Unusual and rare vintage Yves Saint Laurent charcoal grey faux fur Persian lamb or Astrakhan coat with black velvet collar, cuffs and edging from the 1980s. This oversized short coat or jacket features a straight and easy cut that falls below the hip, long sleeves that are modestly gathered at the sleeve cap and side slit pockets. It has a buttoned front and is fully lined in black acetate. This coat 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. It is labeled “Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Paris, Made in France“ and marked a French size 40.
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. Seems to have been worn very little.
Shoulders: 43 cm – 17"
Bust: 110 cm – 43.3"
Waist: 118 cm – 46.5"
Hips: 128 cm – 50.4"
Sleeve length: 62 cm – 24.4"
Length: 75 cm – 29.5"
Measurements are taken flat and then doubled for bust, waist and hips.
Approximate Modern Size: S-M