Charming Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche vintage sweater in cinnamon-coloured openwork viscose knit from the 1980s. Fitted style with short sleeves and unlined with no closure (pulls on over the head). This top has the added provenance of coming directly from a lady that worked for the YSL shop in Munich so has not been on the market prior to this. The label reads "Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Paris, Made in France". It is tagged a French size 44 but runs smaller.
Yves Saint Laurent was born in 1936 in Oran, Algeria and began his career as an assistant of Christian Dior. When Dior died in 1957, he became the artistic director. In 1962 he opened his own fashion house, and in 1966, he created his ready-to-wear line Rive Gauche. By the 1980s, Yves Saint Laurent was a true icon. He was the first living designer to receive a solo exhibition in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1983. He died in 2008.
Excellent vintage condition.
Shoulders: 38 cm – 15" (seam to seam)
Bust: 82 cm – 32.3" (not stretched)
Waist: 79 cm – 31.1" (not stretched)
Sleeve length: 24 cm – 9.4"
Length: 52 cm – 20.5"
Measurements are taken flat and then doubled for bust and waist.
Corresponding Modern Size: S-M