yves saint laurent

Beautiful Fall 1973 Yves Saint Laurent Soft Brown Fringed Chenille Knit Cape w Hood

This wonderful cape is from the Fall 1973 collection and its twin in a green colour resides in the YSL museum permanent archive collection. I have a copy of a video shared by a former YSL employee that shows it behind the scenes and the sketch I have included here is a shot from that video. I love having that extra documentation on the piece. It is just stunning to see it in person

The cape is this wonderful rich shade of brown and the fabric is extremely soft and cozy. The chenille is heaven to the touch. It is so easy to wear. You just slip it over your shoulders and it drapes in place. A tie in the same chenille sits at the neck  and you use this to tie it in place and to control how loose or tight it sits. A wide set hood extends out from the neck and I love how it drapes over your shoulders for added detail and drama. And of course of you wear it up. It is absolutely dreamy and has all the drama. If that was not enough it has chenille fringes that go all the way around the edges. I love this detail and the movement it adds. The cape is made out of a loose net that has a honeycomb feel to it that gives it a ton of movement and volume. When you're standing still it feels very sleek but the second you move that honeycomb technique expands it out as much as it needs to go. When you move you get wonderful movement as it floats around you. I also the softness and richest the chenille has. I feel like this makes it a lot more versatile than some of the more traditional wool fabric capes. It has this sense of whimsy that YSL really excelled at. I can't say enough good things about this one and the fact that it's twin is held in the YSL museum collection is just icing on the cake. It is a great piece of fashion history. Excellent condition

Unlined and drapes over the shoulder to wear with a tie at the neck as described. The easy open cut should allow it to fit just about any size. It appears to have been worn very little if at

Length: 53" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA

Item# C605

Reference Photo/Video: (1-3) Fall 1973 Yves Saint Laurent Runway Collection.  /  (4-5) Taken from Instagram - credit unknown.

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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