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This is a vintage black moiré silk pleated skirt made in a full length by Yves Saint Laurent Paris. The fabric is fabulous on this - this type of moiré finish is sometimes referred to as “watered silk”. The skirt is completely pleated and constructed in four sections, each section wider than the higher section, so that the skirt widens gradually down the skirt so that the hemline is circle shaped. The photos really do not do justice to this skirt.
Age: 1970s, maybe late 60s
Label: Yves Saint Laurent Paris
Material: Moiré silk taffeta
Sizing: French size “42” is indicated, but please note the following measurements for fit, taking the size of the waist into consideration:
Waist: 24 1/2” around
Hips: 38” around, meant to fall loosely
Hemline: 210” or more, depending on how much you elongate the pleating
Length: 42” measured flat
It is in very good condition with the exception of some reddish discoloration on two pleats that is 3” long from the hemline (see last close-up photo). It’s at the right hand front to the side, not that noticeable, but present nevertheless. You could either spot dye it or shorten the skirt by 4”. In addition, some of the pleats would need to be re-pressed, mostly in the upper sections.
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Despite the small problem, this is a fabulous quality skirt by Yves Saint Laurent, made during his heyday. This is a beautiful holiday period skirt, great for formal occasions.....
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Vintage 1970s Yves Saint Laurent Silk Moire Skirt Pleated Full Length Size XS