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YSL Bracelet Vintage 1980s

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Yves Saint Laurent Vintage 1980s Bracelet Detail -Made in France in the late 1980s -Expertly crafted from gold plated metal -Chunky gold chain -Large YSL heart shaped charm set with a lapis lazuli coloured stone Size & Fit -Length approx 7 inches with 1.5 inch extender -Charm measures approx 1.25 x 1.25 inches -Toggle clasp Authenticity & Condition -Fully examined and authenticated by experts. Signed multiple times on the heart shaped links near the clasp as well as on the toggle -Excellent condition overall with no structural issues. There is a little wear to the plating shown in photos. As with all vintage jewellery, this piece has a unique story to tell with tiny little surface marks from decades of use and storage. These are not noticeable when worn and add to the unique patina of this important piece of fashion history Style Notes Elevate your favourite tees, sweatshirts and dresses with this incredible statement piece. layer up with gold chains for impact. About YSL Yves Saint Laurent began producing jewellery in the 70s with Robert Goosens. His bold statement pieces were often inspired by diverse ethnic cultures and nature, crafted for the style visionaries of that decade. The eighties saw women being much bolder in their fashion choices and YSL made big, bold jewellery for this new female power. The House of Yves Saint Laurent will be forever associated with highly stylish, independent women. ---- About Jagged Metal We are curators and collectors of statement vintage and preloved jewellery from the most desirable fashion houses in the world. Our collection of striking designer vintage and preloved jewellery is dedicated to style-lovers who appreciate slow, sustainable luxury fashion with a story to tell. We scour the archives of Chanel, Gucci, Dior, YSL, Givenchy and many more to find pieces with a glittering past and a bright future in your life and wardrobe. Shipping & Returns We offer worldwide insured shipping and free Special Delivery postage in the UK on all items. We want you to be really happy so offer a no quibble returns policy. Just return the item back in the same condition it was sent with security tags intact within 14 days. Customers are responsible for customs charges incurred in their own country. We will always refund any excess for postage for multiple items after sending the package. Authenticity All our pieces have been fully examined and authenticated by experts with many years of passion and expertise for costume jewellery and fashion. Condition We never sell anything we would not be proud to wear ourselves. Sometimes if we fall in love with a piece for its history, look, colour, or style - then we may be a little more tolerant of a bit of wear. We believe that vintage pieces are special because they have that provenance and history, and that is sometimes reflected in its unique patina. In general, most vintage and some preloved pieces often have minor imperfections which we try our very best to reflect every piece as accurately an honestly as we can in our photography. How we classify the condition of our pieces New - pieces that have never been worn and are in pristine condition. Mint condition - pieces that in near perfect condition. They look as if they have never been worn or have been looked after exceptionally well. Excellent condition - pieces that look hardly used, there may be a few tiny little scratches or marks that can only be seen if you look closely and unnoticeable when worn. Very good condition - pieces that look a little used, minor scratches, chips or marks from years of wear or storage but consistent with age and adds to vintage patina and charm. There will not be any structural or functional problems. Taking care of your jewellery Signs of age add to the unique appeal and story of your precious pieces, but to minimise unwanted damage try to avoid liquids, make up and hair products and where possible try to store flat in packaging to avoid storage wear and tear. We are always happy to make any repairs whether you have purchased through our store or not.

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  • Creator
  • Metal
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1980s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use. -Excellent condition overall with no structural issues. There is a little wear to the plating shown in photos. As with all vintage jewellery, this piece has a unique story to tell with tiny little surface marks from decades of use and storage.
  • Seller Location
    London, GB
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2060211235542

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    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 8-10 days, excluding production time.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Estimated Customs Duties & Taxes to the Continental US: $0.
    Ships From: London, United Kingdom
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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About Yves Saint Laurent (Designer)

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.


Other highly coveted collectibles poured from his imagination, such as the black crocodile motorcycle jacket, an early intimation of Saint Laurent’s passion for subverting — or is it obverting? — street style, which was then dominated by the anti-bourgeois beatniks of Paris’s Rive Gauche.


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. (One of the pattern cutters, according to Saint Laurent expert and fashion journalist Laurence Benaïm, was another renowned perfectionist: a young Azzadine Alaia!)


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.


At his best, like any artist, Saint Laurent used his nervous energy to feed his fertile imagination with all that inspired him. Creation gave him momentary peace, his confidence unassailable. “Nowhere is Saint Laurent more excessive than in his talent,” Cathy Horyn penetratingly noted in the New York Times in 2000.


And no historical haute couture collection is more excessive than Saint Laurent’s Spring/Summer 1988 line. Entirely hand embroidered by Lesage on 273 yards of ribbon, it took 670 hours, 250,000 sequins in 22 colors and 250,000 pearls to make. Among the most expensive couture garments ever, the “Sunflowers” version sold for $450,000 in 2019 at Christie’s in Paris.


“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. He was 71.


Browse an extraordinary collection of Yves Saint Laurent evening dresses, shirts and more today on 1stDibs.

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