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1970s Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Black Velvet Skirt M


Looking for a timeless designer black velvet skirt

This Yves Saint Laurent black velvet skirt from his Rive Gauche collection, is a timeless classic--wearable to almost any occasion and perfect for both dressy and professional settings! It has a thin waistband with a side button enclosure and gathering just below for added texture and shaping. Oblique pockets on either side add functionality.

Its gorgeous smooth velvet fabric will contrast well against knit or leather textures, allowing for many simple, elegant, and comfortable outfits! 

On September 19, 1966, Yves Saint Laurent opened a ready-to-wear boutique in Paris called “Saint Laurent Rive Gauche.” This marked the first time a couturier successfully launched a ready-to-wear line in France. Situated in a former antiques store in the student-dominated area of the Seine’s Left Bank, the appropriately named store (Rive Gauche is literally “left bank” in French) was a complete departure from the grand and gilded interior of his haute couture salon. Rive Gauche was an immediate success, with some customers waiting up to three hours to purchase items. Within a matter of weeks, it was clear Rive Gauche was the new sanctum of Paris youth culture.

(...) during the 1970s, Rive Gauche was the site of Saint Laurent’s most prolific creative production. It was a laboratory of sorts, where he could experiment freely with different styles, looks, and sources of inspiration, away from the pressures of the haute couture salon. 

  • Label: SAINT LAURENT rive gauche, Paris
  • Made in France
  • Material: 70% cotton, 30% rayon
  • Lining: 55% acetate, 45% rayon
  • Side zipper with button on waistband 
  • Gatherings all around waist
  • Oblique side pockets

Waistband: 1.5 inches

Total length: 24.5 inches

Waist: 30-31 inches

Hips: 42 inches

Model's Measurements:

Bust: 35 inches

Waist: 29.75 inches

Hips: 42 inches

Height: 5’9’’ 

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Returns can be accepted as an exchange for gift cards only. We are unable to provide refunds. Customers are responsible for all shipping fees, duties, and taxes associated with the exchange. We are not responsible for any shipping or duty fees when shipping back an item for an exchange. To request a return, please contact us and we will get back to you as soon as possible. 


Prior to buying, please take your measurements or the measurements of a similar garment that fits you well. We take great care in taking all the measurements needed to ensure that it is the right size and fit for you.

When a garment is shown on a model, their measurements are listed to give an idea of how it will fit you. 

All measurements are taken when the fabric is not stretched, though we will also give the extra inches when it is stretched (for example, if a range of measurements is listed, it is because the fabric may stretch to encompass multiple sizes). 

All descriptions are very meticulously written and any imperfections on the clothing item are listed. 


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