1970s Yves Saint Laurent Hand Painted Russian Top & Skirt Set
This beautiful Yves Saint Laurent set dates to the time period around his famous 1976-77 Russian collection and showcases the care and attention to detail that he put into his work. That combined with the wonderful color of the set and its unusual fabric treatment of the silk, is what really make this a special piece. It is two separate pieces plus a tie sash belt, which gives the set endless styling potential as they can be worn together or mixed in with other pieces from your wardrobe. The fabric is the start point for his design on this one. The silk is a deep fuchsia with hand painted gold dots covering the surface from top to bottom. The dots are contrasted by panels of silk in the same color but without the gold dots that are used for the lower layers of the skirt and the sash tie. The skirt has three tiers of fabric at the bottom and also has an dropped back hem so that it is longer at the back than the front. This gives it a lovely curving swoop and adds beautiful movement as it gradually widens to create volume. I love the ruffled effect that this creates. The top is cut like a light jacket so can be worn as either a stand alone piece or layered over something else. It buttons down the front and has a gold metallic braiding that edges the seams at the shoulder and neck. Once on and the sash is tied, the set has the feel of a true dress. Appears unworn. Excellent 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.