Dating a Saint Laurent Rive Gauche Outfit

Discussion in 'PUBLIC Vintage Fashion Q & A' started by maltby, Jun 17, 2017.

  1. maltby

    maltby Registered Guest

    late 60s maybe? It has a side metal zip on the sheer top, the skirt is lined w a metal zip and clasp and tons of ruffles on both. Also a belt (?) sash thing. I couldn't resist it and can't seem to find a one like it online but you guys are always better at that than I am so am looking forward to and appreciate any input! IMG_0429.JPG IMG_0430.JPG IMG_0431.JPG IMG_0432.JPG IMG_0429.JPG

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  2. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand Trade Member

    You might want to spin the photos so they aren't sideways. Sure would help!

    I don't believe this is late 1966s but early 80s... if you snap another picture of the label, without covering up the print to the left of the Rive Gauche, you can tell better. There's a little difference between the 70s and 80s labels there but the font looks early 80s.
  3. carla rey

    carla rey Trade Member

    Yeah everything from the color to the cut is screaming early 80s to me.
  4. Rue_de_la_Paix

    Rue_de_la_Paix Trade Member

    I agree with Cin that it does not look 1960s. However, I see this as mid - late 1970s, but possibly as late as 1980 - 1981. YSL revisited this peasant and sheer ruffled skirt look many times through the 2 decades, and while the colors and geometric pattern certainly do look more 1980s .....I am leaning to late 70s. Can you show us the sash and turn the photos for us, please?

    I am sure some others will come along who can help us here too.
  5. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  6. maltby

    maltby Registered Guest

    thanks everyone! not sure why I can never turn the photos and sorry its so annoying!
  7. poppysvintageclothing

    poppysvintageclothing Administrator Staff Member

  8. maltby

    maltby Registered Guest

    Thought those who commented might be interested- I sold this for an all time record (for me!) price wise to a well known fancy LA vintage dealer who now has it on sale on first dibs! And it is from the 70s. Lucky find
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  9. bycinbyhand

    bycinbyhand Trade Member

  10. StitchesandSnags

    StitchesandSnags Registered Guest

    I was about to say seventies when I saw this comment. Wow! I have a feeling I know who you sold it to.
  11. claireshaeffer

    claireshaeffer Trade Member

    Just in case you didn't notice. The ruffles are skewed. YSL used this a lot on evening wear and underpinings. The have more volume and require less fabric that any other ruffle since they are cut on grain. Dior also used it so I don't know whether YSL saw or used it first at Dior.
    About the same time as this dress YSL did a tiered dress with wider ruffles using the same technique.
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