yves saint laurent
Fabulous 1980s Yves Saint Laurent Oversized Metallic Bronze Quilted & Fur Trimmed Jacket
This jacket is from the Yves Saint Laurent variation line which was an experimental lower priced lined that last for a short time period during the 80s. Most of the pieces you see from it are not what I look for from his work on a day to day basis but this jacket had such great lines I could not resist picking it up. There was just something so young and fresh about it and it is really in par with the regular label snd what he did in the couture line for this type of look that I decided to make an exception. It is quite fabulous actually.
The cut of the jacket is magnificent and it has all the fullness and impact of its more couture counterparts. The cut through the body is very full and meant to b oversized. Each sleeve is also cut to be incredibly full and then narrows down a bit as it reaches the cuff. The body of the coat is made from a deep copper coloured nylon that has a bit of a metallic finish to it. This is then lightly padded inside and cross quilted so you get a bit of a puff jacket feel. The neck line is high and it has no closures down the front. It simply settles into place after slipping it on. There are pockets on each hip. To give it more of a wow factor it has been edged in a deep dark shaved fur that I believe is shaved fox. This runs round the neck and then down the front to curve all the way around the hem. Each sleeve ends in a ring of the same fur. The fur has an added bit of texture created by cleverly shaving it into the pattern that you see. Inside it is fully lined in the fur as well except for the sleeves that have an inner quilted lining. I love the contrast between the metallic colour and the statement the fullness of the jacket makes. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in the same fur as the exterior detailing with the sleeves finished in a quilted lining. It has no closures at the front and just slips on to wear. Pockets on each side. Padding in the shoulders. It appears to have been worn very little, if at all. It is meant to be worn oversized
Shoulders: have padding and extend beyond the natural shoulder so will work on a range
Bust: to 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist-hips: 26" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 29" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent:SML-LRG
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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