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Yves Saint Laurent 1960s Long Cardigan
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Timeless YSL long cardigan circa 1960s! Features a long sleeves, two large side pockets and a single button closure. Chic and versatile, this cardigan is perfect to wear with tights ...
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1960s Cardigans

Yves Saint Laurent 1960s Rose Fascinator
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Feel Nothing But Chic In This Fascinator! Circa 1960s, this YSL fascinator features layered white sheer fabric and a white rose at the top. Includes white leafs and pink bows stickin...
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1960s Hats

Yves Saint Laurent 1960s Wide Brim Straw Boater Hat
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Incredible straw boater hat from designer Yves Saint Laurent circa the 1960s! Golden yellow woven straw in the classic boater style construction. Accented with thick band of striped ...
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1960s Hats

Yves Saint Laurent Headscarf Hat, 1960s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Your perfect summer hat has arrived- with our amazing 1960s Yves Saint Laurent headscarf hat! Woven straw brim with purple and green stitching. Wrapped with blue, violet and green st...
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1960s Hats

1960s Yves Saint Laurent Red Polka Dot Turban
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
You can't say no to a good turban-especially when it's 1960's YSL! Classic turban construction made of red silk fabric complemented by white polka dots and features gathered three di...
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1960s Hats

1960s Collector Rare Yves Saint Laurent Orange Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
1960s rare collector orange crepe Yves Saint Laurent dress featuring a classic collar, short sleeves, a front button opening, a pleated skirt part. Rare for collection. In fair condi...
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1960s Day Dresses

1960s Yves Saint Laurent Tan Cloche Bow Hat
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
She's style, she's class and she's wearing a YSL hat! Dress to the nines in our 1960s Yves Saint Laurent cloche hat! Classic cloche silhouette with slightly exaggerated brim. Accente...
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1960s Cloche Hats

Yves Saint Laurent Woven Straw Boater Hat, 1960s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This amazing 1960s Yves Saint Laurent hat is a unique twist on the traditional boater style! Made of a quality woven straw material in contrasting shades of tan, brown and cream in a...
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1960s Hats

1960s Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Rattan Woven Wicker Shell Accordion Bag
By Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a rare woven rattan crossbody accordion bag designed by Yves Saint Laurent for his first ready-to-wear line Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. The introduction of YSL's...
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1960s Structured Shoulder Bags

Yves Saint Laurent "rive gauche" vintage 1960s jersey jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage 1960s jersey jacket by Yves Saint Laurent. Drawstring waist- excellent condition - Size 42 - side slide pockets. Measurements taken flat: Sh to Sh 15inch/38cm -Ua to Ua 20in...
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1960s Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent haute couture charcoal wool coat, 1960s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Charcoal grey wool couture coat from Yves Saint Laurent dating to the 1960's. All the details that you would expect from a couture garment. The approximate measurements are: bust 40"...
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1960s Coats

Yves Saint Laurent White Black Ostrich Feather Coat YSL Rare Documented 1960s
By Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
A true no-holds-barred designer, YSL markedly input a high degree of personality and flamboyance in his couture and Rive Gauche designs revolutionizing the norm for fashion in the la...
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1960s Coats and Outerwear

1960s/70s Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Paneled Felt Hat
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a beautiful orange paneled Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture hat. From the 1960-70s, this custom, made-to-order, piece features felt panels in an alternating ora...
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1960s Hats

Yves Saint Laurent White Black Ostrich Feather Coat YSL Rare Documented 1960s
By Yves Saint Laurent, Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
A true no-holds-barred designer, YSL markedly input a high degree of personality and flamboyance in his couture and Rive Gauche designs revolutionizing the norm for fashion in the la...
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1960s Coats and Outerwear

1960s Yves Saint Laurent Eggshell Felt Bucket Hat W/ Pierced Embellishment
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Francisco, CA
A smart 1960s Yves Saint Laurent eggshell wool felt bucket hat with graphic black and white abstract vented surface cuts throughout that resemble ermine tails. A narrow black hatban...
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1960s Hats

Yves Saint Laurent Mod Cream Wool Saucer Tam Hat, 1960s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This vintage Yves Saint Laurent cream wool tam style hat, circa late 1960's, is too chic to ignore. This hat features a cream wool exterior along with cream pin stripe top stitch det...
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1960s Berets

Yves Saint Laurent Navy Striped Skirt - 36 - 1960's
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Palm Beach, FL
This YSL wool skirt is navy with thin red and white stripes. It is high waisted, has pockets, and falls above the knee. The piece is in excellent vintage condition with minimal wear....
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1960s Skirts

