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Yves Saint Laurent

French, 1936-2008

French 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, Saint Laurent 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, 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 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.

Browse an extraordinary collection of vintage Yves Saint Laurent evening dresses, shirts, handbags and other clothing and accessories today on 1stDibs.

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Designer: Yves Saint Laurent
Yves Saint Laurent YSL Gorgeous Vintage Fringed Shawl
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT gorgeous vintage fringed shawl featuring an opulent Oriental inspired design in red, blue, green, saffron, black and gold color...
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20th Century French Yves Saint Laurent

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent ' Rive Gauche ' Black Skirt Suit Size 44 YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful vintage Yves Saint Laurent 'Rive Gauche' black skirt suit! Flattering neckline on jacket, with two dome gold buttons at waist, and at cuffs. Also features interior waist bu...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent 1970s Black Wool Size Small 70s Wrap Maxi Skirt YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic, yet classic vintage late 70s YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche black wool wrap maxi skirt! Features an interior button with hook-and-eye closure. POCKETS at each side of the waist...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent

F/W 2002 Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Black Ruffle Runway Blazer
By Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This is a striking black ruffle jacket by Yves Saint Laurent, designed by Tom Ford for the Fall/Winter 2002 collection. Originally showcased on the runway as part of look 11, worn by...
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Early 2000s French Yves Saint Laurent

YSL Y Ligne Black Textured Leather Clutch w/Dust Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Port Hope, ON
Typical YSL bag, simple lines and muted sophistication. This YSL Y Ligne clutch was designed by Tom Ford and is made of textured leather. This clutch has a front magnetic flap, featu...
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Early 2000s Italian Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent "rive gauche" 1970s vintage blue silk harem pants
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Antwerp, BE
This rare vintage late 1970s YVES SAINT LAURENT "Rive Gauche" silk harem pants feature a distinctive balloon puff design. The generous amount of fabric is elegantly gathered at the h...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent

Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Passementerie Silk Tassel Cummerbund Belt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent cummerbund style belt designed in silk passementerie with tassels. The opulent look is pure YSL with an eye catching combination of colors including royal...
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Late 20th Century French Yves Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent Dark Beige Toy Loulou Matelassé Crossbody
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
A mini version of the Loulou, topstitched with Saint Laurent's iconic chevron quilting with light bronze brass hardware. Practical and lightweight, it features grosgrain lining, two ...
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2010s Italian Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche dress in lurex lamé with checks Circa 1990
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1990 France Lurex lamé cocktail dress by Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche dating from the 1990s. Wrap dress open at the front with crossed belt allowing a plunging V neckline. ...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent

F/W 1992 Yves Saint Laurent Runway Gold Metallic Leopard Print Asymmetric Gown
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting the most incredible golden Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche dress, designed by Yves Saint Laurent. From the Fall/Winter 1992 collection, this dress debuted on the season’s runway modeled by Beverley Peele, and was also highlighted in the season’s ad campaign captured by Helmut Newton and modeled by Karen Mulder. This truly fabulous single shoulder gowns covered in a cheetah print that glistens with every movement. Effortlessly chic, this rare dress...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent decorated all-silk tie
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Milano, IT
Decorated with blue and yellow paisley motifs on a dark red background, this vintage tie has been designed by Yves Saint Laurent. Made in all silk, this tie is a classic and goes per...
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Mid-20th Century French Yves Saint Laurent

Vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT Passementerie Silk Tassel Cummerbund Belt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Atlanta, GA
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent cummerbund style belt designed in silk passementerie with tassels. The opulent look is pure YSL with an eye catching combination of colors including red, y...
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Late 20th Century French Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Metallic Leather Pleated Bow Hobo
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Stylish handbags never fail to make a fashionable impression. Make this designer hobo yours by pairing it with your sophisticated workwear as well as chic casual looks.
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2010s Italian Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Green Suede Mini Nadja Petal Hobo
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This hobo is tailored to exude finesse and functionality while completing your ensemble with style. It features a well-crafted exterior adorned in a lovely hue and a spacious interio...
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2010s Italian Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Beige Croc Embossed Leather Tribute Ankle Strap Sandals Size
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals will frame your feet in an elegant manner. Crafted from quality materials, they display a classy design and comfortable insoles.
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2010s Italian Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Grey Leather Large Cabas Chyc Tote
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This alluring tote bag for women has been designed to assist you on any day. Convenient to carry and fashionably designed, the tote is cut with skill and sewn into a great shape. It ...
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2010s Italian Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford 2004 runway gown
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in CAPELLE AAN DEN IJSSEL, ZH
In 2003, during a retrospective show inspired by Yves Saint Laurent's early years, Tom Ford presented this elegant dress as one of the closing looks. Crafted from a luxurious, lightw...
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Early 2000s Yves Saint Laurent

black pants ysl suit with gold buttons
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Viareggio, IT
An elegant vintage suit 80s YSL rive gauche black froissè fabric jacket that closes with gold jewel buttons 8 buttons and 5 buttons per sleeve tight-fitting mid-calf pants with b...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Off White Silk Scarf
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Scarf, made from 100% silk. Features a beautiful off white color, making this scarf versatile and classic. Ysl embroidered. It comes with no box. Please note it h...
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21st Century and Contemporary Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Beige Patent Clutch
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Atlanta, GA
Introducing the Yves Saint Laurent Beige Patent Clutch, a chic and versatile accessory for the modern woman. Crafted from luxurious beige patent leather, this clutch exudes understat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Yves Saint Laurent

1990s Yves Saint Laurent Black Cropped Gold Accent Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This is a stunning black jacket from Yves Saint Laurent's Rive Gauche collection, designed by Yves Saint Laurent himself. From the 1990s, this lavish blazer features intricate embell...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Black Patent Clutch
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Atlanta, GA
Introducing the Yves Saint Laurent Black Patent Clutch, a sleek and sophisticated accessory for the modern woman. Crafted from luxurious black patent leather, this clutch exudes eleg...
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21st Century and Contemporary Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent White Logo Tote
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Atlanta, GA
Elevate your ensemble with the Yves Saint Laurent White Logo Tote. Crafted from premium calfskin leather in pristine white, it exudes timeless elegance. Adorned with silver-tone hard...
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21st Century and Contemporary Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Black Patent Leather Belle De Jour Zip Around Wallet
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A wallet should not only be good-looking but also functional, just like this pretty Belle De Jour wallet from Yves Saint Laurent. Crafted using black patent leather, this creation fl...
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2010s Italian Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Black Leather Y-Ligne Clutch
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This YSL clutch is a creation marked by excellent craftsmanship and refined style. This flap-style clutch is crafted with skill and impeccably finished to be a luxurious accessory in...
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2010s Italian Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Blue Patent Leather Belle De Jour Flap Clutch
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Belle De Jour clutch by Yves Saint Laurent is a creation that is not only stylish but also exceptionally well-made. It is a design that is simple and sophisticated, just right fo...
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2010s Italian Yves Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent V Stitch Leather Card Case Black
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Indianapolis, IN
The Saint Laurent V Stitch Leather Card Case in Black is a sleek and sophisticated accessory that exemplifies the brand's minimalist yet luxurious design. Crafted from smooth leather...
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2010s Italian Yves Saint Laurent

YSL Vintage Color Block Silk Scarf
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Hollywood, CA
YSL vintage color block textured silk scarf. Red and electric blue color combination. No box. No label.
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21st Century and Contemporary Yves Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent Gray Velvet Cropped Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Alford, MA
Yves Saint Laurent rive gauche charcoal gray velvet jacket, c. late 1970s-early 1980s, trimmed on all edges in black braid. The collarless jacket is cropped and features narrow sleev...
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Late 20th Century French Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent "rive gauche" vintage documented silk jacket ss93
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Antwerp, BE
As worn by the iconic Kate Moss in the Yves Saint Laurent spring/summer 1993 campaign shot by Helmut Newton, this vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT RIVE GAUCHE shirt jacket exudes timeless ...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent

1975 Yves Saint Laurent Runway White Cotton Skirt and Top Set
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
This classic, white cotton summer ensemble is from the spring summer 1975 ready to wear collection by Yves Saint Laurent. The top has balloon-sleeves and a blousy, loose cut. The ele...
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1970s Yves Saint Laurent

YSL Classic Monogram Crochet Fringed Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
This YSL leather bag features a white crochet design and a snake YSL logo on the front flap. Please be aware that there are minor black marks on the ba...
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2010s Yves Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent Men summer t shirt See trough crew neck thin, Size M
By Yves Saint Laurent, Saint Laurent
Located in Kaunas, LT
100% genuine Saint Laurent crew neck thin summer t shirt Color: black (An actual color may a bit vary due to individual computer screen interpretation) Material: unknow missing care...
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2010s European Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Black Lace and Silk Ribbon Blouse, FW 2002
By Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
▪ Brand: Yves Saint Laurent ▪ Creative Director: Tom Ford ▪ Collection: Fall-Winter 2002 ▪ Sold by: One of a Kind Archive ▪ Fabric: 80% Rayon, 20% Polyamide ▪ Size: FR42 - UK14 - US...
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Early 2000s Italian Yves Saint Laurent

1987 Yves Saint Laurent Pink Cotton Braque Dove Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
Inspired by artist Georges Braque's dove lithographs and often sketched by Yves himself, the dove of peace has long been a signature motif of the Saint Laurent fashion house. Flying ...
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1980s Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Brown/Grey Canvas and Leather Pointed Toe Pumps Size 36
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Exuding femininity and elegance, these pumps feature a chic silhouette with an attractive design. You can wear these pumps for a stylish look.
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2010s Italian Yves Saint Laurent

1980 Yves Saint Laurent Runway Floral Print Shirtwaister Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
This runway documented silk wrap dress is from the spring /summer 1980 ready to wear collection by Yves Saint Laurent. The painterly floral print is contrasted by a check at the coll...
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1980s Yves Saint Laurent

The Belle De Jour clutch by Yves Saint Laurent is a creation that is stylish and
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
The Belle De Jour clutch by Yves Saint Laurent is a creation that is stylish and exceptionally well-made. It is a simple and sophisticated design, just right for the woman who embodi...
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2010s Italian Yves Saint Laurent

1970 YVES SAINT LAURENT gradient color floral coat with puff sleeves
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Vivid gradient colored floral coat with puff sleeves from Yves Saint Laurent dating to 1970. Coat best fits a US size 2 or 4. Approximate measurements: shoulder 14", bust 35", empire...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent

1991 Documented Yves Saint Laurent Gold Metallic Lame Top
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
Epitomising the glamour associated with Saint Laurent to this day, this shimmering gold lame top is a classic addition to any party wardrobe. This documented runway piece is from the...
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1990s Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Golden Fox Fur and Blue Silk Stole, FW 2003
By Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
▪ Archival Yves Saint Laurent Runway Stole ▪ Creative Director: Tom Ford ▪ Fall-Winter 2003 ▪ Sold by One of a Kind Archive ▪ Luxurious golden fox fur ▪ Versatile blue silk ties allo...
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Early 2000s Italian Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent 1990(YSL) Rive Gauche Floral Peplum Jacket / skirt suit
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Алматинский Почтамт, KZ
Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) Rive Gauche Floral Peplum Jacket / skirt suit, 1990 Yves Saint Laurent for YSL Collection: 1994 Spring Summer Country of production: France Marked Size: 36 F...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Army Green Painted Silk Knit V-Neck Top S
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This top from Yves Saint Laurent is an example of an intricate design. The prime quality fabric used in this army green top and the paint detailing make it stand out. This top from t...
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2010s Italian Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Oxford Platform Pumps Size EU 37
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Amman, JO
Yves Saint Laurent Oxford Platform Pumps, features a round-toe, platform, and a fringe charm. Material: Leather Size: EU 37 Heel: 11.5cm Platform: 2cm Overall Condition: Excellent I...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Yves Saint Laurent

Saint Laurent Paris Small Zippy Leather Wallet Red
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Indianapolis, IN
The Saint Laurent Paris Small Zippy Leather Wallet in Red is a sleek and vibrant accessory that exudes modern sophistication. Crafted from smooth leather, the wallet features a compa...
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2010s French Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Green Velvet Tribute Flat Slides Size 38.5
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Frame your feet with these YSL flat sandals. Created using the best materials, the flats are perfect with short, midi, and maxi hemlines.
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2010s Italian Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Metallic Green Leather Medium Easy Y Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Designer bags are ideal companions for ample occasions! Here we have a fashion-meets-functionality piece crafted with precision. It has been equipped with a well-sized interior that ...
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2010s Italian Yves Saint Laurent

1973 YVES SAINT LAURENT brown cotton jacket with quilted hood and waist tie
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Documented brown, cotton jacket with quilted hood designed by Yves Saint Laurent dating to 1973. No size is indicated however this jacket best fits a size 2-6 depending on desired f...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent

1970's SAINT LAURENT trench coat with puff sleeves and plaid wool lining
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Classic, army-green, cotton trench coat with puff sleeves and plaid lining designed by Yves Saint Laurent dating to the 1970's. No size is indicated however this will best fit a US 6...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent

early 1970's YVES SAINT LAURENT khaki cotton poplin trench coat with cape
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Tan, cotton poplin trench coat with cape designed by Yves Saint Laurent dating to the early 1970's. No size is indicated however this fits many sizes due to the loose cut. Approximat...
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Mid-20th Century French Yves Saint Laurent

Silk dress with leopard print Yves Saint Laurent
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Silk dress with leopard print . Invisible zip closure in the middle back and hook&eye. Size 42 (Fr) L
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2010s Unknown Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Black Leather Embossed Flap Clutch Purse
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Rome, Rome
Yves Saint Laurent vintage clutch bag, crafted in embossed black patent leather. It features a flap with magnetic button closure on the front. Rear open pocket. Black fabric lining. ...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Black Pebbled Leather Flap Clutch Purse
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Rome, Rome
Yves Saint Laurent vintage clutch bag, crafted in black pebbled leather. It features a flap with magnetic button closure on the front. 1 rear open pocket. Fabric lining. 1 side zip p...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Bold "Garden Of Blooming Tulips" Silk & Silk Chiffon Scarf
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
Yves Saint Laurent Bold Colorful "Garden Of Blooming Tulips" silk and silk-chiffon scarf is accented with hand-rolled red borders. This wonderful scarf measures 34 inches by 34 inche...
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1990s Italian Yves Saint Laurent

F/W 2002 Runway Silk Black Blouse
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent Fall Winter 2002 black blouse, runway look 8. Features deep v-front, sheer pleat design allover, split flared cuffs, piped edges with small split cent...
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Early 2000s French Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Beige Satin Snake Heads Clutch Bag
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Rome, Rome
Yves Saint Laurent vintage clutch bag, crafted in beige satin with gold metal snake head detailing on the front. It features a flap with magnetic button closure on the front. Fabric ...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Blouse and skirt - Spring Summer 1977 collection
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Toulon, FR
Spring Summer 1977 France Blouse and skirt set from the Ballets Russes Collection by Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche dating from 1977. Red and black outfit with pompom fringes and H...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent

Yves Saint Laurent Black and White Wool Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Glasgow, GB
Vintage wool jacket from Yves Saint Laurent Variation. Grey, black and white boucle style wool upper with black faux fur cuffs and trio of smokey tortoise shell buttons. Flap over po...
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2010s European Yves Saint Laurent

