1959 Yves Saint Laurent for Christian Dior Haute Couture Coat
Exquisite Yves Saint Laurent for Christian Dior spring/summer 1959 haute couture jacket. A well documented, truly rare gem! This lovely spring jacket features all of the haute couture details that make collectors' mouths water! The body of the coat has a oversized notched collar, 3/4 sleeves + pleated front. The ultra wide attached sash is backed in thin cream colored leather while the faux besom "pockets" are actually just slits that lead straight through. We imagine that the intended under dress may have had pockets that would have matched up underneath. Also, as seen in image 6, the sash also fits perfectly into the pockets so that if you're wearing it open, it's not left just hanging. Comprised of a beautiful, slightly shimmery bone colored wool/silk blend with hidden hook + eye closures. All silk lining. Read our blog post about this piece!