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Haute Couture Christian Louboutin for Yves saint Laurent Shoes. Size 35
By Christian Louboutin
Located in Paris, FR
Just for collectors and fashion lovers an extremly hard to find pair of Christian Louboutin for Yves Saint laurent shoes from the 2002-2003 haute Couture collection ( this collection...
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Early 2000s Sandals

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Belt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Wonderful YSL Haute Couture antique silver chain belt with floral stations of caramel and oxblood bakelite cabochons. Beautiful quality, made for the Haute Couture, not diffusion. ...
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1960s Belts

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Exceptional Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture necklace. The collar is composed of four strands of deep gold flashed victorian marquise jets. The focal asymetrical pendant of faceted ...
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Vintage 1980s Multi-Strand Necklaces

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Gold Plate, Bronze, Gilt Metal

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H 3 in. W 2.5 in. Dm 2 in. L 16 in.
Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Tassel Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Massive Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Tassel Earrings of ruby pastes, faux amber, faceted jet caps with ruby silk tassels. Clip back fittings. 1970's Haute Couture unsigned. YSL C...
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Vintage 1970s Dangle Earrings

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Gilt Metal

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Lace Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Haute Couture Lace Dress by Yves Saint Laurent White lace detail on bust White detachable belt Navy skirt Sleeveless Strapless Structured bust Scoop cut out on back Column silhoue...
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20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Cuff, 1980
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Super Chic Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture 1980 Cuff Bracelet. Of darkened silver plated bronze, padded snakeskin and chestnut suede. 2 different textures beautifully underlaid with...
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Vintage 1980s Modernist Cuff Bracelets

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Silver Plate, Bronze

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Lame Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Geneva, CH
This true haute couture treasure from the late 80’s - early 90's is cut in vibrant purple silk-blend lamé with red, blue and silver leaf and floral pattern. Unlined (except in the sh...
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1980s Blouses and Tops

Elegant Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture 2 Toned Collar
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Elegant YSL Haute Couture 2 Toned Collar, a deceptively simple design composed of hundreds of filigreed caps mounted on top of one another in high contrast tones of gold and silver t...
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Vintage 1970s Choker Necklaces

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Gilt Metal

Printed silk blouse Yves Saint Laurent Haute-Couture
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Printed silk shirt wit a belt and tie-bow in the same fabric
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1980s Blouses and Tops

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Chinese Collection Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Chinese Collection ear clips Of olive pate de verre with gold flecked quartz with gilt bronze knot and twisted wire surround. Clip back fittings. Un...
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Vintage 1970s Drop Earrings

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Bronze, Gilt Metal, Gold Plate

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Dress circa 1980s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is an haute couture dress by Yves Saint Laurent c. 1980s. It is made from charcoal colored satin. It features gathered and folded fabric all around with a two tiered ruffled sk...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Byzantine Cross Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Striking Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Byzantine Cross Necklace 1970's, workshop Maison Goossens. Of gilt bronze with faux amythest and emerald varishape cabochons made of poured...
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Vintage 1970s Byzantine Pendant Necklaces

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Gold Plate, Bronze, Gilt Metal

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Blouse, Circa 1993
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Geneva, CH
Based on the 1993 YSL Spring-Summer haute couture collection, this bright floral printed blouse is a genuine ode to the Spring. Cut in organdy silk, this piece features a removable j...
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1990s Blouses and Tops

Haute-Couture red jacket numbered Yves Saint Laurent Paris
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Haute-Couture red jacket numbered in double-face mix cashmere and wool . This jacket has been worn by the model Khadija and the number is : 53433
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1980s Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Grecian Drape Runway Gown
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A gown fashioned of deep plum silk charmeuse designed by Yves Saint Laurent from his runway Couture Collection circa 1997-98. With inspiration in style and color from the designer's ...
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Late 20th Century Evening Gowns

1970's YVES SAINT LAURENT haute couture silk dress was
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Vary rare 20's style sheer silk chiffon haute couture dress with lace designed by Yves Saint Laurent dating to the 1970's. Numbered. Purple leopard print. Approximately a US size 2 o...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent "Les Chinoises" Haute Couture Long Earclips
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Rare Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture long tassel ear clips from the Autumn/Winter 1977 "Les Chinoises” collection. Composed of finely incised gilt metal butterflies for the earring ...
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Vintage 1970s Dangle Earrings

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Gold Plate, Bronze, Gilt Metal

1970's Yves Saint Laurent YSL Haute Couture Leather Belt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1970's Yves Saint Laurent haute couture white leather belt with black leather design. Belt attaches at either end to a double cord closure. MEASUREMENTS: Length (of only the leather ...
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1970s Belts

Yves Saint Laurent Goossens Haute Couture Jeweled Belt, 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Jeweled Belt, Goossens. Handmade in Paris of bronze with pate de verre stones and Swarovski crystals. 1970's France. 25" length. Width .75". Buckle ...
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1970s Belts

Martine Boutron for Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Yves Saint Laurent / Martine Boutron Haute Couture faux coral pate de verre and stone necklace with onyx and hematite asymetrical decoration, silver gilt and red leather closure. Bea...
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Vintage 1980s Multi-Strand Necklaces

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Hematite, Onyx

Yves Saint Laurent Numbered Haute Couture Blue Satin Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New Hope, PA
Rich blue silk satin is paired with glittering black jet buttons in this elegant jacket from Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture. The jacket has a band collar, button front, fitted wais...
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1970s Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent haute couture charcoal wool coat, 1960s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Charcoal grey wool couture coat from Yves Saint Laurent dating to the 1960's. All the details that you would expect from a couture garment. The approximate measurements are: bust 40"...
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1960s Coats

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Berber Pendant Necklace
By Robert Goossens for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture 1980s Berber inspired gilt, hammered pendant necklace. Haute Couture Unsigned, Made by hand by Maison Goossens with poured glass multi colored caboch...
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Vintage 1980s Pendant Necklaces

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Gold Plate, Bronze, Gilt Metal

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture set (attributed to) Circa 1989
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1989 France Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture skirt and blouse set in red silk crepe and print of black and white roses from the late 1980s. No label set. Silk crepe of the Abr...
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1980s Skirt Suits

Maison Gripoix for Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Palmette Earclips
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Maison Gripoix for Yves Saint Laurent Anglo Indian palmette long earrings made of coral and two shades of amythest poured glass enamel. Set in spun gilt bronze wire. Spring/Summer 19...
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Vintage 1980s Anglo-Indian Dangle Earrings

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Gold Plate, Bronze, Enamel, Gilt Metal

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Silk Satin Gown Patron Original
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Strapless Satin Evening Gown from the 1980's. Patron Original, numbered label. Exquisite quality, intricate couture construction. Built in bodice of ...
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1980s Evening Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Embroidered Cocktail Dress circa 1980s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a black haute couture cocktail dress by Yves Saint Laurent c. 1980s. The body is a fine mesh embroidered with black straw to create a floral motif. It is also lined a brown...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent haute couture cream silk damask dress, 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare, stunning haute couture dress made of cream silk damask with subtle overlapping dot weave and tiered high/low hemline designed by Yves Saint Laurent dating to the 1970's. D...
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1970s Wedding Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture sequinned evening jacket, circa 1978
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
Haute Couture Yves Saint Laurent evening jacket, autumn-winter 1978. Black sequins throughout, silk lining and one hook-and-eye closure at the collar.
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1970s Jackets

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Mughal Necklace
By Maison Goossens for Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Palm Springs, CA
Scarce Vintage YSL statement necklace featuring a Mughal-inspired design. Comprised from polished clear beads, with a heart-shaped pendant of black and red poured glass "pate de ver...
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Late 20th Century Anglo-Indian Beaded Necklaces

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Numbered Skirt Suit - Stunning!
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Insanely chic vintage Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture black skirt suit! Wonderful jet-black set, with the perfect floral motif. Slim fitting jacket, with a stunning high-waisted pen...
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1990s Skirt Suits

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Velvet and Silk Dress 1980s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a black silk and velvet haute couture dress by Yves Saint Laurent circa 1980s. It features a sweetheart neckline with velvet gathered around bodice line to create texture. ...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Textured Chiffon Dress circa 1980s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is black silk chiffon dress by Yves Saint Laurent circa 1980s. It consists of a crumpled texture chiffon for the body, outlined with smoother chiffon ruffled edges. Details in...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Turquoise Gilt Bronze Cuff
By Maison Goossens for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Yves Saint Laurent cuff HC bracelet with faux Tibetan turquoise hand formed pate de verre stone. The body of the cuff of sculpted crocodile skin, a persistant signature motif in Yves...
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1990s Cuff Bracelets

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Turquoise, Gold Plate, Bronze, Gilt Metal

1990s Haute Couture Yves Saint Laurent Red and Gold Gripoix Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
These late 1980s to early 1990s haute couture earrings are entirely handmade from a deep red poured glass (gripoix) set into a beaded circular flat mount of gilt metal. They are a c...
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1990s Clip-on Earrings

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture evening set numbered 65123, Circa 1989
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1989 France Haute Couture Luxury evening set, Haute Couture skirt, blouse, jacket and belt numbered 65123 from the Yves Saint Laurent 1989 Collection. The low-cut neckline ...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

1980S YVES SAINT LAURENT Black & White Haute Couture Wool Tattersall Blazer
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
1980S YVES SAINT LAURENT Black & White Haute Couture Wool Tattersall Blazer
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1980s Blazers

Vintage 1972 Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Documented Bold Floral Pantsuit
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Yves Saint Laurent designer ensemble from his 1972 documented Spring/Summer collection. Such a rarity to find both pieces together in almost unworn condition! The set is...
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1970s Trouser Pant Suits

1970'S YVES SAINT LAURENT haute couture floral printed silk mousseline dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare floral printed silk mousseline haute couture dress designed by Yves Saint Laurent dating to the late 1970's. Dress best fits a size 6. Approximate measurements: shoulders 1...
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Late 20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

