yves saint laurent

Spring 1984 Haute Couture Plaid Silk Yves Saint Laurent Top

This beautiful silk blouse was produced and made by hand at the Yves Saint Laurent Paris atelier. It is a true treasure. Haute Couture is the very pinnacle of the fashion experience and I would hazard to say that vintage versions are even a little more special then modern ones. This piece comes direct from the daughter of the original Haute Couture client so has not been on the market prior to this.

The top is amazing and a classic Yves Saint Laurent cut and silhouette. It is entirely done by hand and the silk is of the highest possible grade. It feels stupendous on. The top is loose fitting and the sleeves slightly voluminous above their French cuffs. An attached tie goes around the neck to tie at the front. Each line of the pattern in the black silk with its red and white lines brilliantly lines up perfectly with the ones beside it on the seams whenever possible - an incredible amount of fabric is wasted to accomplish this. Gold metal buttons are the perfect and refined finish. It is truly a brilliant piece that when you see it in person you will be astounded at the level of craftsmanship and care put into the construction. A masterpiece. In excellent, museum quality condition.

Unlined with all interior seams hand finished. It closes with hand set buttons at the front. The buttons are a muted gold tone metal. Small padding in each shoulder. French cuffs, however they do not have the buttons. My client recalls her mother wearing these with jeweled cuffs and we suspect she ordered it without buttons since she wore her own jeweled version. Entirely hand done as one would expect from Haute Couture. Finished to Haute Couture standards and entirely done by hand.

Sleeves: 26.5"
Shoulders: 15"
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 25" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# S693

Reference photos: Violete Sanchez shot by David Seidner for the 1984 ad campaign, Vogue Italia March 1984

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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