Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 20

Saint Laurent F/W 16 Embellished Crossbody Clutch

$2,650

About

The most magical embellished bag from Saint Laurent's Fall/Winter 2016 collection! Made of a soft black leather and decorated all over with rhinestones, bows, stars, moons, lips and music notes! "YSL" monogram charm in a silver metal at the center of the flap. Snaps open to reveal fully lined interior and chunky silver chain strap that can be worn either out or in. Handy card pocket on the interior, signed Saint Laurent Paris in silver embossing. This bag measures: LxH: 9.5x6" Total Height: 25" (adjustable strap) Width: 1.5" Depth: 5" Strap Drop (at its longest): 19"

Details

  • Designer
  • Brand
  • Dimensions
    Height: 6 in. (15.24 cm)Width: 1.5 in. (3.81 cm)Depth: 5 in. (12.7 cm)Length: 9.5 in. (24.13 cm)
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Scottsdale, AZ
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU16725691831

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    $110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Scottsdale, AZ
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

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
4.9 / 5
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2009
1stDibs seller since 2015
712 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Chain Embellished Clutch Flap Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Chanel Vintage Black Lambskin Chain-Embellished Clutch Flap Bag Black leather Chanel embellished flap bag with gold-tone hardware, dual gathered shoulder strap with knot accent, cha...
Category

Early 2000s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Quilted Lambskin Crossbody Clutch
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Lambskin Chanel quilted soft leather with magnetic closure and interior double compartments. 2016 Black leather Antique gold hardware Interior zipper pocket 5 charms Interwoven cha...
Category

2010s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Chanel Classic Flap Giant CC Shiny Vintage Rare Black Crocodile Skin Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Small black Chanel crocodile envelope flap with vintage chain 1990 {VINTAGE 31 Years} Vintage gold hardware Interior black leather lining Crocodile detail on chain Zippered center p...
Category

1990s Clutches

Chanel Classic Flap Giant CC Shiny Vintage Rare Black Crocodile Skin Leather Bag
By Chanel
Located in Miami, FL
Small black Chanel crocodile envelope flap with vintage chain 1990 {VINTAGE 31 Years} Vintage gold hardware Interior black leather lining Crocodile detail on chain Zippered center p...
Category

1990s Clutches

TYLER ELLIS LJ Handbag Small in Olive Green Leather Gunmetal Hardware
By Tyler Ellis
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The LJ is featured in Truffle Leather with gunmetal hardware. This semi-structured handbag has a triangular front-flap and our custom Spear-lock Closure. It is designed with a leathe...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

TYLER ELLIS Ava Box Butterfly Printed Lizard Gold Hardware
By Tyler Ellis
Located in Los Angeles, CA
The Ava Box Butterfly Lizard Gold Hardware is a hard-framed rectangular box designed with a top handle and an optional cross-body strap. It fits the iPhone 8+ and has interior pocket...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Clutches

Judith Leiber Collectible Couture Bag Two Sided Beaded Pattern Made In Italy
By Judith Leiber
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
Brand: Judith Leiber Couture Bag ( Collectible ) Flower Pattern Beaded In The Finest Italian Crystals It Comes With Original Comb & Mirror Made In Italy Inside: Black Satin Lining Co...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

Mariposa Clutch Black/Caramel
By Cristina Sabatini
Located in Rancho Santa Fe, CA
This oversized black clutch features a faux snakeskin front flap, black faux strap, and a detachable metal chain to easily convert this bag into a chic crossbody handbag. Magnetic fr...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery