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Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Jewelled Rings Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage antiqued copper toned necklace featuring a double snake chain and three intertwined rings embellished with citrine color crystals. Adjustable T-bar and to...
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20th Century More Necklaces

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Initials Dangling Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage iconic gold toned initials dangling earrings. Marked YSL Made in France. Indicative measurements : length approx. 9 cm (3.54 inches) / max. width approx....
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20th Century Dangle Earrings

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Statement Crystal Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage gold toned statement necklace featuring stylized flowers embellished with clear crystals. Lobster clasp closure. Adjustable length. Embossed YSL Made in ...
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20th Century Link Necklaces

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Signature Logo Cuff Bracelet
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage gold toned bracelet featuring YSL logos and YVES SAINT LAURENT signature throughout. Embossed YSL Made in France. Indicative measurements : inner measure...
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20th Century Cuff Bracelets

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Iconic Leopard Pyramid Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage gold toned necklace featuring raised pyramids with iconic leopard print resin. Hook closure. Adjustable length (extension chain). Embossed YSL. Made in F...
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20th Century Link Necklaces

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Jewelled Silver Toned Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage silver toned necklace featuring faceted green-blue resin cabochons and ball link chain. Lobster clasp closure. Extension chain. Embossed YSL Made in Fran...
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20th Century Link Necklaces

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Gold Toned Curb Chain Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage gold toned curb chain necklace. Hook clasp closure. Embossed YSL Made in France. Indicative measurements : length approx. 40.5 cm (15.94 inches) / width...
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20th Century Link Necklaces

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Emerald Sapphire Stone Pearl Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage necklace featuring large emerald glass beads/cabochon, faux pearls, emerald/sapphire crystals and clear crystal rondelles. Hook clasp closure. Unmarked (...
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20th Century Beaded Necklaces

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Opulent Gold Toned Crumpled Discs Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage rare opulent gold toned articulated necklace featuring crumpled disc links and drops with central drop engraved YVES SAINT LAURENT. Adjustable lobster spr...
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20th Century Link Necklaces

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Silver Toned Tuareg Inspired Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage antiqued silver tone disc links necklace featuring tuareg pattern inspired engravings. Adjustable T-bar and toggle closure. Embossed YSL Made in France. ...
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20th Century Link Necklaces

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Textured Nugget Oval Swirl Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage gold toned necklace featuring links of textured nugget with swirl detailing. Adjustable lobster closure. Embossed YSL. Made in France. Indicative measur...
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20th Century Link Necklaces

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Silver Toned Tuareg Inspired Link Bracelet
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage antiqued silver toned disc links bracelet featuring tuareg pattern inspired engravings. T-bar and toggle closure. Embossed YSL Made in France. Indicativ...
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20th Century Link Bracelets

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Gun Patina Ruby Necklace Earring Set
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage gun patina chain link necklace and clip-on earring set embellished with ruby crystals. Embossed YSL Made in France. NECKLACE indicative measurements : ad...
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20th Century Link Necklaces

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Concentric Disk and Black Cord Choker Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage choker necklace featuring two concentric antiqued gold toned discs and two black cords embellished with spring design elements. Hook clasp closure. Embos...
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20th Century Choker Necklaces

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 Wicker Resin Bracelet Bangle
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Atlanta, GA
A splendid Yves Saint Laurent YSL Paris bangle bracelet. Featuring a stunning combination of tribal bronze age with on-trend wicker. Heavily domed bangle shape with braided wicker st...
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Early 2000s Modern Bangles

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Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Jewelled Arabesques Ring
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage gold toned ring featuring an openwork arabesques design embellished with multicolored crystals. Embossed YSL. Indicative measurements : inner circumferen...
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20th Century Fashion Rings

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Purple Red Jeweled Pin Brooch
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Atlanta, GA
Lovely Yves Saint Laurent YSL Paris signed pin brooch. Featuring gilt metal geometric star shape, carved, and see-thru ornate crystal rhinestones in purple and ruby red colors. Secur...
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1990s Modern Brooches

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Yves Saint Laurent YSL Massive Gold Textured Cuff Bracelet
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT massive antiqued gold toned textured wide cuff bracelet featuring an openwork design. Embossed YVES SAINT LAURENT. Indicative measurements : min. inner width app...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cuff Bracelets

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Two-Piece Le Smoking Tuxedo
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage midnight blue two-piece Le Smoking Tuxedo. Jacket features : - 3/4 length. - Black satin notched collar, pockets and cuffs. - Large black resin front butt...
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20th Century Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Pearl and Crystal Dangling Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage gold toned dangling earrings (clip-on) embellished with faux pearl and clear crystal. Marked YSL Made in France. Indicative measurements : height approx....
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

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 Vintage Paisley Shawl
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage paisley shawl featuring an opulent design with lurex threads on a deep red-burgundy background. Fringe around the edges. Please note that true colors are ...
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20th Century Scarves

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Textured Hoop Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage gold toned textured hoop earrings (clip-on). Embossed YSL Made in France. Indicative measurements : diameter approx. 3 cm (1.18 inches). JEWELRY CONDITI...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Floral Pearl Dangling Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage gold toned floral dangling earrings (clip-on) embellished with a faux pearl. Marked YSL. Made in France. Indicative measurements : height approx. 9.5 cm ...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Ribbon Pearl Dangling Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage gold toned ribbed textured ribbon design dangling earrings (clip-on) featuring a large faux pearl drop. Marked YSL. Made in France. Indicative measuremen...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Signature Black Top
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
Yves Saint Laurent Variation vintage black top featuring a gold embroidered cursive signature embellished with multicolored resin crystals. Coat of arms gold toned buttons on should...
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20th Century Shirts

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

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Opium Inro Pendant Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage OPIUM inro pendant necklace. This necklace consists of a black cord, a burnt orange plastic container, a silk tassel adorned with black and gold tone bead...
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20th Century Rope Necklaces

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Jewelled Clip On Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage rectangular gold toned clip-on earrings featuring a red resin center surrounded by purple crystals. Embossed YSL Made in France. Indicative measurements ...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Jewelled Orchid Runway Cuff Bracelet
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT rare orchid cuff bracelet featuring deep purple glass cabochons, pink and clear crystals, green enameled leaves in a light gold toned setting. Similar models on t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cuff Bracelets

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Massive Textured Hoop Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage massive gold toned textured hoop earrings (clip-on). Embossed YSL Made in France. Indicative measurements : diameter approx. 3.7 cm (1.46 inches). Comes...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Double Heart Textured Dangling Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage gold toned dangling earrings (clip-on) featuring textured hearts. Marked YSL. Made in France. Indicative measurements : height approx. 7.4 cm (2.91 inche...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Jewelled Clip On Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage gold toned clip-on earrings embellished with blue shade and clear crystals. Embossed YSL. Made in France. Indicative measurements : height approx. 5.3 cm...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Massive Textured Hoop Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage massive gold toned textured hoop earrings (clip-on). Embossed YSL Made in France. Indicative measurements : diameter approx. 3.2 cm (1.26 inches) / width...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Multi-Strand Shell Neclace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage rare and gorgeous multi-strand necklace featuring shells, hard stones, gold toned hardware and a large 3-dimensional curved wood disc central medallion. H...
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20th Century Choker Necklaces

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Iconic Vintage Sun Face Chocker Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage rare and iconic antiqued gold tone sun face textured chocker necklace. This necklace features a rigid collar with a massive 3D textured sun face pendant. ...
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20th Century Choker Necklaces

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Gold Toned Wire Cuff Bracelet
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage rare gold toned cuff bracelet featuring a coiled wire pattern and a large square section embellished with clear crystals. Embossed YVES SAINT LAURENT RIVE...
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20th Century Cuff Bracelets

1960s Yves Saint Laurent YSL Sculpted Ivory Felt Fedora Hat
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Yves Saint Laurent’s millinery was often a crucial part of the looks he designed. Having worked in the French fashion world since the 1950s, Saint Laurent was used to incorporating h...
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1960s Hats

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Documented Clear Lucite Crystal Cuff Bracelet
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT amazing organic shaped clear lucite cuff bracelet embellished with clear crystals. Similar bracelets were featured on the YVES SAINT LAURENT Fall/Winter 2003 runw...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cuff Bracelets

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Geometric Crystals Clip-On Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage gold toned clip-on earrings featuring geometric faceted crystals in red, fuschia and purple colors. Marked YSL. Made in France. Indicative measurements :...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

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 Wood Bead and Black Velvet Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT necklace featuring natural wood beads and black velvet ribbon. Tie closure. Embossed YSL. Indicative measurements : total length approx. 214 cm (84.25 inches) /...
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21st Century and Contemporary Beaded Necklaces

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Chunky Gold Toned Swirl Dangling Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage chunky gold toned swirl pattern textured dandling earrings (clip-on). Marked YSL. Made in France. Indicative measurements : height approx. 7 cm (2.76 inc...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Massive Sailing Ship Clip On Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage massive textured gold toned clip-on earrings featuring sailing ships. Marked YSL Made in France. Indicative measurements : height approx. 5 cm (1.97 inch...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Sun Face Disc Clip On Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage gold toned textured sun face disc clip-on earrings. Marked YSL Made in France. Indicative measurements : diameter approx. 3.7 cm (1.46 inches). JEWELRY ...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Two Tone Grid Design Cuff Bracelet
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage two tone cuff bracelet featuring a grid design. Embossed YSL Made in France. Indicative measurements : inner length approx. 6.1 cm (2.40 inches) / inner ...
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20th Century Cuff Bracelets

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Gold Toned Curl Clip On Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage matted gold toned clip-on earrings featuring a curl design. Embossed YSL Made in France. Indicative measurements : max. height approx. 4.2 cm (1.65 inche...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

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 Iconic Vintage Cotton Safari Tunic Dress, 1990s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage rare iconic 1990s cotton Safari tunic dress. This tunic features : - Diagonal cut. - Bare neckline. - Asymmetric front lacing. - Metal eyelets. Label rea...
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20th Century Tunics

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Gold Toned Multi-Strand Maasaï Style Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage gold toned multi-strand Maasaï style necklace. Secure pin clasp. Embossed signature YVES SAINT LAURENT on the clasp. Indicative measurements : length a...
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20th Century Multi-Strand Necklaces

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Massive Gold Toned Starfish Clip-On Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage massive textured gold toned clip-on earrings featuring a starfish design. Embossed YSL. Indicative measurements : approx. 6.2 cm (2.44 inches) x 6.2 cm (...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Black Pink Oval Abstraction Clip-On Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage abstraction clip-on earrings featuring a black and pink resin oval. Embossed YSL. Indicative measurements : height approx. 2.2 cm (0.87 inch) / width app...
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Black Green Triangle Abstraction Clip-On Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage abstraction clip-on earrings featuring a black and green resin triangle. Embossed YSL. Indicative measurements : height approx. 2.1 cm (0.83 inch) / max....
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20th Century Clip-on Earrings

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

YSL Yves Saint Laurent Fringe Black Leather Tote Handbag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Company-YSL Yves Saint Laurent Style-Black Fringe Leather Tote Outside- No Rips , Tear or Marks Inside-Bag interior has white marks and stain - CHECK PICTURES Pockets -NO Pockets Han...
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2010s Tote Bags

YSL YVES SAINT LAURENT Vintage Multicolor Pareo in Cotton
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
To wear on your head or as a Pareo! Very nice YSL YVES SAINT LAURENT Vintage pareo. This vintage beach accessory features a floral print with a red border. It can also be used as a f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Swimwear

Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent Hammered Stylized Drop Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent Hammered Stylized Drop Earrings Measurements: Height: 3 1/8 inches (7.93 cms) Width: 1 4/8 inches (3.81 cms) Features: - 100% Authentic YVES SAINT LA...
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20th Century Dangle Earrings

Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent Gunmetal Rhinestones Choker Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent Gunmetal Rhinestones Choker Necklace Measurements: Height: 1 5/8 inches (4.12 cm) Inside Circumference: 14 2/8 inches (36.19 cm) Features: - 100% Aut...
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20th Century Choker Necklaces

Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent Stylized Lucite Dangling Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent Stylized Lucite Dangling Earrings Measurements: Height: 3 1/8 inches (7.93 cms) Width: 1 inch (2.54 cms) Thickness: 4/8 inch (1.27 cms) Features: - 1...
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20th Century Dangle Earrings

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Ysl Yves Saint For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary ysl yves saint you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Brown, Gray, Red and more in stock now. You’re likely to find the perfect ysl yves saint 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. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a Ysl Yves Saint?

Prices for a ysl yves saint can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $66 and can go as high as $17,995, while, on average they fetch $680.

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.