Ensemble (evening), three piece, of black silk gazar jacket with pagoda shoulders and heavily embroidered fronts with leaf and berry motifs in gold beading, gold metallic thread and silver sequins, black silk satin skirt with gold lamé lining, and black and gold cord belt: (a) jacket; round neckline with CF closure of large gold cord buttons; raised embroidery on upper shoulders, and fronts; suit sleeves; rows of gold beading at neckline, CF edges, hem and wrists; (b) skirt; wrap closure R side with asymmetric hem at front; straight, gathered into narrow waistband; lined throughout in gold lamé; full length; (c) cord belt with large black and gold tassels at each end.


  • Title: Evening ensemble
  • Creator: Yves Saint Laurent
  • Fashion House: Yves Saint Laurent, Paris, (French, founded 1961)
  • Location Created: French
  • Physical Dimensions: Length at CB (Jacket (a): 20 1/2 in. (52.1 cm) Length at CB (Skirt (b): 39 1/2 in. (100.3 cm) Length (Belt (c): 105 1/2 in. (268 cm)
  • External Link: The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Collection Online
  • Medium: silk, metallic thread, beads, sequins
  • Date Created: spring/summer 1980, 1980/1980
  • Creator Death Date: 2008
  • Creator Birth Date: 1936
  • Accession Number: 1984.607.28a–c

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