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Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion

Yves Saint Laurent is that most classic and revered of design institutions: a Paris fashion house, but it is built on the work of one of the greatest and yet rebellious couturiers France has ever seen. The Open for Vintage Yves Saint Laurent collection celebrates this unique pioneer with pieces marking the history of his career.Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint-Laurent was born in 1936 in Oran in Algeria and spent a childhood creating paper dolls and designs for his mother and sisters. 1953 his sketches won first place in a competition for young designers and the awards ceremony brought him to Paris and to the attention of Michel de Brunhoff, the then editor-in-chief of French Vogue magazine. Brunhoff encouraged the 17-year-old Saint Laurent to apply to study at the Paris based Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. It was after completing this course and again winning the young designers competition again that Brunhoff saw more sketches from the budding designer. In these sketches, Brunhoff recognised the talent and, more significantly, a symbiosis with the work of Christian Dior which he had seen that very morning. One introduction later and Saint Laurent entered the House of Dior. Gradually Dior allowed Saint Laurent to design for the couture collections. He said of Dior:

‘I couldn't speak in front of him. He taught me the basis of my art. Whatever was to happen next, I never forgot the years I spent at by his side.’

Dior seems to have been equally enamoured with his protégé, naming him as his successor in 1957 before his sudden death. At the age of 21 therefore, Saint Laurent found himself the head of the most revered and respected fashion house in Paris. He did not disappoint with his first collection, the ‘Ligne Trapéze’ a resounding success. However, it was after leaving Dior with a stint in National Service that, with his own label: Yves Saint Laurent YSL, made his true mark.

During his almost 50 year career, Yves Saint Laurent changed not only how women wear clothes, but also, how they buy them. The 1960s was a time when the youth rose and cultures and tastes opposed, blended and created a freedom in style and taste never previously encountered. A young designer, Saint Laurent was not only connected to but was an integral part of youth taste and interests. Unlike the grand couture houses, he was free to draw on his great loves for his designs during the 1960s and 1970s. Most famously, he looked to Pop Art, Op Art, Piet Mondrian, Picasso and non-European cultures such as Africa and China to inspire his collections. Most celebrated and influential were the ‘Mondrian’ dresses from his Winter 1965 which spawned a huge following in the mass market with its block colour and simple shape. It was during the 1960’s that he became the first couture house to create an entire pret-a-porter collection in 1966 which made his clothes accessible to many for the first time. It is often these Rive Gauche collections which are now prized as much as his haute couture work.

Yves Saint Laurent not only understood culture but also how women wanted to look and feel in their clothes. In 1966 he created the iconic ‘Le Smoking’ trouser suit. It is still revered as a turning point in women’s fashion and was hugely influential on the sleek aesthetic of the 1970s to follow and contrasted perfectly with the femininity of his sheer dresses and blouses of the late 1960s. It also anticipated his infamous ‘Liberation’ collection of 1971 which looked back to the 1940's style of wartime collaborators and drew heavily on the structured shapes and shoulder of this decade. Though reviled by critics at the time it is now widely applauded and seen as an anticipation of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s inspired 1970’s style. Through the 1970s, Yves Saint Laurent continued to produce Rive Gauche collections of rich colour, opulent embellishment and ruthless tailoring. His Russian inspired collection of 1976 was admired at the time with capes, short frogged jackets and full peasant skirts. Today, we can see his vision through the Yves Saint Laurent vintage womenswear and accessories pieces in the Open for Vintage Collection. With everything from vintage Rive Gauche dresses and ensembles to vintage YSL bags, vintage YSL sunglasses, vintage YSL belts, you can find your piece from the legacy, small or great.

