Yves Saint Laurent 1980s Vintage Butterfly Brooch

Beautiful French styling can be found in this butterfly brooch by Yves Saint Laurent. It dates from the 1980s.

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The Details...

This brooch features an stylised gold tone butterfly detailed with purple enamelling. The brooch fastens with a round safety catch and the fastening pin is fitted to the brooch with a round hinge. The brooch is signed. There is a rectangular, gold tone panel engraved with 'YSL' on the reverse of the brooch, along with a square, gold tone panel engraved with 'Made in France'. The brooch measures 5cm x 4cm. To find out more about Yves Saint Laurent jewellery, please visit our 'Designers' section.

A Short History...

This brooch is atypical of the of the craze for gold tone, large scale pieces that perpetuated throughout the Eighties. Yves Saint Laurent's creations sprung forth from the pages of Vogue on the likes of Linda Evangelista and Naomi Campbell. It is easy to imagine such supermodels wearing this brooch, as they stare powerfully from a double-page spread in sharp shouldered suits.

Wear it With...

Pin this piece to a blazer and add a touch of YSL chic to your work wear. Team with shoes that have an element of purple detailing to compliment the enamelling in this piece. 

  • Designer Yves Saint Laurent
  • Colour Purple, Gold
  • Era 1980s
  • Occasion Wedding Guest, Smart Casual, Cocktail and Evening
  • Trend Power, One with Nature