1974 Yves Saint Laurent Sequin Black Wool Sweater Le Smoking Tuxedo Pants Suit
First created in 1966 by famous couturier Yves Saint Laurent, "Le Smoking" tuxedo suit for women was the first of its kind to earn attention in the fashion world and in popular culture. The silhouette pioneered long, minimalist, androgynous styles for women, as well as the use of pantsuits in modern-day society. Yves Saint Laurent was seen by many as having empowered women by giving them the option to wear clothes that were normally worn by men with influence and power. This rare ensemble, which is a wonderful take on the classic Le Smoking, dates back to his infamous fall/winter 1974 Rive Gauche collection. Pieces from this decade are very rare and are true examples of fashion history. The button-down sweater jacket is fashioned from gorgeous black thick ribbed wool knit. I adore the lean, long sleeves and sparkling sequins throughout! The expertly tailored wide-leg tuxedo slacks are just as beautiful with their flattering high-waist and sequin lines running down the sides.mYves Saint Laurent recognized the power of the youth revolution and created clothing that reflected that. Pants, he understood, were the direction of womenswear.
Measurements Sweater Bust: 35-36 inches Sleeve Length: 23 inches Total Length: 20 inches Pants Marked Size 36 Waist: 25 inches Hips: up to 39 inches Total Length: 43 inches Inseam: 32 inches
This rare Yves Saint Laurent ensemble is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working front pant metal-zipper and side pockets. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.