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Woman's suit

French
about 2002
Designed by Yves Saint Laurent (French (born in Algeria), 1936–2008)


Object Place: Paris, France

Dimensions

Center back (jacket): 62.2 cm (24 1/2 in.) Center back (skirt): 71.1 cm (28 in.)

Accession Number

2009.2427.1-2

Medium or Technique

Cotton (?) plain weave; silk plain weave; plastic; metal

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black single breasted jacket with notched lapel. Two center front brown/tan plastic buttons, two patch pockets and a button at each cuff. Seaming down the front, reverse has center back and two princess seams. Lined in silk plain weave with one interior label: “Yves Saint Laurent/1962 Paris 2002/Made in France/77260.” Black pencil skirt with four darts just below the front and back waistband, slit pockets, zipper on right hip and center back seam. Interior is lined with black silk satin; the front to the skirt is marked by a row of white stitches. Four interior loops for hanging.

Black pencil skirt with four darts just below the front and back waistband, slit pockets, zipper on right hip and center back seam. Interior is lined with black silk satin; the front to the skirt is marked by a row of white stitches. Four interior loops for hanging.

Signed

One interior label at center back: "Yves Saint Laurent/1962 Paris 2002."

Provenance

January 2009, purchased by donor from Marlene Wetherell, New York; anonymous gift to the MFA (Accession date: May 27, 2009)

Credit Line

Anonymous gift