yves saint laurent

1976 Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Silk Chiffon Top

This would have been designed and created under the eye of Yves himself for that famous 'Opéra Les Ballets Russes' collection and this has the added specialness of coming directly from the daughter of the Haute Couture client 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 is of the finest grade and you can feel the difference at first touch. I love the little row of tightly spaced, hand covered buttons that run down the front. On either side are tiny, perfect hand done flat pleats and a feminine bow sits at the neck. The body of the blouse is cut loose and easy and each sleeve has a slight puffed volume above the buttoned cuff. It is absolutely exquisite and a stunning example of Haute Couture while Yves was alive from a collection that changed the fashion world. Excellent condition

The body of the top has two layers of the silk chiffon with a third layer between them in a nude silk chiffon on the front only. It closes down the front with a series of hand covered silk buttons with a attached tie at the top. Buttons cuffs. 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.

Sleeves: 25"
Shoulders: 13" (slightly inset)
Bust-Hip: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 22" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML

Item# S582

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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