Exceptional Vintage Yves St. Laurent Silk Scarf 1960S Blues Geometric
Absolutely gorgeous vintage silk scarf in navy, turquoise and pale gray by designer Yves St. Laurent, measures 34" square. Mint condition. "Made in France" on tag.
I would put the age at the late 1960's, or very early 1970's and here is some info I copied from the Vintage Fashion Guild about the designer:
(1936 - 2008) Yves St. Laurent went to Paris at age 17 to find work in fashion. He was soon hired by Christian Dior as an assistant. They worked together for several years, and when Dior died in 1957, St. Laurent was made the head designer. His first collection, Spring 1958, was called the Trapeeze, and was an immediate hit.
But subsequent collections were not so well received, and when Laurent returned to Paris after a brief time in the army, he found that he had been replaced at Dior by Marc Bohan. In 1962 he opened his own couture house. Rive Gauche, his ready-to-wear line, was established in 1966.
St. Laurent's influence was immediate and far-reaching. Among his successes - the Mondrian collection in 1965, Le Smoking tuxedo suits of 1967 and beyond, the Safari suits of 1968 and the Russian inspired collection of 1976.
St. Laurent retired in 2002. His couture atelier was closed, but the Rive Gauche line continued to be designed by Tom Ford, who started there in 2001. In 2004, Ford left Saint Laurent, and Ford's assistant, Stefano Pilati was named the new creative director.
Yves Saint Laurent died in 2008.