Hi all I’ve come across a long black corduroy coat (see photos) which is labelled St Laurent Rive Gauche. It’s got a Russian vibe to it, with a slightly dropped waist and flared skirt, mandarin collar with metal button and chain fastening at the neck (please tell me there is a better name for that) braiding on the waist, front, neck, hem and cuffs and hidden pockets at the side. The inside is padded, with a relatively small diamond quilting. Ive seen a couple of similar coats on the internet (albeit in a different colour) which are described as being from the 1976/77 Russian collection but I’ve also seen items described as the same with the YSL labelling. my questions are this - 1. does this look like authentic St Laurent? 2. if so, what are people’s thoughts on dating and could it be from the Russian collection? 3. How should I clean it? It says 100% cotton and dry clean only. Could I steam it? Are there any risks with professional dry cleaning? fingers crossed...please don’t crush my dreams!!!