Yves Saint Laurent

YVES SAINT LAURENT Fall 1982 Vintage Documented Velvet Evening Suit w/ Bag Size XS

This amazing Yves Saint Laurent evening ensemble from Fall 1982 comprises a velvet jacket with spectacular puff sleeves, a velvet skirt and the original matching suede bag. The jacket is a masterpiece. It features a fitted bodice with a beautiful peplum waist, a front closure with black cut glass buttons and ultrawide puff sleeves with opulent ruffles and buttoned ruffled cuffs. The skirt is widely flared and sits at calf-length. It has hidden side pockets and closes with a zipper and a metal hook & eye at the side. Both pieces are crafted from Saint Laurent's typical first-class quality velvet in a dark bottle green. The sleeves are made of rustling silk taffeta with an iridescent sheen. The skirt is trimmed with a braided black edge - one of Saint Laurent's signature design elements. The set comes with its matching suede bag featuring a flap with reptile embossed leather edges and hidden snap button closure and a twisted cord strap. Lined in green grosgrain fabric. Made in France.

Available reference pictures: Yves Saint Laurent ad via Vogue Paris, August 1982, photographed by Helmut Newton. Runway picture by Paul van Riel via Europeana Fashion. Yves Saint Laurent advertisement, details unknown.

Excellent. One single (probably production-related) imperfection to the back of the left puff sleeve (see detail picture).

The jacket is tagged F 38 and will fit a D 34-36, F 36-38, I 40-42, US 4-6, UK 8-10, XS-SMALL. The skirt is tagged F 36 and will fit a D 32-34, F 34-36, I 38-40, US 2-4, UK 6-8, XXS-XS.

MEASUREMENTS (laid flat - no additional stretch)

Shoulders 36,0 cm/14.2"
Bust 45,0 cm/17.7"
Waist 34,0 cm/13.4"
Sleeves 72,0 cm/28.3"
Length 53,0 cm/20.9"

Waist 31,0 cm/12.2"
Hip free
Length 79,0 cm/31.1"
Sweep 220,0 cm/86.6"

W 20,0 x H 16,0 x D 3,5 cm/7.9" x 6.3" x 1.4"
Strap length 111,0 cm/43.7"