1960s Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Numbered Silk Embroidered Evening Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Sparks, NV
Extremely rare 1960s Yves Saint Laurent haute couture in pristine condition! This evening dress is done in a champagne silk satin and features green and gold roses with metallic gold...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1960's YVES SAINT LAURENT rust 'saharienne' safari tunic
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare, rust twill 'saharienne' safari tunic from Yves Saint Laurent dating to the 1960's. Buttons up front. No size labeled although this would best fit a US 2-4. Approximate me...
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1960s Tunics

Chic 1960s Yves Saint Laurent Navy Blue Lightweight Wool Vintage Swing Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic and classic vintage late 60s YVES SAINT LAURENT YSL Rive Gauche lightweight wool swing jacket! The perfect alternative to a black jacket, this gem matches anything, and is perfe...
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1960s Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Red, Blue & Yellow Straw Bucket Hat, 1960's
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Atlanta, GA
Stylized 1960's Yves Saint Laurent red, yellow and blue straw bucket hat with a blue grosgrain band accented by a bow. The inner rim is lined in an aqua grosgrain ribbon for a littl...
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1960s Hats

YSL Yves Saint Laurent Vintage 1960s 60s Gray Wool Pencil Skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Sparks, NV
Gorgeous tailored gray wool skirt by Yves Saint Laurent. Details: Fully Lined Side Metal Zip and Hook Closure Marked Size: 38 Estimated Size: Small Color: Gray Fabric: Woo...
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1960s Skirts

1960s Yves Saint Laurent Ivory and Navy Derby Hat Patent Leather Orange Hatband
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Borrowing its aesthetic from the classic men’s derby hat, this 1960s Yves Saint Laurent ivory hat is sure to add unparalleled style to any dressed-up or dressed-down look. Saint Laur...
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1960s Hats

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent red cotton cord and leather tie front belt 1960s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent red cotton cord and leather tie front belt 1960s...Red cotton with orange and red woven cord trim belt, leather lined and closes at the front with long cor...
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1960s Belts

Rare 1960s Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Orange Silk Print Shift Dress with Ascot
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Sparks, NV
Rare 1960s vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche dress in block printed silk. Fully lined with pussy bow tie and long sleeves. Hand done stitching throughout including the button ho...
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1960s Shift Dresses

YVES SAINT LAURENT c.1960’s YSL Cream Felted Fur Structured Bucket Hat
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Thiensville, WI
YVES SAINT LAURENT c.1960’s YSL Cream Felted Fur Structured Bucket Hat Circa: 1960’s Label(s): Yves Saint Laurent / Paris - New York / Luxuria Imported Body Made In Italy Style: Bu...
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1960s Hats

Yves Saint Laurent Ivory and Black Thin Striped Cotton Shirt - 36 - 1960's
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Ivory and Black Thin Striped Cotton Button Up Shirt - 36 - 1960's. This vintage long sleeve, cotton, button up is ivory and black with thin vertical stripe...
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1960s Shirts

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Belt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Wonderful YSL Haute Couture antique silver chain belt with floral stations of caramel and oxblood bakelite cabochons. Beautiful quality, made for the Haute Couture, not diffusion. ...
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1960s Belts

Yves Saint Laurent Wool Plaid Chapeau
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
The classiest little plaid Yves Saint Laurent hat! very unique!! It is a cream colored wool accented with strands of grey, orange, black and brown wool yarn. It has a cute little pon...
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1960s Hats

Early Yves Saint Laurent Passementerie Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Rare Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Necklace Spring Summer 1966. Of nautical inspiration composed of white cotton rope with blue silk and rayon passementerie detail. Focal long tas...
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Vintage 1960s Artisan Drop Necklaces

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Gold Plate, Brass, Gilt Metal

Yves Saint Laurent Silk Floral Head Piece
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Express yourself with the most beautiful head piece created by Yves Saint Laurent. Made from silk this head piece has a large silk flower creating such a romantic look. Head piece ha...
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1960s Hats

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Leopard Diamante Statement Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Unusual Yves Saint Laurent leopard black and clear diamante rhinestones necklace. The necklace is comprised out of pony hair leather in a leopard print collar with four rows of black...
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Vintage 1960s Artisan Multi-Strand Necklaces

Yves Saint Laurent Couture Body number 18603, 1967 Collection
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toulon, FR
Collection 1967 France Yves Saint Laurent top in navy blue cotton jersey from the Couture 1967 collection, numbered 18603. Straight cut in tube, cross lacing on the front in topstit...
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1960s Blouses

Early 1970s Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Camel Wool Button Up Collared Cloak Poncho
By Yves Saint Laurent, Saint Laurent
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a beautiful camel wool Saint Laurent Rive Gauche poncho. Designed by Yves Saint Laurent in the 1970s for his first ready-to-wear line, Saint Laurent Rive Gauche...
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1960s Ponchos

Yves St Laurent Rive Gauche 1960s Skirt and Top
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous olive green polished cotton 1960s top and skirt from YSL Yves St Laurent Rive Gauche. The peasant style blouse has gathered puff sleeves and a wide gathered neckline to b...
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1960s Skirt Suits

Yves Saint Laurent white gabardine cotton safari mini dress, c. 1968
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
Yves Saint Laurent white gabardine cotton safari mini dress with applied pockets and front lacing. As seen on Veruschka photographed by Franco Rubartelli for Vogue Paris, 1968 and Be...
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1960s Day Dresses

Rare Yves Saint Laurent "Artist Smock" Large Bow Tie Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
This wonderfully Rare signature vintage Yves Saint Laurent's '60's Red and Black smock dress with extended high neckline tie can be worn as a dress or with leggings as a tunic...
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1960s Day Dresses

Maison Denez for Yves Saint Laurent African Collection Long Earclips
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Important Maison Denez for Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture African Collection Long Ear clips circa 1967. Of antique gilt bronze with jute tassel accents wrapped with gold bullion th...
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Vintage 1960s Artisan Clip-on Earrings

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Gold Plate, Bronze, Gilt Metal

Yves Saint Laurent Rare Mondrian Color Block Helmet Hat YSL, 1965
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
The Mondrian collection is one of the most iconic historical fashion moments brought forth by designer, Yves Saint Laurent. This collection gave way to a new and constantly reemergin...
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1960s Hats

Vintage 1966 Yves Saint Laurent Beaded Metallic Pink Gold Brocade Cocktail Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This exceptionally chic metallic silk-brocade cocktail dress is from the infamous Rive Gauche collection during Fall-Winter 1966. Pieces from this decade are very rare and are true e...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Long Coat Boucle Knit Cranberry Wool Vintage 60s Numbered
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Preowned, vintage Yves Saint Laurent long coat, circa the 60s. Made from a cranberry boucle wool knit, it has 3/4 sleeves, hidden snap closures, and is lined in pink silk. No conte...
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1960s Coats and Outerwear

Yves Saint Laurent Early Rive Gauche Earclips
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Riverdale, NY
Yves Saint Laurent 1966 laquered wood and polished brass Rive Gauche drop ear clips. Of signature YSL orange and fuschia colors. The modern design with ethnic references. Excellent ...
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Vintage 1960s Modernist Drop Earrings

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Brass, Gilt Metal

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture gown with cockerel feather trim, circa 1969
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
An exceptional Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture evening gown in a brown silk crepe with cockerel feather trim, autumn-winter 1969. This gown belonged to Madame Francine Weisweille...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1968 Yves Saint Laurent Le Smoking Tuxedo Black Gabardine Pant Suit
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
First created in 1966 by famous couturier Yves Saint Laurent, the "Le Smoking" tuxedo suit for women was the first of its kind to earn attention in the fashion world and in popular c...
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1960s Trouser Pant Suits

Iconic Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Olive Green Safari Tunic, 1968.
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in New York, NY
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Olive Green Safari Tunic, 1968. Olive green cotton tunic features laces at the front with long cords that are run through metal grommets, to be worn op...
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1960s Tunics and Wrap Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture, F/W 1969 Moroccan Coin Ear Clips
By Maison Goossens for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Super rare Maison Goossens for Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture. Moroccan antique Byzantine multi coin ear clips. Of antiqued gilt plate bronze castings. Fall Winter 1969 YSL Haute C...
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Vintage 1960s Byzantine Dangle Earrings

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Gold Plate, Bronze, Gilt Metal

Vintage Moroccan Kaftan Green Velvet Embroidered 1960s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Amazing vintage Moroccan Caftan, green silk velvet with embroidered gold threads trim, Circa 1960's The dark green velvet kaftan has been hand-sewn and intricately embroidered with g...
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Vintage 1960s Moroccan Moorish More Folk Art

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Metallic Thread, Gold

Moroccan Caftan Gold Damask Embroidered, Vintage, 1960s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Amazing vintage Moroccan Caftan, gold silk damask threads trim, Circa 1960's The gold floral damask kaftan was entirely finish by hand. Feel like a queen in this elegant, sumptuous, ...
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Vintage 1960s Moroccan Moorish More Folk Art

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Gold, Metallic Thread

YSL 1960's Orange & Blue Striped Long Sleeve Dress - 6
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Palm Beach, FL
YSL 1960's Orange & Blue Striped Long Sleeve Dress - 6. This dress is in very good vintage condition with minor wear. Measurements: Bust- 44" Waist- 28.5" Hips- up to 45.5" S...
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1960s Day Dresses

YSL 1960's Vintage Lavender & Charcoal Grey Cardigan - 38
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Palm Beach, FL
YSL 1960's Vintage Lavender & Charcoal Grey Cardigan - 38. This sweater is in very good vintage condition with wear consistent with age. This knitted cardigan is wool and has 2 pocke...
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1960s Cardigans

Vintage Caftan, Royal Blue Silk Velvet with Silver Trim, 1960s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Amazing vintage caftan, royal blue silk velvet heavily hand embroidered with silver trim, circa 1970s The velvet kaftan is handcrafted and embellished entirely by hand. The kaftan ...
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Vintage 1960s Moroccan Moorish Textiles

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Metallic Thread

YSL 1960's Vintage Fuchsia & White Striped Long Sleeve Blouse - 38
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Palm Beach, FL
YSL 1960's Vintage Fuchsia & White Striped Long Sleeve Blouse - 38. This blouse is in very good vintage condition and has a removable neck tie that can also be used as a belt. The on...
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1960s Blouses

YSL 1960's Blue & Violet Floral Print Quilted Jacket - vintage size 42
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Palm Beach, FL
YSL 1960's Blue & Violet Floral Print Quilted Jacket - vintage size 42. This jacket is in excellent vintage condition with nearly no wear. It sizing is closer to a modern size 8. ...
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1960s Jackets

Moroccan Caftan Gold Damask Embroidered, Vintage, 1960s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Amazing vintage Moroccan Caftan, gold silk damask gold threads trim, Circa 1960's The light gold damask kaftan was entirely finish by hand. One of a kind evening antique Moorish go...
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Vintage 1960s Moroccan Moorish More Folk Art

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Metallic Thread, Gold

"Yves Saint-Laurent" by Reg Lancaster/Express
Located in London, GB
"Yves Saint-Laurent" by Reg Lancaster/Express 7th April 1965: Yves Saint-Laurent, ex-wonder boy of Dior, working at his own fashion house in Paris. Unframed Paper Size: 40" x 30'...
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1960s Modern Black and White Photography

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Black and White

Moroccan Caftan Purple and Silver Damask Embroidered, Vintage, 1960s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Amazing vintage Moroccan Caftan, gold silk damask purple violet threads trim, Circa 1960's The silver and purple with gold floral damask kaftan was entirely finish by hand. Feel like...
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Vintage 1960s Moroccan Moorish More Folk Art

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Metallic Thread, Gold

Twiggy in Yves Saint Laurent, VOGUE Paris
By Bert Stern
Located in New York, NY
Twiggy in Yves Saint Laurent, VOGUE Paris, 1967
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1960s Photography

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Archival Pigment

Vintage Moroccan Caftan, Black and Gold Embroidered, ca. 1960s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Amazing vintage Moroccan Caftan, black silk damask heavily with gold threads. Circa 1960's The black heavy damask kaftan was entirely made by hand, fully lined. One of a kind evening...
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Vintage 1960s Moroccan Moorish Collectible Jewelry

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Metallic Thread, Gold

Yves Saint Laurent (1962) - Silver Gelatin Fibre Print
Located in London, GB
Yves Saint Laurent (1962) - Silver Gelatin Fibre Print (Photo by John Minihan/Getty Images) Yves Saint Laurent, French designer with two fashion models, Betty Catroux (left) and Lo...
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1960s Modern Portrait Photography

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Black and White, Silver Gelatin

Moroccan Caftan in Silver and Gold Brocade Vintage Gentleman Kaftan Circa 1960
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant Moroccan gentleman luxury couture vintage caftan hand crafted in gold brocade fabric. Moroccan Caftan in Silver and Gold Brocade Vintage Gentleman Kaftan 1960. One of a kind ...
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20th Century Moroccan Moorish More Folk Art

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Brocade, Silk

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Saint Laurent 1960s For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are many options to choose from in our collection of saint laurent 1960s. For saint laurent 1960s, Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Beige, Brown, Red and more in stock now. The ideal items for you are waiting among the distinctive accessories we have available, which include versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Finding appealing saint laurent 1960s such as these — no matter the origin — is easy, but Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche and Christian Dior each produced popular versions that are worth a look. 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.

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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. Saint Laurent also 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.

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 plane is as flat as a canvas when the garment is worn. Mondrian’s purity met its match in Saint Laurent.

“I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style,” Saint Laurent said four years before retiring, in 2002. After a long period of ill health, he died at his home in Paris on June 1, 2008.

Browse an extraordinary collection of vintage Yves Saint Laurent evening dresses, shirts, handbags and other clothing and accessories today on 1stDibs.

Questions About Saint Laurent 1960s
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    In 1971, Yves Saint Laurent debuted his “Forties” line. Its theme was variations of the war years, and was labeled as “hideous” by the press, due to the line’s tonedeaf reminder of war and its fallout. On 1stDibs, find a collection of authentic Yves Saint Laurent pieces from some of the world’s top sellers.