Yves Saint Laurent Deauville Canvas Wedge Sandals


Condition: Excellent
Price: € 249


Crazy for wedges? So are we! Yves Saint Laurent had us at cork platforms. The iconic French fashion house has churned out some serious foot candy in the form of canvas wedge sandals, featuring a geometric denim design, leather piping and gold tone details with side cutouts and an adjustable ankle strap. Match these sandals with a striped navy sweater and white skirt or culottes to score the much-loved nautical trend.

  • Brown leather trim
  • Crossover strap detailing
  • Open toe
  • Cutaway detail at sole
  • Gold-flecked cork wedge
  • Heel measures approximately 140mm/ 5.5 inches and a 40mm/ 1.5 inch platform.
  • Goldtone buckle fastening at ankle
  • Italian sizing
  • This style runs true to size

 

 

Reference
206-625
Designer
Yves Saint Laurent
Status
Available
Price
€ 249
Origin
Made in Italy
Size
38.5

Yves Saint Laurent

Algerian-born Yves Saint Laurent 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, and he was among the first to feature black models.

In 1993, the house was sold to pharmaceuticals company Sanofi for over $600 million before the Gucci Group acquired the brand. Yves stayed aboard, designing the couture collection until his retirement in 2002, which marked the shuttering of that arm of the business. Rive Gauche was designed by Lanvin’s Alber Elbaz for three seasons starting in 1998, and then by Creative Director Tom Ford, who brought the brand back into the spotlight with heightened sex appeal and provocative marketing, somewhat to the dismay of Saint Laurent, who was not particularly fond of Ford’s aesthetic. After Tom Ford’s departure in 2004, Stefano Pilati, whose style was more in line with that of the late Monsieur Saint Laurent, was named creative director. In February 2012 it was announced that Hedi Slimane would replace Pilati. After his appoitment Slimane made the decision to rebrand Yes Saint Laurent, renaming the ready-to-wear line to Saint Laurent Paris.

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