yves saint laurent

Fall 1977 Yves Saint Laurent Black Wool & Mohair Cape w Dramatic Collar

This wonderful cape is from the Fall 1977 collection and several versions of it were shown on the runway that season. We found its runway twin in the same black as this and shots of a similar pom pom corded red and a blue version as well. The cape was also used for the ad campaign that year making it an integral piece of the Fall 1977 collection. I personally a twin of this exact black version myself and have worn at countless times. It's literally the perfect thing to pop over a dress at night time and so easy to wear.

The cape is in a very versatile black colour and the fabric is extremely soft and cozy. It feels like the fabric is a mix of a soft wool and mohair. It is so easy to wear. You just slip it over your shoulders and it drapes in place. A wide set ruffle extends out from the neck and drapes over your shoulders for added detail and drama. A black braided rope circles through the loop around the neck and you use this to control how loose or tight it sits. At the end of each braided rope is a fringed tassel that give a bit of movement 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 documented fashion history. Excellent condition

Unlined and drapes over the shoulder to wear with a tie at the neck as described. The easy open cut should allow fit just about any size

Length: 54" from shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA

Item# C603

Reference Photos: Fall 1977 Yves Saint Laurent Runway & Ad.

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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