Apparel and Art have a love affair that doesn’t seem to cease. And proving so is a rather elaborate jacket by Yves Saint Laurent that borrows inspiration from one of Vincent van Gogh iconic paintings titled – “Sunflowers”. The exclusive jacket will be auctioned in Paris Next month by Christie’s Auctions.
Lined with silk and bearing an exquisite work of sequins- the ‘Sunflowers’ inspired jacket is as immaculate as the painting itself. It forms part of Saint Laurent’s 1988 spring-summer collection and was modelled on the catwalk by supermodel Naomi Campbell at the couture show in Paris at the time. Only four pieces of the bright and yellow jacket were ever made, with one or more of them currently on display at the YSL museum.
The version to be auctioned next month was apparently manufactured for a private client and took haute couture embroiderers Maison Lesage more than 600 hours to stitch by hand. It is estimated to be worth between 80,000 and 120,000 euros ($89,000-$133,000), as stated by the auction house.
However, this isn’t the only garment created by YSL which inspired by iconic art. Much like the piece inspired by “Sunflowers”, the brand’s 1988 collection also featured an equally detailed jacket that was created in honor of another flower-themed van Gogh canvas called the “Irisis”. Well, if you’d like to lay hands on YSL’s van Gogh inspired ‘Sunflowers’ jacket, head to Paris for the exclusive Christie’s sale on November 27.