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1990s Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Gold Tone Two Butterfly Bar Brooch

$224.99

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This is a beautiful two butterfly bar brooch designed by YSL in 1990’s. This piece is gold plated. It features clear rhinestones. Signed: "YSL. Made in France " Length: 3.5cm ——— If you have any questions, please feel free to ask. We describe our items accurately. Please note that in reality they can look much better because photo can’t capture that magical sparkle. We have many years of experience in this business. And we have a very carefully curated selection of pieces. You can buy with confidence. Thank you for your consideration. ——— “Laura Antiques Fine Jewellery” is a successful family-owned business since 2009. Our enthusiasm for finding fine jewellery around the world and establishing a long-lasting relationship with our clients led us to turn a hobby into our beloved job. We offer a huge collection of vintage and antique jewellery pieces, including Art Deco, Art Nouveau, Edwardian, Georgian, Victorian styles, from engagement rings to rose-cut diamond brooches, also costume jewellery: Chanel, Christian Dior, Christian Lacroix, Yves Saint Laurent, David Webb and etc. Our business is our passion and lifestyle. We are always looking forward for your requests about what are you interested in and concern about.

Details

  • Creator
  • Metal
    Gold Plate
  • Dimensions
    Length: 1.38 in (35 mm)
  • Style
    Modern
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
    Late 20th Century
  • Date of Manufacture
    1990-1999
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Vilnius, LT
  • Reference Number
    1stDibs: LU2320216537932

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    Ships From: Vilnius, Lithuania
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    A return for this item may be initiated within 3 days of delivery.

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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. 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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