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Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Tuxedo Tailcoat
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage rare black tuxedo tailcoat. This tail coat features : - Black satin notched collar. - Black resin female profile front buttoning. - Matching buttons on fa...
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20th Century Tuxedo Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Oriental Inspired Jacket and Skirt Ensemble
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage oriental inspired jacket and skirt ensemble from the Spring/Summer Ready-to-Wear 1993 Collection. JACKET features : - Saffron color with orange trim colla...
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20th Century Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Yves Saint Laurent Jacket Gold & Black Silk Evening Jacket 38 YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Wallkill, NY
Stunning Saint Laurent Black and Gold Jacket with Quilted Mandarin Collar, Cuff, pockets and bottom Trim. Black Glass buttons. Bold gold pattern stenciled. Size 38 Measuring - Chest ...
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1990s Jackets

YSL Gold Studded Black Suede Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Strong shouldered YSL heavy black suede jacket with gold stud adornments. Strong elegant proportions as only YSL can cut. Massive golden domed buttons edge up each cuff. 2 large sla...
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1990s Cropped Jackets

1990's Yves Saint Laurent YSL Rive Gauche Safari Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1990’s Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche safari style jacket in cotton khaki. The jacket buttons down the front and features four pockets at the breast and at the hips, finished with a ...
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1990s Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Patent Leather and Wool Jacket 1990's
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Wallkill, NY
Stunning! Patent Lamb body with large ribbed wool arms. Matching belt. Has Large patch front pockets. YVES SAINT LAURENT, of Course, Will fit an 10-12 nicely labeled UK 42, 3 inch C...
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1990s Jackets

YSL Pink Moire Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Alford, MA
Saint Laurent Rive Gauche short jacket in bright pink moire with a large collar and shaped waist. The turned-back cuffs and single button closure are fastened with large black button...
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1980s Jackets

Vintage YSL Navy Satin Smoking jacket- Size 36
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Vintage YSL Navy Satin Smoking jacket with brushed black buttons. French Size 36. This pre-owned garment is in great condition.<br /> <br /> Measurements:<br /> Shoulder to Should...
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Late 20th Century Smoking Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Emerald Green Jacket, 1980s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Vibrant 1980s Yves Saint Laurent ribbed emerald green silk and acetate cropped jacket. The emerald pops beautifully against the large round gold tone buttons. Monochromatic emerald g...
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1980s Bolero Jackets

Tom Ford for YSL ring embellished safari cognac leather jacket, S/S 2002
By Tom Ford
Located in Montgomery, TX
TOM FORD for YVES SAINT LAURENT Safari Jacket S/S 2002 100% Leather has distressed finish and embellished with rings. FR size 38 - US 6 shoulders 16&quot;, sleeve 25.5&quot;,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jackets

1970s Yves Saint Laurent/YSL Black Velvet Peplum Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1970s Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Jacket. Black velvet with domed black buttons made from tiny hexagon shapes that catch the light beautifully. Jacket features crew neckline, mut...
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1970s Dinner Jackets

1980s Yves Saint Laurent/YSL Cream Cropped Jacket with Black Satin Trim
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Great 1980's Yves Saint Laurent cropped cream wool gabardine jacket with thick black satin trim. One stunning large sliver button at center embellished with rhinestone star symbol. F...
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1980s Jackets

Black YSL Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Evening Blazer Jacket Ribbon Details
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Switzerland, CH
Stunning black YSL by Tom Ford Jacket From the FW 2002 collection Black fabric with silk Peek-a-boo details on sleeves Closes in front with silk ribbons Fully lined with fine black ...
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Early 2000s Jackets

Aubergine Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford 2002 YSL Tulle Silk Jacket Blazer
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Switzerland, CH
Stunning piece designed by Tom Ford for his FW collection for Yves Saint Laurent in 2002 Finest aubergine silk and tulle silk Frayed details Collection Autumn/Winter 2002 Back zipper...
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Early 2000s Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent YSL by Tom Ford 2002 Black Tulle Silk Layer Jacket Top
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Switzerland, CH
Stunning piece designed by Tom Ford for his FW collection for Yves Saint Laurent in 2002 Finest black tulle silk Beautiful tailoring with many layers Frayed details Collection Autumn...
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Early 2000s Jackets

