Yves Saint Laurent Pieces Up for Mondrian Dress

A few weeks before Christmas, the Cornette de Saint Cyr family house unveils an auction of 500 vintage Yves Saint Laurent clothes and accessories.

The 1960s marked the Golden Age of Yves Saint Laurent. In 1965, the fashion world applauded the Mondrian dress, from the Mondrian – Poliakoff collection, which quickly became one of the many symbols of the young couturier. Shortly after, the Saint Laurent Rive Gauche boutique opened on rue de Tournon in Paris. The idea: not only to dress the models, but all the women. A true democratization of fashion which will greatly help to forge the Yves Saint Laurent myth around the world. Decades later, Yves Saint Laurent fashion still fascinates collectors. This month, the Quidam de Revel brand, founded by Emmanuelle and Philippe Harros and specializing in couture archives, unveils its collection of Yves Saint Laurent pieces from the years 1967 to 1979 at an auction.

Rare period pieces
Long frock coat with cape-checker worn by Françoise Hardy, red cardigan embroidered by Maison Lesage, long and belted dress sported by Catherine Deneuve in a Paris Match issue of 1970…

In total, 500 pieces taken from the archives of the Yves Saint house Laurent will be offered for sale on December 3, 2020 on the official website of the Cornette de Saint Cyr company.

Estimates are between 40 euros for a silk blouse and 12,000 euros for an embroidered evening jacket. So many pieces that do not only recall the genius of Yves Saint Laurent: they also retrace all the fashion of an era marked by the resolutely androgynous aesthetic inspired by the designer.

“The 1970s: the Golden Age of Saint Laurent Rive Gauche – Quidam De Revel Collection”, online and live auction, Thursday 3 December at 1 pm, on the Cornette de Saint Cyr site.