I have dreamed of this YSL coat since I first saw the photo of Jackie Kennedy wearing it in Ron Galella's book, Jacqueline. (Which, by the way, is a must have for your library - I know, he was a bit of a stalker but the photos are fantastic - and I have a feeling that Jackie Kennedy probably eventually appreciated this visual diary. I saw that it is still available on Amazon and you can order it here).
So, years ago I dreamed a little dream that I would one day find this jacket. And much to my extreme delight on this trip that dream became a reality. It is not the coat but instead a small fitted jacket - with the same amazing Cassandre designed YSL logo in thick, gold metal embroidery. And I am just as happy as if I had found the coat. I am sure my eyes were as big as saucers when I was shown the jacket!
Now, don't get too excited because, alas, I am being the evil vintage store owner and I am keeping this piece for my personal collection : ) or is it : (
But I still dream another little dream that I will find the coat... and maybe, just maybe, it will find its way into RARE vintage... or my closet! I am not making any promises...