Fantastic Fall 1985 Yves Saint Laurent Deep Runway Blue Velvet Jumpsuit w Slouchy Front Pockets
This 1980s Yves Saint Laurent jumpsuit is fantastic. It has that cool easy feel that pieces from that decade had. This particular jumpsuit had such great lines that I could not resist picking it up. There was just something so young and fresh about this jumpsuit. It is done a deep royal blue flat pile cotton velvet that to hold its shape once it's on the body. Its lines make you think that it borrows from the 'flight suit' in feel. The fabric is just heavy enough to hold the shape but it's just really easy and comfortable to wear. The bodice is cut to be loose and easy. It skims over you with some volume to the seamed waist. Even though the waist does have a seam it is also cut more on the loose and easy side. If you wanted to add shape you could easily add a wide belt and really cinch it in. The sleeves are long and full above the cuffs. Each is meant to button at the cuffs however it is missing the buttons. That's part of the reason it's priced what it is priced at. A super easy fix and you can customize them to what you want this way. You can wear the sleeves with the cuffs closed, you can push them up do you have them sit above the elbow or roll them for a jauntier look. The bodice zips to close down the front and this lets you make the plunge as low as you want. The pants start out fuller around the hips and stay more on the wider side as they reach the ankle. You could roll these to get a totally different feel. I love the slouchy slanted pockets on each hip. Two more sit on each side of the bodice. It is a super fun piece and looks like it was never worn or worn very little. Excellent condition with one note below.
The bodice is fully lined in a blue silk and the rest of the jumpsuit is unlined. It closed with zipper at the front. Meant to button at each cuff but the buttons are missing. Tagged a size 40. Meant to be fuller on and more oversized.
Dropped shoulders: 18"
Bust: to 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 56.5" from neck to hem
From neck to inner seam on pants: 31.5"
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photo: Fall 1985 Yves Saint Laurent Runway Collection.
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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