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Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage Purple Cape
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche vintage purple cape. *** IMPORTANT *** We were unable to photograph the true color under photo studio lighting. True color is closer to the one shown ...
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20th Century Capes

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Black Wool Cape 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent, Rive Gauche black wool cape from the 1970s. Lightweight black wool cape with long silky black tassel end neck ties The ties run through the neck casing a...
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1970s Capes

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Cape
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in London, GB
A great addition for Fall from Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche . This cape is in burgundy wool with a black trim , and black silk tassles on each arm.
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1970s Capes

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage 1976 Rare Moroccan Inspired Hooded Cape
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche vintage 1976 rare Moroccan inspired hooded cape. Similar models displayed at the exhibitions : - " YVES SAINT LAURENT ET LE MAROC" - VILLA DES ARTS DE...
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20th Century Capes

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage Brown Cape with Leather Tassels
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche vintage brown cape featuring leather tassels and breaded trim. Single breast buttoning. Antiqued bronze toned hardware. Fully lined. Label reads SAIN...
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20th Century Capes

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent ' Rive Gauche ' 1970s Khaki Plaid Cape Trench Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Chicago, IL
Absolutely AMAZING Rare vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL "Rive Gauche" dark khaki cape! Trench style, with classic YSL style. Plaid interior (fully lined) that peaks through when worn....
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1970s Capes

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Cape Garnet Red Wool Black Velvet Hood 38 NWOT NOS
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This cape is amazing and SO hard to find in this color! Made from a rich garnet red wool, it features a black silk velvet hood and insert panel on the back. The cape is unlined, the...
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1970s Capes

1970s Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Long Black Heavy Wool Cape Coat
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Sparks, NV
Completely amazing heavy black wool cape coat by Saint Laurent from the 1970s. The cape features two layers with giant batwing sleeves and front button closure. Long maxi length. Ear...
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1970s Capes

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Black Mohair Cape 1965
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent black mohair cape featuring velvet trim around the edges. Circa 1965. Excellent Vintage Condition. One Size
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1960s Capes

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Purple Cape Coat Vintage
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
YSL purple cape coat. Great condition.Slightly heavy Made in France FINAL SALE.
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21st Century and Contemporary Capes

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Guache vintage hooded cape with tassel's
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Guache vintage hooded cape with tassel's
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1970s Capes

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche vintage Cape
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche vintage Cape Black wool cape trimmed in grossgrain with a velvet overcape
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1970s Coats and Outerwear

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche vintage hooded cape
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche vintage hooded cape
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1970s Coats and Outerwear

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Fucia Wool coat with Detachable Cape
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Wonderful hot pink coat with Cape from Yves Saint Laurent.<br /> This is a heavy weight wool, perfect for the cold winter, and not for the shy.<br /> You'll be noticed in this.<br ...
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1970s Coats and Outerwear

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Black Evening Cape
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
A wonderful vintage evening cape by Yves Saint Laurent. The cape is in two layers , the upper layer is in velvet with a velvet tie at the neck, with a black wool undercape. Measureme...
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1970s Capes

YSL Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage Opera Cape Hooded Black Velvet
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This is a gorgeous YSL vintage black velvet, fully lined opera cape. This dramatic vintage cape has a pointed hood and fine details including silk tassels and soutache trim. This pie...
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1980s Capes

1970s YSL Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Long Black Heavy Wool Cape Coat
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Sparks, NV
Completely amazing vintage heavy black wool cape coat by Yves Saint Laurent from the 1970s. The cape features two layers with giant bat wing sleeves and front button closure. Long ma...
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1970s Capes

1970s YSL Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage Black Heavy Wool Cape Coat
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Sparks, NV
Stunning vintage 1970s vintage black wool cape coat by Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. Unlined with front hook closure. Free size. Total length 51.5". Excellent vintage condition wit...
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1970s Capes

Important Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Charcoal " Russian Collection " Tassel Cape
Located in Chicago, IL
Incredibly Important Vintage Yves Saint Laurent wool cape, complete with tassels at each sleeve! From the famed "Russian Collection," features exaggerated Dolman sleeves, with pocket...
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1970s Capes

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage Trench Coat Detachable Cape Wool YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This is a simply stunning, dramatic vintage YSL coat! Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche vintage black wool late 1970's trench coat that appears to have never been worn. This coat has an...
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1970s Trench Coats

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Cape For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary yves saint laurent vintage cape you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. If you’re looking for an option in Black and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Red, Brown and more. You’re likely to find the perfect yves saint laurent vintage cape 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 and Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche are often thought to be among the most stylish. 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 is a Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Cape?

On average, a yves saint laurent vintage cape on 1stDibs sells for $1,295, while they’re typically $490 on the low end and $3,350 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.

Yves Saint Laurent Biography and Important Works

The Yves Saint Laurent furniture is available for sale on 1stDibs. These distinctive objects are frequently made of metal and designed with extraordinary care. There are many options to choose from in our collection of Yves Saint Laurent Furniture, although silver editions of this piece are particularly popular. In-stock we have 1 vintage editions of these items, while there is also 0 modern edition to choose from. The prices for Yves Saint Laurent furniture can vary depending on size, time period and other attributes.

Finding the Right Coats and Outerwear for You

There is a stylish garment for anywhere in the universe, and on 1stDibs, finding the right vintage and designer coats and outerwear doesn’t have to feel like a journey to the ends of the earth.

Outerwear includes many types of garments aside from the standard coat. From capes, gilets, jackets and cloaks to raincoats and kimonos, fashion designers have long been preparing us for the elements, and outerwear in general has changed and evolved significantly over time.

A lot of the coat styles in our closets, such as the durable Navy-inspired peacoat, were popularized by soldiers who battled aggressive climes in their regulation field jackets and parkas — indeed, keeping troopers comfortable guided the design of the military surplus garments that have often become buzzy fashion trends. Even today, owing to the likes of Burberry, a luxury fashion house that is among the originators of the trench coat worn by British officers during World War I, the trench remains a timeless style, now available in a range of colors that can be worn throughout the year.

While women in late 1700s England donned an adaptation of a men’s jacket called a spencer — the likeness of which could be spotted in Ralph Lauren’s ready-to-wear collections hundreds of years later — designers hadn’t widely been crafting outerwear specifically for women. Generally, the outerwear of choice for the fashionable, well-heeled lady prior to the 1800s usually consisted of capes, shawls and stoles. By the mid-1800s, women were wearing overcoats with multiple layered collars popularized by men (often called a Garrick coat in England), and as women entered the workforce during the 1920s, hemlines climbed, jewelry was prominent and fashion conventions were broken across the board.

Thankfully, the 20th century’s tradition of challenging the norm continues steadfast in today’s outerwear fashions. Contemporary designers certainly find inspiration in 1960s and 1970s coats by Pierre Cardin, Yves Saint Laurent and Bonnie Cashin, but unisex options abound in modern creations that take both function and style into account. Find what inspires you in the full range of vintage and designer coats and outerwear available for sale on 1stDibs.