This semi-sheer oversized square Yves Saint Laurent silk scarf or wrap from the 1980s features a wonderful leopard print on alternating stripes of silk crepe and silk chiffon. The center of the scarf comes in shades of red, burnt orange and dark purple. The wide border features black leopard spots with a red outline on a creme background. Gorgeous colour scheme on high quality silk crepe and chiffon! The scarf has the added provenance of coming directly from a lady that worked for the YSL shop in Munich so has not been on the market prior to this. It has hand-rolled edges and is signed “YSL“. The large size makes it very versatile to style.
Yves Saint Laurent was born in 1936 in Oran, Algeria and began his career as an assistant of Christian Dior. When Dior died in 1957, he became the artistic director. In 1962 he opened his own fashion house, and in 1966, he created his ready-to-wear line Rive Gauche. By the 1980s, Yves Saint Laurent was a true icon. He was the first living designer to receive a solo exhibition in New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1983. He died in 2008.
Excellent vintage condition. Appears to have been worn very little.
134 x 134 cm – 52.8" x 52.8"