Saturday, February 27, 2010


When it rains, it pours, and it is pouring in Los Angeles. Not only from the heavens (literally it's going to be a wet one in LA), but also from one of the closets of a former Yves Saint Laurent Directrice of Accessories from the 1980s who has OVER 1000 pieces of Rive Gauche and Haute Couture jewelry -- most of which is straight off the runway, first prototypes, including many unproduced and one-of-a-kind pieces. This is a MAJOR collection that we are honored to be selling to our discriminating global clientelle. We will post around 30 pieces a month. This may take over a year to go through the entire collection, but everything is being meticulously documented to include recollections about each piece as well as estimated dates of the season from which the jewelry was shown. These are all designs from Loulou de la Falaise and are a wonderful reminder of her design prowess in collaboration with YSL. As with most prototypes, the pieces are often unsigned, but any connoisseur of bijoux fantasie will be aware of the signature YSL design elements regardless of any stamp. Some pieces will have numbers taped to the jewelry indicating their passage and an example of an actual runway piece worn by the model at a show!

Let the games begin:
The owner describes these pieces as follows "Saint Laurent takes his inspiration from a natural element. He adores creating bracelets like this one and his adapations are always flawless."

Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche gold tone bamboo, Spring/Summer 1989
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