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YSL Red With Multi Color Polka Dot Silk Blouse~36
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Palm Beach, FL
YSL red with multi color polka dot silk blouse with collar and neck sash. Ruffle cap sleeve. Size 36F. 15.5 inches shoulder to shoulder. Good vintage condition with minimal wear to f...
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1990s Shirts

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

Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Red Square Studded Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Red Square Studded Earrings Measurements: Height: 1.42 inches (3.6 cm) Width: 1.42 inches (3.6 cm) Weight per Earring: 24 grams Features: - 100% Auth...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Red Ball Heel Pumps Lace Up Shoes
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Red Ball Heel Pumps Lace Up Shoes Measurements: Insole: 9 inches (23 cm) Heel: 1.57 inches (4 cm) Features: - 100% Authentic YVES SAINT LAURENT. - Re...
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20th Century Shoes

Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Red Enamel Wheel Disc Cabochon Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Red Enamel Wheel Disc Cabochon Necklace Measurements: Height: 1.49 inches (3.8 cm) Wearable Length: 17.12 inches (43.5 cm) until 18.70 inches (47.5 cm...
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20th Century Link Necklaces

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Red Strapless Gown Dress w/Black Velvet Band at Bust
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Yves Saint Laurent YSL red strapless gown with a black velvet band at the top of the bust. There is no fabric tag but fabric is silky with a satin sheen. Size tag 40 but dress appear...
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Late 20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

YVES SAINT LAURENT c.1980's YSL Red & Black Scoop Neck Tunic Top / Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Thiensville, WI
DESCRIPTION: YVES SAINT LAURENT c.1980's YSL Red & Black Scoop Neck Tunic Top / Dress Circa: c.1980’s Label(s): Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Designer: Yves Saint Laurent Style: Tunic ...
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1980s Tunics

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Red Ribbons Tokyo 1990 Silk Scarf
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
1990 Tokyo Yves Saint Laurent YSL small silk scarf featuring a multicolour ribbons scene, signature marked on. In good vintage condition. Made in France. 14.9in. (38cm) X 14.9in. (38...
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1990s Scarves

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Red Raffia & Tassel Hat 1976
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage Yves Saint Laurent red raffia cap hat with two black tassels and trim. Circa 1976. Iconic and in excellent condition. Yves Saint ...
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1970s Hats

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

1980's Yves Saint Laurent YSL Red and Black Couture Label Suit
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Very simple yet chic Yves Saint Laurent red and black couture label suit from the 1980s. The black wool gabardine jacket with red piping and buttons is the perfect piece to be worn w...
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1980s Skirt Suits

1980's Yves Saint Laurent YSL Red and Black Corset Bustier and Skirt Ensemble
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1980's sexy YSL bustier and skirt ensemble. Sweetheart neck bustier with 2 front panels of deep red silk. Back vest construction covered in jet black velvet with black grosgrain ribb...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Red and Gold Tone Pair of Clip On Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
Yves Saint Laurent YSL by Robert Gossens featuring red strawberries with gold tone metal details, a clip-on fastening, back plaque YSL. Circa 1990s They come as a pair. Maxi lengt...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

YSL / Marrakech (Red) by Max De Frost
Located in New York, NY
YSL / Marrakech (Red), 2019 Pigment print on Hotpress 20 x 15.5 inches Edition of 18 Publisher: Eminence Grise Editions Printer: Andre Ribuoli
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Prints

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Digital Pigment

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Red Gold Seahorse Earrings YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Yves Saint Laurent vintage rare seahorse dangling clip-on earrings featuring a gold toned coral branch top and a ruby red resin sea horse with green cabochon eyes.. Created in the ...
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1990s Dangle Earrings

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Gold Plate

Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Irregular Red Glass Cabochon Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Irregular Red Glass Cabochon Earrings Measurements: Height: 1.69 inches (4.3 cm) Width: 1.69 inches (4.3 cm) Weight per Earring: 23 grams Features: -...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Flower Embroidered Grosgrain Ribbon Red Belt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Flower Embroidered Grosgrain Ribbon Red Belt Measurements: Height: 4.13 inches (10.5 cm) Length of the Band: 28.14 inches (71.5 cm) Total Length with ...
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1980s Belts

Yves Saint Laurent Red Green Passementerie Tassel Belt Bag YSL, 1990s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Passementerie accessories are a staple to early YSL collections. The craftsmanship of these designs allows for an exciting way to bring together interesting color combos and provides...
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1990s Belts

1993 Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Red Velvet YSL Cropped Runway Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This is a vintage Yves Saint Laurent Fall / Winter 1993 luxe red velvet jacket with a single button closure at the center of the round neck. This would be perfect to wear with a pair...
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1990s Cropped Jackets

