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Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

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
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 Evening Dresses and Gowns

YVES SAINT LAURENT Size S Black Cotton Bubble Hem Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Francisco, CA
YVES SAINT LAURENT dress comes in a black cotton featuring a bubble hem, sleeveless, and a belt closure. Very Good Pre-Owned Condition. Marked: S Measurements: Shoulder: 17....
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21st Century and Contemporary Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent by Tom Ford Embellished Top and Silk Skirt Ensemble, fw 2003
By Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
▪ Archival Yves Saint Laurent Runway Evening Ensemble ▪ Creative Director: Tom Ford ▪ Fall-Winter 2003 ▪ Sold by One of a Kind Archive ▪ Crafted from fine dusty pink silk tulle, this...
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Early 2000s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

YVES SAINT LAURENT Size 6 Black Wool / Elastane Shift Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Francisco, CA
YVES SAINT LAURENT Shift Dress comes in a black tone in a solid wool / elastane material, with a pleated front at skirt, side pockets, sleeveless. Made in Italy. Excellent Pre-Owned...
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21st Century and Contemporary Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

YVES SAINT LAURENT Size 8 Black Cream Silk Abstract Blouse Dress Top
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Francisco, CA
YVES SAINT LAURENT comes in a black and cream abstract print silk material featuring a v-neck and a 3/4 sleeve. Made in Italy.Very Good Pre-Owned Condition. Moderate signs of wear. ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Saint Laurent F/W 2018 Black Dress by Anthony Vaccarello
By Yves Saint Laurent, Anthony Vaccarello
Located in GOUVIEUX, FR
Saint Laurent F/W 2018 Black Dress by Anthony Vaccarello features a lavallière tie-neck collar detail. . Cut out along the chest neck . Rushed skirt . invisible zip closure . Pointe...
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2010s Italian Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent 1980s Black Off-the-Shoulder Lace Bustier Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Yves Saint Laurent 1980s Black Off-the-Shoulder Lace Bustier Dress Circa 1980s Rive Gauche line Black/Brown Sweetheart neckline Off-the-shoulder sheer balloon sleeves Bustier with l...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent 1970s Navy Pleated Two-Piece Rhinestone Maxi Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Yves Saint Laurent 1970s Navy Pleated Two-Piece Rhinestone Maxi Dress Vintage; circa early 1970s Haute Couture Navy Blue Two-Pieces; top snaps onto waistband of skirt Pleated Surpli...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

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 Evening Dresses and Gowns

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 Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Silk Dress, 1989
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent - (Made in France) Silk dress printed with flowers in red, green, and purple tones. Size 36FR. 1989 Spring-Summer Collection. Additional information: Condition: V...
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20th Century French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Silk Velvet Dress Haute Couture, circa 1990/91
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Silk velvet dress with drop waist, embellished with a jewel made of rock crystal, jadeite ad ormoulu. Ribbon N°67412. Collection Haute couture 1990/9...
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20th Century French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent 1985 Vintage Black Strapless Runway Evening Gown
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
This is a stunning Yves Saint Laurent evening gown from the 1985 YSL runway collection. This tuxedo inspired strapless dress is in a luxurious black satin, with a collar along the strapless bustline. The dress has beautiful domed rhinestone buttons down the front for closure, and a fitted built-in corset in the bodice. We love that there are slanted front, deep pockets with large flaps. You can wear the dress fully buttoned or unbuttoned halfway up as shown as it was featured in red in the ad campaign. (Original ad not included). Yves Saint Laurent often incorporated elemen...
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1980s European Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

1984 Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Documented Sequin Satin Maxi Tuxedo Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking and totally iconic Yves Saint Laurent haute couture maxi length tuxedo jacket dating back to his beloved 1984 fall-winter collection. It is insanely chic with its fluid ...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Black Jersey Lurex Detail Midi Dress M
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This stylish midi dress exudes elegance and sophistication. Its flattering length falls between the knee and ankle, offering a versatile option for various occasions. With its chic d...
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2010s European Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Brown Printed Silk Draped Midi Dress L
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Elevate your everyday elegance with this gorgeous dress. Impeccably tailored for a great fit, it offers exceptional comfort with premium materials. Versatile and timeless, this dress...
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2010s Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Burgundy Silk Blend Midi Dress S
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Step into timeless elegance with this YSL dress. Meticulously crafted, it embodies grace and sophistication, making it the perfect choice for those seeking an exquisite wardrobe addi...
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2010s Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Blue Wool V-Neck Short Dress M
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Exhibit a stylish look by wearing this beautiful designer dress. Tailored using fine fabric, this dress has a chic silhouette for a framing fit. Style the creation with chic accessor...
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2010s Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

1980's YVES SAINT LAURENT black strapless dress with ruffles and bow
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Dramatic, jet-black textured dress with satin ruffled trim and large bow designed by Yves Saint Laurent dating to the 1980's. Fully internal corset with boning at bodice. Labeled a F...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

1990's YVES SAINT LAURENT black draped strapless dress with lace
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Jet-black, strapless dress with asymmetrical draping and lace accent designed by Yves Saint Laurent dating to the early 1990's. Labeled a French size 38. Dress best fits a US 2 or sl...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent silk dress, 1980s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
Vintage Yves Saint Laurent silk dress with a checkered belt Fastens with a zipper on the back Period – 1980s Size – FR38 / S, refer ...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent 1980s Black Backless Evening Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Indulge in Timeless Elegance with the Yves Saint Laurent 1980s Black Backless Evening Dress! Introducing a sophisticated and chic piece from the 1980s, the Yves Saint Laurent Black B...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Black Transparent Dress with Multicolored Lurex Yarns
By Hedi Slimane for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent - Black transparent dress embroidered with patterns in gold and multicolored lurex yarns. No size indicated, it fits a 38FR/40FR. Dress created under the supervisi...
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2010s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

1970's YVES SAINT LAURENT long plum jersey gown with matching sash
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Exceptional, deep-plum jersey gown with deep V neckline, billowy sleeves and wrap belt from Yves Saint Laurent dating to the late 1970's. Labeled a French size 36". Approximate measu...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Rare Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Beaded Mini, 1969
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
Rare and extraordinary Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Beaded Mini, 1969. Early extraordinary survival. Early YSL mini with extraordinarily layered embroider...
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1960s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

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 Evening Dresses and Gowns

F/W 1983 Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Rhinestone Bow Backless Décolleté Gown
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This stunningly sensual black haute couture evening gown was designed by one of the true masters of 20th century couture, Yves Saint Laurent. Designed by YSL for his Fall/Winter 198...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Long silk Haute Couture Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent - (Made in France) Long silk Haute Couture dress. No size label, it fits a 38FR. Additional information: Condition: Very good condition Dimensions: Shoulder width...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Black Silk Haute Couture Suit Set
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent -(Made in France) Black silk Haute Couture suit. No size indicated, it fits a 38 FR. Additional information: Condition: Very good condition Dimensions: Top : Shou...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Black, White and Red Silk Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent - (Made in France) Black, white and red silk dress. Size 40FR. Additional information: Condition: Very good condition Dimensions: ...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent YSL 1982 Silver Taffeta and Black Velvet Runway Evening Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Portland, OR
It's no secret that we are obsessed with Yves Saint Laurent but this incredible Fall/Winter 1982 runway dress is truly a work of art! This runway show received glowing reviews from f...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

new 2017 SAINT LAURENT by Anthony Vaccarello black velvet RUNWAY dress with rose
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Dramatic, jet black velvet dress with long attached scarf and rose brooch detail designed by Anthony Vaccarello for Saint Laurent exactly as seen on the 2017 fall runway. Dress can b...
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2010s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Silk Mid-Length Dress, 1998
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent - (Made in France) Silk mid-length dress entirely embroidered with pearls and black sequins. No size indicated, it fits a 36FR. Fall-Winter 1998 Collection. Addit...
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20th Century French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

1992 Catwalk Yves Saint Laurent YSL Pink Cotton Mini Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Paris, FR
Yves Saint Laurent YSL pink ruffle-trim cotton mini dress featuring a scoop neck, front heart-shaped button placket, a high-length. Circa 1992 See Image Catwalk Summer 1992 Compositi...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

1970's YVES SAINT LAURENT Black Silk Dress with Marabou Feather Trim
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Black crepe silk mini dress with marabou feather trim and satin bow designed by Yves Saint Laurent dating to the late 1970's. Labeled a French size 38. Approximate measurements: shou...
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Mid-20th Century French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Black jersey cocktail dress with fabric strips braided belt Yves Saint Laurent
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black jersey cocktail dress with fabric strips braided belt. Fabric composition: rayon Snap on the left side of the waist to close the belt. SIZE 36 (Fr) 6 (US) M
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2010s Italian Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

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 Evening Dresses and Gowns

1974 YVES SAINT LAURENT black jersey gown with soutache trim
By Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Jet-black, jersey gown with bands of soutache trim and cording designed by Yves Saint Laurent dating to 1974. Dress features a square neckline, empire waistline with adjustable tasse...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent 1990s Size 38 Red White Cotton 90s Trapeze Dress YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic early 90s YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche lipstick red cotton sleeveless trapeze tent dress ! Pockets at each side of the hips. Simply slip this rare beauty over your head. Easy ...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

1980's YVES SAINT LAURENT sequined dress with ruched bodice
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Black, sequined dress with ruched bodice and velvet straps designed by Yves Saint Laurent dating to the 1980's. Labeled a French size 40. Approximate measurements: bust 34", waist 28...
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Late 20th Century French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Long Silk Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent - (Made in France) Long silk dress. Size 36FR. Summer 2016 collection. Additional information: Dimensions: Chest: 38 cm, Length in front: 200 cm Condition: Very g...
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2010s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Saint Laurent Rive Gauche A/W 1988 Runway Blue Satin Cocktail Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
- Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Cocktail Dress - Yves Saint Laurent era - From the Autumn/Winter 1988 runway collection (shown in red colourway) - Gorgeous weighty satin - Mini lengt...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

1992 S/S Yves Saint Laurent YSL Haute Couture Striped Silk Gown No.67074
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Studio City, CA
1992 S/S Yves Saint Laurent haute couture no.67074 silk strapless evening gown with vertical/diagonal navy and white stripes and a mini-train at the back hem. Though deceptively simp...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Black Asymmetric Dress in Velvet and Faille
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent - (Made in France) Black asymmetric dress in velvet and faille. Fall-Winter 1988-1989 collection. Size 40FR Additional inf...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Silk Chiffon and Velvet Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent -(Made in France) Silk chiffon and velvet dress. No size label, it fits a 36FR. To note, rare stains and pulled threads in the lining. Additional information: Di...
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2010s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Long Purple and Gray Silk Velvet Haute Couture Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture (Made in France) Long purple and gray silk velvet Haute Couture dress with belt. No size indicated, it fits a 36FR. Collection 1970/1971. Additional...
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1970s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

YVES SAINT LAURENT by Stefano Pilati black draped caftan dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Dramatic, jet black caftan dress with draped sides at designed by Stefano Pilati for Yves Saint Laurent dating to spring of 2009' Labeled a French size XXS although this dress is ver...
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Early 2000s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

2004 Vintage Tom Ford For Yves Saint Laurent Runway Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Montgomery, TX
TOM FORD for YVES SAINT LAURENT DRESS 2004 Fall/Winter Collection. Details: Size: M Color: Nude Finished with delicate stitching, mink fur trim and silk ribbon. Length 47", bust up t...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Top and Skirt Set in Velvet and Lace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture -Set comprised of a black silk velvet tunic and a long lace skirt fully lined with chiffon. Collection Haute Couture...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Silk Set, Size 36FR
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent (Made in France) Silk set. Size 36FR. Additional information: Dimensions: Top: Shoulders: 40 cm (15.74"), Bust: 48 cm (18.89"), Waist: 36 cm (14.17"), Sleeves: 6...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Black Silk Velvet Dress, 1986
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent -(Made in France) Black silk velvet Haute Couture evening gown embellished with organza flounces. Bolduc present, number 67648. No composition label or size indica...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves saint Laurent Haute Couture Black Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture - Very nice dress in black wool crepe, fastening with a slanting snap closure that continues on to the wrap skirt....
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Black Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture - Dress composed of black wool cheesecloth and velvet. It fastens at the front with a series of buttons. Ribbon ...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Velvet Dress, Size 36FR
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent (Made in France) Dress composed of black velvet and taffeta. No composition or size tag, it fits a size 36FR. Additional information: Dimensions: Bust: 34 cm ( 1...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Spring 1997 Documented YSL Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Blue Evening Gown
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Munich, DE
The twin of this Spring 1997 Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture gown belonged to French actress and muse to Yves Saint Laurent Cath...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Sweater Dress Spring-Summer, 1988
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
Yves Saint Laurent -(Made in France) Sweater dress in red raffia and scottish yarn. Size 38FR. Ready-to-wear collection Spring-Summer 1988. Additional information: Dimensions: Ches...
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1980s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Runway Floral-Print Silk Chiffon Mini Dress Or Top, SS 1990
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Geneva, CH
Modeled on the runway in an "off-the-shoulder" silhouette (see picture 3), this 1990 Spring-Summer YSL mini dress (or tunic top) is made from vibrant fl...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

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. Labeled a French size 40. Dress measures approximately: 36” at bust, 32” at waist and...
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1990s French Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent evening dresses and gowns for sale on 1stDibs.

Find an extraordinary range of authentic Yves Saint Laurent evening dresses and gowns 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 purple, red, 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, Thierry Mugler, and Chanel appealing. On 1stDibs, find haute couture, vintage and designer Yves Saint Laurent evening dresses and gowns from top boutiques around the world. Yves Saint Laurent evening dresses and gowns prices can differ depending upon time period and other attributes. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $270 and tops out at $110,000, while the average work can sell for $1,850.
Questions About Yves Saint Laurent Evening Dresses and Gowns
  • 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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    Yves Saint Laurent is pronounced “EVE san-law-ROHN.” The young prodigy, Yves Henri Donat Mathieu Saint Laurent, was born in France in 1936 and founded one of the most iconic fashion houses worldwide. Shop a collection of authentic Yves Saint Laurent pieces from some of the world’s top boutiques on 1stDibs.
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    Yes, Yves Saint Laurent was a French fashion designer who founded the luxury fashion house with his partner, Pierre Bergé, in 1962. On 1stDibs, you’ll find a collection of vintage and contemporary Yves Saint Laurent from some of the world’s top sellers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yves Saint Laurent was founded in 1961 by designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé. The influential fashion designer popularized trousers for women, and he designed the famous 1965 Mondrian collection, featuring that artist’s work in his design. On 1stDibs, you'll find authentic, vintage and modern Yves Saint Laurent clothing and accessories.
    1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Founded in 1961, the Yves Saint Laurent brand was created by Yves Saint Laurent and his partner Pierre Berge. The company specialized in women’s and men’s ready-to-wear clothing, shoes, jewelry and other accessories including fragrances. Today the brand has dropped the Yves from its name and simply goes by Saint Laurent. 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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    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.
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    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
    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 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
    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
    Yves Saint Laurent is pronounced “EEV sann law-raunt.” Yves Saint Laurent is a French luxury fashion house founded by designer Yves Saint Laurent and his partner, Pierre Bergé. Shop a wide range of Yves Saint Laurent pieces from some of the world’s top sellers 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 ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yves Saint Laurent is pronounced “EEV-SAAN law-RAANT.” It’s a French name, from the famous designer of the 20th century Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent. He founded the luxury fashion house that bears his name in 1962. On 1stDibs, shop a collection of vintage and contemporary Yves Saint Laurent clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yves Saint Laurent is made with the utmost quality and high-end materials. You can check for authenticity cards, near perfect stitching and a branded label along the inside to confirm the item is authentic. Find a large collection of authentic Yves Saint Laurent from some of the world’s top reputable boutiques 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.
  • 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
    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
    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 brands in the 20th century. Shop a large collection of authentic Yves Saint Laurent from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.

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