Designer Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Peasant Look 1970s Blouse & Skirt S / M
Brand Poppy's Vintage Clothing
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This is a wonderful designer vintage 1970s era peasant look silver and black check and linear lame blouse & skirt ensemble made in France by Yves Saint Laurent Paris. The set came from an estate where there were hundreds of pieces of Parisian designer clothing, much of it unused. This ensemble looks to me to be an "opulent peasant" look - Saint Laurent introduced the peasant look in 1976. The blouse has a Russian look to the neckline, accented in black velvet and buttoning on the side. The sleeves are roomy at the upper arm and cinched at the cuff with, again, in black velvet. The blouse is made with some length, but I have posed it tucked into the skirt. There is a matching sash that I've used at the waistline. The skirt is long and accented with ruffles. The blouse is checked while the skirt has alternating silver and black horizontal stripes with the ruffles/flounces on the skirt being checked. The fabric is quite glittery - this is a wonderful holiday season ensemble.
Label: Yves Saint Laurent Paris Tricot Made in France
Color: Silver and black
Material: Lamé - unsure as to the exact composition, lightweight, and most likely a synthetic blend of some sort.
Sizing: The blouse has a size 40 label while the skirt has a size 38 label - these are vintage French sizes, so please rely on the following measurements for fit, taking the style of the garment into consideration:
Shoulders: 15" across from shoulder seam to shoulder seam
Sleeves: 23 1/2" from shoulder seam
Sleeve Inseam: 18 1/2"
Bust: 44" around, but meant to hang somewhat loosely
Waist: Meant to be cinched
Overall length: 26 1/2", measured flat
Hips: 46" around, but meant to hang loosely
Length: 40" long, measured flat
It is in excellent condition - very clean and like much of the items from the estate, it looks like it saw no use. This has been well kept and stored over the years.
This is a striking blouse and skirt ensemble by one of the greatest Parisian couturiers......fabulous piece that is sure to be noticed....