This unusual and rare oversized square Yves Saint Laurent silk scarf from the 1980s features a beautiful abstract black spot all-over print. The background is divided in two larger pentagonal sections in sea blue and chestnut brown and two smaller triangular sections in curry and royal blue. Wonderful colour scheme on high quality silk crepe with a nice weight to it! 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 raw edges and is labeled “Saint Laurent rive gauche, Paris“. 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. One pulled thread in the curry-coloured section. Once on the colour and pattern make this a non-issue but it is mentioned for accuracy.
124 x 125 cm – 48.8" x 49.2"