yves saint laurent

Fall 1988 Yves Saint Laurent Deep Yellow Full Length Wool Cape

This deep yellow cape is wonderful. It is by Yves Saint Laurent and is a beautiful and easy to wear piece that will fit virtually any size. It's twin walked the Fall 1988 runway and is very representative of the work he was doing during this time period especially after the success of his famous 'Russian' collection of 76-77 that predominately featured capes. The cut is very simple. It has one single button and loop at the neck and then simply falls into place over the body from there. I love the color that gives it the absolute wow factor that you see and makes it feel so dramatic. The fabric is a wool that has an almost felted look to it. It is the type of item that you can throw over almost anything. Overall excellent condition

Unlined and has a button & loop at the neck with no other closures. Tagged a 38 but there are no true defined shoulder seams and that combined with the open fit endure that will fit pretty much anyone. There are very small scattering of tiny marks and I found one tiny pinhole - I photoed that and the worst of the marking in the shot that is just after the label shot. There are some teeny scuffs and tiny areas of thinning to the fabric here and there as well but its all extremely minor and mentioned more for accuracy then anything. It is all the outcome of natural aging and use. Note that the color in person is slightly deeper and more towards a mustard color then how it photoed.

Length: 53" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA

Item# C500

Reference Photos: (1-3) Fall 1988 Yves Saint Laurent Runway.  /  (4-8) Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture. (Photos 1-3 by Erin Leydon)

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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