yves saint laurent

1970s Yves Saint Laurent Hooded Deep Green Shaved Fur Poncho

This hooded poncho or cape is wonderful. It's by Yves Saint Laurent and is a beautiful and easy to wear piece that will fit virtually any size. It's a wonderful piece of the work he was doing using furs during this time period. The pelts are pieced together in a patchwork of squares and giving it an added dimension of texture. The cut is very simple - the back is one large panel and then there are two panels that fall across the shoulder and down the front. It has one single hook at the neck and simply falls into place. I love the attached hood that really makes it feel dramatic. The fur has been dyed to a deep forest green that appears almost black in some lights but in a bright light the green really comes through strong and true. I am not an expert in fur but believe it is sheared beaver - this technique almost makes it appear to be a faux fur but I did open a small teeny bit if the seam and did verify it to be a dyed fur. It looks to have been worn very little if at all and is the type of item that you can throw over almost anything. Excellent condition

Lined in a black silk satin lining embossed with the YSL logo. Closes with a single hook and eye at the neck and there is a hidden pocket along the edge of the front on each side

Width: 56" side to side
Length: 42.5" neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA

Item# C457

Reference Photo: Lauren Hutton photoed in a similar style cape for Vogue, November 1970.

I have a small collection of historically important, key designer labelled vintage furs and fur trimmed pieces stored away in my archives that I will be slowly posting on the site over the next couple of years until I have none left. I will no longer be buying furs for the shop moving forward and have not purchased anything for several years now. I feel like times have changed and while there still is a place for vintage furs for some, including collectors and historians, many modern girls are choosing other options. Many of the pieces in my collection are representative of the designer during a set time period in history that was different then our modern outlook. I have decided that the best course to handle this controversial issue is to let the pieces I have go rather then sit in a cold storage unit.

This garment has been professionally cleaned and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

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