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Yves Saint Laurent Tom Ford F/W 2004 Silk Embroidered Boots YSL
Tom Ford took over as the creative director for Yves Saint Laurent from 1999 to 2004. Ford, like Saint Laurent, is noted for a hyper-progressive vision that tends to bring multiple layers to his design work. For Ford, this frequently manifests as an underlying or overt layer of sensuality. The 2004 Fall/Winter collection was Ford’s last for YSL, and featured a gorgeous array of Oriental inspired designs in jewel tones with fur accents.
Featured in looks 18 & 20 on that season’s runway, these exquisite over-the-knee boots are the most memorable and coveted boots from the Tom Ford YSL era. Done in black silk, the boots have an undeniable sensual allure and are embroidered with large red-crowned cranes and fuzzy pink cherry blossoms that spiral around each leg. Cranes symbolize peace and prosperity, while cherry blossoms herald the arrival of Spring, indicating hope and renewal. A small pool of blue water is embroidered at the front of each ankle, adding a nice pop of color that defines the leg and draws the eye upward.
The boots have beautiful sculpted red lacquer wedge heels and are finished with a half circle of metallic gold piping on each side of the shoe’s vamp. An incredible addition to the discerning fashion lover’s wardrobe, these showstopping, statement boots are wearable works of art that will elevate any elegant little black dress or chic ensemble you choose to style them with.
These YSL Tom Ford boots are a rare find. In lucky size 35.5, these boots have zip closures at the back of the leg, complete with gold tassel pulls. The soles feature the YSL logo on each arch. In excellent condition, these boots have never been worn but have some minor scratches that are visible on the red lacquer soles. 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.