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Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

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Visionary French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent was the first to launch a ready-to-wear label, YSL Rive Gauche Prêt-à-Porter. The inaugural Rive Gauche boutique — a modern shop in Paris’s bustling, bohemian Left Bank district — offered stylish garments and accessories that were intended to be affordable for a younger generation of fashion enthusiasts. The store featured Mies van der Rohe chairs and played host to actor Catherine Deneuve during its grand opening.

Saint Laurent pioneered “cross-design” in fashion, taking inspiration from street trends to modernize haute couture. He was the first couturier to open boutiques for both men and women. Using traditional menswear fabrics and designs for women, he 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. Saint Laurent also 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.

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 — Rive Gauche is French for “left bank” — followed soon thereafter by YSL Rive Gauche for men. Ready-to-wear materialized during a period of dynamic transformation and experimentation and came to dominate the Paris fashion scene. 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 plane is as flat as a canvas when the garment is worn. Mondrian’s purity met its match in Saint Laurent.

“I am no longer concerned with sensation and innovation, but with the perfection of my style,” Saint Laurent said four years before retiring, in 2002. After a long period of ill health, he died at his home in Paris on June 1, 2008.

The vintage YSL Rive Gauche clothing for sale on 1stDibs includes evening dresses and gowns, jackets, shoes, handbags and other items.

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Designer: Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
F/W 2004 Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Chinoiserie Ostrich Feather Wedge Boots
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting a pair of beautifully embroidered Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche wedge boots depicting a Chinese crane, designed by Tom Ford. These boots are...
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Yves Saint Laurent Hat Straw Wide Brim Halo Color Block Vintage S/S '93 Rare
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Preowned, vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche hat, from the S/S '93 collection. Made from straw in a color block pattern of red and blue with aqua trim, it features a halo-style ...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

Yves Saint Laurent Decorative Head Piece Hair Comb Flower and Feathers Rare 70s
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Authentic, preowned, vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche decorative floral hair comb or head piece, likely made in the late 70s. A gorgeous and super-rare head piece comprised ...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

Yves Saint Laurent, Rive Gauche, 1980s Gold Belt / Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in New York, NY
A beautiful and in excellent condition 1980s Yves Saint Laurent gold belt. The belt has a small hook and eye clasp and may easily be worn as a necklace as shown on a necklace form in...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

1980s Yves Saint Laurent Pink Kid Leather Gloves & Mod Coordinating Vera Scarf
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Gresham, OR
1980s Yves Saint Laurent Pink Kid Leather Gloves & Mod Coordinating Vera Scarf Set: Gloves have a lovely vented and repeat trapunto stitched detail at side...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Chain Link Tassel Belt
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in New York, NY
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche chain belt. Composed of rust brown braided suede, purple silk passementerie woven cord and round gilt plate round twisted links. Further decorated with...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

1989 YVES SAINT LAURENT brown suede belt with oversized gold studs
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Rich-brown suede belt with oversized shiny gilt studs from Yves Saint Laurent dating to 1989. Belt was featured in an Yves Saint Laurent ad as worn by Linda Evangelista. Belt measure...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Black Woven Passementerie Belt
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche (Made in France) Black woven passementerie belt embellished with gilded metal and rhinestones elements. It fastens with a star-shaped buckle. Signed at...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Brown Leather Sandals, Size 41
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
- Round toes - T- strap - Wrap around - Buckle closure - Gold tone hardware detail - Block heel, measures 4.75” high - Brand new, never worn
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Late 20th Century Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

S/S 2001 Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Black Bandage Corset Waist Belt Top
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting an incredible black knit Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche waist belt, designed by Tom Ford. From the Spring/Summer 2001 collection, this corset-esque top debuted on the seas...
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Early 2000s Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

Yves Saint Laurent Wide Belt YSL Rive Gauche Red Leather Heart Vintage 70s Rare
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This red leather belt was made by Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, most likely in the late 1970s. It features a gold buckle and an attached red leather heart that can be moved for wear as you desire or used as the belt keeper. In good condition given its age, we note some dryness. most notable to the interior backing, as you would expect from a preowned and vintage piece. Stamped 34, it measures a total length of appx 28in L x 2.4in H and best fits a waist between 25in and 27in. Stamped SAINT LAURENT MADE IN...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

NWT F/W 2004 Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Chinoiserie Fur Wedge Boots IT40
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting a pair of detailed leather and fur Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche wedge boots designed by Tom Ford. These boots are a part of the Fall/Winter 2004 collection and debuted o...
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NWT F/W 2004 Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Black Velvet Wedge Size 37.5
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting an iconic pair of black velvet Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche wedge heels, designed by Tom Ford. From the Fall/Winter ...
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Early 2000s Italian Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

F/W 2004 Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Embroidered Chinoiserie Wedge Size 36
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting an iconic pair of taupe floral Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche wedge heels, designed by Tom Ford. From the Fall/Winter 2004 collection, these heels debuted on the season's ...
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Early 2000s Italian Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

