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Yves Saint Laurent Leopard print Silk Damask Safari Top
YSL was no stranger to prints and frequently incorporated them into his collections. During the 90s prints were one of the focal trends especially animal prints. YSL incorporated these elements from mainstream pop-culture into his Rive Gauche line creating a new interpretation and place of animal print in this time. This blouse is made from a silk damask fabric printed in a vibrant leopard print.
Rich tones of umber, and bright taupe and caramel tones make this traditionally drab safari style top to a fashion statement. A narrower waist modifies the traditional style while still holding to its boxier silhouette. Square shoulders, the straight sleeves, and thigh length hem reflect on the classic nature of the style. Four pockets are placed at the front. This top can either be worn alone or as a jacket to add a bit of flair to an understated ensemble.
Bust: 36 inches
Waist: 36 inches
Length: 39 inches
The top’s centre front and pocket closures are done with round wooden buttons with a sunburst carving that add an element of texture to the garment. Unlined, this safari top is in excellent condition and 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.