yves saint laurent

Rare 1970s Yves Saint Laurent Blue Safari Corset Top

Perhaps one of the most iconic of all the Yves Saint Laurent pieces, the laced safari corset top is one of the most coveted of pieces. This one is perhaps even more rare in the vivid blue color that you see. Normally you find these in the khaki or black and rarely in some of the few colorways he produced. The top is edged in a blue and red braiding with a chevron design that offers a wonderful contrast to the blue. Made of a canvas weight cotton that gives it extra shape, it laces into place at the front as shown. A rounded bust line and peplum effect hip add to the bombshell effect. Excellent condition.

Lined in the same fabric as the exterior and well done enough to the point where if not for the label you could reverse it. Tagged a 44 but these run small so please check actual measurements. Note that it is measured with the front edges lined up - you will get more room by creating a space between.

Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam before any room given for the lacing
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam before any room given for the lacing
Length: 21" from top of the shoulder to the hem before any room given for the lacing

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# S516

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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