yves saint laurent

Fall 1977 Yves Saint Laurent Black Lame Thread Silk Top

This stunning Yves Saint Laurent top clearly illustrates his love and fascination with all things gypsy, bohemian and peasant in feel. Made of a semi-transparent silk chiffon that is shot through with fine black lurex thread that runs through the entire fabric and gives it a fantastic metallic glint. The semi sheerness combined with loose and easy cut are a signature Yves nod to sexiness - the top drapes perfectly in place and highlights everything while showing nothing - it is genius. The sleeves are incredible - each is very full above the buttoned cuff so they puff out fantastically. The cut through the body is also full and loose, making it very easy to wear. I love the silk braided cord tassels that tie at the neck and the small ruffle collar that adds the perfect amount of detailing. It is an amazing and dramatic! I did find a photo of it taken in 1977 - see the last picture here. Excellent, appears unworn condition.

Unlined and slips on with a button at each cuff. Tagged a vintage YSL 40 but please check actual measurements.The loose cut will allow it to fit a variety of sizes

Sleeves: 23"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust - hip: 21"
Length: 24"

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# S561

Reference photo by Francois Lamy for Saint Laurent Ad Campaign for Fall 1977.

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

Setting up a layaway is super easy and we are happy to provide this service!

Here's how deposits work on a standard layaway:

  • We require three equal payments of the layaway total. You will be invoiced for the first amount upon request
  • payment two of the remaining balance will be billed two weeks from the date of the initial deposit.
  • The final payment is due two weeks after the second payment and shipping will be billed on this invoice as well.
  • items less then $500, or that are on sale, require a 50% deposit with the final payment due in two weeks from the date of deposit 

Read More

We offer flat rate Standard UPS shipping worldwide. All shipping options are displayed at checkout in the pull down menus provided.

Want it faster?

We offer flat rates for expedited and express shipping options - these will also display at check out and can be selected with the drop down menu during the checkout process.

Read More


Please review all measurements carefully. More often than not, vintage garments do not fit any size category exactly. If in doubt, measure a garment of your own that fits and is a similar cut and compare it's measurements to the listed measurements below.