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Lot 44: Yves Saint Laurent, Y Line Long Leather Wallet, Italy, 2000s
25 October 2016
Berlin, Berlin, GermanyLive Auction
Brown leather, gold-toned metal
Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008) – French luxury designer
Embossed company’s logo, ‘Made in Italy’ and serial number ‘513092-274524’
Rectangular long wallet
Foldable front flap with gold-toned metal Y buckle, snap fastener
On the inside two open compartment, one central zipper pocket as well as a side pocket and numerous further credit card slots
Dimensions (folded up): c. 9.5 x 19 x 2.2 cm
Dimensions (unfolded): c. 19 x 19 x 2 cm
The wallet shows traces of wear. In places surface abrasion, pressure marks and smaller stains. The folded up size measures c. 9.5 x 19 x 2.2 cm, the unfolded size is c. 19 x 19 x 2 cm.
Yves Saint Laurent (1936-2008)
Yves Henri Donat Mathieu-Saint Laurent was born 1936 in Oran, Algeria. Better known today as Yves Saint Laurent, the ‘revolutionary’ of fashion design started his career in Paris as an assistant of Christian Dior (1905-1957). In 1962 he opened his own fashion house with his partner Pierre Bergé, embodying the French haute couture in the following decades like no other fashion designer. His classic ladies’ suit ‘Le Smoking’, which he also included in his newly created, luxurious Rive Gauche prêt-à-porter line in 1966 and offered in numerous variations since, was particularly influential. With his legendary ‘Beat Look’, ‘Op Art-Fashion’ or ‘Zhivago Look’, YSL not only set fashion trends but Underlined the connection between art and fashion again and again, designing pieces inspired by paintings by Mondrian, Matisse and van Gogh. Numerous museums dedicated exhibitions to the fashion designer’s work. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York even exhibited his designs during his lifetime – an accolade for YSL!
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