African Beaded - Elsa Marti
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Yves Saint Laurent: African Collection (Part 3)

Saint Laurent Elevated the Beauty of Traditional Ethnic Dress Like No Other

Yves Saint Lauren’s African & Safari Collections caused quite the revolution in the fashion world in 1967.  Inspired by the fantasy and exoticism of traditional cultural African dress YSL’s interpretation made beaded, feathered, tribal patterns oh so chic and beautiful!  When he brought his African Collection to the runways of Paris the fashion world couldn’t get enough of it.  Only YSL could reinterpret the exotic and celebrate the beauty of ethnic dress and turn it into chic and glorious Haute Couture looks.


African Beaded - Elsa Marti African Beaded Dress – Elsa Martinelli

YSL African beaded dresses

YSL African Collection with Twiggy 1967Twiggy in YSL African beaded dress 1967

YSL beaded african Dress detailsAfrican dress details – sequins, embroidery, intricate beading

African Coat YSL



Gold cuffs – Jewelry from the African Collection

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