1970s Hand Painted Yves Saint Laurent Top & Skirt Set
This stunning Yves Saint Laurent set clearly illustrates his love and fascination with all things gypsy and bohemian. That combined with the glorious color and unusual fabric treatment of the silk really make this a special set. It is made up of two separate pieces plus a tie sash belt, which gives the set endless styling potential as they can be worn together as seen here for the full look, or broken up and mixed in with other pieces from your wardrobe. The fabric is the start point and is a deep fuchsia with hand painted gold dots that cover the entirety of the jacket and the top portion of the skirt. This is contrasted by the solid silk in the same color but without the gold dots used in the lower layers of the skirt and sash tie. The skirt is constructed of three tiers of fabric that are set nearer to the bottom and has an dropped back hem so that it is longer then the front hem. It gradually widens to create the volume that you see and the tiers add to the feel. I love the ruffled effect that this creates. The top is cut like a light jacket so can be worn as either. It buttons down the front and I love the gold metallic braiding that edges the seams at the shoulder and neck.The matching sash belt is made of the same fabric and color as the last two tiers of the skirt. All the pieces together create balance and also gives the set the feel of a true dress when they are worn together. It is an amazing and high impact set. Excellent, appears unworn condition.
Both the top and skirt are unlined. The skirt closes at the side with a painted zipper and flat hook and eye at the waist. The top buttons to close and has a button and loop at each cuff. The top is tagged a vintage YSL 38, the skirt a 40. Original tie belt
Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 22.5" from neck to hem
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 38.5" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.