Oh this skirt is amazing. 1970s saint laurent black silk taffeta and velvet peasant skirt. The construction and design of the skirt is gorgeous. Four vertical velvet stripes go up from the hem to the waist - each velvet stripe is bordered by black silk ruffles - so romantic and sensual. Very fine lightweight silk taffeta is gathered up into the wide waist band.
Velvet border to the hem is finished with a small ruffle. The construction of the skirt is so precise - precise saint laurent tailoring. Side pocketsmetal zipper up the side with two metal hooks at the waist. Label saint laurent rive gauche. No content label, 100% silk taffeta, the velvet feels like silk as well.
Good vintage condition - though there are things to note. The skirt has been shortened by 9cm/ 3.5inches with a pleat taken up on the inside towards the hem - this could be taken down though i imagine it will leave visible stitch marks. The waist band has some wrinkling due to the interfacing that is bubbling - can be bettered with ironing but still shows wrinkles. The hooks at the waist band are not original.
The metal zipper is missing a tooth 1cm/. 04 inches from the top of the waist band - i think its best to leave it like it is as this is by no means visible - as replacing the zipper would be a big tailoring jow and may damage the skirt. The skirt feels like it has been a little bit mis-used - it was very wrinkly when i found it, however with dry cleaning and proper pressing it has returned to its fabulous self.
Measurementswaist 64cm/ 25incheships are fullwaist to hem 104cm/ 41inchesmodels measurementsshoulders 40cm/ 15.7incheschest 84cm/ 33incheswaist 66cm/ 26incheships 92cm/ 36inchesheight 175cm.