How chic is this Yves Saint Laurent vintage tie, made of silk, by one of the most iconic fashion designers of the 20th century? A caramel/mocha colour forms the backdrop to repetitive diamond-shaped symbols with pale pink and blue borders and tiny white dots in the centre. Ladies, you can style your tie in a number of ways and wear with confidence – either as a belt, worn openly or tied loosely, as a head band or worn in the traditional knotted neck-tie style.
About the designer: Yves Saint Laurent
Establishing his own fashion house in 1962, Yves Saint Laurent introduced some of the most significant fashion trends of the late 20th century. Born in Algeria, Yves won a design competition and worked alongside Christian Dior. After Dior’s sudden death in 1958, he was appointed as the chief designer at the Christian Dior fashion house until 1960. He was heavily influenced by art and based some of his designs and embroidery on paintings by artists such as Mondrian, Matisse, Picasso and Braque (his 1965-66 ‘Mondrian dress’ in block colours is an influential fashion classic). He was also influenced by the house of Chanel and Schiapearelli. He is widely recognised for his ability to rework men’s tailoring into women’s clothing, bringing masculine elements into feminine fashion, including the trench coat, pea-jacket, safari suits and his legendary men’s-style formal dinner suits/tuxedos, known as ‘le smoking’.
This tie has been professionally dry-cleaned and will be ready to wear upon arrival.