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

1990s Yves Saint Laurent YSL Lipstick Red Linen Vintage 90s Blazer Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic early 90s YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche lipstick red linen smoking blazer jacket ! Features a vibrant red color that is perfect anytime of year. Gunmetal metal button at center...
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1990s Blazers

Yves Saint Laurent Tom Ford Red Silk Flamenco Skirt YSL, Runway 2003
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Interpreting YSL’s curiosity for various cultural styling into his own more seductive perspective, Tom Ford created a vivid, jewel-toned collection with subtle glints of Spanish infl...
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Early 2000s Skirts

Saint Laurent Red x Black x Gold YSL Monogramme Card Case Cigarette Box 21ysl42
By Saint Laurent
Located in Dix hills, NY
Saint Laurent Red x Black x Gold YSL Monogramme Card Case Cigarette Box 21ysl420s Measurements: Length: 4" Width: .4" Height: 2.75" OVERALL VERY GOOD VINTAGE CONDITION ( 7.5/10...
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21st Century and Contemporary Other

New Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL 541 Jasped Red 1970 France Sunglasses
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Beautiful and stylish vintage new Yves Saint Laurent 1970’s Oversized sunglasses in a jasped red frame. Spotless pair of light rose gradient lenses. New! never worn or displayed. Fla...
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1970s Sunglasses

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Numbered Haute Couture Red Silk Tunic/Skirt Ensemble
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Munich, DE
This early 2000s Yves Saint Laurent tunic and skirt set is made from scarlet red very delicate raw silk. The straight-cut tunic top features a demure neckline, long sleeves (cut in o...
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Early 2000s Day 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

Yves Saint Laurent 1980s Red / Black Silk Cropped Vintage 80s Jacket Blazer YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic early 80s YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche red and black silk cropped blazer jacket ! Features a lipstick red body with exaggerated signature black lapels. Single button closure. ...
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1980s Cropped Jackets

Yves St Laurent YSL Rive Gauche wine red silk tie front blouse 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Yves St Laurent YSL Rive Gauche wine red silk tie front blouse 1970s...Long sleeve pull on style blouse, placket button front (to about mid torso) natural pearl button, small collar,...
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1970s Blouses

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

Red Animal Print YSL Yves Saint Laurent Silk Shawl
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
Gorgeous YSL Saint Laurent multicolour silk shawl featuring an animal print pattern a top logo signature. Marked YSL 55.1 in. (140 cm) X 52.7in. (134cm) In excellent vintage condi...
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Late 20th Century Scarves

YSL Ruby Oval Drop Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Long Yves Saint Laurent dangle earrings of bezel set oval ruby pastes. Articulated to move with wearer. Silvered metal, Made in France. 1980's. 3". Excellent condition.
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Vintage 1980s Drop Earrings

Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Black Bow Red Patent Belt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Black Bow Red Patent Belt Measurements: Height: 2.75 inches (7 cm) Wearable Length: 28.54 inches (72.5 cm), 29.52 inches (75 cm), 30.51 inches (77.5 c...
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20th Century Belts

YSL Fuchsia Leather Wristlet Small Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Yves Saint Laurent hot pink leather wrestle bag. Great for casual outing . Handle 6". Comes with original box.
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21st Century and Contemporary Pouches and Wristlets

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL Gold Tone Red Discs Dangling Choker
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL Gold Tone Red Discs Dangling Choker. Created for the defile. 12-16.5" around the Neck. The Drop Pieces are about 3" L. There are Gold and Red Stampe...
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Vintage 1980s Choker Necklaces

Vintage Massive YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Flower Ruby Red Stone Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage Massive YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Flower Ruby Red Stone Earrings Measurements: Height: 2 inches (5 cms) Width: 2 inches (5 cms) Weight per Earring: 21 grams Features: - 100% A...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

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

Yves Saint Laurent Couture Black Illusion Red Sequins Hat YSL, 1989
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Accessory designs are intended to add the finishing touches or accrue shock value. By combining various fabrics, embellishments and textures, Saint Laurent was a master of accessorie...
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1980s Hats

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Red/Black Jacquard Plaid Blanket Scarf
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Red/Black Jacquard Plaid Tartan Floral Wool Blanket Scarf Color: Red and black Materials: no composition tag- wool Overall Condition: Excellent vin...
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21st Century and Contemporary Scarves

Vintage Designer YSL Silk Scarf and Pure Irish Linen Christmas Stocking Red
By Katie Larmour Design
Located in Belfast, Northern Ireland
Vintage designer YSL silk scarf and pure Irish linen Christmas Stocking red Yves Saint Laurent  Katie Larmour Linen is known for her use of luxury salvaged materials, with this co...
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20th Century French Mid-Century Modern Pillows and Throws

