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1960s Yves Saint Laurent Ivory and Navy Derby Hat Patent Leather Orange Hatband


Borrowing its aesthetic from the classic men’s derby hat, this 1960s Yves Saint Laurent ivory hat is sure to add unparalleled style to any dressed-up or dressed-down look. Saint Laurent was committed to offering high-quality fashions for the everyday woman that were chic, yet easy to wear. A remarkable color palette of the stark ivory crown with a deep navy, narrow brim, accented by vibrant orange piping around the brim, and orange grosgrain ribbon overlaid with liquid navy patent leather.

Ranging from the matte ribbon, to the slight glimmer of the colored raffia, then to the high-gloss patent leather, an exciting conversation of texture is had. At the back of the hatband, a faux knot is attached with tails that slide just off the brim providing extra dimension to the design. Saint Laurent was not in the business of boring designs. From any angle, this hat emphasizes its inherent visual interest, whilst highlighting a particular element of it in a different way. Being featured in stores cross-nationally in the US so soon after Saint Laurent opened his house in France underscores the international desire for Saint Laurent’s clothing, and accessories.


Brim: 2.5 inches

Crown height: 3.5 inches

Diameter: 22.5 inches

This hat is made of two-toned raffia of deep navy and ivory and is in excellent condition. It is lined with a Tiffany blue grosgrain sweatband and includes both the Yves Saint Laurent designer label as well as the Bullocks Del Amo retail label. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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