This large vintage Yves Saint Laurent Silk Scarf from the 1970s is a geometric style print containing squares and rectangles that resemble picture frames. It is an interesting and very simplistic print. The colors are somewhat neutral in shades of warm tobacco brown, caramel, mustard and black. These are soft, subtle hues of color that blend and are not stark. The silk is velvety soft and substantial at the same time. The finish on this silk is not shiny at all, but instead matte finish. The hem is hand rolled and stitched.
This vintage scarf does have some issues and for that reason, the price does reflect their presence. There is a noticeable pull in the silk material close to the center that runs from the top of the scarf three quarters of the way down……not quite to the bottom, but almost. There are several faint spots on the material. One definitely looks like a small round clear liquid drop and is near to the hem on the left side of the scarf. There is another very faint spot at the bottom left hem just under the designer’s name. Another even more faint spot is at the bottom right corner of the second center black square frame. There also seems to be a very small bit of fading to this lovely silk material. The black squares seem to suggest this more than the other colors. As previously stated in the description of this fine Yves Saint Laurent scarf, the colors are meant to be subtle and not especially vivid. The matt finish silk makes this quality of the design even more apparent. Although there are some issues present, this scarf is still a nice find for the collector of vintage YSL scarves and it’s perfectly wearable. The actual structure of this scarf is very sound.
Yves Saint Laurent, the designer’s name, is incorporated into the silk design at the bottom left side of the scarf in a mustard colored rectangle.
33” Wide x 35” Long
This seller is a proud member of The Vintage Fashion Guild (VFG) and The Costume Society of America (CSA)
Vintage 1970s Yves Saint Laurent Silk Scarf Geometric Print Squares and Rectangles