Saturday, December 27, 2008

A Yves Saint Laurent for Christian Dior Jacket 1959

RARE vintage blog readers know our passion for Yves Saint Laurent. We have found amazing haute couture and ready to wear pieces from the 1960s through the 1990s. And we have found pieces of YSL from one of his most stylish patrons, Nan Kempner, for our clients.

We also have a very exciting announcement to make on December 31st so make sure you check the blog on New Year's Eve!

This is our first find of Yves Saint Laurent for Christian Dior. It is a labeled and numbered haute couture jacket from the Fall-Winter 1959 collection. It is very RARE to find examples of Saint Laurent from this period. Nearly 50 years old, this little jacket still looks as youthful now as it did in 1959. Yves Saint Laurent's genius is taking away the clutter and complication in clothing. The jacket is the color of a classic Chanel pump, beige and black. The easy cut and pure lines is typical Yves Saint Laurent. The black passementerie trim is an early use of an embellishment that he used often in the opulent Russian Collection. Passementerie is also one of the hallmarks of Paris couture and the work of the petites mains. We are very selective at RARE vintage about our collection. Some pieces are great, fun wearables and some pieces are for building your own personal collection of museum quality vintage items. This jacket is extremely wearable and a truly great collectors' piece.

Yves Saint Laurent for Christian Dior haute couture jacket with passementerie trim from the Fall-Winter 1959 collection. Labeled and numbered.

For more information about this item please email or call (212) 581 7273

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