Woman's two-part evening suit

French
1997
Designed by Yves Saint Laurent (French (born in Algeria), 1936–2008)


Dimensions

Center Back (jacket): 68.6 cm (27 in.) Center Back (skirt): 127 cm (50 in.)

Accession Number

2005.619.1-2

Medium or Technique

Silk satin and velvet, rhinestones, pearls, and beads; goldtone and paste buttons; silk lining

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Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Black satin long-sleeved jacket with large standup velvet collar, trimmed with goldtone and red rhinestone buttons, and decorated at the nape of neck with a large heart shaped pin encrusted with rhinestones, pearls, and beads. Black floor length satin skirt. Labeled: “Yves Saint Laurent/ Made in France/ rive gauche/ Paris/ 38”

Provenance

Designed by Yves Saint Laurent for the Neiman Marcus 90th anniversary celebration, September 1997. Gift of MFA, December 14, 2005.

Credit Line

Gift of Neiman Marcus Boston