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Silk suit

French
1971
Designed by Yves Saint Laurent (French (born in Algeria), 1936–2008)


Dimensions

Center back (jacket): 68.6 cm (27 in.) Length (pants): 100.3 cm (39 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

2012.441.1-2

Medium or Technique

Rayon, satin weave; printed

Not On View

Collections

Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Costumes

Silk satin jacket printed with psychedelic graphic pattern of trees/flowers in dark blue, peach, black and tan. Jacket has center front blue button closure and one pocket on each side.

Silk satin pants printed with psychedelic graphic pattern of trees and flowers in dark blue, peach, black and tan. Tab button closure at waistband and zipper-fly.

Signed

Interior label (jacket): "YVES SAINT LAURENT MADE IN FRANCE PARIS RIVE GAUCHE" "38" on collar.

Interior label (pants): "YVES SAINT LAURENT MADE IN FRANCE PARIS RIVE GAUCHE" "38" on interior waistband.

Provenance

2012, purchased by Lauren Whitley, Andover, MA from eBay; sold by Whitley to the MFA. (Accession Date: June 27, 2012)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Doris May