Art Deco Yves Saint Laurent (tom Ford) White Bow-tie Blouse, Us Size 6 ~nr~ For Sale
Art Deco Yves Saint Laurent (Tom Ford) White Bow-Tie Blouse, US Size 6 ~NR~
Here’s a Fabulous white cotton YSL, Rive Gauche blouse beautifully crafted with a fly-front placket that hides six Mother-of-Pearl buttons and a narrow band collar with attached jabots and a DRAMATIC long tie that can be worn in an enormous butterfly bow (which was unique to the Art Deco fashions of the 1930s)! The full length sleeves have three button cuffs.
Size: 6 (US)
Labeled: Yves Saint Laurent
Made in Italy
65% Cotton, 29% Polyamide, 6% Elastane
Tie: 13” x 76” (attached to collar)
Gathered Jabots: 7” long (attached to collar on either side of front placket)
Back shoulder to shoulder: 15 1/2”
Center Back: 27”
Cuffs: 2 3/4”
Designer: Tom Ford
Background: “Yves St. Laurent (1936 – 2008) went to Paris at age 17 to find work in fashion. He was soon hired by Christian Dior as an assistant. They worked together for several years, and when Dior died in 1957, St. Laurent was made the head designer. His first collection, Spring 1958, was called the Trapeeze, and was an immediate hit. But subsequent collections were not so well received, and when Laurent returned to Paris after a brief time in the army, he found that he had been replaced at Dior by Marc Bohan. In 1962 he opened his own couture house. Rive Gauche, his ready-to-wear line, was established in 1966. St. Laurent’s influence was immediate and far-reaching. Among his successes – the Mondrian collection in 1965, Le Smoking tuxedo suits of 1967 and beyond, the Safari suits of 1968 and the Russian inspired collection of 1976. In 2004, Ford left Saint Laurent, and Ford’s assistant, Stefano Pilati was named the new creative director. In 2012 Pilati was dismissed, and Hedi Slimane was named the new designer. Also in 2012, the name of the company was changed to Saint Laurent Paris.Yves Saint Laurent died in 2008.”
Algerian-born Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008) and business partner/ex-lover Pierre Bergé started the brand in 1962, after Saint Laurent was laid off from his top rank at Dior following his stint in the French Army. Going solo, it turned out, galvanized YSL’s creative output and career. The designer is credited with a great many things: the women’s tuxedo (and Le Smoking), the trench coat and peacoat as high fashion, safari-chic, the shirt dress, the iconic Mondrian dress (and the subsequent graphic print craze), “ethnic-inspired” and beatnik gear, and numerous other sartorial coups that have penetrated our collective style-unconscious. Saint Laurent was also was the first couturier to market and cultivate his prêt-a-porter line Rive Gauche. St. Laurent designed the couture collection until he retired in 2002, which marked the shuttering of that arm of the business. His couture atelier was closed, but the Rive Gauche line continued to be designed by Creative Director Tom Ford, who brought the brand back into the spotlight with heightened sex appeal and provocative marketing.
Important Note: I DO NOT sell on approval! ALL items are vintage and therefore will have age-related “wear” or “patina”.
This blouse is the EPITOME of ART DECO STYLE and would look FABULOUS worn with tailored pants, a skirt, or accessorizing your favorite suit!!
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