Spring 1997 Documented Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Blue Evening Gown
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Munich, DE
The twin of this Spring 1997 Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture gown belonged to French actress and muse to Yves Saint Laurent Catherine Deneuve. Her dress was sold together with a bea...
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1990s Evening Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Blue Taffeta Dress with Black Lace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage haute couture dress by Yves Saint Laurent. It has layered blue taffeta with a black lace skirt. Wide shoulder straps and a sweetheart neckline. Haute couture #58447
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

1960s Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Numbered Silk Embroidered Evening Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Sparks, NV
Extremely rare 1960s Yves Saint Laurent haute couture in pristine condition! This evening dress is done in a champagne silk satin and features green and gold roses with metallic gold...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

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

Vintage 1990 Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Brown Sculpted Silk Strapless Gown
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Yves Saint Laurent Haute-Couture gown from his iconic 1990 spring-summer documented collection. It is insanely chic with its fluid femme fatale sculpted construction. Th...
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1990s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1979 Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Backless Red Dotted Silk Gown
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Gorgeous Yves Saint Laurent documented couture gown from his iconic 1979 spring-summer collection. We found the garment to be just as fabulous worn backwards so we styled both ways f...
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1970s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

1980S YVES SAINT LAURENT Black Haute Couture Silk Taffeta Ruffled Cocktail Dres
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
1980S YVES SAINT LAURENT Black Haute Couture Silk Taffeta Ruffled Cocktail Dress With Belt
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Navy Blue and White Nautical Dress, 1960s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Amazing and rare vintage 1960s YVES SAINT LAURENT HAUTE COUTURE navy blue and white numbered nautical A-Line dress! 1960s YSL pieces are hard enough to find, yet alone an haute coutu...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 1986 Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Black Embroidered Pony Hair Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Yves Saint Laurent Haute-Couture numbered jacket from his iconic 1986 Fall-Winter collection. The fabric is a luxurious silk-lined pony hair with bold embroidered silk-...
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1980s Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture, F/W 1969 Moroccan Coin Ear Clips
By Maison Goossens for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
Super rare Maison Goossens for Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture. Moroccan antique Byzantine multi coin ear clips. Of antiqued gilt plate bronze castings. Fall Winter 1969 YSL Haute C...
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Vintage 1960s Byzantine Dangle Earrings

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Gold Plate, Bronze, Gilt Metal

1980S YVES SAINT LAURENT Black Haute Couture Silk & Lurex Matelassé Suit With V
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
1980S YVES SAINT LAURENT Black Haute Couture Silk & Lurex Matelassé Suit With Velvet Skirt
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1980s Dress and Coat Ensembles

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

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Double Breasted Black Wool Suit, late 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New Hope, PA
This late 1970's or very early 1980's black wool suit from Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture is a stunning example of true French couture tailoring. Made in the YSL atelier in Paris ...
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1970s Skirt Suits

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 Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 1981 black velvet cocktail dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Autumn-Winter 1981 black velvet cocktail dress with ample pleated skirt of silk satin.
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1985 Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Empire Chiffon&Velvet Evening Gown Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A breathtaking late 1985 Yves Saint Laurent haute couture empire style evening gown featuring a ruched black velvet top with an oversized brown silk bow and a skirt comprised of a si...
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20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture gown with cockerel feather trim, circa 1969
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
An exceptional Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture evening gown in a brown silk crepe with cockerel feather trim, autumn-winter 1969. This gown belonged to Madame Francine Weisweille...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

YSL Haute Couture Gripoix Cuffs
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Riverdale, NY
YSL Haute Couture Gripoix Cuffs by Lou Lou de la Falaise with poured glass cabochons in offbeat color combinations of opaque cement gray and citrine crystal. Babarically shaped with ...
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Vintage 1980s Cuff Bracelets

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Gilt Metal

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H 3.25 in. Dm 2.5 in.
Vintage 1989 Yves Saint Laurent Haute-Couture Cobalt Blue Silk Off-Shoulder Gown
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Yves Saint Laurent Haute-Couture gown from his iconic 1989 spring-summer documented collection. It is insanely chic with its fluid grecian goddess construction. The fabr...
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1980s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

An Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Coat Dress Numbered 29390 Circa 1970/1980
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1970/1980 France Beautiful wrap dress in black wool crepe and swan feathers by Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture numbered 29390 Circa 1970. From the wardrobe of Madame Augier, ...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Kelly Green Silk Jacket and Shell Set
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Stunning vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Haute Couture numbered Kelly green silk jacket and top! Striking vibrant shade of green. Phenomenal diamanté rhinestone oversized buttons--three a...
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1990s Blazers

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Yves Haute Couture For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary piece of yves haute couture for your needs in our varied inventory. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Blue, Brown, Beige and more in stock now. If you’re looking for an item from our selection of yves haute couture 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. 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 Yves Haute Couture?

On average, a piece of yves haute couture on 1stDibs sells for $2,800, while they’re typically $450 on the low end and $24,354 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.

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 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.