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Woman's suit


Object Place: Paris, France


Center back (jacket): 69.9 cm (27 1/2 in.) Center back (skirt): 62.2 cm (24 1/2 in.)

Accession Number


Medium or Technique

Wool plain weave with discontinuous patterning wefts; silk satin; plastic; metal

Not On View


Contemporary Art, Europe, Textiles and Fashion Arts



Black/dark gray wool jacket patterned with flecks of white. Convertible collar, black buttons down the center front and two slit pockets with a flap. Lined in black silk satin with one interior label at the center back: “Yves Saint Laurent/Paris/Made in France/071844.”

Black/dark gray wool pencil skirt patterned with flecks of white. Four darts just under front and back waistband, center back seam, two slit pockets and a zipper on the right hip. Lined with black silk satin.


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

Credit Line

Anonymous gift