Vintage 1970s Yves Saint Laurent Tricot Skirt Filo Scozia Mercerized Cotton M 38


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This is an unused skirt made under the Yves Saint Laurent Tricot label, dating to the 1970s.  This skirt came from a lot of old store stock from the 1960s and 70s that I acquired about five years ago, some with tags and some without - included in the lot were a number of pieces by Christian Dior and Yves Saint Laurent, but also other French fashion houses, all of it unused.  This skirt is made of “Filo Scozia”, which translates to Scottish Thread.  It is actually a very high quality mercerized cotton with a silky “hand”, brilliant and soft, and which holds its dye over time.  It was discovered and then imported to Italy by an Italian textile manufacturer during a visit to JP Coats in Paisley, Scotland during the early 19th century.  It is actually made of Egyptian cotton - in England, it is known as Lisle Cotton. The skirt is designed with a satin rope sash inserted through the waistband, and is woven in vertical stripes of black, blue, pink and light blue. It is made in a mid-calf length.  It is unlined and cut to be loose fitting.  

Label: Yves Saint Laurent Tricot Paris Made in Italy

Fabric:  100% Filo Scozia Made in Italy

Sizing: French size 38 is indicated, which is equivalent to a US size 8, and although this should fit a medium size, please rely on the following measurements for fit:

Waist: 33" around uncinched, but you would tighten the waist with the sash

Hips: 45“ around, but meant to fall loosely

Overall length: 30 1/2“, measured flat

Condition:  This is in excellent condition as it is unused and was well stored for over the years - the label has a pink mark on it (see close-up photo), why I’m don’t know 

Excellent quality as you would expect from Yves Saint Laurent - lovely skirt!