yves saint laurent

c1979 Yves Saint Laurent Harlequin Set

Amazing and very rare set from the Rive gauche Fall-Winter 1979 collection. Yves inspiration for this collection was Pablo Picasso and the Harlequin print was used in in both the Haute Couture collection and the ready to wear. This is a very rare and pristine example from that collection. The colors are amazing! Who else but Yves could mix pink and green and purple and make you wonder why you do not wear them together every day? The boxes of color are separated and then gold lame thread worked into the silk to form dots that run over the entire ensemble. These glimmer in the light and add an extra layer of texture. The print would have been customs screened specifically for this collection and the silk is the finest, lightest silk chiffon you can find. The entire set has volume and substance, yet weighs but a few ounces. Flat pleat work circle the hips and allow the maximum amount of fabric through the rest of the skirt. The top is bloused and loose with voluminous sleeves. The attached tie sits just off side and adds that perfect romantic, feminine touch. It is a masterpiece and in unworn, excellent, museum quality condition. Item# DD826

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