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Incredible Spring 1990 Yves Saint Laurent Runway Brilliant Green Jacket w Pink Lining & Black Skirt Set

The twin of this set walked the Spring 1990 runway and it is one of my favourite looks from that show. This set is not 100% perfect but it is completely wearable and too good to pass by. I am very pleased to have found it and I love it. It is such a rare and special piece from this time period.

This set is one of those pieces that just stops you in your tracks. It is insanely cut and the colour combination is fantastic. The jacket is made from a fine lightweight silk and combines a bright emerald green and then an amazing hot pink interior. The skirt is made out of a light black silk jersey that moves exceptionally well. The colours are even better than how it photoed and it is almost shocking to see the pink interior in person. The jacket has a soft cut that has some fullness through the upper body. There is no collar and the neckline dips down into a V to just below the bust. There is a brilliant flower in a muted coral red that sits at the base of the V. The flower has beading detail at its centre and I love this added detailing. The shoulders are lightly padded for shape and the sleeves are set into the jacket with soft gathers to add a touch of a capped feel. Each sleeve is cut slightly wider at the top near the shoulder and is cut on a slight curve to follow the arm. There is a seam gathered at the very front of the waist under the flower which creates a little ruffled detail. Inside the jacket there is a built in waist stay to keep the jacket in place but it is only attached at the sides and front. This allows the silk to drape loose and soft across the back. It is quite a genius. The skirt is simple in shape but has its own wow factor. The waist is banded and there is an attached black satin tie to add a little detail. The jersey is all gathered into the waist and falls in a soft straight line to the knee depending on your height. Hidden pockets sit on each hip. This is a particularly wonderful example of how he combined strong tailoring with brilliant colour. Excellent overall condition with a note below

The jacket is lined in a shocking pink silk. The jacket hooks to closes under the flower pin and the inner waist stay also hooks to close. The jacket has its original hang tag. Light padding in the shoulders. I see some yellowing areas to the fabric lightly scattered over the surface and more apparent in the crook on one arm. Please see the photos after the label shot. The skirt zips to close at the side. Pockets on the each hip. The skirt has a numbered label and is hand finished throughout. It almost appears to be a couture piece. The jacket is tagged a vintage YSL 40 

Sleeves: 24" and 18" around the upper arm
Shoulders: 16"
Bust: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Outer waist: to 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner waist stay: to 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 22" from neck to hem

Waist: to 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hip: open

Total length: 23" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD4707

Reference Photos: Spring 1990 Yves Saint Laurent Runway.

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