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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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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

Saint Laurent Woven Leather Chunky Curb Chain Choker Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
SAINT LAURENT chunky three strand palladium toned curb chain choker necklace with intertwined black leather. Embossed SAINT LAURENT Paris. Indicative measurements : inner circumfer...
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20th Century Chain Necklaces

Yves Saint Laurent New Suede Gauntlet Gloves
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Geneva, CH
Beautiful never worn 80’s YSL fuchsia gloves trimmed in matching leather diagonal stitching. Both gloves was linked by the original sealing thread. "Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche" g...
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1980s Gauntlets

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 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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Gilt Metal

Yves Saint Laurent Dangle Clip Earrings Textured Silvered Metal
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Atlanta, GA
Charming Yves Saint Laurent YSL Paris signed clip-on earrings. Featuring dangling geometric shape with a silvered metal frame all textured and frosted ornate with a clear crystal rhi...
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Vintage 1980s Modernist Clip-on Earrings

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Silver

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

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 Tortoise Lucite Brass Necklace or Belt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Atlanta, GA
So cool, Yves Saint Laurent Paris signed necklace or belt. Versatile use of this lovely extra long chain composed with Lucite or resin rings in tortoiseshell color and gilded brass a...
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Vintage 1980s Chain Necklaces

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 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

Elegant Moroccan Caftan Hooded Wool Burnous Cape, circa 1970
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant Moroccan hooded burnous cape in off-white fine wool with black and ivory passementerie trim and closure a long tassel on hood, the caftan is fully Lined. The burnus (also cal...
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20th Century Moroccan Bohemian More Folk Art

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Fabric

Moroccan Green with Floral Embroidered Caftan, Kaftan
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant Moroccan caftan with embroidered floral designs, circa 1970s. The kaftan features a traditional neckline, with side slits and embellished sleeves and front. In Morocco, fa...
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20th Century Moroccan Bohemian More Folk Art

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Silk

Elegant Moroccan Caftan Metallic Floral Silk Brocade
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant Moroccan caftan metallic silk floral brocade, circa 1970s. This light summery caftan is crafted in Morocco and tailored for a relaxed fit, features a traditional neckline, ...
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20th Century Moroccan Bohemian More Folk Art

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Silk, Fabric

Moroccan Caftan White Ivory and Gold Brocade Kaftan
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant Moroccan white ivory and old brocade kaftan embroidered with gold trim threads. Size L to XL circa 1980s. This long maxi dress kaftan is embroidered and embellished entirel...
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20th Century Moroccan Bohemian More Folk Art

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Fabric

Elegant Moroccan Caftan White and Gold Metallic Floral Brocade
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant Moroccan caftan white and gold lame metallic floral brocade, circa 1970s. It’s crafted in Morocco and tailored for a relaxed fit with wide sleeves This long maxi dress kaf...
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20th Century Moroccan Bohemian More Folk Art

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Fabric

Elegant Moroccan Caftan Lime Green and Silver and Gold Metallic Floral Brocade
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant Moroccan caftan lime green and silver and gold lame metallic floral brocade, circa 1970s. It’s crafted in Morocco and tailored for a relaxed fit with wide sleeves This lon...
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20th Century Moroccan Bohemian More Folk Art

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Fabric

Elegant Moroccan Caftan Lime Green and Silver Metallic Floral Brocade
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant Moroccan caftan lime green and silver lame metallic floral brocade, circa 1970s. It’s crafted in Morocco and tailored for a relaxed fit with wide sleeves This long maxi dre...
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20th Century Moroccan Bohemian More Folk Art

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Fabric

Elegant Moroccan Caftan Lime Green and Silver Metallic Floral Brocade
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant Moroccan caftan lime green and silver lame metallic floral brocade, circa 1970s. It’s crafted in Morocco and tailored for a relaxed fit with wide sleeves This long maxi dress...
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20th Century Moroccan Bohemian More Folk Art

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Fabric

Vintage Caftan, Black Velvet and Gold Embroidered, 1960s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Amazing vintage caftan, black silk velvet heavily hand embroidered with gold threads, circa 1960s The black velvet kaftan is embroidered and embellished entirely by hand. The kaftan ...
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Vintage 1960s Moroccan Moorish Textiles

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Gold, Metallic Thread

Moroccan Caftan in Gold Brocade
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Moroccan caftan in gold damask brocade maxi dress kaftan handmade by Moroccan Artist. Handcrafted vintage exotic 1970s gold and orange brocade ceremonial caftan gown from North Afri...
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20th Century Moroccan Bohemian Textiles