 

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Yves Saint Laurent by Stefano Pilati Grey Wool Maxi Dress

Style Keyword : Womens Dresses > Womens Dresses Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses ,Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Grey, ,
¥145,194

Yves Saint Laurent White Multi Colours "Hearts" Blazer

Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : White, , Decade : 1970-1979
¥157,444

Yves Saint Laurent White Cotton Chevron Pattern Short Sleeves Blazer

Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : White, , Decade : 1980-1989
¥77,134

Saint Laurent Neon dress

Style Keyword : Womens Dresses > Womens Dresses Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses ,Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Yellow, ,
¥62,848

Yves Saint Laurent Long dress

Style Keyword : Womens Dresses > Womens Maxi Dresses Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses ,Womens Fashion > Womens Maxi Dresses,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, ,
¥67,905

Yves Saint Laurent Inlay sweater

Style Keyword : Womens Knitwear > Womens Jumpers Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Knitwear ,Womens Fashion > Womens Jumpers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Brown, ,
¥20,949

Yves Saint Laurent Wool dress

Style Keyword : Womens Dresses > Womens Dresses Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses ,Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, ,
¥54,180

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage skirt

Style Keyword : Womens Skirts > Womens Skirts Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Skirts ,Womens Fashion > Womens Skirts,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, , Size : 44
¥48,400

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauce Pencil Skirt Silk Wool Vintage Black

Style Keyword : Womens Skirts > Womens Skirts Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Skirts ,Womens Fashion > Womens Skirts,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, , Size : Small
¥22,394

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Jacket Wool Vintage Gray

Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Grey, , Size : Small
¥20,227

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauce Skirt Suit Tailleur Wool Vintage Red

Style Keyword : Womens Suits Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Suits,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Red, , Size : Extra Small
¥44,066

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauce Skirt Suit Jacket Satin Velvet Vintage Brown

Style Keyword : Womens Suits Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Suits,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Brown, , Size : Small
¥60,681

1980s YSL Strapless Black Dress with Bow Details Size 8

Style Keyword : Womens Dresses > Womens Dresses Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses ,Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, , Size : Bust Waist  Length (from top bust)   84cm/ 33" 68cm/ 27"  130cm/ 51.5"
¥129,309

1980s Yves Saint Laurent Navy & White Bolero Jacket Size 12

Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Blue, , Size : The French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent is one of the most esteemed fashion designers of all time.  His 45 year career began with taking over the house of Christian Dior in 1957 at the tender age of 21 before launching his own label in 1962.  From Mondrian inspired shift dresses to 1940's inspired Palazzo trouser suits evoking the days of the Nazi Occupation, his daring approach to fashion informed by social and political themes both shocked and delighted the fashion world.  He opened his ready-to-wear boutique Rive Gauche in 1966 and throughout his career was responsible for pioneering groundbreaking looks such as safari for men and women, Le Smoking tuxedo suits for women and reviving silhouettes from the 1920s, '30s and '40s.  Yves Saint Laurent's muses include the Somali model Iman, Catherine Deneuve and the French model and actress Laetitia Casta. All Circa Vintage clothes range from very good to pristine condition.  If you require more detailed info on this item, please do not hesitate to contact us at [email protected] or call us on +44 (0)20 7736 5038. CONDITION CHART: Pristine In unworn original condition, no imperfections. Excellent May have one or two minor flaws as listed in the 'very good' category below, virtually invisible to the eye. Very good May have two or three of the following minor imperfections, virtually invisible to the eye - age related marks, pulls, small stains, oxidation or cleaning related marks, pulled threads, fraying, small holes, tears or slight fading to the fabric.
¥37,565

Yves Saint Laurent 1976-79 Russian Collection Moss Green Wool Cape UK Size 8-14

Style Keyword : Womens Coats Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Coats,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Green, , Size : DIMENSIONS  - D 40.5 in.D 102.87 cm LENGTH - 40.5 in. (102.87 cm)
¥112,694

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Jacket

Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Blue, ,
¥85,965 ¥304,851

Pink Saint Laurent Ruffled Tulle Strapless 2015 Runway Dress

Style Keyword : Womens Dresses > Womens Dresses Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses ,Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Pink, ,
¥289,680 ¥494,840

Black Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Dress

Style Keyword : Womens Dresses > Womens Dresses Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses ,Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, ,
¥80,186

Grey Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Trench Coat

Style Keyword : Womens Coats Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Coats,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Grey, ,
¥101,858

Navy Blue Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Blazer

Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Blue, ,
¥75,851

Black Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Velvet Jacket

Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, ,
¥49,845

Multicolor Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Evening Jacket

Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Multi, ,
¥54,180

Maroon Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Dress

Style Keyword : Womens Dresses > Womens Dresses Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses ,Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Red, ,
¥48,400

Black Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Velvet Jacket

Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, ,
¥48,400

Black Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Dress

Style Keyword : Womens Dresses > Womens Dresses Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses ,Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, ,
¥135,088

Black Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Wool Blazer

Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, ,
¥72,962

2007 Saint Laurent rive gauche black dress

Style Keyword : Womens Dresses > Womens Dresses Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses ,Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Length (inches) : 36.62 Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, ,
¥48,373

Yves Saint Laurent Variatio Red Wool Jacket

Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Length (inches) : 22.45 Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Red, ,
¥58,887

Yves Saint Laurent Green Jacket

Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Green, ,
¥61,693

Yves Saint Laurent Variation Cotton Multicoloured Jacket Shirt

Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Multi, ,
¥54,682

Yves Saint Laurent Variation Cotton yellow flowers skirt suit

Style Keyword : Womens Suits Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Suits,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Yellow, ,
¥97,444

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Red Sheath Dress

Style Keyword : Womens Dresses > Womens Dresses Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses ,Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Red, , Decade : 1990-1999
¥44,806

Leather Biker Jacket

Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Brown, ,
¥438,638

Yves Saint Laurent Cream Cotton Dress With Gold Trim - 2011

Style Keyword : Womens Dresses > Womens Dresses Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses ,Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Nude & Neutrals, , Size : 40 (France) - 12 (UK) / 8 (US)
¥72,239

Yves Saint Laurent Black Polka Dot Silk Dress With Ruffles and Velvet Detail - 1980's

Style Keyword : Womens Dresses > Womens Dresses Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses ,Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, , Size : 40 (France) - 12 (UK) / 8 (US). Please refer to
¥101,135

Yves Saint Laurent Star-Print Long-Sleeve Silk Dress - 1980's

Style Keyword : Womens Dresses > Womens Dresses Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses ,Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, , Size : 42 (France) - 14 (UK) / 10 (US). Please refer to
¥101,135

Yves Saint Laurent Red Soft Leather Jacket - 1980's

Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Red, , Size : 42 (Fr) - 14 (UK) / 10
¥86,687

Yves Saint Laurent Moss Green Ponyskin Jacket With Eyelets - 2010s

Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Green, , Size : 40 (EU) - We estimate sizes 8 (US) / 12 (UK). Please refer to
¥180,599

Saint Laurent Bomber Jacket Black Velvet 34 Us 2 Pre-Owned Used

Style Keyword : Womens Coats Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Coats,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, , Size : US 2 - 34
¥88,855

Yves Saint Laurent Black Polka Dots Viscose Skirt Size S

Style Keyword : Womens Skirts > Womens Skirts Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Skirts ,Womens Fashion > Womens Skirts,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, ,
¥43,864

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Pink Blouse Short Sleeve Light Jacket

Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Pink, ,
¥26,916

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Vintage Black Blazer Medium Jacket

Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, ,
¥57,820

Yves Saint Laurent Black Wool Tuxedo Trousers Pants Size 40

Style Keyword : Womens Suits Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Suits,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, ,
¥23,926

Silk Ruched Little Black Dress

Style Keyword : Womens Dresses > Womens Mini Dresses Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses ,Womens Fashion > Womens Mini Dresses,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Black, , Size : see description
¥89,721

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Pink Silk and Linen Faille Jacket

Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens specification : Pink, , Decade : 1980-1989
¥123,833

Yves Saint Laurent S/S 1993 Pink Moiré Evening Jacket Size M

A glamorous Yves Saint Laurent evening jacket from Spring/Summer 1993. The jacket is made from pink moiré with elaborate gold-tone passementerie and knotted buttons.
¥72,239

Yves Saint Laurent 1980s Baby Pink Linen Dress

A 1980s YSL Rive Gauche Pink Linen Dress
¥57,792

Yves Saint Laurent 1970s Green Velvet Evening 3 Piece Set

An incredible and very rare Yves Saint Laurent evening set from the late 1970s, c. Russian Collection era.
¥226,110

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