YVES SAINT LAURENT F/W 1982 Documented Velvet Suit Size XS
An incredible and very rare Yves Saint Laurent evening set from F/W 1982. The set 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 slim 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 made from Saint Laurent's typical first-class quality velvet in a dark bottle green. The sleeves are made from a 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. Runway pic by Paul van Riel via Europeana Fashion, second pic Yves Saint Laurent advertisement.
Excellent. Only minimal, very minor signs of wear that do not detract in any way. Only particular flaw is a (probably production-related) mark 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"
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"