yves saint laurent

Circa 1988 Yves Saint Laurent Silk Satin Purple Top

In 1988 Yves did an entire series using slipper satins in an entire palette of vibrant, beautiful colors. I believe this to be from that collection or near to it. This is a fabric that is very hard to work with and yet he pulls it off to perfection. It is really a fabulous color , the rich silk gives it an even deeper dimension and it seems to glow from within. It has that classic YSL cut through the body and this one has an extra pleat detail that runs down either side of the buttons. A velvet tie is attached at the neck and this tops the most amazing gold toned floral buttons that have a pearl center topping each. The sleeves slightly puff once the cuffs are done up and it features his classic extra gathers at each shoulder for a slight take on a Victorian feel. Each cuff has another amazing button but here they are an enamel blue flower. It is a gorgeous silk scarf silk weight silk. It has one small flaw that I think is forgivable (more below) and it's a steal at this price with those amazing buttons and fabric.

The top is unlined and closes with the gorgeous gold  and pearl buttons down the front. The tie at attached at the back of the neck and snaps into place over the button there. The cuffs each button to close. There is one small smudge on the front (photoed) it has been priced down quite a bit accordingly. Tagged A YSL 38 but this one is cut a little larger

Sleeves: 23"
Shoulders: 16.5"
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 25" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# S736

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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