, CA
Number of Items
Reference Number
Helpers House of Couture
2626 Fulton St.
San Francisco CA 94118
(415) 854-9642
1stdibs Dealer since 2012 Located in San Francisco, CA
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