1993 Ad Campaign Yves Saint Laurent Silk Top & Pant Set
Yves Saint Laurent was the master of making simple pieces into something luxurious. That, combined with his love of bold color, made for strong statement pieces like this. I love that is so strongly documented as this always makes a piece a little more desirable. A version of this same suit appeared in the ads for the 1993 season on Kate Moss and it is one of the most referenced of his looks. It also showed on the runway and you can see that in the clip below. Both the tunic and pants are made of a very fine, high grade silk. There is a secondary pattern woven through the silk of both pieces so they catch the light and are fabulous in person. The pants are that perfect true red and the top a royal purple.Frog knots in red anchored by gold starfish shaped buttons run down the front. On the runway and in the ads this was layered over an inner bodice and a tassel belt was added. You can wear it like that or wear as shown and wear the top as a true top instead of a jacket. The pants are cut loose and easy - almost like a 1920s Chinese pajama pant but with a fitted waist and pockets at the hip. They are slightly cropped and feel incredibly modern. The tunic lies over the pants and is cut loose and easy which is what allows you to wear it alone or as a layering piece. The gold buttons add the perfect bit of YSL glamour. It is incredibly easy to wear and is cut with a master's hand. Excellent condition
Both pieces are unlined. The pants slip on to wear with a zipper and button at the waist and belt loops. The tunic buttons down the front as seen. Both pieces are tagged a YSL vintage 34. The fit is loose and easy so if the waist and hips fit it will work. Note the top is a true purple - it photos with blue tones and did on the ad and on the runway but it is indeed a purple in real life.
Sleeves: 18" from the dropped shoulder
Dropped shoulders: 19"
Bust: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 24.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 25" from neck to hem
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 41" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photo: Kate Moss for Yves Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 1993 Campaign. Photo by Helmut Newton.
Reference Video: Yves Saint Laurent S/S 1993 Runway Show. (Video from Fashion Television)
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.