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Woman's suit ensemble

  • Place of origin:

    Paris (designed)

  • Date:

    ca.1989 (retailed)

  • Artist/Maker:

    Saint Laurent, Yves, born 1936 - died 2008 (designer)
    Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche (designed for)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    wool, acetate and rayon mix, machine sewn. Printed silk; appliqué suede.

  • Credit Line:

    Given by Jill Ritblat

  • Museum number:

    T.376:1 to 6-2000

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

Jacket of black and white fine check wool with centre-front opening and single button. There is a breast patch pocket and 2 patch pockets at the hip. The long sleeves have a single button at the cuff. The jacket is lined in black acetate and rayon mix and has shoulder pads.
[Skirt] Straight skirt of black and white checked wool with plain waistband and left-side opening of button and zip. There are 2 pockets either side. The skirt has an acetate and rayon mix lining.
[Trousers] Trousers of black and white checked wool with centre-front opening and single button with zip. They have a plain waistband and finish with turn-ups.
[Blouse] - Blouse of silk with snake skin print with boat neck. There is a centre-back opening with button and loop. The sleeves are long.
[Blouse] - Blouse of silk with black, white and grey leopard skin print with boat neck. There is a centre-back fly opening with buttons. The sleeves are long.
[Belt] - Black and white and grey suede, appliqued black shapes on grey ground.

Place of Origin

Paris (designed)

Date

ca.1989 (retailed)

Artist/maker

Saint Laurent, Yves, born 1936 - died 2008 (designer)
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche (designed for)

Materials and Techniques

wool, acetate and rayon mix, machine sewn. Printed silk; appliqué suede.

Dimensions

Length: 71 cm jacket, Length: 55.5 cm skirt, Length: 102 cm trousers, Length: 61 cm blouse (both same length), Length: 81.5 cm belt

Descriptive line

Suit of woman's jacket, skirt and trousers, black and white wool check, Yves Saint Laurent, 1989. Choice of two blouses in snake or leopard skin print; appliquéd animal pattern suede belt.

Materials

Wool; Synthetic fibre

Techniques

Machine sewing

Categories

Fashion; Women's clothes; Clothing

Production Type

Ready to wear

Collection

Textiles and Fashion Collection

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