yves saint laurent

Superb Fall 1977 Yves Saint Laurent Ad Campaign Purple Wool & Mohair Cape w Dramatic Collar

This wonderful cape is from the Fall 1977 collection and versions of it were shown on the runway that season. We found runway shots of it on the catwalk in both a red and a blue and I wish I had the entire show to see if the purple was also shown. The cape was also used for the ad campaign that year making it an integral piece of the Fall 1977 collection. 

The cape is this wonderful shade of purple 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 large pom pom. I took a shot of me holding it so that you can see the size. I love this bold detail. 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 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: 53" 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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