yves saint laurent

1970s Yves Saint Laurent True Haute Couture Silk Sequin Top

This would have been designed and created under the eye of Yves himself and has the added distinction of coming directly from the daughter of the Haute Couture client who ordered it from the atlerier, so has not been on the market prior to this. The blouse is exquisite and of course it is entirely hand made as the parameters of Haute Couture define. The silk chiffon and silk used are of the finest grade and you can feel the difference at first touch. I love the little row of perfectly spaced, flat silk pleats that run over the blouse. Each is hadn pressed and comprised of folded silk with the layering of the silk creating the darker black stripes. Between each is a fine, thin ladder stitch that is secured down the center by a bead and sequin line. Truly exquisite and I cannot go on enough about the fine workmanship and sheer time that this would have taken to create. The body of the blouse is cut squares off and boxed and each sleeve has the same textile effect. It is an absolute work of art and a stunning example of Haute Couture while Yves was alive. Excellent condition

The body of the top is backed in a nude silk chiffon with the pleated silk and bead/sequin work attached. It closes down the back with a hand set zipper that extends beyond the hem in the traditional haute couture manner. Entirely hand done.

It is always a privilege to have true Haute Couture pieces pass through the shop. 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. You also get a lot for your money in many ways with vintage versions as the cost of current Haute Couture has skyrocketed.

Shoulders: 13"

Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 22" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# S731

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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