Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 5

Iconic 1980s Yves Saint Laurent YSL Black & Ivory Blazer Jacket

$654.61

About

1980s Yves Saint Laurent check single-breasted blazer featuring notched lapel, a black & ivory gingham check pattern, front button fastening, padded shoulders. Composition: 100% wool Estimated size 38fr/US6 /UK10 In excellent vintage condition. Made in France. We guarantee you will receive this gorgeous item as described and showed on photos. Chest 40.9in. (104 cm) Waist 35.4in. (90cm) Total Length 29.9in. (76cm) Shoulders 17.7in. (45 cm) Sleeve Length 22.8in. (58cm)

Details

  • Designer
  • Brand
  • Dimensions
    Length: 29.93 in. (76 cm)Bust: 40.95 in. (104 cm)
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. Altered (not by designer). In excellent vintage condition.( Please enlarged images to see some examples).
  • Seller Location
    Paris, FR
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU187212402852

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $50 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 8-17 days.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: Paris, France
  • 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 Manufacturer

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
4.5 / 5
Located in Paris, France
Vetted Seller
These experienced sellers undergo a comprehensive evaluation by our team of in-house experts.
Established in 2012
1stDibs seller since 2015
236 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 3 hours
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

An Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Velvet And Taffeta Tuxedo Pant Suit Circa 2004
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 2004 France Iconic smoking trousers set from the Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche House dating from the 2000s. Set with a masculine look in black silk velvet, in a reinterpreta...
Category

Early 2000s Trouser Pant Suits

Yves Saint Laurent Denim Jacket, 1990s
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche 1990'S Denim Jacket. Double breasted with mandarin collar, 2 front patch pockets and belted. 98% cotton , 2% spandex *ALL MEASUREMENTS TAKEN FLAT* Sh...
Category

1990s Jackets

YVES SAINT LAURENT A/W 1992 YSL Black & White Wool Shepherd Check Belted Coat
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Thiensville, WI
Yves Saint Laurent Autumn / Winter 1992 YSL black and white wool cashmere shepherd check belted coat. Black rib knit standing collar. Seven center front button closures. Long sleeves...
Category

1990s Coats

runway YVES SAINT LAURENT SS09 black nylon cut out drawstring cocoon coat FR38
By Yves Saint Laurent, Stefano Pilati
Located in Hong Kong, NT
runway YVES SAINT LAURENT SS09 black nylon cut out drawstring cocoon coat FR38 Brand: Yves Saint Laurent Designer: Stefano Pilati Collection: SS2019 Model Name / Style: Cocoon coat M...
Category

Early 2000s Anoraks and Parkas

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage Wool Boyfriend Blazer Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Sparks, NV
Beautifully tailored boyfriend blazer jacket by Saint-Laurent. Double breasted button closure and navy wool fabric. Details: Fully Lined Front Pockets and Chest Pocket Shoul...
Category

Late 20th Century Blazers

1970's Yves Saint Laurent YSL Black Velvet Russian Collection Jacket w/Silk Ties
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1970's Yves Saint Laurent Russian collection black velvet jacket with Pierrot collar and black silk cord neck ties. In excellent condition - size tag 40.
Category

1970s Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Haute Couture "Le Smoking" Tuxedo Jacket & Skirt No.64222
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1980's Yves Saint Laurent haute couture Le Smoking black wool tuxedo jacket and skirt. In excellent condition. Please see measurements - if skirt measurements are desired, please inq...
Category

1980s Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Wool Cape w/Braided Silk Belt & Tassle Trim Ca. 1979
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ca. 1979 Yves Saint Laurent black wool cape w/wool braided trim and black domed spiral cord silk buttons. Cape comes with a braided silk cord that has silk tassels at either end and ...
Category

1970s Capes

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery