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Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

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 Blue & Black Cotton Poplin Peasant Style Dress W Puff Sleeves
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This iconic late 1970s or early 1980s Yves Saint Laurent vintage peasant style dress is in a rich royal blue cotton poplin with black accents at the yo...
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20th Century French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Printed Chiffon Skirt and Shawl Blouse - Spring Summer 1980
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toulon, FR
Spring Summer 1980 Collection France Dramatical evening ensemble in silk chiffon printed with polka dots and checks by Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche from the Spring Summer 1980 co...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Smock dress with Fringe - '70s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Milano, IT
The ultimate vintage find, this Yves Saint Laurent dress from the Fall 1977 collection is crafted from red wool and designed with a tiered silhouette, round collar, puffed sleeves, t...
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1970s Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

F/W 1983 Saint Laurent Runway Ad Ruched Sequin Black Petal Flare Dress
By Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Hollywood, CA
From the Fall/Winter 1983 collection, this fabulous black Saint Laurent Rive Gauche ruched dress, designed by Yves Saint Laurent was highlighted in the season's ad campaign, captured...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

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 Day Dresses

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 Day Dresses

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 Day Dresses

1970's YVES SAINT LAURENT red floral silk halter neck dress with flounce
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very unusual, red floral printed silk dress with halter neck, flounce at bust and matching long sash from Yves Saint Laurent dating to the late 1970's. Halter neck can be tied at bac...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Dress B/W Pinstripe Silk Blend YSL Rive Gauche 1990s Sz 46
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Authentic, preowned, vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche pinstripe dress, likely made in the 1990s. Made from a wool/silk/rayon blend woven pinstripe fabric, it features button-f...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

1980S YVES SAINT LAURENT Red & White Floral Silk Crepe De Chine Romantic Day Dr
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
1980S YVES SAINT LAURENT Red & White Floral Silk Crepe De Chine Romantic Day Dress
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1980s Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

YVES SAINT LAURENT Size 14 Burgundy Viscose Blend V Neck Shift Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Francisco, CA
YVES SAINT LAURENT Fall Winter 2009 Collection shift dress by Stefano Pilati comes in a stretch viscose and features a deep V neckline, angular seam construction, rounded slit hem, a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

YVES SAINT LAURENT Size 6 Tan Leather Cap Sleeves Shift Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Francisco, CA
YVES SAINT LAURENT dress comes in a tan leather with a full liner featuring a shift style, cap sleeves, top stitching, and a back zip up closure. Made in Italy. Very Good Pre-Owned C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

YVES SAINT LAURENT Size S Pink Green Black Abstract Short Sleeve Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Francisco, CA
YVES SAINT LAURENT dress comes in a pink & green abstract print silk featuring a shift style, ruffled sleeves, and a back zip up closure. Made in France. Very Good Pre-Owned Conditio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

1980 Iconic Yves Saint Laurent YSL Black Velvet Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
Yves Saint Laurent YSL black velvet dress featuring double layered silk satin ruffles around the faux-wrap style deep v neckline, and around the cuffs, shoulder pads inside uphold th...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Black silk cocktail dress with see-through tulle Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black silk cocktail dress with see-through tulle on the waist Zip and hook&eye in the middle back. SIZE 38 (Fr) M
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

1970's YVES SAINT LAURENT floral silk halter neck dress with flounce
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very unusual, black floral printed silk dress with halter neck, flounce at bust and matching long sash from Yves Saint Laurent dating to the late 1970's. Halter neck can be tied at b...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

1990's YVES SAINT LAURENT rive gauche black wool dress with lace up back
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Jet-black, wool dress with lace up back designed by Yves Saint Laurent dating to the early 1990's. Dress has a slight A-line shape. Ties have shiny silver metal ends and can be worn ...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent 1980s Polka Dot Dress & Brooch Set
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Make a Bold Statement with the Yves Saint Laurent 1980s Polka Dot Dress & Brooch Set! Introducing a striking ensemble from the 1980s, the Yves Saint Laurent Polka Dot Dress...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

1980s Yves Saint Laurent Ruched Bodice Strapless Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Miami, FL
Gorgeous 1980s Yves Saint Laurent Variation label strapless dress in a black chiffon silk. The bodice and waist are ruched and the skirt if full and sheer. It is the original of so...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent x Stefano Pilati 2008 Grey Cashmere Bell Skirt Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent, Stefano Pilati for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
Iconic unworn archival dress from Stefano Pilati's Fall 2008 Yves Saint Laurent collection - one of Pilati's most important collections for the label. Gorgeously crafted from super smooth and soft dove grey cashmere, it has one of Pilati's most collectible silhouettes with paneled bell skirt...
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Early 2000s Unknown Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

1987 Yves Saint Laurent YSL Silk Printed Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
Yves Saint Laurent YSL blue silk dress featuring bow print, boat neck, long sleeves, belted waist, keyhole detail to the rear and mid-length. Circa 1987 See attached spring-summer ...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent "Rive Gauche" vintage 1970s cotton safari dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Antwerpen, Vlaams Gewest
This iconic Yves Saint Laurent "Rive Gauche" safari dress dates to 1969-1970. It was made in France from unlined cotton. The front is classic YSL does up the front with 4 buttons a...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Silk Ruched Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
Yves Saint Laurent Silk Ruched Dress Black, sleeveless dress with ruching throughout. Additional information: Size – 38FR Composition- Silk Condition – Very Good
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2010s Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

1990's YVES SAINT LAURENT red cotton dress with black grosgrain trim
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Red cotton mini dress with wide black grosgrain ribbon trim by Yves Saint dating to the 1990's. Dress is labeled a French size 40. Dress measures approximately: 36” at bust, 32” at w...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Rare 1970s Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Long Black Wool Maxi Vest or Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Sparks, NV
Rare and iconic vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 1970s black wool button up maxi vest or dress from the estate of Pamela Lewis (Jerry Lewis/ Gary Lewis). Can be worn as either ...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent "rive gauche" by Yves vintage 1970s green wool dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Antwerpen, Vlaams Gewest
This Yves Saint Laurent "rive gauche" A-Iine dress is undeniably stunning, exuding a runway-worthy allure that feels like a direct creation from the latest runway collections. Craft...
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1960s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Little black dress FR36
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in PARIS, FR
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche dress in black wool jersey, round collar closed with 3 buttons on the shoulder and smooth velvet yoke on the upper bust and shoulders, straight cut wit...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

S/S 1992 Yves Saint Laurent Runway Ad Bright Green Ruffle Heart Button Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting a fabulous bright green Yves Saint Laurent mini dress, designed by Yves Saint Laurent. From the Spring/Summer 1992 collection, this dress debuted on the season’s runway in...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

S/S 2001 Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Black Leather Strapless Bandage Dress
By Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting a fabulous black leather Yves Saint Laurent mini dress, designed by Tom Ford. From the Spring/Summer 2001 collection, this chic strapless dress is constructed entirely of ...
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Early 2000s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Black Crepe Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture -(Made in France) Black crepe dress with button back. No size label or composition, it fits a 40FR. Additional information: Dimensions: Shoulder wi...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Dress with Black Silk Belt
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent -(Made in France) Haute Couture silk dress with black silk belt. No size indicated, it fits a 36FR. Collection Haute Couture 1969/70. Additional information: Dim...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Long Flower Printed Silk Haute Couture Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture - (Made in France) Long flower printed silk Haute Couture dress. No composition or size label, it fits a 36FR. Additional information: Dimensions: ...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

1980s Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Red and Black Abstract Print Silk Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This lovely vintage 1980's YSL Red and Black abstract print dress is a signature design style for Yves Saint Laurent. Saint Laurent understood the true power of accessories and creat...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

1970's YVES SAINT LAURENT silk floral printed dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Pink, rose floral-printed, silk dress with open neckline designed by Yves Saint Laurent dating to the 1970's. Fits a US size 4-6. Approximate measurements: bust 38", hips 42", undera...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

1990 Yves Saint Laurent Colourful Abstract Print Shirtwaister Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
This staple dress is from the 1990 A/W Rive Gauche collection from Yves Saint Laurent. The simple lines create a classic silhouette that can be dressed up or down as evident in the ...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Dress in Dark Red Wild Silk
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent - (Made in France) Haute Couture dress in dark red wild silk. No size or composition label, it fits a 40FR. Additional information: Dimensions: Shoulder width: 4...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

1982 Yves Saint Laurent Multicolored Striped Silk Dress Documented YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
A pioneer in style and design, Yves Saint Laurent was also a pioneer in the fashion industry when it comes to his brands’ model portfolio. Saint Laurent was one of French couture’s i...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Silk Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent -(Made in France) Haute Couture silk dress. No size or composition label, it fits a 36FR. Additional information: Dimensions: S...
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1960s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Black Poplin Long Sleeve Haute Couture Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture - Black poplin long sleeve Haute Couture dress. No size indicated, it fits a 42FR. Additional information: Dimensions: Shoulder width: 36cm - Chest...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

1990's YVES SAINT LAURENT black denim strapless dress with shell buttons
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Strapless, black denim dress with oversized shell buttons and horizontal pockets at hips from Yves Saint Laurent dating to the late 1980's, early 1990's. No size is indicated however...
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Late 20th Century French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

S/S 1983 Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Runway Ad Black Red Sleeveless Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent, Saint Laurent
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting a classic black and red Yves Saint Laurent dress, designed by Yves Saint Laurent. From the Spring/Summer 1983 collection, this dress debuted on the season's runway, with a...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Green Cotton Trapeze Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent - Green cotton trapeze dress with red, orange and yellow guipure application. Model dating from 1966-67. No label of size or composition, it corresponds to a 40FR....
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1960s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

1970's Yves Saint Laurent Cotton Maxi Dress w/Multicolored Floral & Star Print
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Studio City, CA
1970's Yves Saint Laurent polished cotton abstract floral and star print maxi dress with an empire waistline, button-down collar neckline w/green buttons, 3/4 sleeves, hidden side po...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Off-The-Shoulder Belted Maxi Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Geneva, CH
Beloved for their romantic feel and feminine shape, early 70s YSL dresses are harder and harder to find and for sure, they are always a must ! Probably cut from a doted crepe jacquar...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Multicolored Knitted Coat Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent -Multicolored knit coat dress. Missing size and composition label, this piece fits a size 40FR. Additional information: Dimensions: Shoulder width: 40 cm, Chest:...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Panther Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent -(Made in France) Panther dress. Size 40FR. Additional information: Dimensions: Shoulder width: 44 cm, Chest: 45 cm, Sleeve length: 58 cm, Length: 100 cm Conditi...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Cotton Poplin Outfit Spring, 1983
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent -(Made in France) Cotton poplin outfit. Ready-to-wear collection Spring-Summer 1983. Size and composition label is missing, it corresponds to a size 36FR/38FR. Ad...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Moroccan Kaftan in Turquoise and Gold Floral Brocade Metallic Lame
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant Moroccan caftan in turquoise and gold floral lame metallic and embroidered trim, circa 1970s. This long maxi dress kaftan is embroidered and embellished entirely by hand. It’s crafted in Morocco and tailored for a relaxed fit. One of a kind evening Moroccan Middle Eastern gown. The kaftan features a traditional neckline, embellished sleeves. It comes in 2 pieces, an under garment...
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20th Century Moroccan Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

F/W 1993 Yves Saint Laurent Runway Black Tuxedo Shirt Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting a fabulous Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche blazer dress. From the Fall/Winter 1993 collection, this dress debuted on the season's runway. This chic dress features a fold-ov...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Asymmetrical Printed Cotton Dress Spring, 1992
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent -(Made in France) Asymmetrical printed cotton dress. No size indicated, it corresponds to a 42FR. Ready-to-wear collection Spring-Summer 1992. Additional informat...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Red Wild Silk Dress with Gold Metal Buttons
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent - Red wild silk dress with gold metal buttons. No size indicated, it corresponds to a 36FR. To note, it is missing a button. Additional information: Dimensions: ...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

1990s Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Navy Halterneck Sleeveless Mini Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting a fabulous navy blue Yves Saint Laurent halterneck mini dress, designed by Yves Saint Laurent. From the late 1990s, this gorgeous YSL dress features a plunging neckline, a...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Smocked Floral-Print Silk-Chiffon Maxi Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Geneva, CH
Cut from airy sheer silk chiffon, this rare early 70s Saint Laurent Rive Gauche maxi dress is shirred from under the chest to the hips for a flattering - though comfortable - closer ...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

early 1980's YVES SAINT LAURENT abstract woven silk wrap dress with puff sleeves
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Abstract-printed, silk wrap dress from Yves Saint Laurent dating to the early 1980's. Colors are jet black, red and white. Labeled a French size 34. Approximate measurements: shoulde...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent S/S 1989 Vintage Colorful Pink Floral Silk YSL Runway Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Portland, OR
This pretty vintage YSL silk dress is in a vibrant floral "crayon" print in gorgeous shades of orange red, pink and purple. Yves Saint Laurent w...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Black & Red Print Silk Day Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage Yves Saint Laurent black silk day dress with red print. Ruffles at collar and cuffs. High-waisted style with slight gathers. Circa ...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

1970's YVES SAINT LAURENT rive gauche purple silk floral dress
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Purple, floral-printed, silk dress with long waist tie from Yves Saint Laurent dating to the 1970's. Labeled a French size 42 however this fits very small, especially if worn off the...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Khaki Sack dress With Gold Button
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage Yves Saint Laurent khaki sack dress with gold buttons. Feels like silk or silk cotton. Very easy fit. Side pockets and slits. Yves...
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20th Century French Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent day dresses for sale on 1stDibs.

Find an extraordinary range of authentic Yves Saint Laurent day dresses 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 Thierry Mugler, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, and Azzedine Alaïa appealing. On 1stDibs, find haute couture, vintage and designer Yves Saint Laurent day dresses from top boutiques around the world. Yves Saint Laurent day dresses prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $180 and tops out at $34,975, while the average work can sell for $1,002.
Questions About Yves Saint Laurent Day Dresses
  • 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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    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.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    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.
    1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    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.

    Find vintage Yves Saint Laurent bags, clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
  • 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.

    Shop a large collection of vintage Yves Saint Laurent from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 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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