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"Gemelas, for YSL & Vogue" Original Silver Gelatin Print by Helmut Newton
By Helmut Newton
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Shot for Vogue, "Gemelas" (twins) features clothing by Yves Saint Laurent, whose career Helmut Newton is largely credited for helping to launch with avant-garde images such as this o...
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1970s Contemporary Black and White Photography

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Silver Gelatin

1979 YSL Yves Saint Laurent Moon & Stars Sleeveless Tunic Top Documented
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Almost three decades have passed and the moon and star remain iconic to Yves Saint Laurent. Recent collections have shown the celestial bodies on wallets, shoes, belts, dresses and s...
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1970s Blouses and Tops

Yves Saint Laurent Silk Chiffon Colorful Floral Print Blouse Documented YSL 1979
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
A print of tropical flowers in vibrant Pop Art colors makes this silk chiffon blouse designed by Yves Saint Laurent an amazing vintage find. Part of his spring/summer 1979 collection...
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1970s Blouses and Tops

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Wool Cape w/Braided Silk Belt & Tassle Trim Ca. 1979
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ca. 1979 Yves Saint Laurent black wool cape w/wool braided trim and black domed spiral cord silk buttons. Cape comes with a braided silk cord that has silk tassels at either end and ...
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1970s Capes

Vintage YSL Rive Gauche Skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in London, GB
A great skirt for Fall. This skirt is in an attractive shade of brown with a velvet band at the hem. It is fully lined and gathered at the waist.
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1970s Skirts

YSL Velvet Russian Pin Tucked skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Riverdale, NY
Yves Saint Laurent Russian Collection Pin tucked Wine Velvet skirt. Lays flat across hips and releases to fullness below. Color is off on images. The rich wine color is closest in la...
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1970s Skirts

Vintage YSL Brown and Black Square Sunglasses
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: Circa 1970. Featuring clear brown and black matte finish frames, round square light brown gradient lens, silver tone YSL logo on the sides. Signed Yves Saint Lauren...
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1970s Sunglasses

Vintage YSL Rive Gauche Black Silk Belt
By Maison Goossens for Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Paris, FR
This vintage Yves Saint Laurent belt is in black silk. It will be the perfect touch on your dress and it will refined your size. In perfect condition. The measurements are 75 cm leng...
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1970s Belts

Vintage YSL Hammered Gold Lapis Statement Earrings
By Maison Goossens for Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Large vintage Yves Saint Laurent clip-on statement earrings, comprised out of hammered gilt metal "metal dore" in an oval shape and faux glass lapis-lazuli beads in a Russian Revival...
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Vintage 1970s Russian Revival Clip-on Earrings

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Gold

  • Vintage YSL Hammered Gold Lapis Statement Earrings
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  • Vintage YSL Hammered Gold Lapis Statement Earrings
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H 2.63 in. W .25 in. L 2.00 in.
1980’s YSL Yves Saint Laurent Navy Trench Coat
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Toronto, Ontario
YSL classic styled trench coat from the 1980’s. Strong emphasis on the shoulder reflects the focus of YSL design in that decade. Double breasted and belted in the classic silhouette ...
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1970s Shirts

YSL Yves Saint Laurent Heart Print Fluid Suit
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
Iconic Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche fluid suit featuring a collector heart print, a black jacket with white hearts, a white skirt with black hearts. The jacket is lined and the la...
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1970s Skirt Suits

Yves Saint Laurent Nut YSL Safari Cotton Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
The Safari jacket is one Yves Saint Laurent most iconic piece. This rare Saint Laurent cotton nut color jacket featuring 4 patch pockets, front button opening, a seperated multistit...
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1970s Jackets

1980’s YSL Yves Saint Laurent Navy Trench Coat
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Toronto, Ontario
YSL classic styled trench coat from the 1980’s. Strong emphasis on the shoulder reflects the focus of YSL design in that decade. Double breasted and belted in the classic silhouette ...
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1970s Shirts

YVES Saint Laurent Blouse Silk 1976 Collection YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Wallkill, NY
Vintage Late 1960s early 1970s Silk YSL Blouse Top with Hidden button placket. Long attached Scarf, timeless classic. Buttoned cuffs. Measuring Up to 38 in. chest -- Up to 38 in. wai...
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1970s Blouses and Tops

Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Logo Medalion Link Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Logo Medalion Link Necklace Measurements: Height: 1.42 inches (3.6 cm) Width: 16.53 inches (42 cm) to 18.50 inches (47 cm) Features: - 100% Authentic...
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Vintage 1970s Link Necklaces

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Cotton Print Flamenco Dress, 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Making classically luxurious designs easy to wear as a casual look embodied the Rive Gauche philosophy. A pioneer in the world of ready-to-wear, YSL intended to design for the everyd...
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1970s Day Dresses

Iconic 1970s Yves Saint Laurent YSL Silk Quilted Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
1970s Yves Saint Laurent multicoloured silk quilted jacket featuring a geometric print, a mandarin collar, a toggle fastening, long sleeves, a straight hem and a diagonal quilt. Com...
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1970s Jackets

Vintage 1970s YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Color Block Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage 1970s YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Color Block Dress Measurements taken laid flat: Shoulder: 15.74 inches (40 cm) Sleeves: 9.84 inches (25 cm) Bust: 20.86 inches (53 cm) Waist: 15...
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1970s Casual Dresses

1970s Yves Saint Laurent/YSL Navy Wool Day Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1970s Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche navy blue wool day dress. Mock turtleneck collar, long sleeves with small gather at cuff and single patch left breast pocket. Three large gold to...
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1970s Casual Dresses

Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Opium Perfume Tassel Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Opium Perfume Tassel Necklace OPIUM perfume was first released in 1977. Measurements: Pendant Height: 6.88 inches (17.5 cm) including tassel Cord Str...
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Vintage 1970s Rope Necklaces

Vintage Black Rope Tassel Plastic Statement Belt attributed YSL
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Unlabeled Yves Saint Laurent tassel belt with large plastic buckle. One size fits all.
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1970s Belts

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Cotton Print Flamenco Dress, 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Making classically luxurious designs easy to wear as a casual look embodied the Rive Gauche philosophy. A pioneer in the world of ready-to-wear, YSL intended to design for the everyd...
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1970s Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Tortoise Lucite Belt Necklace YSL, 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
This YSL faux tortoise link collectable accessory can be worn as a belt or necklace. Made up 18 square tortoise pieces and 6 circular pieces ,YSL engraved gold hang tag. Measurements...
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1970s Belts

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Collection Silk Gown Velvet Black
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Wallkill, NY
Gray and black, stunning combo in person. Large oversized balloon sleeves. Buttoned cuffs. Fitted waist dropping into a pleated silk skirt. Will fit a 8 nicely. Please be sure to che...
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1970s Evening Gowns

1970's Yves Saint Laurent YSL Black Silk Crepe Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Black silk Mandarin style blouse trimmed with silk cord and finished with black domed buttons. Chic side splits make this an elegant top to wear with a skirt or pants. In excellent ...
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1970s Dinner Jackets

YSL Vintage Belt Yves Saint Laurent Copper Metallic Medium
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This YSL beautiful copper metallic vintage leather belt is embossed with an alligator skin pattern and is labeled Yves Saint Laurent 3045 MEDIUM. The belt is in excellent condition....
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1970s Belts

1970's Yves Saint Laurent YSL Haute Couture Leather Belt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1970's Yves Saint Laurent haute couture white leather belt with black leather design. Belt attaches at either end to a double cord closure. MEASUREMENTS: Length (of only the leather ...
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1970s Belts

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage YSL Taffeta and Lace Gown
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Vintage 1970's Iridescent Silk Taffeta Gown with Lace bodice and Lace Handkerchief Hem. Comes with matching Ruffle Trim Shawl. Removable sash tie belt. Metal Side ...
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1970s Evening Gowns

1970's Yves Saint Laurent YSL Teal Green Smock Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1970's Yves Saint Laurent teal green smock dress featuring frontal pockets, a subtle slit at either side and 3/4 sleeves. Belt is not included. Size tag 36. In excellent condition. M...
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1970s Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Oversized Gilt Metal Clamper Bracelet
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Atlanta, GA
Marvelous Yves Saint Laurent YSL Paris signed clamper-bracelet from the 1976 "Russian Collection". Featuring a domed ovoid oversized shape with gilt metal all carved, textured and or...
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Vintage 1970s Clamper Bracelets

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Gilt Metal

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  • Yves Saint Laurent YSL Oversized Gilt Metal Clamper Bracelet
  • Yves Saint Laurent YSL Oversized Gilt Metal Clamper Bracelet
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W 1.62 in. D 1.93 in. Dm 2.49 in.
1970's Yves Saint Laurent YSL Brown Wool Day Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Adorable 1970's Yves Saint Laurent day dress. Dark brown wool, featuring a wide collar, front button up, two patch pockets, and long sleeves with slight gathering at the cuffs. An a...
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1970s Mini Dresses

Iconic 1970s Yves Saint Laurent YSL Ivory Safari Silk Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
1970s Yves Saint Laurent ivory safari silk dress featuring box-pleat detail, classic collar, front button placket, four front patch pockets. 100% Silk Estimated size Estimated size ...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

1970 YSL Yves Saint Laurent Brown Wool Coat Russian Collection
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
Iconic YSL Yves Saint Laurent brown mohair wool "Collection Russe" coat featuring black cotton ribbon details, a front button fastening, side pockets and long sleeves with black velv...
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1970s Coats and Outerwear

Iconic 1970 Yves Saint Laurent YSL Evening Crushed Velvet Skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
Yves Saint Laurent taupe crushed velvet maxi skirt featuring a high waist, pleated details, a straight hem, a mid-calf length and no lining. 100% viscose Estimated size 36fr/ US4...
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1970s Skirts

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Purple Cropped Jewel Tone YSL Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This is a rich purple vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche jewel toned cotton cropped jacket. This fun vintage YSL jacket has large flap breast pockets with center box pleats. The...
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1970s Coats and Outerwear

1970's Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Lightweight Wool Plaid Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Yves Saint Laurent was only 21 years old when he became Creative Director at Christian Dior in 1958. Through an unfortunate turn of events, Saint-Laurent was only there for 2 years. ...
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1970s Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Tortoise Lucite Necklace Belt YSL, 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Although bold colors, striking prints, and unexpected shapes were the hallmark of YSL collections in the 1970s, he maintained a strong sense of subtlety and commitment to the basics ...
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Vintage 1970s Modern Link Necklaces

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Gold Plate

Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Bow Ribbon Charm Choker Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Bow Ribbon Charm Choker Necklace Measurements: Height: 1.77 inches (4.5 cm) Length Centrepiece: 8.27 inches (21 cm) Total Length: 32.28 inches (82 cm)...
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Vintage 1970s Drop Necklaces

YSL Vintage Pink Dress 2 Belts Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This is a 100% cotton vintage pink Yves Saint Laurent dress with a zip front and 2 belt options! This YSL rive gauche dress has a mandarin collar, cap sleeves and both a patent leat...
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1970s Casual Dresses

1970s Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Silk Blouse Collection 1976 YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Wallkill, NY
Has a bit of a southwestern vibe! YSL silk 1970s Blouse- Measuring Up to 40 Bust -- Up to 40 waist-- 25 long -- 23.5 sleeve, buttoned cuff. This is out of a massive collection of Con...
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1970s Blouses

Yves Saint Laurent Psychedelic Paisley Silk Kimono Jacket YSL, 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
In retrospect, Yves Saint Laurent defined the fashion movement of the 1970s. YSL embodied a design vision of mixing-and-matching different cultural elements, especially those from th...
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1970s Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage YSL Multicolored Passementerie Gold Belt, 1990s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Rich hues and international influences shaped several collections throughout YSL’s extensive career. Having explored influences from Africa, Eastern Europe, and India, Saint Laurent ...
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1970s Belts

New Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL " Vanessa " Pearl Grey Sunglasses
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Beautiful and stylish vintage new Yves Saint Laurent 1970’s " Vanessa " Spotless pair of medium grey lenses. New! never worn or displayed. Flawless pair!!! This pair is an style ...
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1970s Sunglasses

1970S YVES SAINT LAURENT Silk YSL Paisley Bow Neck Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
1970S YVES SAINT LAURENT Silk YSL Paisley Bow Neck Blouse
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1970s Blouses

New Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL " Vanessa " Tortoise Translucent Sunglasses
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Beautiful and stylish vintage new Yves Saint Laurent 1970’s " Vanessa " Spotless pair of medium brown lenses. New! never worn or displayed. Flawless pair!!! This pair is an style...
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1970s Sunglasses

1970s Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent Chocolate Brown Leather Skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche vintage leather skirt from the 1970s. This gorgeous vintage dark chocolate brown 1970s YSL leather skirt comes from one of my all time favorite estate...
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1970s Skirts

Vintage Saint Laurent 1970s Top, Pants & Tassel Belt Set YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
This is a super chic three piece set from Saint Laurent. The color is shocking pink, and I love the subtle Two-Tone color. The top is a deeper shade of pink and the pants are a slig...
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1970s Trouser Pant Suits

1970's Yves Saint Laurent YSL Tiered Black Silk Taffeta Skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1970's Yves Saint Laurent black silk taffeta tiered "Gypsy" skirt with silk lining, horse-hair batting, an opening at either side seam and ruffled trim at each tier. There are two si...
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1970s Skirts

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL Color Block Tunic Day Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Late 1970's Yves Saint Laurent cotton green and red color block tunic dress with 3/4 sleeves and two side pockets. In excellent condition - size tag 38. Please consult measurements a...
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1970s Day Dresses

1970's Yves Saint Laurent YSL Multi-color Lace-up Belt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Funky Bohemian vibe 1970’s Yves Saint Laurent corset belt made from multi-colored dyed skins. Belt laces up at the front or back with a smooth brown leather thong through gunmetal gr...
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1970s Belts

Yves Saint Laurent Red Multicolored Plaid Full Maxi Skirt YSL , 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Plaids were popularized in Saint Laurent’s collections from the late 1960s to the early 70s. Appearing most frequently in skirts, the colorful plaids for Rive Gauche reimagined tradi...
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1970s Skirts

Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Rive Gauche Perfume Capsule Choker Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Rive Gauche Perfume Capsule Choker Necklace RIVE GAUCHE perfume was first released in the late 70s. Measurements: Height: 1.96 inches (5 cm) Wearable ...
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Vintage 1970s Pendant Necklaces

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Red Pinstripe Skirt & Blazer Jacket Suit
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Portland, OR
This incredible vintage red 2 piece skirt suit from Yves Saint Laurent is in excellent condition and was most likely never worn! The lovely red fine wool fabric has Navy and white p...
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1970s Skirt Suits

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Black Chiffon Metallic Falling Leaves Ensemble, 1978
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
International influences were at the forefront of YSL fashions during the 1970s and 80s. During these decades Saint Laurent’s designs were particularly characterizes by a certain eas...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL Cut Out Logo Folding Mirror 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Wilmslow, GB
An iconic large Y S L letter Vintage YSL Logo Mirror. In 1961, following his time as Dior's Art Director, Yves Saint Laurent launched his namesake couture label. His fearless approac...
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1970s Miscellaneous

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage 3 pc Purple Skirt Blouse & Jacket Suit
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This vintage ensemble from YSL includes a flared skirt, sleeveless top and an over - blouse with pockets and 3/4 length sleeves with upturned cuffs. The outfit is in a pale purple sa...
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1970s Skirt Suits

Yves saint Laurent Black Passementerie Gripoix Hearts Clutch/ Belt Bag YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
The suit, the safari jacket, the peasant dress—Yves Saint Laurent was a master at seeing the high-fashion potential of that which others might have dismissed. This passementerie purs...
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1970s Clutches

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Black Chiffon Metallic Falling Leaves Ensemble, 1978
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
International influences were at the forefront of YSL fashions during the 1970s and 80s. During these decades Saint Laurent’s designs were particularly characterizes by a certain eas...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1970s Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent Cream Silk Blouse With Ruffles
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This is a pretty vintage silk blouse from Yves Saint Laurent. This vintage blouse has the YSL Rive Gauche label and was made in France in the 1970's. There is a pretty ruffle at th...
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1970s Blouses

1970s Yves Saint Laurent Multicolor Sea-Shell Print Sleeveless Blouse YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Among various influences and inspirations, pop-art stylings frequent many YSL designs. His affinity for eccentric prints and quirky color combinations ensured a jovial mood to his ga...
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1970s Blouses

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1979 Ysl For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary 1979 ysl you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Brown, Blue and more. Finding the perfect 1979 ysl may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions were made as early as the 20th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 20th Century, can also be found on the site. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much is a 1979 Ysl?

Prices for a 1979 ysl can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $125 and can go as high as $8,256, while, on average they fetch $695.

Yves Saint Laurent Biography and Important Works

French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent pioneered “cross-design” in fashion, taking inspiration from street trends to modernize haute couture.

Saint Laurent was the first to launch a ready-to-wear label, YSL Rive Gauche Prêt-à-Porter. He was the first couturier to open boutiques for both men and women. Using traditional menswear fabrics and designs for women, Saint Laurent also literally cross-dressed, giving men and women alike chic pant suits, elegant tuxedo jackets and urban safari gear. By blurring gender-specific design, he empowered individual style while creating a scissor-sharp fashion aesthetic of sensual ease and beauty. Many of his designs are today considered timeless classics.

Born to French parents in Oran, Algeria, in 1936, Saint Laurent went to Paris at age 17 to study fashion at the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. Just two years later, in 1955, his remarkable sketches were shown to Christian Dior, then the world’s reigning couturier, who hired him immediately.

Surprisingly soon thereafter, Dior publicly chose Saint Laurent as his successor, which sadly proved prescient when the fashion legend died unexpectedly, in 1957. A mere slip of a youth, the 21-year-old Saint Laurent was nevertheless up to the challenge. He shook the traditional couture clientele to its core with youthful silhouettes and styles like the A-line trapeze dress that hung with seeming effortlessness from the shoulders, the antithesis of the pinched waists and molded skirts that had been all the rage after the deprivations of World War II.

After a mandated spell in the torturous French military, Saint Laurent suffered a nervous breakdown and was dismissed by Dior in 1962. Out of the ashes rose the Age of Yves. With Pierre Bergé, his then-lover who became his lifelong business partner and friend, the designer founded Yves Saint Laurent YSL to encompass prêt-à-porter, or ready-to-wear. In 1966, they opened the first YSL Rive Gauche women’s boutique in Paris, followed soon thereafter by YSL Rive Gauche for men. Saint Laurent had given birth to a global brand.

His revolutionary Mondrian mini dress from 1965 is a core element of his fashion biography. It is a prime example of how Saint Laurent, an avid art lover and collector, looked to painters, from Goya to Picasso, Ingres to Matisse, for inspiration.

With its pure lines and hues, Mondrian’s ground-breaking 1935 color-block painting Composition C transmutes beautifully into a dress that is highly valued by collectors of contemporary fashion and widely copied commercially to this day. The design is the epitome of Saint Laurent’s aesthetic, requiring a meticulous hand piecing of each color block so that, despite the body’s curves, the visual plain is as flat as a canvas when the garment is worn. Mondrian’s purity met its match in Saint Laurent.

In Yves Saint Laurent: The Impossible Collection (Assouline, 2020), the Mondrian dress is shown worn on the cover of Paris Vogue, as well as on British Sudanese model Alek Wek in a photographic trifold by Christoph Sillem from 1998. Saint Laurent consistently used Black models, like Mounia, Iman and Naomi Campbell, and he drew endless inspiration from different ethnicities and cultures, in no small part because of his Algerian roots.

Browse an extraordinary collection of Yves Saint Laurent evening dresses, shirts and more today on 1stDibs.

Yves Saint Laurent Biography and Important Works

The Yves Saint Laurent furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Yves Saint Laurent Furniture, although silver editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 1 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. The prices for Yves Saint Laurent furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes.