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Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Slip Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
A pretty vintage slip dress by Yves Saint Laurent, Variation. In a pretty blue colour, the dress has a deep neckline , central back zip and is fully lined. Measurements : Bust 36'',...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

YVES SAINT LAURENT Vintage Size 6 Navy Virgin Wool Shift Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT VARIATIONS sleeveless shift dress comes in navy wool with a back zip closure. Made in France. Excellent Pre-Owned Condition. Marked: 6 Measurements: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Shift Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Asymmetrical Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT Tricots, Made in Thailand. Asymmetrical long dress made Size is referred as a 40 but I would recommend it for a Small size. The fabric is a mix of wool (77%) and...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Striped Silk Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Yves Saint Laurent Striped silk dress with an attached silk sash bow. Size estimate: XS/S
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1980s Day Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Lace-Up Safari Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
Yves Saint Laurent Variation, Made in France circa 90’s. A beautiful example of the iconic « Saharienne » declined by Yves Saint Laurent during his career. This YSL Variation safari...
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1990s Day Dresses

Vintage 1970s YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Color Block Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
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

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Blue Lace Fitted Cocktail Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Chic Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Blue Lace sheath cocktail dress with delicate tulle netting lace on collar and sleeves. Perfect cocktail dress. Size: 4
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 1978 Yves Saint Laurent Documented Butterfly Print Off-Shoulder Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Gorgeous Yves Saint Laurent documented butterfly print rayon dress from the infamous Rive Gauche 1978 spring summer collection. Pieces from this decade are very rare and are true exa...
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1970s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Russian Collection 1976 Geometric 70s Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare and iconic vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT 'Rive Gauche' Russian Collection dress! The 1976 RUssian Collection is Saint Laurent's most iconic collection of all time, and is reference...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent ' Rive Gauche ' Yellow Cotton Tunic Dress YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Perfect vintage Yves Saint Laurent "Rive Gauche" muted yellow cotton tunic/dress! Perfect as a dress or a tunic....great over a swimsuit! V-neck style, with pockets at both...
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1990s Sheath Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Iconic Brown Safari Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT VARIATION vintage iconic brown SAFARI dress. This dress features : - Probably brown faux-suede fabric (missing composition label). - Lace-up front construction wi...
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20th Century Day Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Black Cocktail Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
A chic vintage cocktail dress by Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. The dress has a v neckline, button opening with wonderful decorative buttons , gathering at the waist and small shoul...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent One Shoulder Ruffle Cocktail Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Austin, TX
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche black one shoulder sleeveless cocktail dress with ruffles. Condition: Excellent. Size M/ US 6/ FR38 34" bust, 33" waist, 33" hips, 40" length
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 90s Yves Saint Laurent YSL Black Suede Leather Fringe Nehru Tunic Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Fabulous vintage 1990s YVES SAINT LAURENT ( YSL ) Rive Gauche black suede nehru style fringed tunic dress! Features six large wood buttons up the front. Pockets at each side of the w...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Evening Gown
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Montgomery, TX
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Evening Gown FR Size 38 100% Silk Excellent condition
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Red and Black Harlequin Print Spaghetti Strap Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage 1980s Yves Saint Laurent black and red spaghetti strap dress silk organza harlequin print cocktail dress. Size : 2/ Bust : 31"/ waist :24" / hip: 30" Length: 38"
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 1980s Vintage Black Strapless Peplum Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic, and utterly classic 1980s YVES SAINT LAURENT 'Rive Gauche' black silk and linen blend strapless peplum dress! Features luxurious silk and linen blend that holds a nice shape wh...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Red & Black Floral Print Drop Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage black floral print Yves Saint Laurent red silk drop waist dress with velvet detailing. The dress features an open neck, straight sl...
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Late 20th Century Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent tricot vintage 1970s wool mohair sweater dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Antwerp, BE
Fashion knitwear will be at the peak of popularity in the autumn-winter of 2021-2022, and this Yves Saint Laurent tricot vintage piece will not go unnoticed. Beautiful soft and unwor...
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1970s Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Hot Pink Green Circle Polished Cotton Smock Dress Vintage
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche hot pink, green circle & dot polished cotton smock dress from the 1980s. Bright pink polished cotton dress with a print of bright green circles centere...
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1980s Shift Dresses

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

Splendid Vintage Yves Saint Laurent ' Rive Gauche ' Colorful Flower Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful vintage Yves Saint Laurent "Rive Gauche" dress! Features an incredible array of colorful flowers, with functional gold flower buttons down the front! Signature 1990s YSL sh...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

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

Vintage 1979 Yves Saint Laurent Colorful Navajo Print Silk Pleated Peasant Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Yves Saint Laurent colorful Navajo southwestern print silk dress from the infamous Rive Gauche collection during the late 1970's. Pieces from this decade are very rare a...
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1970s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage Graffiti Print Silk Sleeveless Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Amazing vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT "Rive Gauche" silk graffiti print sleeveless dress! Features an allover graffiti / Asian themed print. Vibrant hues of purple, burgundy, and blue w...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent vintage 1980s tulle trimmed strapless dress and bolero set
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Antwerp, BE
Yves Saint Laurent's original 1980s version of the tulle trimmed dress available in the Saint Laurent Fall 2019 collection. The strapless bustier dress comes with a matching bolero....
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent 1980s ' Rive Gauche ' Black + White Leaf Dress & Sash
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful vintage YSL "Rive Gauche" black and white silk dress! Wonderful leaves printed throughout, w/ tiny leaves surrounding the large ones. Comes with matching sash belt. Ruffles...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 1978 Yves Saint Laurent YSL Haute Couture Ivory Print Silk Dress & Shawl
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Yves Saint Laurent designer dress ensemble from his 1978 Spring/Summer collection. Such a rarity to find all three pieces together! It is insanely chic with "light as a ...
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1970s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL Pink Taffeta Ruffle Party Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage Yves Saint Laurent silk taffeta peasant dress featuring a square collar, short ruffle sleeves, red sash, full skirt, and tiered ruf...
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1980s Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Rive Gauche Vintage Leopard Print Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche vintage leopard print dress. This dress features : - Wrapped waist. - Knee length. - Long sleeves. - Zip on left shoulder and side. - Shoulder pads. -...
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20th Century Day Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent ' Rive Gauche ' Short Sleeve Belted Black Linen Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Superb vintage YSL "Rive Gauche" black double-faced linen dress, w/ detachable tie belt. Functional black + gold buttons down the front, w/ hidden hook and eye closure at bust + wais...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Variation Vintage Unworn Fuchsia Tunic Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage gorgeous unworn fuchsia tunic dress. Short sleeves. Large buttons. 2 front pockets. Unlined. Label reads Yves Saint Laurent Variation Made in Fran...
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20th Century Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage S/S 1989 Abstract Floral Print Wrap Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche vintage multicolored abstract floral print wrap silk dress. Spring/Summer 1989 Ready-to-Wear collection. This dress features : - Wrap front. - Oversi...
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20th Century Day Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent black raw silk sac dress 1980s
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent black raw silk sac dress 1980s...A beautiful and versitle dress the fabric is deep black raw silk...Round yoke neckline with a single button closure...The ...
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1980s Tunics and Wrap Dresses

YSL Vintage 80's Yves Saint Laurent Little Girl's Plaid Dress NEW
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
Vintage approximately from 1980's YSL dress for little girl's. Size on the label is 6 but please check the measurements. Fabric feels like silk. Beautiful vibrant colors . Great ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Raspberry Pink Linen Vintage Corset Tunic Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent 'Rive Gauche' raspberry pink linen tunic dress! Full metal zipper up the front, making this beauty extremely versatile! Flattering corset sea...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Black Velvet & Satin Ruffle Cocktail Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche vintage black velvet high low skirt cocktail dress featuring double layered black satin ruffles around the neckline and wrists. The left side fastens ...
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20th Century Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Cotton Mid-Length Dress in Grey
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Carnate, IT
Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Cotton Mid-Length Dress in Grey Yves Saint Laurent dress. Unisex Edition. Unique and rare garment. In cotton and cashmere. Size 38 FR which corresponds ...
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Late 20th Century Day Dresses

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

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent ' Rive Gauche ' Black Silk Russian Collection Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful and flattering vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT 'Rive Gauche’ black silk ruffle dress! Luxurious soft 'liquid' silk that looks incredible on! Features a silk velvet trim along th...
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Late 20th Century Cocktail Dresses

2003 Vintage Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Dress Silk in Black
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Montgomery, TX
2003 Vintage Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Black silk dress Constructed with panels and finished with cutouts Material: 100% Silk Original Size: FR 40, US - 8 Made in France Excel...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Vintage 1978 Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Ivory Red Print Silk Dress & Shawl
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Gorgeous Yves Saint Laurent ivory dotted red-clover print silk dress ensemble from his 1978 spring/summer collection. Such a rarity to find all three pieces together! The dress is so...
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1970s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent YSL Tribal Graffiti Purple + Pink Silk Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Spectacular vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche YSL tribal graffiti print silk dress! Features vibrant colors of purple, fuchsia pink, brown and burgundy throughout. Buttons up th...
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Late 20th Century Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL Red Floral Smock Dress 1970's
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage Yves Saint Laurent burgundy crepe collared smock dress featuring a multi-color painted floral print, blouson sleeves with button cu...
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1970s Day Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Size 42 / 10 Black and Red Silk YSL Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche black and red silk dress! Classic YSL silhouette that really flatters the body. Buttons up the front with interior hook-and-eye closures a...
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Late 20th Century Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent 1990s Wool Challis Flower Print Vintage 90s Smock Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Signature vintage early 90s YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche colorful lightweight wool challis long sleeve dress! Features a flattering and forgiving loose fitting bodice, with a taper...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Rive Gauche Vintage Red Silk Wrap Style Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche vintage red silk wrap style dress with black lace trim. This dress features : - Red silk with black lace trim. - Plunging bust. - Wrapped waist (wrap ...
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20th Century Cocktail Dresses

2001 Vintage Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Black Silk Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Montgomery, TX
2001 Vintage Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Black Silk Dress FR Size 38 - US 6 100% Silk is finished with delicate ruched tulle and eyelash detail Immaculate Condition New, with ta...
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

1990s Yves Saint Laurent Size 40 6 / 8 Brown Plunging Vintage 90s YSL Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy 1990s YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche chocolate brown plunging dress and sash belt ! Features faux tortoise shell rings at each shoulder. Wrap style with hidden hook-and-eye clos...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

1960s Early Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Jersey Dress w/ Peter Pan Collar YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Extremely rare early 1960s YSL jersey dress! Features Peter Pan collar, with functional buttons up the bodice. Can be worn many different ways, and can easily be transitioned from da...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Size 46 / 12 Lavender Lilac Purple Linen Dress YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche light lilac lavender purple linen short sleeve shirt dress! Features luxurious soft Irish linen, with pockets at each breast and at each s...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Runway 1991 Leon Bakst Print Wrap Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche vintage runway wrap dress featuring an opulent LEON BAKST "Ballets Russes" inspired multicolored print. Spring/Summer 1991 Ready-to-Wear collection, a...
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20th Century Day Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent 1990s Black Metallic Tinsel Off - Shoulder 90s Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Gorgeous vintage early 90s YVES SAINT LAURENT YSL Rive Gauche off the shoulder metallic tinsel sweater dress ! At first glance, this looks like a sequined dress. However, it is reall...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL 1980s Yellow Bow Print Silk Blouse + Skirt Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare and beautiful vintage 80s ( Spring Summer 1987 ) YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche YSL bow print wrap blouse and skirt suit ensemble! Features a beautiful canary yellow, with bows ...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Sz 44 Black Corset / Bustier Dress YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Drop dead gorgeous vintage Yves Saint Laurent 'Rive Gauche' YSL black dress! Quite possibly the most flattering dress I have ever seen! This rare beauty does wonders for the body! Co...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Black Plaid & Velvet Smock Dress Circa 1970's
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage Yves Saint Laurent black plaid wool dress with magenta, orange, and purple windowpane details. The dress features a black velvet bu...
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20th Century Day Dresses

1990s Yves Saint Laurent YSL Size 8 Navy Blue Vintage 90s Tuxedo Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic 1990s YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche navy blue silk tuxedo style wrap dress ! Features a tailored bodice with signature YSL exaggerated lapels. Wrap style with silver button at ...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent black and cream plume print silk dress 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Yves Saint Laurent black and cream plume print silk dress from the 1970s...This amazing dress has a very distinctive pattern of plumes with a ribbon tied at the bottom, the dress has...
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1970s Day Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Red & White Dot Double Breasted Silk Dress with Sash
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage red and white polka dot Yves Saint Laurent silk day dress with front pleats, double-breasted bodice, and belt. Yves Saint Laurent ...
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1980s Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent "rive gauche" collectible vintage 1970s brown wool dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Antwerp, BE
Vintage collectible 1970s brown wool dress by Yves Saint Laurent "Rive Gauche" Made in a gorgeous brown "drap de laine" fabric French size 40. Please use the measurements for the per...
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1970s Day Dresses

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Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Dress For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary vintage yves saint laurent dress 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 Brown, Blue and more options on these pages. You’re likely to find the perfect vintage yves saint laurent dress among the distinctive accessories we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. An accessory like this designed by Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche and Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured item — is worth considering. 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 Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Dress?

The price for a vintage yves saint laurent dress starts at $180 and tops out at $13,750, and on average, selling for $1,200.

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.