Yves Saint Laurent

YVES SAINT LAURENT Fall 1975 Vintage Documented Overall Jumpsuit w/ Tassel Belt Size XS

This rare and exceptional Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche jumpsuit from Fall 1975 is crafted from a black jersey fabric and features a razor sharp cut with a pointed collar, a silver-tone metal zipper and a drawstring waist with tassels. Long sleeves with buttoned cuffs (two buttons each), extralong and wide legs with side pockets. No material tag, unlined. Made in France.

Yves Saint Laurent first showed these jumpsuits in his Spring 1975 Haute Couture collection and then again in the Prêt-à-porter collection of the following season. Reference pictures: Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Spring 1975 runway show. Advertisement Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Fall 1975.

A similar jumpsuit from Fall 1975 (the Rive gauche design from the reference picture) resides in the archives of the Metropolitan Museum New York, gifted from none other than fashion revolutionary Diana Vreeland. This design also sold at auction in Paris in December 2020 and fetched 2.080 EUR.

CONDITION
Excellent, very fresh. Only the tassels show light fraying (please view detail picture).

SIZE
Tagged "F 38" - runs small and will fit a D 34, F 36, I 40, US 2-4, UK 8, XS. Please do check the torso length. The jumpsuit will best fit a person with a short torso and long legs.

MEASUREMENTS (laid flat)
Shoulders 37,5 cm/14.8"
Sleeves 60,5 cm/23.8"
Bust 45,0 cm/17.7"
Waist 40,0 cm/15.7"
Hip 49,0 cm/19.3"
Thigh width 31,0 cm/12.2"
Hem width 31,0 cm/12.2"
Inner leg length 86,0 cm/33.9"
Outer leg length (from waist to hem) 109,0 cm/42.9" (seams might be let out to gain additional 4,0-5,0 cm/1.6"-2.0" in length)
Torso length (from top of center back without collar down to crotch seam) 76,0 cm/29.9"
Total length 156,0 cm/61.4"