1976-77 Yves Saint Laurent Russian Collection Black & Gold Corset 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 wider cut, more dramatic version of the other two that I have in the shop right now. The main belt part of it is made out of a black canvas on a black leather base combination. It is trimmed with a gold metallic flat piping and gold metallic rick rack and then has a long black and gold braided ties. At the end of each tie is a 4" black tassel. The tie part is not attached to the belt so to wear you simply wrap it around yourself and then use the hooks at each end of the belt to hook and tie it at the front. It can top just about anything and its wider width really defines the waist. This is an important piece of fashion history and a rare find. Excellent condition
Marked a brand size 2 and measures 25.5" from end to end of the actual belt part and then the braided tie is 54" long. The belt itself is 3.25" 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.
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