YSL Haute Couture Gold Leather Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Iconic YSL Jacket in Gold kid leather with extreme pagoda shoulders circa 1986. Gilt Bronze flowerhead buttons by Goosens. Black silk charmeuse lining. Crafted by YSL Haute Coutur...
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1980s Jackets

Vintage YSL Metallic Belted Jacket XS
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent metallic tweed blazer jacket. Belted - is Removable to wear a variety of ways. Wear zipped up or not. Size tag not present. Fits like a size XXS. (very pe...
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1990s Jackets

1993 Yves Saint Laurent Documented Moire Gold Silk Tassel Beads Jacket YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
East meets West in this opulent Yves Saint Laurent jacket. From the maison’s spring/summer 1993 pret-a-porter collection, it made its debut during a runway finale that had to have be...
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1990s Cropped Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Sequined Dinner Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent dinner jacket covered with reddish/dark pink sequins and trimmed with black silk. Features oversized black dome-shaped buttons and is lined in silk at the ...
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Late 20th Century Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Silver Leather YSL Vintage Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This is an outstanding vintage jacket from Yves Saint Laurent in a beautiful silver leather. This gorgeous YSL jacket has front buttons, oversized sleeves, a scoop neck and it is ful...
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1980s Jackets

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Size: French size 36 -See description
Yves Saint Laurent Black Velvet Jacket YSL, 1990s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Unlike the super tailored and structured styles of his peers, YSL’s take on jackets was much softer and casual. This preference not only made Saint Laurent’s garments easy to wear an...
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1990s Jackets

Vintage YSL Jacket Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Bright Yellow Blazer
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Chicago, IL
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent bright yellow blazer. From the Rive Gauche line, this beauty adds a pop to any outfit, without being too over-bearing. Looks great with the pictured vintag...
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1990s Blazers

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Iconic Double-Breasted Leopard Tiger Print Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage iconic double-breasted leopard and tiger print jacket. This jacket features : - Iconic YVES SAINT LAURENT leopard and tiger print. - Double-breasted. - La...
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20th Century Double-Breasted Jackets

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

1980s Yves Saint Laurent/YSL Black Quilted Velvet Coat
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche robe stye coat from the 1980s. Black velvet with top stitching creating all over diamond quilting. Non quilted black velvet Mandarin collar, black cuff...
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1980s Jackets

1980's Yves Saint Laurent/YSL Quilted Velour Car Coat
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Vertical quilted 3/4 length coat by Yves Saint Laurent/YSL circa 1980's. Shades of navy, burnt russet, teal and beige with a geometric abstract pattern on the body.Back anc sleeves ...
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1980s Jackets

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

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

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Haute Couture Russian Inspired Embroidered Suede Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT rare Haute Couture Russian inspired embroidered suede jacket from the Fall-Winter 1981-82 Collection. Bibliography : L'OFFICIEL DE LA MODE n°675, page 229. This ...
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20th Century Jackets

1970's Yves Saint Laurent YSL Burgundy Wool & Velvet Trimmed Iconic Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Yves Saint Laurent burgundy wool & black velvet trimmed iconic jacket from Cossack Collection. Beginnings of 4-5 small holes that do not go all the way through the fabric - see photo...
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1970s Jackets

NWT YSL Vintage 1980s Navy Blue Jacket W/ Epaulettes Size 40 With Tag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This is a wonderful, deadstock, Yves Saint Laurent Variation jacket in navy blue summer weight wool. The jacket is fully lined and closes with two buttons at the waist. There are ep...
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1980s Jackets

1970's Yves Saint Laurent YSL Black Velvet Russian Collection Jacket w/Silk Ties
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1970's Yves Saint Laurent Russian collection black velvet jacket with Pierrot collar and black silk cord neck ties. In excellent condition - size tag 40.
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1970s Jackets

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

Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Red Mandarin Collar Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Red Mandarin Collar Jacket Measurements taken laid flat: Shoulder: 16.14 inches (41 cm) Sleeves: 22.44 inches (57 cm) Bust: 20.47 inches (52 cm) Waist...
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20th Century Blazers

1980s Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL Black Cotton Short Jacket French Size 44
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This is a great YSL vintage black long sleeve jacket with shoulder pads and front buttons. The jacket is in excellent condition and was made in France. Labeled a French size 44 and ...
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20th Century Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Haute Couture "Le Smoking" Tuxedo Jacket & Skirt No.64222
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1980's Yves Saint Laurent haute couture Le Smoking black wool tuxedo jacket and skirt. In excellent condition. Please see measurements - if skirt measurements are desired, please inq...
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1980s Jackets

