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Yves Saint Laurent Black Velvet Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage black velvet jacket by Yves Saint Laurent. Mandarin collar. Long sleeves. Knit trim throughout. Button closures at front. Designer size FR36. 40" bust, 23" l...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jackets

YVES SAINT LAURENT Vintage Size 6 Black Velvet Band Collar Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT VARIATIONS jacket comes in black velvet with a band collar, crystal buttons and cropped hem. Made in France. Excellent Pre-Owned Condition. Marked: 6 Mea...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Black Velvet Bolero Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Francisco, CA
YSL Rive Gauche black velvet cropped jacket. Bolero style. No closures. Slightly puffed/pleated shoulder. Textured ribbon trim detailing. Lined. Tagged size 36.
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Late 20th Century Bolero Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Velvet Evening Jacket with Gold embroidery
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Gorgeous Yves Saint Laurent velvet evening jacket, embroidered with gold metallic threads and embellished with satin appliques and small gold metal studs.
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1980s Dinner Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Burgundy Velvet Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Amsterdam, NL
This vintage YSL "Rive Gauche" jacket is made of soft bordeaux velvet with 5 black buttons at the front, no pockets. Size is marked EU 42 but fits like a EU 40/ US 10, please refer t...
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20th Century Blazers

Yves Saint Laurent Black Velvet Russian Collection 1976 Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Wallkill, NY
This is a stunning Yves Saint Laurent YSL black on black Velvet sleeved Jacket. Mandarin Collar with tassel cord closure. Balloon sleeves.. Banded cuff 2 slit hidden pockets. Labeled...
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1970s Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Deep Red & Black Cotton Velvet Smock Button Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
Yves Saint Laurent wonderful deep red and black fully lined cotton velvet smock-style button jacket has five(5) buttons in front. There are two deep pockets in front measuring 8 1/2&...
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1980s Jackets

1970's Yves Saint Laurent YSL Slate Grey Velvet Jacket W/Black Trim
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1970's Yves Saint Laurent slate grey velvet jacket with black trim and over-sized black faceted buttons down the front. In excellent condition. Size EU 38. MEASUREMENTS: Bust - 35"...
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1970s Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent brown velvet jacket with black satin trim, 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Chocolate brown velvet jacket with black satin trim from Yves Saint Laurent dating to the 1970's. No size is indicated however it best fits a size 6-8. Approximate measurements: sho...
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1970s Jackets

1970's Yves Saint Laurent brown velvet jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Chocolate brown velvet jacket with black satin trim from Yves Saint Laurent dating to the 1970's. No size is indicated however it best fits approximately a US size 6. Approximate mea...
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1970s Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Black Velvet Jacket YSL, 1990s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Unlike the super tailored and structured styles of his peers, YSL’s take on jackets was much softer and casual. This preference not only made Saint Laurent’s garments easy to wear an...
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1990s Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 1979 Black Velvet Jacket w Gold Thread Quilting
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Francisco, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 1970's Black Velvet Jacket w Gold Thread Quilting Classic black faceted jet buttons, and bold shoulder princess sleeves. Size 34 Bust 34" Waist 30" ...
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1970s Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Black Velvet Quilted Jacket Sz. 34
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Black Velvet Quilted Jacket Sz. 34 Made in France Materials: Velvet, satin lining, black jeweled buttons. Features single breasted, quilted black velvet...
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Late 20th Century Single-Breasted Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 1970's Purple Velvet Jacket with Black Cord Trim
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Francisco, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 1970's Purple Velvet Jacket with Black Cord Trim. Classic black faceted jet buttons. Size 38 Bust 36" Waist 32" Length 26" Excellent condition
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1970s Jackets

1970s Yves Saint Laurent/YSL Black Velvet Peplum Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1970s Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Jacket. Black velvet with domed black buttons made from tiny hexagon shapes that catch the light beautifully. Jacket features crew neckline, mut...
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1970s Dinner Jackets

SAINT LAURENT Vintage Purple Velvet JACKET Size 44
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Rome, Rome
- 'Saint Laurent Rive Gauche - Made in France' tag - Crafted in soft purple velvet - 3/4 sleeves - Satin trim - Light weight shoulder pads - Unlined - Front button closure Measureme...
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20th Century Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Eggplant & Multicolor Velvet Short Sleeve Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage eggplant and multicolor velvet short sleeve jacket by Yves Saint Laurent. Orange, red and purple 3D swirl applique at front. Crew neck. Dual welt pockets. Ov...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Quilted Modern Print Challis and Velvet Jacket 1980s
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Yves Saint Laurent quilted modernist print challis and velvet jacket from the 1980s. This beautiful jacket is perfect for fall, the wool challis is done in a bright modernist print. ...
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1980s Cropped Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent vintage fall 1980 short black velvet jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Antwerp, BE
Beautiful fall 1980 black velvet Yves Saint Laurent jacket with side pockets, balloon sleeves and a long rope with tassel ends for closure at neck. Capelet ruffle on shoulders. Cond...
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1980s Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Iconic "Russian" Collection Maroon Crushed Velvet Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
Yves Saint Laurent's famous iconic "Russian" collection in this maroon crushed velvet cropped jacket is fully lined with quilted black silk. The jacket is detailed with woven ...
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1970s Jackets

