Yves Saint Laurent
1979 Documented Purple Ruffle Silk Blouse
This 1979 Yves Saint Laurent documented blouse is from the designer’s famed “Rive Gauche” ready-to-wear line. It was made in France of a jewel-tone purple pure silk, with a double layer of ruffles wrapping around the neck, going down the front and around the cuffs. The low armpits and elasticated cuffs create dramatic billowing sleeves. Doing up the front with 6 snaps, it can be worn as a blouse or open as a light jacket. There is a 4” streak on the back of the left arm where the fabric has slightly lightened, similar in appearance to sun-bleaching, that could easily go unnoticed due to the placement and volume in the sleeve. However, we still consider it to be in excellent condition, as it appears to have had very little wear. It has been professionally dry-cleaned and is ready to wear.
Bust - 55"
Waist - 55"
Shoulders - 19.5"
Length - 25"
Labelled size: 40 (meant to be worn loose)