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Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Floral Print Skirt Suit Spring/Summer 1992
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage floral print jacket and skirt suit from the Spring/Summer 1992 Collection. JACKET features : - Long sleeves. - Front buttoning with gold toned flower butt...
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20th Century Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

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 YSL Vintage Matisse Inspired Floral Cotton Sash Skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT RIVE GAUCHE vintage skirt featuring a multicolored floral and heart print inspired by the cut-out artworks of HENRI MATISSE. This skirt features : - White cotton ...
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20th Century Shirts

Yves Saint Laurent YSL 1983 Python Skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Yves Saint Laurent 1983 Python Snake Pencil Skirt Yves Saint Laurent python skirt made in 1983 featured in a pencil style and is fully lined in 100% acetate. Side zipper and hook-...
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1980s Pencil Skirts

YSL Rive Gauche navy silk jersey pleated skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in New York, NY
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Navy silk jersey sort-pleated skirt. Both front & back measures 21 1/2". The waist measures 24", waistband is 1 ".
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1980s Pleated Skirts

Vintage YSL Rive Gauche Skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in London, GB
A great skirt for Fall. This skirt is in an attractive shade of brown with a velvet band at the hem. It is fully lined and gathered at the waist.
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1970s Skirts

1986 YSL Yves Saint Laurent Purple Polka Dot Midi Skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Toronto, Ontario
YSL Saint Laurent Rive Gauche cotton purple skirt from the 1986 Spring Summer collection. The skirt has a wide waistband and side slit pockets. Hook and zipper closure on the left hi...
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1980s Circle Skirts

Yves St Laurent YSL Rive Gauche Majorelle blue pleated silk skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Yves St Laurent Rive Gauche Majorelle blue pleated silk skirt 40...This glorious blue skirt is reminiscent of St Laurent's "Majorelle Gardens" home in Marrakesh...The saturated colo...
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1970s Pleated Skirts

YSL Velvet Russian Pin Tucked skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Riverdale, NY
Yves Saint Laurent Russian Collection Pin tucked Wine Velvet skirt. Lays flat across hips and releases to fullness below. Color is off on images. The rich wine color is closest in la...
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1970s Skirts

YSL Black Velvet Pencil Skirt w/ Back Zip, Two Front Vents & 4 Gold Buttons
By Yves Saint Laurent, Stefano Pilati for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Houston, TX
Make: Yves Saint Laurent Place of Manufacture: Italy Size: French 40 Materials: Cotton and metal Color: Black Style: YSL black cotton pencil skirt that hits at the knee. The sk...
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Early 2000s Pencil Skirts

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Burgundy Red Boucle Wool Pleated 1990s Skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This is a fabulous vintage skirt designed by Yves Saint Laurent in the 1990s. The burgundy wool boucle skirt is beautifully pleated and has nice gold buttons on the front at the side...
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1990s Pleated Skirts

Yves Saint Laurent Black and White Geometric Print Silk Pencil Skirt YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Francisco, CA
Yves Saint Laurent silk pencil skirt in a painterly black and white geometric print. Pockets at sides, side zip and button closure. 100% silk. Fully lined. Made in Italy. Size F...
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2010s Pencil Skirts

Yves Saint Laurent Skirt Russian Collection Purple Skirt YSL, 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent, Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
The 1976 Russian Collection is perhaps one of Yves Saint Laurent’s most renowned collections. Drawing international inspiration from the traditional Russian and Balkan cultures, YSL ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Skirts

Documented YVES SAINT LAURENT YSL Brown Pleated Crushed Velvet Skirt, late 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Munich, DE
This is one of Yves Saint Laurent's iconic and well documented pleated evening skirts he did in the late 1970s and early 1980s. This Rive Gauche version would have been based on that...
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1970s Pleated Skirts

YSL Rive Gauche Bicolour Royal Blue Satin Skirt With Bow circa 1985
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Berlin, DE
YSL Rive Gauche incredible blue / purple skirt from circa 1985. Draped oversized bow hem detail. The skirt fastens with side zip. Original size : 38 FR
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1980s Pencil Skirts

YSL Rive Gauche 1970's Lavender Silk Mid Length Skirt w/ Diamond Print - 36
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Palm Beach, FL
YSL Rive Gauche 1970's Lavender Silk Mid Length Skirt w/ Diamond Print - 36. This vintage skirt is in very good condition, with no flaws other than wear consistent with its age. It...
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1970s A-Line Skirts

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL 1970s Rive Gauche 70s Liquid Silk Maxi Skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Chicago, IL
Quite possibly the most amazing vintage late 1970s Yves Saint Laurent YSL skirt that I have ever seen! This chic YSL maxi skirt feels, and looks like liquid silk! Unbelievable moveme...
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1970s Pleated Skirts

Yves Saint Laurent Skirt Russian Collection Purple Skirt YSL, 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent, Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
The 1976 Russian Collection is perhaps one of Yves Saint Laurent’s most renowned collections. Drawing international inspiration from the traditional Russian and Balkan cultures, YSL ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Skirts

1990s Yves Saint Laurent YSL Rive Gauche Army Green Vintage 90s Linen Skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Chicago, IL
1990s YVES SAINT LAURENT YSL Rive Gauche army green linen skirt! Features the perfect color green that can easily be your new neutral. Super soft linen fabric. Flattering pleats at e...
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1990s Pleated Skirts

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL 90s Logo + Stars Silk High Waist Pencil Skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Chicago, IL
1990s YVES SAINT LAURENT ' logo and stars' high waisted silk pencil skit! Features a black silk background, with brown, gray and white YSL logo and stars printed throughout. Fantasti...
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1990s Pencil Skirts

1980S YVES SAINT LAURENT Black Silk Jacquard YSL Metallic High-Waisted Skirt Wi
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
1980S YVES SAINT LAURENT Black Silk Jacquard YSL Metallic High-Waisted Skirt With Giant Pink Bow
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1980s A-Line Skirts

Yves Saint Laurent 1970s Vintage Chocolate Brown Velvet 70s Full Midi Skirt YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful, and a fall / winter must! Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 1970s HIGH WAISTED brown velvet midi (calf length) skirt! Goes with virtually any style/color top. POCKETS...
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1970s A-Line Skirts

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche YSL Black Hi - Lo Asymmetrical 90s Skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Chicago, IL
The perfect black early 1990s vintage hi-low pencil skirt by YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche YSL ! Features a flattering straight fit, and is shorter in the front, and longer in the ...
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1990s Pencil Skirts

Yves St Laurent YSL Rive Gauche golden silk print knife pleated skirt 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Yves St Laurent Rive Gauche golden silk print knife pleated skirt 1970s...Swirling silk print with Moorish influences in shades of gold, red, orange, wine & green...Open knife pleat...
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1970s Pleated Skirts

Yves Saint Laurent YSL S/S 2003 Flower Skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford
Located in Water Mill, NY
This is a gorgeous lavender silk skirt by Tom Ford for Yves St Laurent, YSL S/S 2003 Collection. It has a 1" waistband with a back self covered button and zipper closure. A large i...
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Early 2000s Skirts

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent 1970s Black Wool Size 38 70s Wrap Maxi Skirt YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic, yet classic vintage late 70s YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche black wool wrap maxi skirt! Features an interior button with hook-and-eye closure. POCKETS at each side of the waist...
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1970s Wrap Skirts

Yves Saint Laurent 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

Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Size 42 / US 10 White Cotton Flamenco Skirt YSL
By Tom Ford, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare early 2000s TOM FORD for YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche stark white cotton flamenco style skirt ! Features an asymmetrical hem with multiple layers of ruffles. Hidden zipper up ...
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Early 2000s Dip Hem Skirts

1970s Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent Chocolate Brown Leather Skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche vintage leather skirt from the 1970s. This gorgeous vintage dark chocolate brown 1970s YSL leather skirt comes from one of my all time favorite estate...
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1970s Skirts

1970's Yves Saint Laurent YSL Tiered Black Silk Taffeta Skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1970's Yves Saint Laurent black silk taffeta tiered "Gypsy" skirt with silk lining, horse-hair batting, an opening at either side seam and ruffled trim at each tier. There are two si...
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1970s Skirts

Yves Sain Laurent Tom Ford Collection YSL Long Silk Skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
Yves Saint Laurent long silk skirt. Excellent condition. Size label missing. Two pockets on the sides. Skirt measure:waist 13", length 45.5". Made in France. FINAL SALE
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21st Century and Contemporary Skirts

