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  • Place of origin:

    France (made)

  • Date:

    1970s (made)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Saint Laurent, Yves, born 1936 - died 2008 (designer)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    rayon crêpe

  • Museum number:


  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Black rayon crêpe flared trousers.

Place of Origin

France (made)


1970s (made)


Saint Laurent, Yves, born 1936 - died 2008 (designer)

Materials and Techniques

rayon crêpe

Object history note

Purchased. Registered File number 1985/1484.

Descriptive line

Black nylon flared trousers, designed by Yves St. Laurent, France, 1970s.

Labels and date

Machine-knitted cashmere
British: John Ashpool, about 1972

This sweater has dolman sleeves gathered into ribbed cuffs. Both the body and the sleeves, in stocking stitch, were knitted in one piece horizontally from cuff to cuff. The underarms were then seamed and attached to a tight midriff tube of ribbing. The square neck has a ribbed edging.
The strong asymmetrical striped pattern recalls designs from the 1920s and the 'trompe l'oeil' buttonhole is reminscent of Elsa Schiaparelli's jersies.

Worn and given by Joan Juliet Buck

Rayon crepe
French, Yves Saint Laurent, about 1972
T.368-1985 [1985]


Rayon crêpe


Women's clothes; Fashion


Textiles and Fashion Collection

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