Skip to main content
  • Want more images or videos?
    Request additional images or videos from the seller
1 of 7

Yves Saint Laurent YSL Deadstock Vintage Moroccan Inspired Caftan Size 42 Unisex

US$895

About

This is a fabulous 1990's unisex Moroccan inspired vintage YSL dead stock wool caftan in yellow and brown with a matching scarf and original tags. This piece comes from the YSL US archives and was never worn. This buttons up the front with knotted silk buttons and the matching scarf can be worn as a neck scarf, waist sash, or even a head scarf. This is a wool/rayon blend kaftan in mint condition labeled a size 42. BUST/CHEST: 42" WAIST: 40" HIPS: 42" LENGTH from nape of neck: 41" SCARF: 7.5 X 49"

Details

Shipping & Returns

  • Shipping
    US$110 Standard Parcel Shipping
    to anywhere in the world, arrives in 3-5 weeks.
    We recommend this shipping type based on item size, type and fragility.
    Ships From: Portland, OR
  • Return Policy

    A return for this item may be initiated within 1 day of delivery.

1stDibs Buyer Protection Guaranteed
If your item arrives not as described, we’ll work with you and the seller to make it right. Learn more

About the Manufacturer

Yves Saint Laurent

French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent pioneered “cross-design” in fashion, taking inspiration from street trends to modernize haute couture.Saint Laurent was the first to launch a ready-to-wear label, YSL Rive Gauche Prêt-à-Porter. He was the first couturier to open boutiques for both men and women. Using traditional menswear fabrics and designs for women, Saint Laurent also literally cross-dressed, giving men and women alike chic pant suits, elegant tuxedo jackets and urban safari gear. By blurring gender-specific design, he empowered individual style while creating a scissor-sharp fashion aesthetic of sensual ease and beauty. Many of his designs are today considered timeless classics.Born to French parents in Oran, Algeria, in 1936, Saint Laurent went to Paris at age 17 to study fashion at the Chambre Syndicale de la Haute Couture. Just two years later, in 1955, his remarkable sketches were shown to Christian Dior, then the world’s reigning couturier, who hired him immediately.Surprisingly soon thereafter, Dior publicly chose Saint Laurent as his successor, which sadly proved prescient when the fashion legend died unexpectedly, in 1957. A mere slip of a youth, the 21-year-old Saint Laurent was nevertheless up to the challenge. He shook the traditional couture clientele to its core with youthful silhouettes and styles like the A-line trapeze dress that hung with seeming effortlessness from the shoulders, the antithesis of the pinched waists and molded skirts that had been all the rage after the deprivations of World War II.After a mandated spell in the torturous French military, Saint Laurent suffered a nervous breakdown and was dismissed by Dior in 1962. Out of the ashes rose the Age of Yves. With Pierre Bergé, his then-lover who became his lifelong business partner and friend, the designer founded Yves Saint Laurent YSL to encompass prêt-à-porter, or ready-to-wear. In 1966, they opened the first YSL Rive Gauche women’s boutique in Paris, followed soon thereafter by YSL Rive Gauche for men. Saint Laurent had given birth to a global brand.His revolutionary Mondrian mini dress from 1965 is a core element of his fashion biography. It is a prime example of how Saint Laurent, an avid art lover and collector, looked to painters, from Goya to Picasso, Ingres to Matisse, for inspiration.With its pure lines and hues, Mondrian’s ground-breaking 1935 color-block painting Composition C transmutes beautifully into a dress that is highly valued by collectors of contemporary fashion and widely copied commercially to this day. The design is the epitome of Saint Laurent’s aesthetic, requiring a meticulous hand piecing of each color block so that, despite the body’s curves, the visual plain is as flat as a canvas when the garment is worn. Mondrian’s purity met its match in Saint Laurent. In Yves Saint Laurent: The Impossible Collection (Assouline, 2020), the Mondrian dress is shown worn on the cover of Paris Vogue, as well as on British Sudanese model Alek Wek in a photographic trifold by Christoph Sillem from 1998. Saint Laurent consistently used Black models, like Mounia, Iman and Naomi Campbell, and he drew endless inspiration from different ethnicities and cultures, in no small part because of his Algerian roots.Browse an extraordinary collection of Yves Saint Laurent evening dresses, shirts and more today on 1stDibs.
About the Seller
4.9 / 5
Located in Portland, OR
Platinum Seller
These expertly vetted sellers are 1stDibs' most experienced sellers and are rated highest by our customers.
Established in 2001
1stDibs seller since 2015
1,126 sales on 1stDibs
Typical response time: 2 hours
More From This Seller

You May Also Like

1980S YVES SAINT LAURENT Indian Silk Brocade Coat
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New York, NY
1980S YVES SAINT LAURENT Indian Silk Brocade Coat
Category

1980s Jackets

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent ' Rive Gauche ' 1970s Khaki Plaid Cape Trench Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Chicago, IL
Absolutely AMAZING Rare vintage Yves Saint Laurent YSL "Rive Gauche" dark khaki cape! Trench style, with classic YSL style. Plaid interior (fully lined) that peaks through when worn....
Category

1970s Capes

New Tom Ford For Yves Saint Laurent YSL S/S 2003 Suede Jacket Coat Sz 38
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Leesburg, VA
Tom Ford For Yves Saint Laurent Size: S/M US4, FR38 Chocolate Brown Suede Jacket Spring/Summer 2003 Runway Collection Amazing attention to detail Ruffled Shoulders Stand Up Collar...
Category

Early 2000s Coats and Outerwear

YVES SAINT LAURENT A/W 1992 YSL Black & White Wool Shepherd Check Belted Coat
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Thiensville, WI
Yves Saint Laurent Autumn / Winter 1992 YSL black and white wool cashmere shepherd check belted coat. Black rib knit standing collar. Seven center front button closures. Long sleeves...
Category

1990s Coats

1960's YVES SAINT LAURENT gradient color floral coat with puff sleeves
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Vivid gradient colored floral coat with puff sleeves from Yves Saint Laurent dating to the 1960. Coat best fits a US size 2 or 4. Approximate measurements: shoulder 14", bust 35", em...
Category

1960s Jackets

YSL Blue Puffer Coat with Black Fringe Trim - 40 - 1980's
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Palm Beach, FL
YSL Blue Puffer Coat with Black Fringe Trim - 40 - 1980's. This piece is truly spectacular and a great way to spice up a winter outfit. The jacket is has a blue-purple hue with a sli...
Category

1980s Coats and Outerwear

Chic 1960s Yves Saint Laurent Navy Blue Lightweight Wool Vintage Swing Jacket
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic and classic vintage late 60s YVES SAINT LAURENT YSL Rive Gauche lightweight wool swing jacket! The perfect alternative to a black jacket, this gem matches anything, and is perfe...
Category

1960s Jackets

Yves Saint Laurent Gold Evening Coat w/ Jeweled Buttons YSL, 1990s
By Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Glitz, glamour, and gold were the staples of Yves Saint Laurent in the 1990s. While YSL is known for exotic and eye-catching designs, the 90s incorporated a new layer of luxury to th...
Category

1990s Coats and Outerwear

The 1stDibs Promise

Learn More

Expertly Vetted Sellers

Confidence at Checkout

Price-Match Guarantee

Exceptional Support

Buyer Protection

Insured Global Delivery