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1970s Yves Saint Laurent Chinese Quilted Red Satin Jacket YSL


Yves Saint Laurent translated the world into the language of French Fashion. From the Africa, to Russia, to China, the acclaimed designer produced fantastical collections influenced by these remarkable cultures. Alongside the launch of his legendary fragrance Opium YSL showcased his China collection during the Fall/Winter runways in 1977.

Done in a vibrant red quilted satin, the color heavily associated with good fortune in Chinese culture, this jacket is trimmed in burgundy that creates a thick piping appearance. With wide sleeves, and a slightly oversized fit, the jacket cocoons the body in its deep, mesmerizing red fabric. The burgundy trim travels closely around the neck down to the mid-hip hem. Simply by design, this jacket certainly bound to make an impact in any wardrobe. It can be worn perfectly as a light jacket or to accentuate a stunning evening look. It can be seen above in a photograph from the 1977 runway.

Size: 34

Size estimate: S/M

Shoulders: 19 inches

Sleeves: 20.5 inches

Bust: up to 44 inches

Waist: up to 44 inches

Hips: up to 44 inches

Length: 28 inches front, curves to 30 inches at back

Fully lined in a burgundy silky satin, this vintage YSL jacket is in very good condition. There is a small hole on the right side of the neckline and an area of residue on the bottom front that did not come out during cleaning; however, neither are very noticeable during wear. Professionally cleaned and pressed, high-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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