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Yves Saint Laurent Runway Purple Velvet Embroidered Jacket YSL, 1989


The 1980s and Yves Saint Laurent are an iconic pair. Capturing the 80s culture, YSL had a talent for designing for the everyday woman but also making sure that she stood out whether it be by a carefully crafted accessory or a simple pop of color. A similar version of this 1989 Rive Gauche jacket was featured in campaigns and seen on that season’s runway.

Done in a luxurious purple velvet, the jacket features serpentine-like embroidered spirals and crescents done in jewel tone shades of red, purple, and orange. Sophisticated and elegant, the jacket begins with a simple round neckline and angled short sleeves, and would look incredible styled with long opera gloves. The padded shoulders provide structure while lending the jacket a distinctive 80’s feel that is further enhanced by the large black buttons set along the center front placket.

Size: 40 FR

Size estimate: Medium

Shoulders: 14.5 inches

The fitted silhouette allows the velvet and embroidery to take center stage, while the angled hem at the front of the jacket balances the wide shoulders. An incredible addition to the discerning fashion lover’s wardrobe, this velvet jacket is the perfect choice for an evening soiree or special occasion.

Fully lined in red silk, this YSL jacket has padded shoulders underneath the lining and two front pockets. In excellent condition, this jacket has been professionally eco dry 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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