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Find an extraordinary range of authentic Yves Saint Laurent fashion 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 red, purple, blue 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 Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Christian Dior, and Jean Patou appealing. On 1stDibs, find haute couture, vintage and designer Yves Saint Laurent fashion from top boutiques around the world. Yves Saint Laurent fashion prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $50 and tops out at $171,065, while the average work can sell for $795.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Fashion designer Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint Laurent was born in Oran, Algeria on August 1, 1936. The family home was located at 11 Rue Stora in the Plateau Saint Michel neighborhood. Yves and his parents lived on the ground floor and his uncle’s family lived above them. The city of Oran is a port city in northwest Algeria. Shop a collection of vintage and new Saint Laurent bags, clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    The Yves Saint Laurent logo is ‘YSL’, a monogram of the founder’s name. The ‘S’ sits in the middle, linking the ‘Y’ and the ‘L’. You can find vintage and contemporary Yves Saint Laurent bags, clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
    1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The original Yves Saint Laurent logo is an interlocking monogram designed by graphic designer Adolphe Jean Marie Mouron, who goes by the name Cassandre. In 2012 the brand changed its name, dropping the Yves and also changing the logo. Today’s Saint Laurent logo is a bold Neue Helvetica font “Saint Laurent” with the word “Paris” written beneath in a serif-style font. All letters are in uppercase. You’ll find a variety of Saint Laurent products from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
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    Yves Saint Laurent is the name of the French fashion designer who founded the luxury fashion house in 1962. Today, his fashions remain beloved by collectors all around the world. Shop a collection of vintage and contemporary Yves Saint Laurent garments from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 18, 2024
    Yves Saint Laurent is pronounced “EEV sann law-RAUNNT.” Yves Saint Laurent established his eponymous couture house with Pierre Bergé in 1962. By blurring gender-specific design, Saint Laurent empowered individual style while creating a scissor-sharp fashion aesthetic of sensual ease and beauty. Many of his designs are today considered timeless classics. Find vintage Yves Saint Laurent bags, clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yves Saint Laurent was a well-known fashion designer with a brand that was recognized for a dedication to quality and elegance. He is probably best known for popularizing the idea of women wearing trousers for all occasions, bringing androgenous dressing to the forefront. He was also well-known for his flowy fashions that were less structured than his contemporaries. You’ll find a variety of Saint Laurent products from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    In Yves Saint Laurent’s childhood, he had a fascination with making intricate paper dolls, which later turned into making dress designs for his mother and sisters. As a teenager, his mother took him to meet with the editor of French Vogue, who was impressed by the young Saint Laurent’s designs. Shop a collection of vintage and new Yves Saint Laurent designs from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
    1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    In his earliest years, Yves Saint Laurent was inspired by illustrations from fashion magazines and Christian Bérard. As he officially began to pursue a career in fashion, he was introduced to Christian Dior and definitely gained inspiration from this fashion giant. Throughout his career he was inspired by art and famed artists, the street styles he saw around him, Russian culture and design and the way his mother dressed when he was a child. You’ll find a variety of Saint Laurent products from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The luxury brand Yves Saint Laurent is owned today by Kering. The brand name has dropped Yves and is currently known as Saint Laurent. This French brand began in 1962 and was bought by Gucci in 1999, which was owned by PPR. Later PPR changed names to be called Kering, and still owns the Saint Laurent brand. Find vintage and contemporary Saint Laurent bags, clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    Yves Saint Laurent is known for his approach to elegance and comfort in women’s wear. He is also widely credited for creating the “Le Smoking” tuxedo suit. The Le Smoking tuxedo suit was the first of its kind, a tuxedo suit designed for women. Find a large collection of authentic Yves Saint Laurent from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
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    Yves Saint Laurent’s style has been described as ‘gender-blurring’, with inspiration taken from the streets to help modernize haute-couture. You can find vintage and contemporary Yves Saint Laurent bags, clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
    1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Since its inception in the early 1960s, the Yves Saint Laurent style has changed and grown with the times. The overarching mood of Saint Laurent styles is gender-blurring and openly embraces the idea of women wearing trousers and other garments that were more associated with past menswear. No matter the garment, the look is always high-end and luxe. You’ll find a large collection of Saint Laurent from many of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Designer Anthony Vaccarello is Yves Saint Laurent’s creative director and was appointed to the position in April 2016. 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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    Yves Saint Laurent was the original designer for the eponymous label. Today the brand is led by creative director Anthony Vaccarello, who stepped into the position in April of 2016. In between creative directors included Alber Elbaz, Tom Ford, Stefano Pilati and Hedi Slimane. Shop a collection of vintage and new Saint Laurent bags, clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 18, 2024
    Yves Saint Laurent was founded in 1962.

    The revered and groundbreaking French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent established his eponymous luxury house with his partner, Pierre Bergé. In the years prior, beginning in his teens, Saint Laurent had been working for Christian Dior. In 1966, four years after establishing the label, he and Bergé 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 and didn’t retire from designing until 2002.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 18, 2024
    Yes, Yves Saint Laurent was an entrepreneur. The revered and groundbreaking French fashion designer founded his eponymous luxury house with his partner, Pierre Bergé, in 1962. In the years prior, beginning in his teens, Saint Laurent had been working for Christian Dior. In 1966, four years after establishing the label, he and Bergé 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 and didn’t retire from designing until 2002. Find vintage Yves Saint Laurent bags, clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The difference between Yves Saint Laurent and Saint Laurent has to do with its branding. While the house of Yves Saint Laurent is still called by that name, Hedi Slimane’s ready-to-wear collection goes by Saint Laurent — but the logo for this collection specifies Saint Laurent Paris. On 1stDibs, you'll find authentic Saint Laurent pieces from trusted sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    An authentic Yves Saint Laurent scarf should look hand-rolled and hand-stitched. The material should be rolled in towards the logo, and then hand stitched so that the material comes from the back to the front. The pattern should also be completely symmetrical. You’ll find a collection of expertly-vetted Saint Laurent clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are a few tell-tale signs you can look for to determine whether your YSL bag is real or fake. Authentic Saint Laurent bags have a serial number tag. Authentic bags will have the tag sewn into the lining around the edges. The serial number is 12 digits separated by a dot. Newer versions of YSL bags will have a serial number that is three letters, followed by 10 digits and they’re separated by a dot. In addition, make sure to thoroughly examine the bag for flaws and imperfections. A true Yves Saint Laurent bag will be flawless. Shop a collection of authentic Saint Laurent purses from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The fashion house Yves Saint Laurent was founded in 1962 by Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent and Pierre Bergé in Paris, France. Their mission was to make prêt-à-porter, or ready-to-wear fashion, a reputable trend. In 1966, they opened the first YSL Rive Gauche women’s boutique in Paris, followed soon after by YSL Rive Gauche for men. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a collection of iconic vintage and contemporary Saint Laurent clothing and accessories.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Belgian-born designer Anthony Vaccarello is the creative director at Yves Saint Laurent and is in charge of the fashion house’s womenswear and menswear lines. Shop a collection of vintage and contemporary Saint Laurent menswear from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 18, 2024
    Yes, Yves Saint Laurent is a luxury brand. Founded in 1962 by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé, the brand is regarded as one of the foremost fashion labels in the 20th century.

    By blurring gender-specific design, Saint Laurent empowered individual style while creating a scissor-sharp fashion aesthetic of sensual ease and beauty. Many of his designs are today considered timeless classics. 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.

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  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    One of Yves Saint Laurent's most famous and iconic styles is the "Le Smoking,” originally launched as a black suit for women at a time when women didn’t wear pants in public — and were sometimes kicked out of luxury establishments for wearing them. Many incarnations of “Le Smoking” have hit the shelves in the decades since its debut. Shop a large collection of new and vintage Yves Saint Laurent pieces from some of the world's top sellers on 1stDibs.

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