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Woman's two-part evening suit

French
1997
Designed by Yves Saint Laurent (French (born in Algeria), 1936–2008), For YSL Rive Gauche (French), Retailed by Neiman Marcus (American, founded 1907)


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

Not On View

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