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An amazing 1980s YSL Rive Gauche plaid wool jacket.

Beautiful purple and red tones make up this very highest quality plaid wool with velvet burgundy collar.
Buttons up, wide collared with two asymmetric side hip pockets and one breast pocket.
Fully lined in shiny burgundy satin.
Quite the collector's piece!
In the mid-1970s the relevance of haute couture was seriously debated. The political and social upheaval of the 1960s, the emergence of a plethora of creative ready-to-wear designers, and the increasing preference for a sportswear approach to dressing as represented by American fashion were among the shifts in lifestyles and taste that appeared to sound the death knell of the calcified and elitist world of the maisons de couture.

It was at this time that Yves Saint Laurent, haute couture’s preeminent practitioner, threw caution to the prevailing winds with a collection of unrivaled fantasy and luxury. He called it his “Russian Collection,” but his designs were Slavic only in their Oriental excess and opulence. Inspired by the Bakst costumes of the Ballets Russes, each ensemble appeared to be a repudiation of the informal, pared-down, and functional looks of the street. By employing all the techniques of the petites mains—those workshops of embroiderers, passementerie makers, lace weavers, feather workers, and jewelry makers—Saint Laurent revived the taste for elegant excess. Compared to the Art Deco spareness of the 1930s-revival crepe and jersey evening columns popular during the period, the Russian ball gowns were a sensory explosion of color, ornament, scale, and even sound

St. Laurent’s influence was immediate and far-reaching. Among his successes – the Mondrian collection in 1965, Le Smoking tuxedo suits of 1967 and beyond, the Safari suits of 1968 and the Russian inspired collection of 1976.
Written by Lizzie Bramlett,

Fits like size: Medium to small
Labeled French size: 40

Bust: 39"
Waist: 34"
Length: 27"
Sleeve Length: 24"
Shoulder to Shoulder: 16"

Condition: Excellent.
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Yves Saint Laurent Jacket - YSL Rive Gauche 1980s Plaid Wool Sport Coat - Small / Medium

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  • Vintage item from the 1980s
  • Materials: wool, velvet
  • Ships worldwide from United States
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