Vintage 1991 Yves St. Laurent Rive Gauche wool suit in bold black and white pinstripes with “striped” buttons to match consists of three interchangeable pieces: Jacket, trousers, and skirt. Adaptable from office to dinner to streetwear, this iconic ensemble echoes the gangster-inspired trouser suits YSL debuted in his 1967 collection (the year after he launched Rive Gauche).
The doublebreasted jacket has padded shoulders, peaked lapels, and patch pockets. Pleated in front, the straight, full-legged trousers have onseam pockets and a side zip with smaller version of the striped plastic buttons that close the jacket. The straight, knee-length skirt is styled like the pants, with front pleats, onseam pockets, and side zip closure (with a solid black vs striped button). Jacket and skirt are lined in black satin; trousers are unlined.
All three pieces are labelled “Yves Saint Laurent, Rive Gauche, Made in France, Paris” and have the paper tag that indicates the collection year (1991) as well as the fabric content (100% wool, with an acetate & rayon lining). In addition, the pants have an attached Rive Gauche hangtag and plastic bag with spare button, as well as the original Neiman Marcus price tag ($960 reduced to $576). The skirt has an attached plastic bag with spare (black) button as well.
Tag size of both the jacket and skirt is 36; trousers are a 38. Exact measurements are:
Jacket: Bust 38”, shoulders 15 1/3”, waist 30”, sleeves 23.5” and length shoulder to hem 30”.
Trousers: Waist 26”, hips 34”, 33” inseam and length 45”.
Skirt: Waist 25”, hips 35”, and length 25”.
Very good, unworn condition, with nicks on the bottom jacket button and right sleeve button, and a scattering of 7 or 8 tiny places (on the lower back center of the jacket, at the cuff of the right sleeve, and at the hem of the skirt) where the white pinstriping thread has “breaks” in it. These issues are shown in photo #7.
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NOS Vintage 1990s Yves St. Laurent YSL 3 Piece Pinstriped Wool Suit XS/S