1990s Purple Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Skirt With Satin Trim
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This is a wonderful Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche purple wool crepe skirt fully lined in dark purple satin. This lovely 1990's skirt has four purple button closures down the side, l...
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1990s Skirts

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

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

Unlabeled "Cossack" YSL Inspired Velvet Burnout Maxi Skirt w/Gold Metallic Trim
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Inspired by Yves Saint Laurent but unlabeled velvet burnout maxi skirt with a velvet waist band, gold metallic cord trim and ties and a orange/brown layer of silk at the interior tha...
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1970s Skirts

YVES SAINT LAURENT YSL 1976-77 Russian Collection Black Wool & Velvet Skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Munich, DE
This is one of Yves Saint Laurent's iconic and well documented peasant skirts he did for the Rive Gauche line at the time of his famous "Russian Collection" dating from 1976-77. "T...
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1970s Skirts

New Yves Saint Laurent YSL 2006 Silk Culottes Skirt Sz Fr36
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Leesburg, VA
Yves Saint Laurent New Without Tags Size: XS/S US 2/4, FR36 100% Sheer Double Layered Silk Black High Waist Fit Culotte Evening Skirt 3 Button Closure Hidden Zipper Two Hidden Side ...
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Early 2000s Skirts

New Yves Saint Laurent YSL F/W 2008 Runway Heavy Wool Skirt Sz Fr42
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Leesburg, VA
Yves Saint Laurent New F/W Runway 2008 Skirt Size: M US 6/8, FR42 100% Heavy Virgin Wool Black High Waist Fit Diagonal Front Zipper Concealed Button Closure Waist: 30" High Waist...
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Early 2000s Skirts

1990s High Waisted YSL Vintage Black Wool Skirt Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This is a fabulous vintage skirt from Yves Saint Laurent with a high waist, side zipper, and side slit pockets. This skirt is in excellent condition and is fully lined. Please use ...
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1990s Skirts

New Tom Ford For Yves Saint Laurent YSL F/W 2001 Velvet Runway Ad Skirt Sz Fr40
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Leesburg, VA
Tom Ford For Yves Saint Laurent Size: S/M US 4/6, FR40 Tom Ford's Coveted 2001 Winter Collection Runway Skirt Many models wore this velvet skirt for the show Impossible to Find New...
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Early 2000s Skirts

New Tom Ford For Yves Saint Laurent YSL F/W 2001 Velvet Runway Ad Skirt Sz Fr36
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Leesburg, VA
Tom Ford For Yves Saint Laurent Size: S US 2, FR36 Tom Ford's Coveted 2001 Winter Collection Runway Skirt Many models wore this velvet skirt for the show Impossible to Find New! Br...
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Early 2000s Skirts

New Tom Ford For Yves Saint Laurent YSL F/W 2001 Velvet Runway Ad Skirt Sz Fr44
By Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Leesburg, VA
Tom Ford For Yves Saint Laurent Size: M/L US8/10, FR44 Tom Ford's Coveted 2001 Winter Collection Runway Skirt Many models wore this velvet skirt for the show Impossible to Find New...
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Early 2000s Skirts

YSL Black 2 Piece Dress-6
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Palm Beach, FL
YSL black 2 piece dress, rayon blend, 3/4 sleeves. Top has knit trim and velvet bow, knit stitch waist with velvet ribbon. Skirt is knit with pleast, front and back. Shoulder to shou...
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21st Century and Contemporary Skirts

Early 1980s Yves Saint Laurent/YSL Houndstooth Skirt Suit
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Toronto, Ontario
YSL Rive Gauche skirt suit from the early 1980s. Black and white wool houndstooth with contrasting black velvet collar detail. Classic blazer with a notched lapel, should pads, a sin...
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1980s Skirt Suits

1980's Yves Saint Laurent YSL Purple Velvet Skirt Suit
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1980's Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche ensemble. Eggplant purple velvet skirt and jacket with a matching silk blouse. All 3 pieces can be worn separately or together. Excellent vintag...
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1980s Skirt Suits

1980s Yves Saint Laurent/YSL Black Skirt Suit with Peplum
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toronto, Ontario
YSL/Yves Saint Laurent black wool gabardine skirt suit from the 1980s. Wide lapel has a small notch and the jacket has gold disc buttons down the front and a hidden flat hook at the ...
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1980s Skirt Suits

