1979 Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Red Silk Top
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. We have a couple of pieces from this collection coming and have included a partial video of the show - and happily the clip includes a version of this blouse on the runway.
This would have been designed and created under the eye of Yves himself 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 is of the finest grade and you can feel the difference at first touch. I love the little rows of flowers that run vertically through the silk adding an extra dimension. All the YSL signature touches are there - the Victorian-esque shoulder and sleeves, the high neck with its tie and in this case an added jabot at the neck under the tie to create a dramatic ruffle. It is absolutely exquisite and a stunning example of Haute Couture while Yves was alive. Excellent condition
Unlined and closes at the neck with a series of buttons and snaps as seen. 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. Entirely hand done as one would expect from Haute Couture.
Shoulders: 13.5" (slightly inset)
Bust-Hip: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 25" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference photo screengrabbed from YouTube video.
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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