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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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Black Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Silk Evening Jacket

1037.7500 Bust (inches) : 17.5" Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Length (inches) : 25.75" Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Jackets & Blazers specification : Black, , Good Size : 2
CHF 945.82

Purple & Black Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Wool Blazer

781.2500 Bust (inches) : 39" Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Waist (inches) : 36" Length (inches) : 26" Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Jackets & Blazers specification : Purple, , Good
CHF 697.95

Yves Saint Laurent Black & White Midi Dress

666.5000 Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses ,Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Length (inches) : 92cm Style Keyword : Womens Dresses > Womens Dresses Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Dresses specification : Monochrome, , Good Size : 36
CHF 515.31

Yves Saint Laurent Black Leather Jacket

464.0000 Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Metal / Material : Leather Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Jackets & Blazers specification : Black, , Good
CHF 345.71

Yves Saint Laurent Black Parka

800.1500 Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Coats,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Length (inches) : 72cm Style Keyword : Womens Coats Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Coats specification : Black, , Good Size : Medium
CHF 626.20

Brown Saint Laurent Cropped Suede Jacket

2225.7500 Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Metal / Material : Silver Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Jackets & Blazers specification : Brown, , Good Size : 2/4
CHF 2 093.85

Grey Wool & Tweed Inset Panel Autumn/Winter 2008 Yves Saint Laurent Dress

565.2500 Bust (inches) : 35" Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses ,Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Waist (inches) : 48" Length (inches) : 39" Style Keyword : Womens Dresses > Womens Dresses Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Dresses specification : Grey, , Good
CHF 489.22

Metallic Marigold Yves Saint Laurent Cotton Brocade Skirt Suit Set

1051.2500 Bust (inches) : 36" Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Suits,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Waist (inches) : 32" Length (inches) : 23.5" Style Keyword : Womens Suits Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Suits specification : Gold, , Good Size : 2
CHF 958.86

Blue Vintage 1970s Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Wool Jacket

1010.7500 Bust (inches) : 37" Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Waist (inches) : 34" Length (inches) : 26.5" Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Jackets & Blazers specification : Blue, , Good Size : 4
CHF 919.73

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

1112.0000 Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Coats,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style Keyword : Womens Coats Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Coats specification : Green, , Size : 8-14
CHF 1 017.57

White Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Ruffled Cotton Dress

1010.7500 Bust (inches) : 26" Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses ,Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Waist (inches) : 25" Length (inches) : 40" Style Keyword : Womens Dresses > Womens Dresses Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Dresses specification : White, , Good
CHF 919.73

Yves Saint Laurent Long Sleeve Jacket Black #48

83779.0000 Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Jackets & Blazers specification : Black, , Size : 48
CHF 567.49

Yves Saint Laurent Denim Long Pants Blue Cotton #34

83779.0000 Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Trousers & Jeans,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style Keyword : Womens Trousers & Jeans Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Trousers & Jeans specification : Blue, , Good Size : 34
CHF 567.49

Ysl Vintage Tan Hooded Long Quilted Jacket Us S - Fr 36 Small Pre-Owned Used

732.6500 Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Length (inches) : 47” / 119.5 cm Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Jackets & Blazers specification : Nude & Neutrals, , Good Size : US S - Small - FR 36
CHF 502.26

Yves Saint Laurent Pinstriped Blazer Size 38

245.3000 Bust (inches) : 17in. Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Length (inches) : 23 1/2 in. Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Jackets & Blazers specification : Black, , Good
CHF 216.04

Grey Fall/Winter 2004 Tom Ford For Yves Saint Laurent Silk Pagoda Dress

3035.7500 Bust (inches) : 37" Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses ,Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Waist (inches) : 31" Length (inches) : 41" Style Keyword : Womens Dresses > Womens Dresses Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Dresses specification : Grey, , Good Size : 8/10
CHF 2 876.59

Saint Laurent Leather Jacket Black Zip Moto Biker Small Us 8 - 40 New

2892.6500 Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Metal / Material : Leather Length (inches) : 22” / 56 cm Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Jackets & Blazers specification : Black, , Size : Small - US 8 - FR 40 - Women's
CHF 2 100.37

Yves Saint Laurent Variation Multicoloured Wool Jacket

389.8985 Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Length (inches) : 24.81 Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Jackets & Blazers specification : Multi, , Good Size : m (EU)
CHF 351.74

Yves Saint Laurent Green Jacket

561.0515 Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Jackets & Blazers specification : Green, , Excellent Size : m (EU)
CHF 533.68

Yves Saint Laurent Variatio Red Wool Jacket

538.2365 Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Length (inches) : 22.45 Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Jackets & Blazers specification : Red, , Excellent Size : 40 (EU)
CHF 509.42

2010 Yves Saint Laurent black dress

435.5420 Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses ,Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style Keyword : Womens Dresses > Womens Dresses Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Dresses specification : Black, , Excellent
CHF 400.26

Black Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Wool Skirt Suit Set

713.7500 Bust (inches) : 38" Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Suits,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Waist (inches) : 27" Length (inches) : 26" Style Keyword : Womens Suits Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Suits specification : Black, , Good Size : 2/4
CHF 632.72

Black Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Gabardine Fringe-Trimmed Jacket

1186.2500 Bust (inches) : . 38" Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Jackets & Blazers,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Length (inches) : 30.5" Style Keyword : Womens Jackets & Blazers Gender : Female Width (inches) : 6" Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Jackets & Blazers specification : Black, , Good Size : S/M
CHF 1 089.32

Red Yves Saint Laurent Strapless Ruched Gown

1415.7500 Bust (inches) : 34" Label 1 : Womens Fashion > Womens Dresses ,Womens Fashion > Womens Maxi Dresses,Womens Fashion > Yves Saint Laurent Womens Fashion Style : Revival Length (inches) : 51" Style Keyword : Womens Dresses > Womens Maxi Dresses Gender : Female Mens/Womens : Womens Clothing : Dresses specification : Red, , Good Size : S/M
CHF 1 311.10

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