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Iconic c1967 Yves Saint Laurent "Le Smoking" Tuxedo Suit

Yves Saint Laurent has made a version of his famous "le Smoking" Tuxedo suit every season since the forst one walked the runway in 1966. This is a rare and early version of that iconic look and is a real find for the YSL collector. The cut is chic and simple and feels very feminine despite its gender bending origins. It is made of a fine black wool that is easy to wear and feel very comfortable on. The pants have a classic and simple cut with soft pleats at the waist line and the signature silk satin strip that runs down each leg. The jacket is cut to mimic a man's tuxedo with a single button that sits low at the front. I love how the opening of the jacket curves under and around the back rather then having a squared off finish. This gives it that subtle touch of femininity that YSL was after. Another button adorns each cuff and here the seam is also curved. The jacket curves past the hip and has a wonderful shape that balances the cut and length of the pants. A matted silk satin collar and ribbon edging at all the seams are the perfect finish. Excellent condition.

The jacket is lined in a fine back silk and the pants are unlined. The jacket buttons to close and the pants close with a front zipper and flat hook and eye at the waist. One button on each cuff. Pockets on each side of the jacket that are functional and pockets on the pants as well. The jacket is tagged a vintage YSL 34 and the pants a 44. Please check actual measurements

Sleeves: 23"
Shoulders: 16"
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 24.5" from neck to hem

Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 43" from waist to hem
Inseam: 31.5"

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2645

Reference Photo: Catherine Deneuve wearing a Le Smoking tuxedo with Yves Saint Laurent in 1966.

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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