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Vintage Yves Saint Laurent 1970's Brown Stripe Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage Yves Saint Laurent brown stripe cotton blouse featuring button front placket, high collar, and button cuff detailing at wrists. Yv...
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1970s Blouses

Yves Saint Laurent 1970s vintage wool tunic/blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Antwerp, BE
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 70's Wool Tunic Blouse - Excellent Condition - 100% Wool - Measurements taken flat : Ua to Ua 21inch/53cm(x2) - Sh to Sh 17,5inch/44cm - Waist 21inch/5...
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1970s Blouses

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

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Silk Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
A stunning blouse from Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. As you would expect the silk is of a superior quality and the colours are bold. The blouse has a black background, with orange,...
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1980s Blouses and Tops

Yves Saint Laurent 1980s vintage silk colorful "Venetian Mask" print blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Antwerp, BE
Exquisite Blouse or jacket Yves Saint Laurent soft silk printed with "Venetian Mask " motif which was so predominant in Yves Saint Laurent fashion history. French size 38 Made in 100...
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1980s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Orange Raw Silk Tank Top Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Atlanta, GA
The vibrant orange shade of this simple Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche sleeveless blouse will add a color pop to anything and everything. Fabricated from a beautiful nubby raw silk ...
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Late 20th Century Blouses

1970s Vintage Blue Plaid Yves Saint Laurent Silk Blouse 1976 Collection YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Wallkill, NY
YSL Blue Silk Checkered Plaid Rive Gauche Silk Blouse with Scarf Bow on the neckline. No buttons, it slides overhead. Has Buttoned cuffs. Measuring- Up to 40 on the Bust - Up to 40 w...
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1970s Blouses

Yves Saint Laurent vintage pois shirt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Carnate, IT
Yves Saint Laurent vintage bluse. Rive gauche. 100% silk. Pois pattern. Size 40. Measurements: Shoulders 40 cm Bust 50 cm Length 66 cm Sleeves 64 cm Conditions: very good- Previously...
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Late 20th Century Blouses

Yves Saint Laurent vintage 1970s jet-black silk classic scarf tie blouse/shirt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage 1970s YSL jet-black structured weave (pic 8) design heavy silk attached scarf or tie blouse - shirt Sh to Sh 16,5inch/42cm - Ua to Ua 20,5inch/52cm(x2) - Waist 19,5inch/549cm...
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1970s Blouses

Yves Saint Laurent Blouse Peasant Puffed Sleeve Black Velvet Formal Vintage 38
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Authentic, preowned, vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche puffed sleeve peasant blouse, likely made in the 80s. Made from black velvet with elasticized sleeves, its fully lined an...
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1980s French Blouses

Yves Saint Laurent rive gauche vintage brown silk gold metallic stripes blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful silk striped ruffled blouse by Yves Saint Laurent "Rive Gauche" Made in France Material: 72% brown - 28% gold metallic Measurements that are taken flat/ Ua to Ua 20inch/5...
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1970s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Silk Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in London, GB
A great silk blouse by Yves Saint Laurent rive Gauche line . In a brown textured crinkle silk, the blouse has a v neckline and small shoulder pads.
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1980s Blouses and Tops

Yves Saint Laurent "rive gauche" vintage 1970s bleu silk paisley print blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent " rive gauche" 1970s, from the Russian collection a classic and iconic 100% silk bleu paisley print tie blouse with a ruffled collar. In excellent conditi...
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1970s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Silk Top
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in London, GB
A chic vintage silk top by Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. In shades of purple, slate and caramel the top has a button opening at the back and small shoulder pads.
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1980s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Black & Red Silk Ruffle Blousew
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent black silk blouse with red trim, button front, and ruffle collar. Excellent Condition. Size: 42
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1970s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche YSL Tropical Print Bishop Sleeve Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare YVES SAINT LAURENT YSL Rive Gauche cotton blouse or jacket! Has a tropical vibe, with bright colors of red, purple, pink, blue and white throughout. Signature YSL lapels can be ...
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Late 20th Century Bishop Sleeve Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL black metallic stripe gauze peasant top 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL black metallic stripe gauze peasant top from the 1970s...Long sleeve blouse has full sleeves with button cuffs...Yoke front and back with button front ...
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1970s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent " Rive Gauche " Polka Dot Red & White Corset Bustier
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy vintage YSL Rive Gauche red & white polka dot bustier/corset top.built in waistband support. Fully lined, and easily transitions from day to night. In great condition. Never wo...
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1980s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent 1990s Chartreuse Long Sleeve Liquid Silk Blouse YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic late 90s YVES SAINT LAURENT YSL 'Rive Gauche' chartreuse long sleeve silk top! Vibrant chartreuse color that is not quite green, yet not quite yellow. Smart tailored fit. Button...
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1990s Blouses and Tops

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Silk Top
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in London, GB
A pretty pink silk top by Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. The top has a white silk trim around the neckline.
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1980s Blouses and Tops

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL ' Rive Gauche ' Rose Print Silk Blouse Top
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in San Diego, CA
Gorgeous vintage Yves Saint Laurent "Rive Gauche" rose print silk blouse! Vibrant red color, on luxurious silk, with a three dimensional affect. Great fit, with an incredible print.....
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Late 20th Century Blouses and Tops

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 1990s White Belgium Lace Sheer Blouse Top
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche YSL white Belgium lace sleeveless blouse! Features hand embroidered silk lace. Semi sheer white chiffon lining. Three white buttons u...
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1990s Blouses and Tops

1990s Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Rose Print Red Silk Vintage 90s Blouse Top
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful 1990s YSL YVES SAINT LAURENT 'Rive Gauche' lipstick red rose print long sleeve silk blouse! Features a gorgeous rose print with a wonderfully tailore fit. Simply slips over...
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1990s Blouses and Tops

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 1990s Black Rayon Draped Vintage 90s Top Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic early 90s YVES SAINT LAURENT YSL Rive Gauche black rayon draped sleeveless top ! The perfect black shirt to dress up or down. Great with jeans, shorts, or a skirt. Simply slips ...
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1990s Blouses and Tops

1990s Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Blue Lace Top
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in London, GB
A pretty top for Summer, from Yves Saint Laurent , Rive Gauche line. The top has a sweetheart neckline, fitted body and long sleeves. The body is lined.The top as a side zip opening,...
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1990s Blouses and Tops

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Tom Ford Bell Sleeve Shirt Top
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Oakland, CA
This is a vintage YSL Rive Gauche black rayon long sleeve top with a deep V-front and bell-sleeve detail. I believe this is 2002 or 2003 Tom Ford era YSL. Made in Italy, 100% rayon....
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Early 2000s Blouses and Tops

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Pink and White Silk Top
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in London, GB
A pretty pink silk top by Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. The top has a white silk trim around the neckline.
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1980s Blouses and Tops

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

vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT TOM FORD black silk pleated mesh fringe trim top FR40
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Hong Kong, NT
vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT TOM FORD black silk pleated mesh fringe trim top FR40 Brand: Yves Saint Laurent Designer: Yves Saint Laurent Collection: Fall Winter 2019 Model Name / Styl...
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2010s Blouses and Tops

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vibrant Floral Silk Print Bow Tie Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche vibrant floral silk print bow tie blouse. This beautiful silk blouse looks barely, if ever, worn. The print is bright and cheery. Pull on blous...
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1980s Shirts

Vintage Saint Laurent red polkadot blouse and skirt ensemble
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Early 80s Yves Saint Laurent red, white and black polkadot silk twill blouse with puffy sleeves. slip on blouse ( no zipper) knife pleats skirt with pockets. Blouse fit size 2/4/6 Sm...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

YSL vintage Silk Multi Color Long Sleeve Blouse-38-circa 90’s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Palm Beach, FL
YSL silk multi color long sleeve blouse button down. Shoulder to should isn 15.5 inces, Sleeve length is 24 inches
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1990s Shirts

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Jewel Print Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage iconic jewel print blouse. This shirt features : - Gorgeous opulent multicolored jewel print with black accents. - Classic collar. - Long sleeves. - Hidde...
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20th Century Shirts

Yves Saint Laurent vintage black silk blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Francisco, CA
Late 60s Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche black silk blouse. Labeled size 36, fits up to a 36 bust, 25 inches long. Excellent condition.
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1960s Blouses

Yves Saint Laurent vintage polka dot silk blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Variation 1980s silk blouse. Gold and black polka dots. Excellent condition. 38 inch bust, 32 inch waist, 23 inches long. Button front.
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1980s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Stripe Silk Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is a gorgeous vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 100% silk blouse w blue, brown and green stripes button up. Made in France. Size 38 Measurements: Bust 40" Sleeves 25" ...
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1980s Blouses

A 1980s Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Floral Silk Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A fabulous 1980s Yves Saint Laurent silk blouse with ruffle trim around the shoulders and a ruffle collar. The stunning blouse is clad in a stunning floral print held in red, pink, r...
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1990s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Silk Stripe Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is a vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche silk blouse red with gold stripes size 38. Made in France. Button UP Measurements: Bust 40" Length 25" Sleeves 24"
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1980s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Polka Dot Silk Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is a gorgeous vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche yellow with black polka dot 100% silk button up blouse Made in France. Size 38 Measurements: Bust 40" Sleeves 22" Lengt...
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1980s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL Rive Gauche Yellow Silk Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is an incredible Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche electric yellow 100% silk button up blouse. Size 40 Measurements: Bust 38" Sleeves 24" Shoulders 16" Length 24"
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1970s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Red Silk Blouse w Scarf Bow
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is a gorgeous vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche red 100% silk blouse with scarf. Made in France. Size 38 Measurements: Bust 40" Sleeves 25" Length 25" Shoulders 16"
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1980s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL Rive Gauche Silk Blouse w Scarf
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is a gorgeous vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 100% silk blouse with scarf. Made in France. Size 38 Measurements: Bust 40" Sleeves 25" Length 25" Shoulders 16"
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1980s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Red w Polka Dots Silk Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is an incredible Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche red silk blouse with small polka dots print 100% silk size 40. Measurements: Bust 40" Sleeves 25" Shoulders 16" Length 25"
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1970s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL Rive Gauche Bordeaux Silk Blouse w Scarf
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is a gorgeous vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche bordeaux 100% silk blouse with scarf. Made in France. Size 38 Measurements: Bust 40" Sleeves 25" Length 25" Shoulders...
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1980s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL Rive Gauche 100% silk Print Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is an incredible Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche electric gorgeous print 100% silk long sleeve blouse with attached scarf. Size 38 Measurements: Bust 40" Sleeves 25" Shoulder...
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1980s Blouses

A 1980s Vintage Fire Engine Red Yves Saint Laurent Silk Blouse W Pussy Bow
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A 80s fire engine red Yves Saint Laurent silk blouse with a front button closure, an exaggerated pussy bow collar. and long sleeves with french cuffs. The size of the blouse corres...
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1980s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Long Sleeve Silk Blouse w Scarf
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is an incredible Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche multi color plaid print 100% silk blouse with attached scarf. Size 38 Measurements: Bust 40" Sleeves 25" Shoulders 15" Lengt...
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1980s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL Rive Gauche Stripes 100% silk Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is an incredible Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche multi color stripes print 100% silk blouse with attached scarf. Size 36 Measurements: Bust 40" Sleeves 22" Shoulders 15" Len...
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1980s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 100% silk Gorgeous Print Blouse w Scarf
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is an incredible Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche multi color print 100% silk blouse with attached scarf. Size 38 Measurements: Bust 40" Sleeves 25" Shoulders 16" Length 25"
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1980s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL Rive Gauche navy & yellow Button up Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is a gorgeous Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche button up navy, yellow & white plaid pattern print with big puffy sleeves. Size 36 Measurements: Sleeves 22" Length 25" Bust 40"...
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1980s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Red Silk Butterfly Pattern Blouse w Scarf Bow
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Lake Park, FL
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Red 100% Silk Butterfly Pattern Blouse w Scarf Bow size 38. Perfect condition Measurements; Length 25" Bust 40" Sleeves 24"
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1980s Blouses

Vintage 1986 Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Black Silk & Gold Metallic Lame Top Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is a rare vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Black and gold silk & lame long sleeve blouse with 3 snap closure over lapping front. Size 38 Made in France Model/style RG E8...
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1980s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Silk Zebra pattern Red 4 pocket Safari Style Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is a vintage Yves Saint Laurent 100% silk Zebra pattern red four pocket button up safari style blouse made in France. Measures shoulders 18", bust/width 40", length overall 28"...
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1970s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent 1985 YSL Rive Gauche Vibrant Stripes Silk Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is a gorgeous vintage 1985 Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 100% silk blouse with vibriant stripes button up. Made in France. Size 38 Measurements: Bust 40" Sleeves 25" Leng...
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1980s Blouses

A 1980s Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Blue Silk Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Copenhagen, DK
An early 1980s Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche blue silk blouse with a round neckline, a button-down front and voluminous sleeves. The blouse is unlined and has large clear rhinestone...
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1980s Blouses

Vintage 1984 Yves Saint Laurent YSL Rive Gauche Red & Black Stripe Silk Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is a gorgeous vintage 1984 Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 100% silk blouse with hidden buttons. Made in France. Size 38 Measurements: Bust 40" Sleeves 25" Length 25" Shou...
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1980s Blouses

Vintage H85 Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Silk Blouse Print Featured on Rachael Zoe
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is a vintage 1985 Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 100% silk bow blouse long sleeves, thin shoulder pads with vibrant colors. Same print featured on Rachael Zoe episode 3. Size ...
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1980s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Rare Silk Floral print Gorgeous Top Blouse sz 42
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is an incredible vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 100% silk 4 button up long sleeve black with red flowers throughout top. Fully lined in silk. Model/Style on tag reads ...
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1970s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL Rive Gauche Paisley Plaid Wool Blouse w Ruffle & Scarf
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is an incredible Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche paisley and plaid print button up wool blouse with ruffle attached scarf. Size 40 Measurements: Bust 40" Sleeves 25" Shoulder...
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1970s Blouses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL Rive Gauche Olive Long Sleeve Silk Blouse w Scarf
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Lake Park, FL
This is an incredible Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche olive print 100% silk blouse with attached scarf. Size 34 Measurements: Bust 40" Sleeves 21" Shoulders 18" Length 26"
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1980s Blouses

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Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Blouse For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary vintage yves saint laurent blouse you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Red, Blue and more options on these pages. Making the right choice when shopping for a vintage yves saint laurent blouse may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. When shopping for these accessories, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men or unisex today than there are for women.

How Much is a Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Blouse?

On average, a vintage yves saint laurent blouse on 1stDibs sells for $491, while they’re typically $135 on the low end and $3,795 for the highest priced versions of this item.

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.

Finding the Right Clothing for You

From museum-worthy vintage Oscar de la Renta evening dresses and jackets to audacious T-shirts and trousers from provocative punk designer Vivienne Westwood, one thing is abundantly clear: If the clothing available on 1stDibs could talk, it would certainly make a statement. 

For fashion lovers, the 1990s have become associated with styles adopted by today’s supermodels and influencers — think Galliano and Cavalli — but maybe ‘80s accessories are among your (guilty?) pleasures. Playful, boldly colored coats and outerwear from Moschino and other titans of the era can take a simpler ensemble to the next level, while chic and practical suits from the likes of Christian Dior and Chanel remain classic for haute couture advocates and beyond. By exploring the vast array of vintage collections on these pages, you can transform your closet into a retreat that is as retro as it is royal. 

Velvet cocktail dresses and silk evening gowns designed by French-born American couturiere Pauline Trigère — who dressed Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor — have proven timeless since their mid-century debut, while an overcoat by Alexander McQueen is the perfect finishing touch. In fact, an emerald one stays in rotation for Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.

Those seeking modern high-fashion brands are also in luck. Turn your day-to-day into a runway with selections from Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent and Versace or complete that fresh look with stunning footwear classics from the likes of Gucci and Christian Louboutin. The future — and glamorous past — of fashion is yours for the wearing. 

Build your collection of covetable and iconic vintage garments by shopping on 1stDibs. No matter where you roam, our diverse apparel and accessories will keep you covered in the hottest styles and comfiest black hoodie imaginable.