yves saint laurent

1970s Haute Couture Silk Dot Yves Saint Laurent Top

Though I have had several Haute Couture tops from the Yves Saint Laurent atelier now, this dotted one is one of my favorites. The dotted print, grosgrain bow at the neck and lines of the top are pure Yves and really represent his work. This beautiful silk blouse was produced and made by hand, under Yves Saint Laurent himself. It is a true treasure. Haute Couture is the very pinnacle of the fashion experience and I would hazard to say that vintage versions are even a little more special then modern ones. This piece comes direct from the daughter of the original Haute Couture client so has not been on the market prior to this.

The top is amazing and a classic Yves Saint Laurent cut and silhouette. It is entirely done by hand and the silk is of the highest possible grade. It feels stupendous on. The top is a classic fit and the sleeves slightly voluminous above their deep French cuffs. The shoulders are gathered with a slight, refined cap and I have included a photo of how the inner shoulder is constructed - instead of a padding there is a gathered pleated panel of fabric along the inner edge that give just the slightest lift to the shoulder. It is truly a genius and special detail that only you will know of when wearing the top. I love the play on the tuxedo shirt through the panels of fabric that run down the front and hide the buttons and is picked up again down the back. It is truly a brilliant piece that when you see it in person you will be astounded at the level of craftsmanship and care put into the construction. A masterpiece. In excellent, museum quality condition.

Unlined with all interior seams hand finished. It closes with hand set, hidden buttons and silk covered, hand set snaps at the front. Small padding detail as shown in each shoulder. The bow is attached. French cuffs, however they do not have the buttons. My client recalls her mother wearing these with jeweled cuffs and we suspect she ordered it without buttons since she wore her own jeweled version. There is the teeniest of pinking to some of the white dots under one arm - this will not be apparent when on. Priced accordingly.  Entirely hand done as one would expect from Haute Couture. Finished to Haute Couture standards and entirely done by hand.

Sleeves: 26.5"
Shoulders: 13.5"
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 25.5" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# S729

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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