yves saint laurent

Fabulous Fall 1976 Yves Saint Laurent Striped Blue Wool Knee Length Cape w Hood & Tassel Detailing

This wonderful cape is from the Fall 1976 collection and several versions of it were produced that season. We have included photos from the runway pieces here and we also found a photo of a piece in that similar striped pattern from the following collection and included that for you to see for interest we well as I always love seeing the progression in his work. I personally have several versions of his capes myself and have worn them countless times. It is literally the perfect thing to pop over a dress at night time and this one with its shorter length would work fantastically for the day as well. It is a very versatile and so easy to wear piece. 

The cape is in a very versatile blue colour with soft pastel stripes that make it easy to mix and match with other things. The fabric is extremely light and cozy. It is a high end soft wool that is still more on the light and easy side to wear. The cape itself is effortless to make a part of your wardrobe. You just slip it over your shoulders and it drapes in place. A slightly oversized hood extends out from the neck and this added addition of the hood adds the perfect amount of detail and drama. A flat blue braided rope finished all the edges and I love the elaborate braided knot that closes it in place at the neck. A long fringed tassel sits there for added drama and an even longer tassel dangles down from the hood at the back. I love the bit of movement these create when you move. There is a ton of fabric in the body of the cape so that when you move you get wonderful movement as it floats and billows around you. The cut is impeccable and it is a great piece of Yve's fashion history. Excellent condition

Unlined and drapes over the shoulder to wear with a knot closure at the neck as described. There is a bit of a change in colour to a small area on the inside of the hood at the back. The easy open cut should allow fit just about any size

Length: 46" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA

Item# DD4487

Reference Photos: (1-3) Fall 1976 Yves Saint Laurent Runway.  /  (4) Model in Yves Saint Laurent Cape, Vogue, August 1977.

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