1976-77 Yves Saint Laurent Russian Collection Cream & Gold Braided Tie Belt
This is an incredible belt by Yves Saint Laurent and dates to the time period from when he was creating his famous Russian collection. You can see in the reference photos how this style of belt was used in a variety of colors and finishing details to perfectly set off the collection. This one is a chic cream ivory canvas on a natural leather base combination. It is trimmed with an ivory and gold braiding with long ivory and deep goldr braided ties. At the end of each tie is a knot and a large glossy white bead. It simply wraps and ties at the front and can top just about anything. This is an important piece of fashion history and a rare find. Excellent condition
Marked a brand size 3 and measures 27" from end to end of the actual belt part and then the braided ties extend a 21" on either side. The total length including the ties is 69". The belt itself is 2.5" wide. Perhaps a touch of grubbiness to the braiding but no true flaws
Reference Photos: (1) F/W 1976-77 Yves Saint Laurent evening ensembles from The MET Collection online. / (2) 1977 Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Ad. / (3) 1976 Yves Saint Laurent Peasant collection for American Vogue.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.