Fabulous 1970s Yves Saint Laurent Red Mohair Cape w Black Fox Fur Trim & Button Detailing
This 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 dates to the late 1970s, maybe to mid-1980s and is very representative of the work he was doing during this time period starting with his famous Russian collection of 1976-77. The cut is very simple. The back is one large panel and then there are two panels that fall across the shoulder and down the front. It has no closures and just drapes over your shoulders and simply falls perfectly into place. The fabric is a loose knit red mohair and this fabric choice gives it a a beautiful warm and cozy texture. It is edged in a deep brown black fox fur set in little in long strops that go back and forth between the natural fur and a shave strap to give it that textured and tufted feel that you see. Running down each shoulder and over the tops of where your arms would sit are a series of flat black buttons that are set to run along a wide strip of flat cording. Each of the buttons is completely functional and this allows you to wear the cape in a variety of ways. Once you open you can wrap one or both pf the front panels around and over a shoulder for multiple ways to wear it. It looks to have been worn very little if at all. It is the type of item that you can throw over almost anything. Excellent condition
Unlined and drapes over the shoulders to wear. All the buttons are functional. A tiny bit of scuffing on a couple fo the buttons. The loose and open cut means it should be able to be worn by any size
Width: 60" side to side
Length: 42" neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
I have a small collection of historically important, key designer labelled vintage furs and fur trimmed pieces stored away in my archives that I will be slowly posting on the site over the next couple of years until I have none left. I will no longer be buying furs for the shop moving forward and have not purchased anything for several years now. I feel like times have changed and while there still is a place for vintage furs for some, including collectors and historians, many modern girls are choosing other options. Many of the pieces in my collection are representative of the designer during a set time period in history that was different then our modern outlook. I have decided that the best course to handle this controversial issue is to let the pieces I have go rather then sit in a cold storage unit. Fur coats are final sale.
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