S/S 2004 Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Runway Spectator Lace-Up Heel Boots
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting an iconic pair of Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche patent-trimmed bootie heels, designed by Tom Ford. These stunning shoes first debuted on the Spring/Summer 2004 runway in ...
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Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rust Wool Hat with Ribbon Detail
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
A chic vintage hat for Fall. In a rust wool with ribbon trim, the hat meaures internal circumference 22'', height 8''.
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1970s Unknown Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Opulent Gilt Metal Crystal Couture Belt c 1970s
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in University City, MO
YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche Paris Opulent articulated gilt metal crystal couture belt c 1970s The exquisite rare Saint Laurent couture belt is designed with heavy gilt metal artic...
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Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche White Hat with Grossgrain Ribbon
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in London, GB
A headturning hat for fall /winter by Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, In a cream wool with matching ribbon detail , the hat measures , internal circumference 22''', height 8''
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F/W 2003 Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Green Rhinestone Lucite Pumps Size 38
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting a pair of incredible shimmering green Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche heels, designed by Tom Ford. From the Fall/Winter 2003 collection, these heels debuted on the season's runway as part of look 5 modeled by Elise Crombez and were also used in looks 13, 14, 20, and 25. The heels were also featured in the season's ad campaign photographed by Craig McDean...
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F/W 2004 Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Leopard Pony Hair 4.5" Wedge
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting Tom Ford designed these sultry pony hair and red lacquer wedges for his final collection with Yves Saint Laurent. These shoes were featured on Gemma Ward...
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Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Brown Wool Hat with Leather Trim
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in London, GB
A chic vintage hat by Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche. In a chestnut wool with brown leather trim, the hat measures, internal circumference 22 1/2 '', height 8 1/2''
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S/S 2001 Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Feather Black Satin Pointed Toe Pump
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting a stunning pair of Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche pointed pumps with feather details, designed by Tom Ford. This pair of heels were created for the Spring/Summer 2001 coll...
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S/S 2004 Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Croc Lace Up White Ankle Boot 4.5" Heels
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting an iconic pair of Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche crocodile skin-lined bootie heels, designed by Tom Ford. These stunning shoes first debuted on the Spring/Summer 2004 runw...
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Yves Saint Laurent Black Fisherman's Hat
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Alber Elbaz for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
Yves Saint Laurent black cotton twill Fisherman's Hat with topstitched detailing throughout brim. A Gallic interpretation where the brim is slightly wider in back as the original sty...
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Yves Saint Laurent Deep Lavender & Green Border Silk Scarf
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
Yves Saint Laurent signature deep lavender and green border silk scarf with hand-rolled edges measures 24 inches by 25 inches. Made in France.
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Blue Gray Silk Tie
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche vintage 90s tie. Elegant tie, blue and gray, striped pattern. 100% silk fabric. Made in Italy. Condition: Excellent Item used few times, it remains i...
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1990s Italian Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

Iconic Yves Saint Laurent Velvet Beret
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
Iconic Yves Saint Laurent Deep Green Cotton Velvet Rive Gauche Beret from the 1980's. Edged and tied in black grosgrain ribbon. YSL Rive Gauc...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Red and Gold Suede Wide Belt
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: The belt features red suede finish, detailed with gold tone flat bead, measuring 1 inch wide. Made in France.
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2010s French Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

Yves Saint Laurent Large Scale Silk Shawl Scarf 69.5 x 36.5 in c 1990s
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in University City, MO
Yves Saint Laurent luxurious large scale silk shawl-scarf c 1990s Measures 69.5 x 36.5 inches The dramatic elongated rectangular shawl-scarf is designed with contiguous black dots ...
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Yves Saint Laurent Runway Wool Sweater & Scarf, Fall-Winter 1982-1983
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Geneva, CH
Woven with a colourful pattern for a bold graphic look, this FW1982-1983 YSL runway (see picture 10) sweater and matching scarf will be perfect for the Fall s...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent F/W 2001 Wide Leather Belt with Secret Pocket
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Tom Ford
Located in Montgomery, TX
Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent F/W 2001 Runway Collection Iconic Wide Leather Belt, Embroidered Pattern Throughout, Grommet Embellishments at Trim Dual Buckle Closure at Front, Secr...
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Saint Laurent 1980s Color Block Straw Cap
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This hat is serving all the 80s vibes! Circa 1980s, this YSL glossy straw hat features a contrasting vibrant green cap and a large deep pink brim. Perfect fo...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Stars And Moon Chain Belt
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Carmel, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Gold chain belt with cutout stars and moons throughout. Belt measures approximately 29” Long, plates are 1.5 inches wide with the largest being 2.5” x 2.5”. Hook c...
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Late 20th Century Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

YVES SAINT LAURENT RIVE GAUCHE Runway Vintage Green Visor
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Yves Saint Laurent hat is composed of green mesh. Features a tie back. Made in France. In excellent vintage condition. This YSL hat is from an extensive collection I acquired f...
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20th Century French Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

Yves Saint Laurent New Studded Suede Gloves
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Geneva, CH
Unusual, never worn 80’s YSL black gloves, probably a prototype or a runway model, with gold metal pyramid studs which are enhancing the forearms. Unlined, the...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Black Beret with Knit Ball
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche hat is composed of a black wool. The hat features a knit ball with metallic accents set in a bow. In excellent vintage condition. Made in France. ...
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20th Century French Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche accessories for sale on 1stDibs.

Find an extraordinary range of authentic Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche accessories available on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of green, red, purple and other tones. Most of the items here were designed during the 20th Century, but you can find examples that were created as recently as the 21st Century and Contemporary. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Claude Montana, Christian Lacroix, and Azzedine Alaïa appealing. On 1stDibs, find haute couture, vintage and designer Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche accessories from top boutiques around the world. Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche accessories prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $117 and tops out at $2,600, while the average work can sell for $596.
Questions About Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Accessories
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Saint Laurent Rive Gauche is a line of ready-to-wear fashion that was released under the ‘Yves Saint Laurent’ name. Saint Laurent himself said he “had had enough of making dresses for jaded billionaires”; so he created the Rive Gauche line of high-quality fashion that was more accessible than the haute couture line. You can find vintage and contemporary Yves Saint Laurent bags, clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.

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