So Clutch: How 5 Iconic YSL Bags Got Their Names

True, all Saint Laurent bags are equally coveted. But how did each get its name? We have the stories. Read up.

YSL Clutches

1. Cassandre
Named For: Adolphe Mouron Cassandre, the typeface designer who created the interlocking YSL logo in 1961.

2. Y Clutch
Named For: The classic gold-tone Y buckle at the center of the snap closure.

3. Cassandre Tassel
Named For: See number one. Plus an ode to the 1970s glamour and opulence Yves Saint Laurent was known for.

4. Letters
Named For: The letters that spell out the brand’s revamped name, “Saint Laurent.” 

5. Courtney
Named For: Current creative director Hedi Slimane’s BFF and rock ‘n’ roll queen, Courtney Love.

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By Brianna Lapolla, Staff Writer

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November 28, 2013