yves saint laurent

Documented 1973 Yves Saint Laurent Patent Finish Trench

This wonderful trench coat with its patent finish is very well documented piece, appearing in editorials for both Vogue and Marie Claire back in 1973. It was dubbed a 'raincoat' by Vogue but it is not really your typical rubber slicker. It is a high fashion trench coat made of a cotton that has been coated with a high gloss, patent look finish. It is also a fabulous piece of Yves early work for the Rive Gauche line. The cut is sleek and simple and it is really the gloss of the fabric that is allowed to take center stage. It buttons down the front and has four large top set pockets for detail. The waist has elastic running though it and then there is a half belt at the front only that you cab buckle or tie to close and really cinch in the waist. I love the buckle and straps on each cuff and now the back feels so sleek. The perfect finish is that double vent at the back. It gives it a bit of a 'spy' feel and I love it. Excellent condition with one item to note below.

Fully lined in a black silky rayon. It buttons to close at the front. All pockets are functional. Elastic runs through the waist with a buckle half belt at the front. Note that the prong is missing on that buckle. I just tied it to cinch and that looks better anyway. Some light scuffing to the fabric here and there due to natural patina, one mark in the fabric on the pocket.

Sleeves: 22"
Shoulders: 17"
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 46" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG

Item# C466

Reference Photo: (1) Gunilla Lindblad in YSL Rive Gauche by Helmut Newton, Marie Claire France 1973. (2) US Vogue, 1973.

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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