This is an exceptionally beautiful vintage silk twill scarf by Yves Saint Lauren. The couture scarf is understated sophistication in a pattern of clean straight lines and squares in rich hues of blues.
Dates to the late 1970’s. Of the finest quality silk twill.
Plump, hand rolled to the front face and hand stitched edges.
The scarf measures 31 inches square.
It is in excellent condition with no damage or sign of wear.
Couture quality and simply sensational.
SAINT LAURENT YVES / France (1936-2008) – Born in Algeria, Yves Saint Laurent first gained recognition in fashion circles when he won a competition in 1954; the following year he was hired to work alongside CHRISTIAN DIOR. After Dior`s death Saint Laurent became the couture house`s chief designer at the age 21.
His first collection was the “Trapeze” line, which represented a controversial departure from the typically feminine silhouette of Dior`s pieces. In 1962 Saint Laurent founded his own couture hous.
Other innovations included his “Mondrian” dresses in 1965 followed by feminine variations on tuxedo jacket and safari suits in the 1970s.
Saint Laurent continued to be a leading designer until his death in 2008.