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Brocade

  • Moroccan Caftan in Gold Brocade
  • Moroccan Caftan in Gold Brocade
  • Moroccan Caftan in Gold Brocade
  • Moroccan Caftan in Gold Brocade
H 56 in. W 17 in. D 1 in.
Elegant Moroccan Caftan with Silver Metallic Floral Silk Brocade
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Stunning and elegant Moroccan caftan with silver metallic Moorish floral Dupioni silk brocade. Lavishly embroidered on a beautiful woven Dupioni silk.The flowers are embroidered in m...
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20th Century Moroccan Bohemian More Folk Art

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Silk

Saint Laurent F/W 16 Embellished Crossbody Clutch
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
The most magical embellished bag from Saint Laurent's Fall/Winter 2016 collection! Made of a soft black leather and decorated all over with rhinestones, bows, stars, moons, lips and ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

  • Saint Laurent F/W 16 Embellished Crossbody Clutch
  • Saint Laurent F/W 16 Embellished Crossbody Clutch
  • Saint Laurent F/W 16 Embellished Crossbody Clutch
  • Saint Laurent F/W 16 Embellished Crossbody Clutch
H 6 in. W 1.5 in. D 5 in. L 9.5 in.
Elegant Moroccan Caftan Lime Green and Gold Metallic Floral Brocade
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant Moroccan caftan lime green and gold lame metallic floral brocade, This is an exceptional example of Moroccan fashion design dating to the 1970s, Handcrafted in Morocco and t...
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20th Century Moroccan Bohemian More Folk Art

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Fabric

Yves Saint Laurent Eiffel Tower Brooche
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
Super ncie Yves Saint Laurent Eiffel Tower Brooche. Good condition Size 5.5 cm
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Vintage 1980s Brooches

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Couture Heart Brooch
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
Iconic Large Yves Saint Laurent Brooche in blakc metaal and fake pearls. Light signs of use in some pearls. A imilar model has been sold for more than 1200€ in a auction house recent...
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Vintage 1980s More Necklaces

YSL Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Black Suede Fringe Belt Scarf
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toronto, ON
YSL Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Black Suede Fringe Belt Scarf. Wide suede tie belt or scarf with long fringe ends and goldtone Y charm and grommets. Measures 5.25” wide and 52” with...
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Early 2000s Belts

Yves Saint Laurent pink paisley skirt, circa 1978
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
Inject some colour to an evening look with this fabulous Yves Saint Laurent skirt. Constructed from paisley printed brocade silk in shades of pink, purple and gold, the skirt sits hi...
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1970s Skirts

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

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent XL Vintage Gold Plated Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
This Really nice of YSL vintage earring in gold plated metal and red glass Clip systeme. really good condition for a vintage piece Size 8 cm
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Vintage 1980s Clip-on Earrings

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Gold Plated necklace and Crystals
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
Nce necklace from YSl ive gauche in glass pearls ( transmaprent and white ones) with important central pendant (pendant size 5.5 cm) The pendant can be used as a brooche Excellent ...
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Vintage 1980s More Necklaces

Saint Laurent Rive Gauche stunning black and fuchsia dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche (Made in France) Exceptional bustier cocktail dress composed of layers of black tulle, in a 1950’s style; it is cinched by a wide black satin bow and ...
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1980s Ball Gowns

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 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 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 Vintage Gold Toned Stars Cuff Bracelet
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage rare gold toned cuff bracelet featuring a coiled wire pattern, stars and star-shaped clear crystals. Slips on. Embossed YVES SAINT LAURENT RIVE GAUCHE Ma...
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20th Century Cuff Bracelets

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 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 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 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 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 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

New Yves Saint Laurent Silk Leopard Print Jumpsuit Fr. 40 US 8/10
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Montgomery, TX
New Yves Saint Laurent Silk Leopard Print Jumpsuit Fr. size 40 - It. 44 - US 8/10 100% Silk Buttons Closure Top, Zip Closure Pants Attached Belt, Two Side Deep Pockets, Unhemmed Meas...
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2010s Jumpsuits

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 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. 3.7 cm (1.46 inches). Comes...
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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

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Yves Saint Laurent S For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of yves saint laurent s for sale on 1stDibs. For yves saint laurent s, Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Brown, Gray, Red and more in stock now. If you’re looking for accessories from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find some that date back to the 18th Century while other versions may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. Finding appealing yves saint laurent s such as these — no matter the origin — is easy, but Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche and Tom Ford each produced popular versions that are worth a look. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much are Yves Saint Laurent S?

The prices for yves saint laurent s start at $36 and top out at $69,677 with these items, on average, selling for $710.

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.