YSL Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Raspberry Red Wool Blazer Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This beautiful, fully lined YSL blazer is in excellent condition and comes from the estate of a Yves Saint Laurent collector. She originally purchased this jacket in the 1990s and I...
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1990s Blazers

1980's Yves Saint Laurent YSL White Jacket with Dome Buttons
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Chic Yves Saint Laurent white cotton jacket from the early 80's. Collarless, with large black dome shaped buttons down center and slash pockets on each hip. Both sleeves have four la...
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1980s Blazers

1980s Black & White Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Classic Jacket YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Wallkill, NY
Clean lines on this Yves Saint Laurent Jacket. Classic look with the Black & white trim. Measuring. Up to 40in on the bust. Up to 36in on the waist. Sleeve 22.5in -- 21.5 in. Long. ...
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1980s Blazers

YSL Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage Gray Wool Blazer Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Sparks, NV
Beautifully tailored gray wool blazer jacket by Saint Laurent . Details: Fully Lined Front Pockets Shoulder Pads Are Sewn Into Lining Front Button Closure Marked Size: 38 E...
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Late 20th Century Blazers

Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Navy Blazer Tuxedo Jacket Size 38
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Navy Blazer Tuxedo Jacket Size 38 Product details: Size FR 38 Featuring front navy and gold one button closure Puffy shoulder detail One n...
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Late 20th Century Blazers

YSL Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage Black + White Polka Dot Blazer Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Sparks, NV
Darling black and white polka dot blazer jacket by Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. Details: Fully Lined Front Pockets Front Button Closure Marked Size: F 42 Color: White/ B...
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1980s Blazers

YVES SAINT LAURENT A/W 2005 YSL Off White Tweed Peak Lapel Collar Blazer Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent, Stefano Pilati
Located in Thiensville, WI
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche YSL Autumn / Winter 2005 off white cotton tweed peak lapel collar blazer/jacket. Designed by Stefano Pilati. Peak lapel collar Two center front cream a...
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Early 2000s Blazers

2003 Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Pink Ruffle Jacket + Skirt Suit Ensemble YSL
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Sparks, NV
Iconic and collectible 2003 Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche pink jacket and skirt ensemble with asymmetric ruffle. The skirt is fully lined with front button, buckle and ...
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Early 2000s Blazers

YSL Hooded Wool Cape
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Hooded wool cape by Yves Saint Laurent (Rive Gauche) Red wool Green fringe Blue trim Hook and eye neck closure Blue rope neck tie Hood Draped cape no sleeves 100% wool Made ...
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Late 20th Century Capes

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Leather Halter Backless Vest Top
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Totowa, NJ
Yves Saint Laurent YSL Leather Halter Backless Vest Top FR 36 Yves Saint Laurent leather halter vest top featuring plunging neckline, collar, dual slit pockets at side and tie closu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Feather Trim Cardigan 90s YSL Runway Rive Gauche sz 38
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Impossible to find Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche multicolor knit cardigan jacket with feathered collar, size 38. Unlined/Shoulder Pads/Wool-Alpaca Blend/Dry Clean only. Preowned/v...
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1990s Jackets

1980's YSL/Yves Saint Laurent Black Wool Blazer
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1980's Yves Saint Laurent black cashmere and wool blazer with large flat black buttons and chic oversized pockets fitted through the waist. Classic blazer that can be worn casually, ...
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1980s Blazers

1980's Yves Saint Laurent YSL Black Cashmere Double Breasted Blazer
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Classic double breasted cashmere blazer from Yves Saint Laurent made in the 1980's. Nothing more versatile than black cashmere to finish off today's day to evening apparel. In excell...
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1980s Blazers

Vintage YSL Blazer Purple Yves Saint Laurent Size 40 Rive Gauche
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This is a great blazer from Yves Saint Laurent from the early 1980's in excellent condition. This purple cotton jacket has shoulder pads and a scalloped neckline. This size 40 jacke...
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1980s Blazers

Yves Saint Laurent Edition Soir Shocking Pink Fox Fur Vest YSL, 2009
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
For decades, Yves Saint Laurent has been a versatile design house offering stylish options from business to casual. For 2008 and 2009, YSL launched the Edition Soir, a capsule collec...
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Early 2000s Vests

Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Khaki Tan YSL Cotton Safari Ruffle Vest
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Chicago, IL
Essential TOM FORD for YVES SAINT LAURENT YSL sleeveless cotton safari ruffle vest! Khaki color matches anything, and is perfect all year round. Open front style make this gem easy t...
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Early 2000s Vests

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

YVES SAINT LAURENT YSL Long Safari-Style Cream Silk Mix Vest Dress, 1970s/1980s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Munich, DE
Rare Yves Saint Laurent late 1970s/early 1980s cream maxi vest or dress. From one of the later revivals of that famous safari collection it is classic YSL with four dramatic top set ...
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1970s Vests

Rare 1970s Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Long Black Wool Maxi Vest or Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Sparks, NV
Rare and iconic vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 1970s black wool button up maxi vest or dress from the estate of Pamela Lewis (Jerry Lewis/ Gary Lewis). Can be worn as either ...
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1970s Vests

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Silk Trench Coat with Wood Buttons
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
YSL Yves Saint Laurent Silk Trench Coat. Size 42 Fr. New condition. Belt missing. Wood buttons in the front and each sleeve. Top and bottom part of the coat have 2 pockets each. Fina...
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Late 20th Century Mantle Coats

YSL wine with black trim jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Palm Beach, FL
YSL wine jacket, length 37", chest 36", waist 37", sleeve 23.5".
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21st Century and Contemporary Clothing

2000S YVES SAINT LAURENT Baby Pink Wool Blend Brocade Tom Ford For YSL Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
2000S YVES SAINT LAURENT Baby Pink Wool Blend Brocade Tom Ford For YSL Jacket
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Early 2000s Coats and Outerwear

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Chinese Oriental Inspired Shirt Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT RIVE GAUCHE vintage Chinese Oriental inspired shirt jacket. This shirt/jacket features : - Black soft fabric (probably silk or silk blend) with floral design. - G...
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20th Century Shirts

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

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Ysl Jacket For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary ysl jacket you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Brown, Gray, Pink and more in stock now. Making the right choice when shopping for a ysl jacket 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. Finding a ysl jacket for sale for women should be easy, but there are 22 pieces available to browse for men as well.

How Much is a Ysl Jacket?

Prices for a ysl jacket can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $175 and can go as high as $12,500, while, on average they fetch $750.

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.

Finding the Right Jackets for You

No matter if you’re preparing for a fashion event or a weather event — you’re going to need a good jacket.

What would become the modern jacket as we know it began as a strictly professional item. A lot of the vintage and designer jackets (and coat styles such as the Navy-inspired peacoat) in our closets were likely popularized by soldiers who battled aggressive climes with their regulation field jackets, bombers and parkas buttoned or zipped to the chin. Indeed, keeping troopers comfortable guided the design of the military surplus garments that have often become buzzy fashion trends. But now, jackets add far more than warmth to our wardrobe, and we hunt down outer layers branded with peerless fashion labels.

Fashion’s most iconic creations, despite their age, remain modern: Biker jackets originated in the 1920s, Balenciaga’s celebrated puffers are steeped in a tradition of down coats that began in the 1930s and your vintage denim jacket has come an even longer way, from California Gold Rush to wardrobe staple. Jeans bequeathed jean jackets during the 1880s, thanks to Levi Strauss, who crafted the former as a durable garment to be worn by miners and railroad workers. Later, jeans and jean jackets became synonymous with nonconformity and rebelliousness — with fashion legends such as actor James Dean in the 1950s and model Veruschka in the 1960s and ’70s leading the indigo-toned charge.

Another fashion rebel, Coco Chanel, used the classic tweed jacket to introduce more comfort and mobility into women’s daily lives. Debuting in 1954 and based on a cardigan, the groundbreaking Chanel jacket forever changed what women wear. The garment reacted against the fitted, constricting styles of Christian Dior’s New Look, which, as Chanel saw it, was making women dress like decorative objects.

On 1stDibs, find bold collections from cutting-edge contemporary designers who’ve taken the classic silhouette of the jacket to new heights or build out your array of vintage treasures (denim or otherwise) with dazzlers from Yves Saint Laurent, Gianni Versace, Moschino and more.