1980's Yves Saint Laurent/YSL Shades of Blue Skirt Suit
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Unusual Yves Saint Laurent/YSL shades of blue skirt suit from the 1980's. Structured royal blue cotton jacket with a round collar, diagonal top slit pockets and large black buttons u...
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1980s Skirt Suits

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

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Red Pinstripe Skirt & Blazer Jacket Suit
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Portland, OR
This incredible vintage red 2 piece skirt suit from Yves Saint Laurent is in excellent condition and was most likely never worn! The lovely red fine wool fabric has Navy and white p...
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1970s Skirt Suits

1980s YSL Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Velvet Evening Blazer Skirt Suit
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This is a luxurious black velvet skirt suit from Yves Saint Laurent made in France in the 1980's. This rive gauche YSL evening ensemble is in excellent condition with a slim skirt a...
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1980s Skirt Suits

YSL Yves Saint Laurent Vintage 1970s Matte Jersey Top/Skirt Ensemble
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
YSL matte jersey set includes: ruched strapless shell, waist tie/scarf, full gathered short skirt. Strapless shell has a zipper and hook-and-eye fastening at the side and a ruched de...
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1970s Skirt Suits

Yves Saint Laurent YSL by Tom Ford Taupe Skirt Suit Spring 2003
By Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Switzerland, CH
Stunning Yves Saint Laurent Skirt Suit Designed by Tom Ford for his collection for YSL Spring / Summer 2003 Pleated Skirt Beautiful satin silk buttons and trimming Partially lined M...
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Early 2000s Skirt Suits

YSL Vintage Suit Houndstooth Wool Skirt Blazer Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This vintage YSL two piece houndstooth wool skirt suit is in as new condition. This Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche early 1980's pencil skirt and single breasted blazer jacket was mo...
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1970s Skirt Suits

Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent Burgundy Red Velvet Suit Outfit w/ Skirt & Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This Russian inspired vintage deep red velvet skirt and jacket ensemble from Yves Saint Laurent is so lovely. The 2 piece suit includes a Mandarin collar jacket and a softly pleate...
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Late 20th Century Skirt Suits

YSL Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Suit Midnight Blue Black Satin w Blazer & Skirt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This gorgeous YSL vintage 2 piece skirt and blazer suit is made of a finely ribbed midnight blue wool crepe with black satin trim. This Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche suit was made ...
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1990s Skirt Suits

YSL Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Olive Khaki Skirt & Jacket Safari Inspired Suit
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This Yves Saint Laurent vintage 2 piece outfit includes a skirt and a shirt that is cut like a jacket with front pockets. This khaki olive green 2 piece heavy cotton suit is in exce...
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1970s Skirt Suits

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Pink Passementerie Tassel Jacket And Skirt Suit, 1990s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Munich, DE
This jacket and skirt suit is made from a lightweight hot pink wool blend crepe. The collarless jacket has a box cut with shoulder pads, long sleeves with buttoned cuffs and two lowe...
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1990s Skirt Suits

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent ' Rive Gauche ' Black Skirt Suit Size 44 YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful vintage Yves Saint Laurent 'Rive Gauche' black skirt suit! Flattering neckline on jacket, with two dome gold buttons at waist, and at cuffs. Also features interior waist bu...
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1990s Skirt Suits

Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent Black Wool Skirt Suit w/ Boxy Jacket & Braid Trim
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This is a timeless vintage YSL skirt suit that includes a boxy jacket and an A-line faux wrap skirt. It's hard to show the beautiful tailoring and details online with black garments,...
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20th Century Skirt Suits

YVES SAINT LAURENT Tom Ford S/S 2003 2 Pc Black Top Skirt Dress Set YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Thiensville, WI
YVES SAINT LAURENT S/S 2003 Rive Gauche (by Tom Ford) 2 Pc Black Long Sleeve Top Skirt Dress Set Brand / Manufacturer: Yves Saint Laurent Collection: S/S 2003 Designer: Tom Ford Sty...
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Early 2000s Skirt Suits

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Ysl Skirt For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary ysl skirt you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Gray, Red and protectString (more) options on these pages. If you’re looking for a ysl skirt from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. 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 Skirt?

The price for a ysl skirt starts at $225 and tops out at $2,800, and on average, selling for $947.

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 Clothing for You

From museum-worthy vintage Oscar de la Renta evening dresses, gowns 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.