YVES SAINT LAURENT brown velvet jacket with black satin trim
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Chocolate brown velvet jacket with black satin trim from Yves Saint Laurent dating to the late 1970's/early 1980's. Fits a size 6-8. Bust measures 38", shoulders 15", waist 32", arm ...
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1980s Jackets

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Size 40 / US 8 Chocolate Brown Velvet Cropped Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT YSL Rive Gauche chocolate brown velvet cropped blazer jacket! Features super soft cotton (70%) and Rayon (30%) velvet that is great for anytime of yea...
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Late 20th Century Cropped Jackets

1970s Yves St Laurent YSL quilted velvet motorcycle jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Quilted black velvet motorcycle jacket…Yves St Laurent, Rive gauche from the 1970s…Closes at the front with a heavy duty silver metal zipper, matching zippers on diagonal front pocke...
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1970s Sport Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent 1980s vintage black wool and velvet jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Antwerp, BE
Yves Saint Laurent at his best. Black ribbed corduroy velvet and woolen cloth jacket, French size 38, in perfect vintage condition. Measurements are taken flat: Sh to Sh 16inch/41cm...
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1980s Jackets

1970's Yves Saint Laurent YSL Burgundy Wool & Velvet Trimmed Iconic Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Yves Saint Laurent burgundy wool & black velvet trimmed iconic jacket from Cossack Collection. Beginnings of 4-5 small holes that do not go all the way through the fabric - see photo...
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1970s Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Men's YSL Deep Purple Velvet Evening Dinner Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent, Stefano Pilati
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A luxurious and stylish mens formal jacket by luxury French fashion house, Yves Saint Laurent. This would have been designed while Stefano Pilati was at the helm of YSL, who later be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Dinner Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Black Wool and Velvet Blazer
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Francisco, CA
Classic YSL black tuxedo jacket. Wool with silk velvet lapels and cuffs. Fitted shape. Two button closures. Lightly padded shoulders. Two hip pockets with velvet lining. Lined. ...
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1980s Dinner Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Velvet Evening Cardigan With Jeweled Buttons
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
Yves Saint Laurent, black velvet, evening cardigan with jeweled trim and buttons.
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1980s Single-Breasted Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 1970's Black Velvet Top w Taffeta Balloon Sleeves
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Francisco, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 1970's Black Velvet Top w Taffeta Balloon Sleeves Classic black faceted jet buttons. Size 40 Bust 36" Waist 30" Length 22" Excellent condition
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1970s Jackets

Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent FW 2002 Collection Black Taffeta Velvet Jacket 6
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Montgomery, TX
Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Black Taffeta Silk Velvet Jacket F/W 2002 Runway Collection Fr. 38 - US 4/6 Black silk taffeta, ruched panels alternating with velvet bands, 17 centu...
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Early 2000s Jackets

Black Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Velvet Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage black velvet jacket by Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. Squareneck. Long sleeves. Concealed zip cuffs. Concealed zip-front closure. Front patch pockets....
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Late 20th Century Jackets

1980s Yves Saint Laurent/YSL Black Quilted Velvet Coat
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche robe stye coat from the 1980s. Black velvet with top stitching creating all over diamond quilting. Non quilted black velvet Mandarin collar, black cuff...
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1980s Jackets

1970's Yves Saint Laurent YSL Black Velvet Russian Collection Jacket w/Silk Ties
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1970's Yves Saint Laurent Russian collection black velvet jacket with Pierrot collar and black silk cord neck ties. In excellent condition - size tag 40.
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1970s Jackets

1970's Yves Saint Laurent brown velvet jacket with black satin trim
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Chocolate brown velvet jacket with black satin trim from Yves Saint Laurent dating to the 1970's. No size is indicated however it best fits a size 6-8. Approximate measurements: shou...
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1970s Jackets

1970s Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Black Velvet Russian Jacket w Braid Trim
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Portland, OR
This is a timeless vintage black velvet jacket designed by Yves Saint Laurent in the late 1970's. There are gentle shoulder pads and pleated shoulders to create puff sleeves and the ...
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1970s Jackets

Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent F/W 2004 Quilted Velvet Pagoda Jacket Fr 36 US 4
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Montgomery, TX
Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Quilted Velvet Pagoda Jacket Final F/W 2004 Collection French size 36 - US 4 Teal Green, Brown Leather Button Fastenings, Stand-up Collar, Pagoda Shou...
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Early 2000s Jackets

Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent S/S 2002 *Out of Africa* Rich Red Velvet Jacket
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Montgomery, TX
Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent *Out of Africa* Burgundy White Velvet Top Jacket S/S 2002 Collection French size 34 - US 2 Rare rich red velvet peplum jacket with white embroidery, r...
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Early 2000s Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Red Tartan Checked & Black Velvet Blazer, 1980s
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A beautiful vintage Yves Saint Laurent jacket from the 80s in a red plaid checked wool with a black velvet nehru collar and cuffs. Size: Marked vintage 36 but this gives an oversiz...
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1980s Jackets

1970's Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Rich Ruby Red Velvet Smock Coat
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Atlanta, GA
Lush...to the touch...to the eyes...every sensory perception is stimulated by this gorgeous Yves Saint Laurent coat! The design starts with a rich ruby red heavy weight velvet fabri...
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1970s Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Violet velvet safari jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
2005 Yves Saint laurent by Tom Ford soft velvet jacket. 2 pockets and belt. Bust: 32"/ Waist: 29" / Hip: 36" / sleeve length: 22" Fit size 2/4
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21st Century and Contemporary Jackets

A/W 2002 LOOK#28 TOM FORD for YVES SAINT LAURENT BLACK VELVET & LEATHER JACKET
By Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Montgomery, TX
A/W 2002 LOOK#28 TOM FORD for YVES SAINT LAURENT BLACK VELVET & LEATHER JACKET Size: FR 38 - US 6 Fabric: 100% Leather; Lining: 100% Silk; Velvet: 100% Viscose; Tulle : 100% Nylon ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent 1970's Black Velvet Blazer Nehru Collar
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Yves Saint Laurent jacket is composed out of a black patterned velvet and features a nehru collar design. There are front pockets and center front pockets. Circa 1960's-1970's. ...
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1970s Blazers

Saint Laurent Black Velvet Blazer - Size US 4
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
Saint Laurent black velvet blazer featuring padded shoulders and a single front button closure. Made in Italy. This item belongs to Caroline Stanbury of "Ladies of London." Size: US...
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21st Century and Contemporary Blazers

Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Runway Emerald Silk Velvet Blazer, Fall 2003
By Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Autumn-Winter 2003, emerald green silk velvet, long sleeve blazer with notched lapels, dual front patch pockets and silk satin sash-tie closure at wa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Blazers

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Black Velvet Metallic Gold Trim Blazer French 36
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Montgomery, TX
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Black Velvet Blazer Jacket Fr. size 36 - US S Super Quality Black Velvet, Triple Gold and Black Metallic Braided Trim, Gold Tone Metal Buttons,...
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21st Century and Contemporary Blazers

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche velvet skirt and jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Austin, TX
YVES SAINT LAURENT Yves Saint Laurent black velvet jacket and skirt with large metal/ rhinestone buttons. Jacket: 36" bust, 30" waist, 23" sleeve, 15" shoulder, 19" length. Skirt...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage YSL "Rive Gauche" Wool/ Velvet Cape
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Antwerp, BE
Wool cape from Yves Saint Laurent dating to the 1970's. Fits any size. Unlined. Made in France. Excellent condition.
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1970s Capes

Vintage 1979 Yves Saint Laurent Documented Purple Velvet Jacket Knicker Pantsuit
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Incredibly gorgeous Yves Saint Laurent royal purple cotton-velvet pantsuit from his infamous 1979 Rive Gauche collection. Pieces from this decade are very rare and are true examples ...
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1970s Trouser Pant Suits

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Maroon Velvet Jacket and Velvet Skirt, 1980s
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Austin, TX
1980s Yves Saint Laurent maroon and grey velvet skirt. Condition: Excellent. Size 42 We accept returns for refund, please see our terms. We offer free ground shipping within the US.
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1980s Skirt Suits

Vintage YSL Yves Saint Laurent Russian Burgundy Red Velvet Jacket & Skirt Suit
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This incredible 2 piece evening ensemble is from Yves Saint Laurent and includes a jacket and a beautiful skirt both in luxe burgundy velvet. The fitted jacket is fully lined, with ...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

