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The Jewelry of Yves Saint Laurent

  • Wednesday, April 17 at 6:00 pm

  • $50 On-site

  • On-site • 54 W. Chicago Ave

  • In English


Stuart Dyer will be exploring the inspirations behind the jewelry of Yves Saint Laurent, the talented ateliers who produced the jewelry and the influence of LouLou de la Falaise on the designs. Join Stuart after the program for an Alliance boutique of her vintage treasures including rare YSL pieces.

About the Guest

Stuart Dyer is the founder of Ladybug Vintage LLC, a finely curated collection of high-end, vintage designer jewelry and accessories. Launched in 2009, Ladybug Vintage blends Dyer’s lifelong passion for vintage with her expertise in the worlds of fashion and design. Ladybug Vintage pieces are worn by fashionable ladies all over the world and have been acquired by companies such as Gucci and Kenzo for their vintage archives. In 2011 Ladybug Vintage was featured in Gwyneth Paltrow’s goop guide as a place to source vintage in Chicago. Prior to starting Ladybug Vintage, Dyer worked as a designer for Lilly Pulitzer, Lands’ End and Tommy Hilfiger - where as head designer she launched Hilfiger’s inaugural women’s swimwear line. Dyer’s Hilfiger swimwear designs graced the pages of numerous publications including Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, and the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. Dyer began her career by working for the largest vintage fabric swatch house in Manhattan (the Textile Design Group) where she worked with vintage fabrics and helped designers from leading apparel companies source inspiration. Dyer holds a BA from Hamilton College in Art History and has completed advanced course work in fashion design at Parson’s School of Design. Ladybug Vintage focuses primarily on the glamorous eras of the 1950’s to the 1980’s - whimsy, refinement and insouciance are the hallmarks the collection. Dyer’s mission is to present vintage as something special but accessible. She believes that wearing vintage enables a woman to express a bit of her own creativity and to not see herself coming and going. Ladybug Vintage’s clientele are encouraged to make their own rules and to do so with confidence and flair.

Stuart Dyer

Grand Patrons:

Myriam Bransfield
Jean P. Elting
Susan Hillman
Elizabeth Hoffman
Libby Horn
R. Stanley Johnson*
Betsy Holleb Krauss
Virginia Boyles Lawless*
Suzanne C. McCormick
Janis W. Notz
Betsey N. Pinkert
D. Elizabeth Price
Cheryl Sandner
Laraine Spector
Liz Stiffel
Mary K. Swift
Leslie Zentner


Elisabeth Adams
Mary H. Anderson
Lisa W. Bailey
Michelle Bibergal
Frances Blair
Virginia Bobins
Mary Ellen Connellan
Kathleen Cook
Lidia Devonshire
Annie Ergas
Judith Scholl Lee
Jeanne and Fred Lewin
Leslie Logsdon
John G. W. McCord
Donna McKinney
Carol Montag
Jody Pelletiere
Lisa Klimley Malkin
Carole Sandner
Diana M. Senior
Pauline Kurtides Sheehan
Beth Smetana
Elizabeth Thiele
Blair Thrush Lele
Margaret Abbott Trboyevic
H. Randolph and
Nancy S. Williams
Karen Zupko

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