Woman's ensemble

French
about 1977
Designed by Yves Saint Laurent (French (born in Algeria), 1936–2008), Designed for YSL Rive Gauche (French)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Center back (blouse): 64.8 cm (25 1/2 in.) Length x width (belt): 90.2 x 5.1 cm (35 1/2 x 2 in.)

Accession Number

2008.716.1-3

Medium or Technique

Silk velvet with cut and uncut pile (?); plastic; metal; leather

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Long sleeve black scoop neck blouse with black on black leopard skin patterning. Unpatterned velvet band at cuffs and around collar. Left shoulder has three black plastic buttons across it. Unlined with two woven labels at the center back “Yves Saint Laurent/Rive Gauche/Paris/Made in France,” and “40.” Skirt with black on black leopard skin patterning and unpatterned band at hem. Two hook and eye closures and zipper at left hip. Lined in black silk plain weave with two woven labels at the center back “Yves Saint Laurent/Rive Gauche/Paris/Made in France,” and “40.” Black velvet belt with square buckle. Reverse is black leather, stamped in gold at the center “Medium Yves Saint Laurent 4885.”

Skirt with black on black leopard skin patterning and unpatterned band at hem. Two hook and eye closures and zipper at left hip. Lined in black silk plain weave with two woven labels at the center back “Yves Saint Laurent/Rive Gauche/Paris/Made in France,” and “40.”

Black velvet belt with square buckle. Reverse is black leather, stamped in gold at the center “Medium Yves Saint Laurent 4885.”

Credit Line

Gift of Jane Burke