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Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Leopard Print Pony Fur Blazer Jacket YSL


A fashion superstar, Yves Saint Laurent was no stranger to prints and frequently incorporated them into his collections. Leopard is a staple of the YSL wardrobe, and is a print that was especially popular during the 80s and 90s. Though celebrated for his haute couture, Laurent’s Rive Gauche ready- to-wear line was the first success of its kind in France, and was eventually recognized as one of his most creative endeavors. YSL often incorporated elements from mainstream pop-culture into the line, creating lighthearted and unexpected interpretations of popular prints that continue to resonate.

Done in pony fur, this luxurious 80s Rive Gauche jacket features a leopard print in rich tones of honey and chocolate brown. The menswear inspired jacket begins with a high notch lapel, creating a v opening at the neck. The long sleeves reach the wrist with a wooden button closure at the back of each cuff, offering a nice contrast of texture that gives this jacket a sleek, polished look.

Size estimate: MED/LRG

Shoulders: 16.5 inches

Sleeves: 24 inches

Bust: 40 inches

Waist: 38 inches

Hip: 40 inches

Length: 28.5 inches

The shoulders are less structured, creating a chic, laid-back feeling that is complemented by the discreet breast pocket and large patch pockets at each hip. A fabulous addition to the discerning fashion lover’s wardrobe, this versatile blazer is a Fall/Winter must have that can easily be styled with palazzo pants or a short dress, perfect for evening wear or as part of a professional ensemble.

This Yves Saint Laurent jacket is lined in a silky black fabric and closes with a wooden button at the center front placket. In very good condition, there is a minor blemish at the right shoulder where the fur is split or missing a few hairs - please refer to the close-up photograph in the last image. 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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