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Linen, Silk

YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl by Robert Goossens Red Enamel Cross Rhinestone Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl by Robert Goossens Red Enamel Cross Rhinestone Earrings Measurements: Height: 1 6/8 inches (4.44 cm) Width: 1 6/8 inches (4.44 cm) Weight per Earring:...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

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 / Marrakech (Orange) by Max De Frost
Located in New York, NY
YSL / Marrakech (Pink), 2019 Pigment print on Hotpress 20 x 15.5 inches Edition of 18 Publisher: Eminence Grise Editions Printer: Andre Ribuoli
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Prints

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Digital Pigment

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent "In Love Again" Black Red Heart Handle Bag YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Passementerie Lucite Handle Bag. The heart handles are a glossy red lucite, and the body of the bag is black and beautifully woven mix of three different t...
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1980s Top Handle Bags

Yves Saint Laurent Signed YSL Vintage Pearls Gold Tone Bib Necklace w Red Stones
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This is a stunning vintage bib necklace from Yves Saint Laurent with a single strand of faux pearls and a gorgeous gold abstract triangle with beautiful red faceted stones that give ...
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Vintage 1980s More Necklaces

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

YSL / Marrakech (Pink) by Max De Frost
Located in New York, NY
YSL / Marrakech (Pink), 2019 Pigment print on Hotpress 20 x 15.5 inches Edition of 18 Publisher: Eminence Grise Editions Printer: Andre Ribuoli
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2010s Contemporary Abstract Prints

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Digital Pigment

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

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Haute Couture Red / Green Stripe Silk Chiffon Dress, 1991
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Yves Saint Laurent understood fashion for the everyday woman, and he also was a master of couture who reinvented the look and feel of the traditional couture image. YSL’s 1991 Spring...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent "In Love Again" Black Red Heart Handle Bag YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Passementerie Lucite Handle Bag. The heart handles are a glossy red lucite, and the body of the bag is black and beautifully woven mix of three different t...
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1980s Top Handle Bags

Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Love Passementarie Woven Belt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Love Passementarie Woven Belt Measurements: Buckle Height: 2.83 inches (7.2 cm) Total Length: 33.26 inches (84.5 cm) Features: - 100% Authentic YVES ...
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20th Century Belts

Vintage Tom Ford For YSL Brown Velvet Blazer & Red Ruffle Dress Ensemble 2003
By Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
We are pleased to offer a vintage Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent brown velvet blazer and red cocktail dress ensemble. The classic velvet dinner jacket features a fitted body, patch ...
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Ruffle Dress (Tom Ford For YSL)
By Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ruffle dress by Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Sleeveless shift dress Ruffle detail Dipped back Asymmetrical hem Color block Zip back with hook and eye closure 100% silk Made...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

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

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Enamel Flower Clip-On Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage enamel red and pink flower clip-on earrings. Embossed YSL Made in France. Indicative measurements : height approx. 4.4 cm (1.73 inches) / width approx. 3...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Neon Space Age Woven Passementerie Belt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Ysl Neon Space Age Woven Passementerie Belt Measurements: Buckle Diameter: 3.18 inches (8.1 cm) Strap Height: 2.55 inches (6.5 cm) Wearable Length: 25.78 ...
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1980s Belts

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Pink Passementerie Yellow Tassel Shoulder Bag ,1990s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Styled with hyperbolic and brightly colored hats, Yves Saint Laurent’s Spring/Summer 1993 collection showcased the classic Saint Laurent aesthetic by merging a variety of textures, c...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

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 YSL Yves Saint Laurent by Robert Goossens Coral Rhinestone Necklace
By Robert Goossens for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent by Robert Goossens Coral Rhinestone Necklace Measurements: Height: 2 3/8 inches (6.03 cm) Wearable Length: 14 4/8 inches (36.83 cm) to 18 inches (45.7...
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20th Century Choker Necklaces

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Multicolor Floral Print Top and Skirt Set, 1980s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
There is usually an ode to art in Yves Saint Laurent’s fashion. Whether through style lines, prints, or colors, Saint Laurent consistently has been shown to design with respect for t...
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1980s Day Dresses

Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent Ruby Jade Poured Glass Drop Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent Ruby Jade Poured Glass Drop Earrings Measurements: Height: 3 inches (7.62 cm) Width: 1 2/8 inches (3.17 cm) Features: - 100% Authentic YVES SAINT LAU...
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20th Century Dangle Earrings

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Ysl Red For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary ysl red you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. If you’re looking for an option in Red and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Black, Pink and more. Making the right choice when shopping for a ysl red 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 Ysl Red?

On average, a ysl red on 1stDibs sells for $597, while they’re typically $66 on the low end and $4,800 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.