Purple Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Jacket
Wonderful purple vintage jacket by Yves Saint Laurent,edged in black braid.
Size 40, bust 36'', length 20''
Yves Saint Laurent moved to Paris from Algeria when he was 18. He enrolled at the Chambre Syndical de la Haute Couture and started working for Dior in 1955, and took over the house when he was 21 after Dior died. He established his own house in 1961, producing a series of innovative designs such as the Mondrian dress, velvet knickerbokers, see through blouses, classic safari jackets and the famous Le Smoking jacket. In 1966 he opened a ready to wear chain, Rive Gauche.