Striking, very large gilt metal and glass ear clips, Yves Saint Laurent , 1980s

Striking, very large gilt metal and glass ear clips, Yves Saint Laurent , 1980s

450.00

These emerald moulded Lucite earrings have beautiful rusticated gilt settings. Surprisingly comfortable to wear, despite their size, they nestle into the earlobe and frame the jaw beautifully. Made by Maison Goossens (who maintained a highly creative relationship with YSL), these are so YSL, and of their time. Yves Saint Laurent was born in 1936, and became one of the 20th Century’s most famous and prolific fashion designers. Finding himself at the head of the House of Dior, after Dior’s death, from 1957 until 1960, his first collection there certainly turned the fortunes of the couture house and launched a stellar career for himself. Accessories had always held an important place in his work, and he became highly prolific in this field, taking on certain designers, notably Loulou De La Falaise, who took charge of accessories as well as being a celebrated muse for Laurent himself. The diversity of YSL jewellery is endless, working closely with Robert Goossens , amongst other established Parisian artisans, achieving jewels of a very high quality and strong design.

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