Yves Saint Laurent

YVES SAINT LAURENT by Tom Ford Spring 2002 3 Pc. Leopard Safari Skirt Suit Size XS

This amazing Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford safari style suit from Spring 2002 comprises a matching jacket, skirt and top, each of these garments elaborately done and a masterpiece in their own right.

The top is crafted from fine silk crêpe with a bold leopard print and the YSL signature in the fabric. It features an intricate fitted cut with short and wide rolled up sleeves, a small peplum, vertical pleats with decorative zigzag stitching and raw edges. 86% silk, 14% elasthane, slips on to wear.

The tailored jacket is made of khaki cotton and features a sharp cut with sculpted, padded shoulders, front pockets, raw edges, a hook and eye closure at the front and two small vents at the back. It is constructed from several panels that are linked by intertwined bands of raw-edged leopard print silk running through gunmetal eyelets. 100% cotton, unlined.

The skirt is made of khaki cotton as well, with wide belt loops and buttoned tabs with raw edges and a straight and fitted pencil cut that finishes just below the knee, with two small vents at the back. It is artfully crafted from many vertical panels that are linked by intertwined leopard print silk bands with raw edges, just as the jacket. Due to the extent of these plait details and the sheer number of gunmetal eyelets, the skirt has considerable weight and is a very substantial piece in its own right. Lace-up closure at the front. 100% cotton, unlined. All three pieces Made in France.

Reference pictures: 1) Rie Rasmussen on the YSL runway, 2) Yves Saint Laurent ad with Liya Kebede, shot by Steven Meisel.

CONDITION
Overall excellent, a few rusty marks to the bottom front of the skirt that remain after dry-cleaning (see detail picture).

SIZE
The top and the skirt are tagged F 36, the jacket F 34 - the suit will fit a D 34, F 36, I 40, US 2-4, UK 8, XS. Please consult the respective measurements.

MEASUREMENTS (all laid flat)

Jacket
Shoulders 40,0 cm/15.7"
Bust 44,0 cm/17.3"
Waist 37,0 cm/14.6"
Sleeves 60,0 cm/23.6"
Length 57,0 cm/22.4"

Top (unstretched, fabric contains 14% elasthane)
Bust 36,0 cm/14.2"
Waist 32,0 cm/12.6"
Length 50,0 cm/19.7"

Skirt
Waist 36,0 cm/14.2"
Hips 44,0 cm/17.3"
Length 67,0 cm/26.4"