This is a beautiful burgundy/wine velvet skirt and jacket ensemble from Yves Saint Laurent, with a softly pleated skirt and mandarin collar jacket.
The jacket has the classic YSL round buttons up the front and on the sleeves, and gathered modified leg of mutton sleeves. The skirt hits just below the knee and has side slash pockets. It closes with a side zipper and YSL signature hook and eyes. Both pieces are made of luxurious cotton viscose velvet, and are fully lined.
Designed in the late 1970's or early 1980's, this piece was inspired by czar-era Russia, as well as the Russian opera. It is always wonderful to own a piece of clothing designed by Yves Saint Laurent during his most innovative years!
The jacket is labeled a size 40 and the skirt is labeled a size 42. They measure like a US women's 6, but please use the measurements below to ensure the perfect fit.