Yves Saint Laurent

YVES SAINT LAURENT 1970s Vintage Wool Cape w/ Velvet Capelet One-Size // Sold

Capes played a major role in Yves Saint Laurent's oeuvre and appeared in many of his collections over the decades. This example, probably from the 1970s, is crafted from yards and yards of a black wool fabric and features a black velvet capelet and long satin ties.

The cape is widely flared and extremely full with a spectacular hem circumference of 8,0 meters/8.75 yards. The hemline appears slightly irregular in length and finishes approximately at calf-length. The cape closes at the front with two long satin ties. Illegible composition label (main material probably 100% wool, other materials for the velvet and satin). Unlined. Made in France.

Very good vintage condition. Light signs of wear to the fabric throughout, in particular to the velvet which has several flattened marks that become visible depending on light.

Tagged "F 38" - this equates to a D 36, I 42, US 6, UK 10, SMALL but the cape should fit a variety of sizes thanks to the open and generous cut

Measurements (laid flat)
Bust free
Waist free
Hip free
Length approx. 107,0 cm/42.1" to 115,0 cm/45.3" (slightly irregular)