Home / Knowledge / News / Fashion / YSL dress fetches € 118,750 at Gros & Delettrez auction
YSL dress fetches € 118,750 at Gros & Delettrez auction
Oct '13
courtesy: Gros & Delettrez
courtesy: Gros & Delettrez
A 1968 Yves Saint Laurent (YSL) black dress has gone under the hammer for an unbelievable sum of € 118,750 at an event in the Paris-based auction house Gros & Delettrez.
Decorated with ostrich feathers around the waist, the long robe in flowing chiffon was part of a sumptuous selection of more than 300 outfits from the last quarter of the twentieth century that were auctioned at the event. 
Other than the transparent black dress, a satin gown, replete with intricate hand embroidery by the famed embroidery designer François Lesage, from the same French fashion house was also sold at the auction.
Additionally, the event auctioned a Christian Dior black cocktail dress in velvet, featuring a high neckline satin corset with puff sleeves and a straight skirt tied with a belt made from the same fabric.
In addition to the Dior and YSL outfits, a variety of other lavish haute couture creations by Azzedine Alaia, Paco Rabanne, Christian Lacroix, Claude Montana and Thiery Mugler were also sold.
The auctioned haute couture pieces were actually owned by a former YSL muse and Geneva-based model-cum-designer Danielle Luquet Saint Germain, who is known as one of the world’s biggest private collectors, owning a museum like collection of over 1000 couture pieces collected over a period of 30 to 40 years.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India

Must ReadView All

Sri Lanka reduces VAT on imported fabric to 5%

Textiles | On 24th Sep 2018

Sri Lanka reduces VAT on imported fabric to 5%

Considering the requests made by the stakeholders in the fabric...

E-com firms in India to deduct 1% TCS under GST from Oct 1

Apparel/Garments | On 24th Sep 2018

E-com firms in India to deduct 1% TCS under GST from Oct 1

E-commerce companies in India will have to deduct 1 per cent tax...

Courtesy: Andritz

Textiles | On 24th Sep 2018

'Strength of economy, demographics drive nonwovens demand'

The strength of the economy and demographic trends are the main...

Interviews View All

Deepak Jain, Baggout

Deepak Jain

We are using Facebook and Instagram to promote ourselves

Rahuul Jashnani, Jashn

Rahuul Jashnani

‘Online economy has changed the whole dynamics of buying habits.’

Anavila Misra, Anavila Collection

Anavila Misra
Anavila Collection

Fashion shows are also encouraging and highlighting sustainable fashion

John Kelley,

John Kelley

Textile Events is one of the largest textile fair in the United Kingdom,...

Sham Shah,

Sham Shah

Shamal and Shamal Pvt Ltd is into manufacturing and sales of textile...

Abhishek Pachauri,

Abhishek Pachauri

Reckon Industries adapts latest systems for manufacturing from designing...

Eric Scholler, Groz-Beckert

Eric Scholler

The Indian market has huge potential in technical textiles, and by far,...

Dr. Rene Wollert, Freudenberg Nonwovens

Dr. Rene Wollert
Freudenberg Nonwovens

Dr. Rene Wollert discusses the current scenario of the global nonwovens...

Suresh Patel, Sidwin Fabric

Suresh Patel
Sidwin Fabric

Sidwin Fabric is a manufacturer and exporter of polypropylene textiles and ...

Vaanee Bhatia, Gritstones Clothing

Vaanee Bhatia
Gritstones Clothing

<div>Delhi-based Gritstones Clothing offers quality and exemplary style...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao, Nayaab

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Ritu Kumar, Label Ritu Kumar

Ritu Kumar
Label Ritu Kumar

‘Classics will return’ "There are a lot of people wearing western clothes ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


Leave your Comments

September 2018

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category

Related Categories:

Advanced Search