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Woman's evening dress

Robe de soir long de patchwork multi-colore

Fall/Winter 1969–70
Designed by Yves Saint Laurent (French (born in Algeria), 1936–2008)

Object Place: Paris, France


Center back: 139.7 cm (55 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Silk plain, twill and satin weave; silk velvet; pieced and appliquéd silk and velvet; printed; hand stitching; machine embroidery; metal

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Woman’s “patchwork” evening dress made of floral print silks and velvets, pieced and embroidered by Mme. Brossin de Mere. Center back zipper on bodice with three buttons from the left side of zipper around to hip, ending at zipper that runs down right side of skirt. Two hook and eye closures at waistband. Pocket on left side seam. Lined in brown silk plain weave. Label: “Yves Saint Laurent/ Paris/ 24201/ Made in France”


1969, created by Yves Saint Laurent for his Fall/Winter collection of haute couture in Paris; November 11, 1969, sold by Saint Laurent to unknown client. By 2008, in collection of Marilyn Glass, Los Angeles, CA; purchased from Glass by the MFA (December 17, 2008)

Credit Line

Frank B. Bemis Fund