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Rare Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Purple Velvet Dress

Rare Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Purple Velvet Dress

Regular price $ 197.50 USD
Regular price $ 395.00 USD Sale price $ 197.50 USD
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Rare vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche purple velvet dress from the 80s/early 1990s. Yves Saint Laurent was a French designer and is regarded as being among the foremost fashion designers of the twentieth century. This rare dress is a collector's item for any vintage or fashion lover. Made in France of a beautiful thick velveteen fabric with a subtle sheer purple color. The dress is a very deep dark jewel-tone purple and almost reads black when worn. There is a subtle purple shine that occurs when the light hits it, subtle and sumptuous.

Brand: Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche with I.Magnin label
Made in France

Vintage: 1980s/1990s


  • cotton velveteen 
  • Fully lined in silk taffeta 
  • Below the Knee length
  • *belt used for styling/not included* but can be purchased here:

Size: Tag says FR 36 (US 6), fits more like a modern 4/6

Bust: 34-35.5”
Waist: 31” (meant to be loose/A line)
Length: 42”
Shoulders: 16"

Condition: Excellent/pristine vintage condition.

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About the Designer:

As a teen, Yves Saint Laurent left Algeria for Paris to work for designer Christian Dior and gained acclaim for his dress designs. In 1966, he launched his own fashion label, where his adaptations of tuxedos for women garnered him fame. He was the first living designer to receive a solo exhibition in New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art in 1983.

 Yves Saint Laurent can be credited with both spurring the couture's rise from its 1960s ashes and with finally rendering ready-to-wear reputable.

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