Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 6

new 1970's YVES SAINT LAURENT gold leather heels - size 6.5

$285

About

Unworn gold and white leather heels from Yves Saint Laurent dating to the late 1970's. Size. 6.5. Insoles measure approximately 9.5" long by 3" wide. Heels are approximately 3.5" tall. Made in Italy. Excellent/unworn condition.

Details

  • Designer
  • Brand
  • Dimensions
    Height: 3.5 in. (8.89 cm)Width: 3 in. (7.62 cm)Length: 9.5 in. (24.13 cm)Marked Size: 6.5 (EU)
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    San Fransisco, CA
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU811493953

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $55 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 7-12 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: San Fransisco, CA
  • Return Policy

    This item cannot be returned.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Designer

Yves Saint Laurent

French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent pioneered “cross-design” in fashion, taking inspiration from street trends to modernize haute couture.Saint Laurent was the first to launch a ready-to-wear label, YSL Rive Gauche Prêt-à-Porter. He was the first couturier to open boutiques for both men and women. Using traditional menswear fabrics and designs for women, Saint Laurent also literally cross-dressed, giving men and women alike chic pant suits, elegant tuxedo jackets and urban safari gear. By blurring gender-specific design, he empowered individual style while creating a scissor-sharp fashion aesthetic of sensual ease and beauty. Many of his designs are today considered timeless classics.Born to French parents in Oran, Algeria, in 1936, Saint Laurent went to Paris at age 17 to study fashion at the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. Just two years later, in 1955, his remarkable sketches were shown to Christian Dior, then the world’s reigning couturier, who hired him immediately.Surprisingly soon thereafter, Dior publicly chose Saint Laurent as his successor, which sadly proved prescient when the fashion legend died unexpectedly, in 1957. A mere slip of a youth, the 21-year-old Saint Laurent was nevertheless up to the challenge. He shook the traditional couture clientele to its core with youthful silhouettes and styles like the A-line trapeze dress that hung with seeming effortlessness from the shoulders, the antithesis of the pinched waists and molded skirts that had been all the rage after the deprivations of World War II.After a mandated spell in the torturous French military, Saint Laurent suffered a nervous breakdown and was dismissed by Dior in 1962. Out of the ashes rose the Age of Yves. With Pierre Bergé, his then-lover who became his lifelong business partner and friend, the designer founded Yves Saint Laurent YSL to encompass prêt-à-porter, or ready-to-wear. In 1966, they opened the first YSL Rive Gauche women’s boutique in Paris, followed soon thereafter by YSL Rive Gauche for men. Saint Laurent had given birth to a global brand.His revolutionary Mondrian mini dress from 1965 is a core element of his fashion biography. It is a prime example of how Saint Laurent, an avid art lover and collector, looked to painters, from Goya to Picasso, Ingres to Matisse, for inspiration.With its pure lines and hues, Mondrian’s ground-breaking 1935 color-block painting Composition C transmutes beautifully into a dress that is highly valued by collectors of contemporary fashion and widely copied commercially to this day. The design is the epitome of Saint Laurent’s aesthetic, requiring a meticulous hand piecing of each color block so that, despite the body’s curves, the visual plain is as flat as a canvas when the garment is worn. Mondrian’s purity met its match in Saint Laurent. In Yves Saint Laurent: The Impossible Collection (Assouline, 2020), the Mondrian dress is shown worn on the cover of Paris Vogue, as well as on British Sudanese model Alek Wek in a photographic trifold by Christoph Sillem from 1998. Saint Laurent consistently used Black models, like Mounia, Iman and Naomi Campbell, and he drew endless inspiration from different ethnicities and cultures, in no small part because of his Algerian roots.Browse an extraordinary collection of Yves Saint Laurent evening dresses, shirts and more today on 1stDibs.
About the Seller
5 / 5
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Established in 2006
1stDibs seller since 2009
984 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

New Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent YSL Brocade Heels Pumps Sz 37
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Leesburg, VA
Tom Ford For YSL Heels Brand New * Stunning Brocade Heels * Tom Ford's Final Years w/ YSL * Red Interior * Purples and Golds * Leather Insole * Pointed Toe * 4" Heel * With Box, Du...
Category

1990s Shoes

New Vintage Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent YSL Collectible Heels Sz 38.5
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Leesburg, VA
Yves Saint Laurent Heels Brand New Size: 38.5 * Tom Ford Era Final Collection Heels * This was his last collection for Yves Saint Laurent. He was inspired by the Chinese Collection o...
Category

Early 2000s Shoes

New Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent YSL Lotus Heels Final Collection 2004 Sz 38
By Yves Saint Laurent, Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Leesburg, VA
Yves Saint Laurent Heels Brand New * Tom Ford Era Lotus Slides * This was his last collection for Yves Saint Laurent. He was inspired by the Chinese Collection of 1977 * Own a Piece ...
Category

Early 2000s Shoes

New Rare Yves Saint Laurent YSL Imperiale Crocodile Heels Pumps 2009 Sz 39
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Leesburg, VA
Stefano Pilati for Yves Saint Laurent Brand New Runway Ad Heels Seen on Naomi Campbell F/W 2009 $2590 Deep Wine Red 100% Genuine Crocodile Throughout * Euro Size: 39 * Leather Padde...
Category

Early 2000s Shoes

New Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent YSL Lotus Heels Final Collection 2004 Sz 37
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Leesburg, VA
Yves Saint Laurent Heels Brand New * Tom Ford Era Lotus Slides * This was his last collection for Yves Saint Laurent. He was inspired by the Chinese Collection of 1977 * Own a Piece ...
Category

Early 2000s Shoes

New Tom Ford for Yves Saint Laurent YSL Suede Heels Pumps Sz 38
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Leesburg, VA
Tom Ford For YSL Heels Brand New * Stunning Suede In Camel * Tom Ford's Final Years w/ YSL * Iconic and Impossible to Find New * Unique Scalloped Sides & Heel * Leather Insole * Ope...
Category

Early 2000s Shoes

New Tom Ford Yves Saint Laurent YSL Brocade Heels Pumps Sz 38.5
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Leesburg, VA
Tom Ford For YSL Heels Brand New * Stunning Brocade Heels * Tom Ford's Final Years w/ YSL * Red Interior * Purples and Golds * Leather Insole * Pointed Toe * 4" Heel * With Box, Du...
Category

1990s Shoes

New Yves Saint Laurent YSL Avocado Heels Suede Pumps Sz 39
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Leesburg, VA
Stefano Pilati for Yves Saint Laurent Debut Collection Rare & Collectible Brand New * Detachable Feather Embellishment Like Having 2 Pairs in 1 * Leather Insole * Square Toe * 3.5"...
Category

Early 2000s Shoes

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery