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Evening Suit Front View

Yves Saint Laurent for Yves Saint Laurent

FIDM MUSEUM & GALLERIES

FIDM MUSEUM & GALLERIES

Suit: Woman's evening suit of turquoise silk moiré with three-dimensional embroidery by Lesage comprised of (A) jacket and (B) skirt.
(A) Label with "YVES SAINT LAURENT/ PARIS (in black on cream-colored ground)/ 63716" (stamped in black on cream ground); "MADE IN FRANCE" in red on white ground; "BATUS RETAIL FRANCE S.A./ CQUE NEIMAN MARCUS/ MODEL 87-EMBROIDERED JACKET/ COMPOSITION: 100% SILK/ COLORIS: TURQUOISE/ SIZE: 40" (B) Label with "BATUS RETAIL FRANCE S.A./ CQUE/ NEIMAN MARCUS/ MODEL 87-SKIRT/ COMPOSITION: 100% SILK/ COLORIS: TURQUOISE/ SIZE: 40" in black on cream ground; "MADE IN FRANCE" in red on white ground.

Earrings: One pair of Robert Lee Morris for Donna Karan hoop earrings of gold plated metal; three dimensional talon shaped earring face; flat oblong hoop attached at base of talon at back, center void; back of talon hollow; clip back closure. Label: none Date: 1985-1990. Format: L: 3 1/2". Place created: New York. Provenance: Gift of Mary Dubrow.

Purse: Charles Jourdan black satin envelope bag trimmed in pink metallic leather topstitched at angles on front and back.
Label: CHARLES JOURDAN - PARIS - MADE IN FRANCE embossed in black onto a silver metal tag with 2 "screws" on either side. Logo hang tag tied to purse strap; black CJ on red ground with style number and description on back in blue pen.
Date: c. 1985

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Details

  • Title: Evening Suit Front View
  • Creator: Yves Saint Laurent
  • Fashion House: Yves Saint Laurent
  • Date Created: 1988/1989
  • Location Created: Paris, France
  • Physical Dimensions: Jacket CB: 22 1/2" Skirt CB: 30 1/2"
  • Provenance: Museum purchase
  • Season: Fall / Winter 1988-1989
  • Type: Suit
  • Photographer: Brian Sanderson
  • Rights: © FIDM Museum & Library, Inc. Image made available for limited non-commercial, educational, and personal use only, or for fair use as defined in the United States copyright laws. Users must cite the author and source of the image as they would material from any printed work, and the citations should include the URL “www.fidmmuseum.org”. For publication or press requests, visit http://www.fidmmuseum.org/about/rights-and-reproductions/ or email imagerights@FIDMmuseum.org.
  • Medium: Silk moiré, embroidery floss, lamé, glass beads, plastic sequins and buttons.
  • Object ID: Suit: 2000.5.2AB Earrings: 2005.855.10AB Purse: 2002.797.2AB
  • Bibliographic References: Kevin L. Jones and Christina M Johnson. FABULOUS! Ten Years of FIDM Museum Acquisitions, 2000-2010. Los Angeles: FIDM Museum Publications, 2010.

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