Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 13

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Vintage Jewelled Choker Necklace

$1,574.18

About

YVES SAINT LAURENT vintage openwork gold toned choker necklace embellished with multicolored crystals. Marked YSL Made in France. Indicative measurements : neck opening approx. 10.6 cm (4.17 inches) / max. width approx. 2.6 cm (1.02 inches). Comes with original box (used condition). NOTES - This is a preloved vintage item, therefore it might have imperfections. - Colors may differ slightly from actual product appearance due to differences in lighting conditions. - As a buyer, you are fully responsible for customs duties, other local taxes and any administrative procedures related to imports into the country of destination.

Details

  • Creator
  • Place of Origin
    France
  • Period
  • Date of Manufacture
    1990s
  • Condition
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Seller Location
    Nice, FR
  • Reference Number
    Seller: 47191stDibs: LU25929755352

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    Free 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.
    Customs Duties & Taxes May Apply.
    Ships From: French Riviera, France
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 2 days 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
5 / 5
Located in Nice, France
Recognized Seller
These prestigious sellers are industry leaders and represent the highest echelon for item quality and design.
Established in 2015
1stDibs seller since 2015
1,800 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 1 hour
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

Yves Saint Laurent YSL 1980s Vintage Gilt and Resin Fashion Never Used Necklace
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Pamplona, Navarra
1980s gorgeous vintage YVES SAINT LAURENT square shape orange and red resin choker necklace! Gilt chain with the YSL logo. Can really add just that little extra elegance to any out...
Category

Late 20th Century Retro Choker Necklaces

Materials

Gilt Metal

40 Carat Colombian Vivid Green Muzo No Oil Set
By Emilio!
Located in New York, NY
Showcasing certified Colombian emeralds totaling approximately 40 carats for the set of necklace, ring, and earrings. These emeralds are untreated/no oil and Vivid Green Muzo Color. ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Three-Stone Rings

Materials

Emerald

40 Carat Colombian Vivid Green Muzo No Oil Set
Price Upon Request
Free Shipping
Emilio Jewelry 36 Carat Colombian Emerald Muzo Color Necklace
By Emilio!
Located in New York, NY
Showcasing Vivid green Muzo color Colombian emeralds certified by Grs, you will be awed by how striking and perfectly matched these rare emeralds are. Approximately 28 carats of eme...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Choker Necklaces

Materials

Emerald

Gubelin Cord Necklace with Knot in 18 Karat Yellow Gold
By Gubelin Lucerne
Located in Lucerne, CH
This choker by Gubelin features a bold square (reef) knot in 18 karat yellow gold. The necklace consists of artfully plaited black ropes. Length: 40 cm / 15.74 inches Signed Gubelin...
Category

Late 20th Century Modern Choker Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Emilio Jewelry 23.00 Carat GIA Certified Natural Sapphire Diamond Necklace
By Emilio!
Located in New York, NY
From the Emilio Jewelry Vault, We are Showcasing a stunning necklace which took years of accumulating these precious natural Sapphires to match, and complete this masterpiece. 23.00 ...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Choker Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, Sapphire

Yellow Gold and Red Coral Bracelet and Necklace
By Olivo Micheletto
Located in Milan, IT
An extraordinary piece this for its extreme versatility, as you can see the images the front of the necklace can also be worn as a bracelet depending on the occasion. The back made i...
Category

Early 2000s Choker Necklaces

Materials

Coral, 18k Gold

18 Karat Yellow Gold Oscar Set Foulard Collection
By Vanessa Drumond
Located in Milan, IT
II finalist at the Oscar Jewelery comeptition in 2012 Chocker Bangle and ring Total weight of yellow gold 18 kt gr 797,2 Stamp 750
Category

2010s Choker Necklaces

Materials

18k Gold, Yellow Gold

Ella Gafter Diamond Necklace
By Ella Gafter
Located in New York, NY
The diamond choker necklace features a geometric design of 10.80 carats of princess cut diamonds, surrounded by a pave of round diamonds totaling 15.50 carats. All our diamonds are o...
Category

21st Century and Contemporary Artist Choker Necklaces

Materials

Diamond, White Diamond, 18k Gold, White Gold

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery