SS 1992 Yves Saint Laurent Runway Dress

Condition: Excellent
Price: € 500
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Documented vintage is a privilege to have pass though your hands so we have to admit an extra little thrill discovering the twin of this fabulous Yves Saint Laurent dress walked the runway in 1992!

This cocktail dress has a ruched bustier bodice and a full pleated skirt. The dress is made of a thick cotton in a green, yellow, pink and red floral print. The bodice has a dropped waistline with a pleated skirt and a bow at the back. 

  • Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
  • Blind zipper at the side
  • Sweetheart neckline 
  • Strapless 
  • Internal boned bodice 
  • A-line
  • Fully lined in fine yellow fabric 
  • The size indicated on the label is 38 (French sizing). Fits true to size. 
  • Waist: 33cm flat across from side to side
  • Drop waist: 35cm flat across from side to side
  • Length: 79cm 
  • Excellent vintage condition with minor to no signs of use 
  • This item has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival. 
  • This item has been authenticated by our in-house trained professionals. Yves Saint Laurent does not endorse or participate in the La Doyenne Vintage's authentication process. 
  • Yves Saint Laurent is a registered trademark of Saint Laurent. La Doyenne Vintage is neither partnered nor affiliated with Saint Laurent. 
  • Photos are of the actual item in our possession.
  • Reference photo: 1992 Spring/Summer advertising campaign. Photographer: Helmut Newton, Model: Karen Mulder. 
Yves Saint Laurent
€ 500
Spring/Summer 1992
100% Cotton
Made in France

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.