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

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage 1980's Burgundy Velvet Jacket with Bold Black Buttons
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Francisco, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Vintage 1980's Burgundy Velvet Jacket with Bold Black Buttons Size 40, but runs large Bust 42" Waist 36" Excellent condition
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1980s Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Grey Faux Astrakhan Fur and Black Velvet Jacket, c. 1992
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Munich, DE
Unusual and rare vintage Yves Saint Laurent charcoal grey faux fur Persian lamb or Astrakhan coat with black velvet collar, cuffs and edging probably from the Fall 1992 ready-to-wear...
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1990s Coats

Yves Saint Laurent Velvet Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New Hope, PA
A long and lean double breasted black cotton velvet jacket from Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche was purchased in Paris in the 1970's. Shiny black buttons and two hip pockets with flap...
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1970s Double-Breasted Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Velvet Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
Yves Saint Laurent, Rive Gauche, bottle green, fitted velvet jacket, having a Mandarin collar, front closures and curved hem detail at the center front.
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1980s Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Velvet Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Austin, TX
Yves Saint Laurent black velvet jacket. 34" bust, 34" waist, 13 1/2" shoulder, 23" sleeve, 18" length. Condition: Excellent. Size 36 / current US 0 - 4
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1980s Bolero Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Black Velvet Jacket with Ruched Neckline
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a stunning Yves Saint Laurent jacket. An exquisite design and stunning fit. This jacket is an absolute winner for day to night. The jacket features a mandarin style collar wh...
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20th Century Jackets

1980s Yves Saint Laurent Blue Velvet Smoking Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
Lovely vintage Yves Saint Laurent blue velvet jacket with black silk frill trim and magnificent red and gold buttons. This fun piece is square cut with no shaping to the waist and h...
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1980s Cropped Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Aubergine Velvet Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
Yves Saint Laurent, Aubergine, velvet, jacket having a mandarin collar. There are no closures; jacket is to be worn open exposing the fuchsia lacing detail along the front edges. C. ...
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1970s Jackets

1960's Yves Saint Laurent Black Smoking Jacket w/Grosgrain & Velvet Trim
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Late 1960's Yves Saint Laurent black single button wool blazer with grosgrain trim around hem, lapel and pockets and with a black velvet collar and sleeve cuffs. In excellent condition.
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1960s Jackets

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Yves Saint Laurent Velvet Jacket For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary yves saint laurent velvet jacket for your needs in our varied inventory. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Beige, Red and protectString (more) options on these pages. You’re likely to find the perfect yves saint laurent velvet jacket 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 have been many well-made iterations of this accessory over the years, but those made by Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche and Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent are often thought to be among the most stylish. Finding a yves saint laurent velvet jacket for sale for women should be easy, but there are 3 pieces available to browse for men as well.

How Much is a Yves Saint Laurent Velvet Jacket?

On average, a yves saint laurent velvet jacket on 1stDibs sells for $1,098, while they’re typically $225 on the low end and $8,295 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 Jackets for You

No matter if you’re preparing for a fashion event or a weather event — you’re going to need a good jacket.

What would become the modern jacket as we know it began as a strictly professional item. A lot of the vintage and designer jackets (and coat styles such as the Navy-inspired peacoat) in our closets were likely popularized by soldiers who battled aggressive climes with their regulation field jackets, bombers and parkas buttoned or zipped to the chin. Indeed, keeping troopers comfortable guided the design of the military surplus garments that have often become buzzy fashion trends. But now, jackets add far more than warmth to our wardrobe, and we hunt down outer layers branded with peerless fashion labels.

Fashion’s most iconic creations, despite their age, remain modern: Biker jackets originated in the 1920s, Balenciaga’s celebrated puffers are steeped in a tradition of down coats that began in the 1930s and your vintage denim jacket has come an even longer way, from California Gold Rush to wardrobe staple. Jeans bequeathed jean jackets during the 1880s, thanks to Levi Strauss, who crafted the former as a durable garment to be worn by miners and railroad workers. Later, jeans and jean jackets became synonymous with nonconformity and rebelliousness — with fashion legends such as actor James Dean in the 1950s and model Veruschka in the 1960s and ’70s leading the indigo-toned charge.

Another fashion rebel, Coco Chanel, used the classic tweed jacket to introduce more comfort and mobility into women’s daily lives. Debuting in 1954 and based on a cardigan, the groundbreaking Chanel jacket forever changed what women wear. The garment reacted against the fitted, constricting styles of Christian Dior’s New Look, which, as Chanel saw it, was making women dress like decorative objects.

On 1stDibs, find bold collections from cutting-edge contemporary designers who’ve taken the classic silhouette of the jacket to new heights or build out your array of vintage treasures (denim or otherwise) with dazzlers from Yves Saint Laurent, Gianni Versace, Moschino and more.