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Black Art Deco Starburst Burnout Velvet Cocktail Dress - Medium, 1930s
Located in Tucson, AZ
As people braced for war in the late 1930s, fashion responded by shortening hemlines and replacing bias silhouettes with more severe, military-inspired cuts. A true “black sheep,” th...
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1930s Evening Dresses

1930S Black Bias Cut Silk Velvet Dress With Fab Silver Buttons & Puff Sleeves
Located in New York, NY
1930S Black Bias Cut Silk Velvet Dress With Fab Silver Buttons & Puff Sleeves
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1930s Cocktail Dresses

GERMAINE MONTEIL c.1930s Black Silk Velvet Belted Floral Lace Evening Dress Gown
Located in Thiensville, WI
Rare vintage Germaine Monteil c.1930's black silk velvet belted floral lace evening gown. Long dolman sleeves with six covered button detail and four concealed snap closures at cuffs...
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1930s Evening Dresses

1930s Bias Cut Deep Cobalt Velvet Evening Dress
Located in Houston, TX
Exquisite deep cobalt velvet evening dress reminiscent of the slinky yet sophisticated evening dresses Jean Harlow would wear. The dress features an empire waist with v - neck, ruche...
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1930s Maxi Dress

1930s Vintage Black Velvet Evening Dress With Cream Needle Lace Trim
Located in Portland, OR
This is a beautiful vintage dress from the 1930's in a luxe black rayon or silk velvet with exquisite needle lace that adorns the upper bodice and forms a V shape and delicate short ...
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1930s Evening Dresses

1930s Black/Coral Ribbon Silk and Velvet Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
1930s Black/Coral Ribbon Silk and Velvet Dress. Black short-sleeved ribbon on silk mesh dress with Silk velvet trim and bow.
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1930s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1930s Black Silk Velvet Evening Dress w/ Rhinestone Bodice
Located in San Francisco, CA
1930s Black Velvet Evening Dress w/ Rhinestone Bodice. Braided straps on halter neck, low keyhole drapes open to reveal back.
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1930s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Black Velvet Bonwit Teller Modesty Ladies' Maid Art Deco Day Dress - S, 1930s
By Bonwit Teller & Co.
Located in Tucson, AZ
What at first glance seems like a monastic service uniform is actually so much more, thanks to diamond shape waist insets that create Art Deco angles on close inspection. The flared ...
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1930s Shift Cocktail Dresses

1930S Black Silk Velvet Spaghetti Strap Cocktail Dress With Chiffon Ruffle Ski
Located in New York, NY
1930S Black Silk Velvet Spaghetti Strap Cocktail Dress With Chiffon Ruffle Skirt
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1930s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

1930s Burgundy Velvet Bias Cut Open Sleeve Maxi Dress
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1930s burgundy velvet bias cut open puff sleeve maxi dress. Hand made, this beautiful velvet dress is perfect for any special occasion. Shaped and fitted bodice with an empire waist....
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1930s Maxi Dress

1930s Black Velvet Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Beautiful vintage 30s velvet black dress with velvet devore on the sleeves. - cowl neck - velvet sash/ belt Size: Medium Bust: 38"
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1930s Evening Gowns

1930s Black Velvet Gown
Located in Austin, TX
1930s black velvet gown. Condition: good. Size 6/8 We accept returns for refund, please see our terms. We offer free ground shipping within the US. Please let us know if you h...
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1930s Evening Gowns

1930S Black Silk Velvet Long Sleeved Gown With Chrome Art Deco Buckle
Located in New York, NY
1930S Black Silk Velvet Long Sleeved Gown With Chrome Art Deco Buckle
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1930s Evening Dresses

1930'S Black Sheer Rayon & Cotton Tulle Gown Covered In Silk Velvet Polka Dots
Located in New York, NY
1930'S Black Sheer Rayon & Cotton Tulle Gown Covered In Silk Velvet Polka Dots From Paris
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1930s Casual Dresses

1930s Black Velvet Gown with Beaded Yoke
Located in Alford, MA
Black silk velvet 1930s gown featuring a silver-beaded yoke on an ivory ground of repeating triangles amidst squiggle-beaded intervals. Short sleeves gathered at bottom, bias-cut ski...
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1930s Evening Dresses and Gowns

A Maggy Rouff Haute Couture black satin and velvet Evening Dress, Circa 1935
By Maggy Rouff
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1935 France Haute Couture Evening Dress Haute Couture Maggy Rouff in black satin and velvet from 1935. Jacket with round neck, collar and lapels of black velvet sleeves, puff s...
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1930s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Black Silk Velvet Gown with Rhinestone Accents, 1930s
Located in San Francisco, CA
1930s Black Silk Velvet Gown with Rhinestone Accents. Black silk velvet gown with cowl neck, gusset snap closure on the side, snap closure on first at the sleeves, cut our designs on...
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1930s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1930s Maroon rayon velvet dress with rhinestones belt
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Elegant 1930s maroon rayon velvet bias cut dress with art deco rhinestones belt. (small marks on left upper) see image#2 A few marks to the nape of the velvet on the right side near ...
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1930s Evening Gowns

Vintage 1930's Couture Black Lace Flutter Velvet Bow Tiered Swirl Bias-Cut Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Undiminished by time, this mid 1930's black lace couture gown still casts its magical spell. This exceptional French beauty is fashioned in the highest quality black floral patterned...
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1930s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Black Velvet evening gown with beaded collar, 1930s
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Elegant old hollywood 1930s black velvet gown with beaded collar. Long sleeve with small cut out. Fit size US 6/8 Measurement: 36"/ Waist: 30"/ Hip: 40"/ Length: 58" *****flaw...
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1930s Evening Gowns

1930s Bias Cut Silk Velvet Gown
By Harrods
Located in New York, NY
Velvety liquid chocolate slinks down the body in asymmetrical bias cut gorgeousness. Evocative of 1990s Calvin Klein and obviously where John Galliano took his inspiration. The early...
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1930s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1930s Deep Purple Velvet Bias Cut Gown With Gold Lame Cloak Sleeves
Located in London, GB
This enchanting 1930s deep purple velvet evening gown is in superb condition and exudes the glamour of the era. The rich velvet fabric is a deep aubergine shade and is skilfully cut ...
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1930s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

1930s Forest Green Velvet Bias Cut Dress and Jacket
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
1930s forest green velvet bias cut dress and matching jacket. Beautiful velvet of silk and rayon. The dress has wide shoulder straps and an empire bodice with a long bias cut skirt. ...
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1930s Dress and Coat Ensembles

1930's Burgundy Velvet Dress with Rabbit Fur Trimmed Sleeves
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1930's Burgundy Velvet Dress with Rabbit Fur Trimmed Sleeves Shoulders: 17" Armpit to armpit: 14" Bust: 16" Waist: 15" Hip: 19.5" Length - Front (neck opening tp hem): 45.5" ...
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1930s Evening Gowns

Missoni Brown Blue Purple Silk Velvet Pansy Print Crystal Dress 1930s Style
By Missoni
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Typically, Missoni goes for less representational mixtures of prints and vivid colors. In 2006, the Spring collection was all about the styles being feminine, pretty, and flirty whic...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1930s Black Acetate and Velvet Lace Up Gown with Grommets
Located in San Francisco, CA
1930s Black Acetate and Velvet Lace Up Gown with Grommets Period Style with Unusual Detail Back Lace Up Detail on Shoulder and Front Rhinestone Grommets
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1930s Evening Gowns

1930s Dark Rust Silk Velvet Ruched Evening Gown
Located in San Francisco, CA
1930s very Dark Rust Silk Velvet Ruched Evening Gown. Sleeves have been draped into folds that almost extend to the elbow. The bodice has a deep v-neckline and in addition the waist ...
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1930s Evening Dresses and Gowns

A Nicole Groult / Paul Poiret Evening Dress in Velvet and Rhinestones Circa 1935
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1935 France Rare long collector's evening dress, French Haute Couture by Nicole Groult, famous sister of Paul Poiret and dating from the 1935s. Sleeveless dress in carmine red...
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1930s Evening Dresses

1930S Black Rayon Lace Bias Cut Gown With Raspberry Velvet Trim
Located in New York, NY
1930S Black Rayon Lace Bias Cut Gown With Raspberry Velvet Trim
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1930s Evening Gowns

40s Velvet Dress and Bolero
Located in San Francisco, CA
1940's cotton velvet with metal zip on left side. Original bolero jacket.
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1930s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Black *Larger Size* Erté-Style Art Deco Burnout Velvet Backless Gown- M-L, 1930s
Located in Tucson, AZ
A dagger of a gown worn by a pre-War Boston Brahmin in search of a husband. Despite its plunging back, sheer burnout bodice and sinewy bias seams she never found him. No regrets thou...
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1930s Evening Gowns

1930S HARRODS Chocolate Brown Asymmetrically Draped Bias Silk Velvet Gown
By Harrods
Located in New York, NY
The beautiful bias cut to this gown allows it to go from a double 0 up to a size 4 1930S HARRODS Chocolate Brown Asymmetrically Draped Bias Silk Velvet Gown
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1930s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1935 House of Worth Haute-Couture Beaded Velvet & Silk Illusion Dress
By House of Worth
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This superlative couture beaded art-deco dress by The House of Worth is in a class of its own. Charles Frederick Worth died in 1895, when Jean-Philippe became head designer. For at ...
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1930s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

1990S DONNA KARAN Black Bias Cut Rayon & Silk Velvet 1930S Backless Style Gown
By Donna Karan
Located in New York, NY
1990S DONNA KARAN Black Bias Cut Rayon & Silk Velvet 1930S Backless Style Gown
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

MORPHEW COLLECTION Black Backless Gown Made From Recycled 1930S Silk & Velvet
By Morphew
Located in New York, NY
MORPHEW COLLECTION Black Backless Gown Made From Recycled 1930S Silk & Velvet
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Gowns

Backless Silk Velvet Gown from the 1930s with Matching Jacket
Located in New York, NY
Backless Silk Velvet Gown from the 1930s with Matching Jacket
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1930s Evening Gowns

1930's Silk Velvet with Embellished Butterfly Sleeves
Located in Cincinnati, OH
1930's Black silk velvet dress with silk chiffon beaded butterfly sleeves.
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1930s Art Deco Evening Gowns

1930S Burgundy Bias Cut Silk Velvet Draped Bodice & Open Sleeve Gown XL
Located in New York, NY
1930S Burgundy Bias Cut Silk Velvet Draped Bodice & Open Sleeve Gown XL
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1930s Evening Gowns

1930S Mushroom Brown & Lime Green Silk Velvet Bias Cut Batwing Bishop Sleeve Ba
Located in New York, NY
1930S Mushroom Brown & Lime Green Silk Velvet Bias Cut Batwing Bishop Sleeve Backless Gown
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1930s Evening Gowns

1930S Rayon Crepe & Velvet Gown Straight Cut With As-Is Deco Crystal Details
Located in New York, NY
1930S Rayon Crepe & Velvet Gown Straight Cut With As-Is Deco Crystal Details
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1930s Evening Gowns

1930S Sapphire Blue Bias Cut Silk Velvet Backless Gown Few Small As-Is Details
Located in New York, NY
1930S Sapphire Blue Bias Cut Silk Velvet Backless Gown Few Small As-Is Details
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1930s Evening Gowns

1930'S Brown Silk Chiffon Woven With A Dusty Blue Velvet Stripe Gown From Paris
Located in New York, NY
1930'S Brown Silk Chiffon Woven With A Dusty Blue Velvet Stripe Gown From Paris
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1930s Evening Gowns

Art Deco Lace and Velvet Gown and Jacket
Located in Alford, MA
1930s black lace gown and bolero jacket, the long dress having an open neckline and cap sleeves and featuring a deep panel of black silk velvet extending from the bust through the hi...
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1930s Evening Gowns

1930s Intricate Appliqué Silk Lace and Velvet Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
A beautiful 1930s dress/lingerie piece made of delicate silk lace and black velvet that has been appliqué embroidered to the lace at midriff, collar and cuffs. Absolutely beautiful! ...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Negligees

1930s Black Velvet Dress with Floral Appliqué
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Elegant larger size 30s black velvet gown with floral applique. Size: Large Bust: 40"
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1930s Evening Gowns

1930s Black Silk Devore Velvet Dress With Spaghetti Straps
Located in London, GB
This exquisite vintage 1930s black silk devore velvet evening dress is delicate and gamine with intricate tailoring and construction. The fine velvet fabric has a gentle linear wave ...
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1930s Cocktail Dresses

1930s Purple Velvet Evening Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Beautiful 1930s Purple Velvet evening cocktail dress. Size 4 Bust: 34 inches
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1930s Cocktail Dresses

1930's Sheer Beaded Sleeve Velvet Cocktail Dress
Located in New York, NY
1930's Sheer Beaded Sleeve Velvet Cocktail Dress
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1930s Cocktail Dresses

1930s Emerald Green Silk Velvet Dress
Located in New York, NY
1930s Emerald Green Silk Velvet Dress cut on the bias with lovely cape like sleeves. Dress can also be worn front to back as it is cut trim and on the bias.
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1930s Day Dresses

Alexanders 1930s Burgundy Velvet Dress With Rhinestone Clips
Located in Portland, OR
This ultra luxe deep burgundy silk or rayon velvet dress was purchased at Alexander's Women's Apparel in Spokane Washington in the 1930's. The dress has rhinestone dress clips built...
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1930s Day Dresses

1930's Black Velvet & Chiffon Tea Dress with Floral Embroidery
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1930's black semi-sheer chiffon black tea/cocktail dress. The shift style dress has wide straps with velvet detail and lattice seaming down the front and back. The slightly flared sk...
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Early 20th Century Evening Dresses

1930's Beaded Rhinestone Black Silk-Velvet Deco Bias-Cut Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A stunning Registered Original Design black silk-velvet gown from the "Old Hollywood" era of glamour. The bodice is a seductive slight puff-sleeve, low-cut plunge with sparkling bead...
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1930s Art Deco Wedding Dresses

1930s Heavily Sequinned Black Velvet Gown
Located in London, GB
This is an exquisite full length gown in fantastic condition for it’s age and features a gorgeous low neckline at the back. A velvet section around the neckline and armholes cross o...
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1930s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Sensational 1930s Black Velvet Beaded Cut Work Gown
Located in London, GB
Absolutely amazing vintage 1930s full-length black velvet dress with intricate beaded and cut out sections around the neckline and hip peplums. This extremely elegant piece features...
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1930s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1930's Sears Autographed Fashions Hand-Painted Gold Snake Black Velvet Gown
By Sears, Roebuck & Company
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Extremely rare and gorgeously unique 1930's Sears Autographed Fashions "Fay Wray" labeled gown, who was most famously known as the lead actress in the 1933 film King Kong. Hollywood ...
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1930s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

1930s Black Velvet gown with bolero jacket
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Timeless old hollywood 1930s velvet v neck gown with cropped bolero adorned with rhinestones. Perfect for holiday party!. This dress is stunning with hand stitched individual affix...
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1930s Evening Gowns

1930s Deep Purple Velvet Dress With Diamante Feather Design
Located in London, GB
This incredible 1930s gown in deep purple velvet with diamanté embellishment is tailored skilfully at the waist to fit beautifully over the curve of the hip, falling into a dramatic ...
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1930s Evening Gowns

1930's Black Burnt Velvet Bias-cut Evening Gown
Located in San Francisco, CA
1930's Black Burnt Velvet Bias-cut Evening Gown. Black bias-cut evening dress with black burnout deco-pattern velvet. Ruching at the top of each shoulder strap that are 2 inches wide.
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1930s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1930s Bias Cut Silk Velvet Gown
Located in New York, NY
1930s Bias Cut Silk Velvet Gown
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1930s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1930s Bias Cut Silk Velvet Gown
By Harrods
Located in New York, NY
Velvety liquid chocolate slinks down the body in asymmetrical bias cut gorgeousness. Evocative of 1990s Calvin Klein and obviously where John Galliano took his inspiration. The early...
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1930s Evening Dresses and Gowns

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1930s Black Velvet Dress For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary 1930s black velvet dress you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. If you’re looking for an option in Black and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in protectString (more). Finding the perfect 1930s black velvet dress may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions were made as early as the 20th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 21st Century, can also be found on the site. There have been many well-made iterations of this accessory over the years, but those made by Harrods, Bonwit Teller & Co. and Donna Karan are often thought to be among the most stylish. Finding a 1930s black velvet dress for sale for women should be easy, but there are 2 pieces available to browse for men as well.

How Much is a 1930s Black Velvet Dress?

Prices for a 1930s black velvet dress can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $360 and can go as high as $5,122, while, on average they fetch $988.

Finding the Right Evening Dresses for You

With entire museum exhibitions dedicated to examining fashion designers and their creations, we’re finally recognizing that costuming is art. Fashion is a powerful means of self-expression, and sophisticated evening dresses and gowns by our favorite courtier play no small role in making us feel wonderful but, perhaps more importantly, making us feel like ourselves.

Evening dresses over time have conveyed specific statements about social class, position and beliefs. In the 16th century, dresses and gowns were so important that England's Queen Elizabeth I defined rules about what dresses women could wear -- guidance included long skirts and fitted bodices. Forward-thinking designers have responded to this history.

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel reimagined traditionally masculine garments for feminine shapes, and her elegant evening dresses and gowns promoted comfort and grace in women’s wear that had been dominated in the previous century by layers of fabric. French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent introduced innovative and highly coveted dress designs in the 1960s while at the same time challenging sexist stereotypes about which members of society could wear tuxedos. Works by unconventional British designer John Galliano — featured in houses like Givenchy and Dior — redefined limits that dressmakers faced in terms of material, construction and vision during the late 20th century. 

Today’s designers target an increasingly broad audience with their boundary-crossing work, and their tendency to play off of each other’s ideas means that every walk down the runway is also a walk through an entire history of fashion design and dress craftsmanship. 

Whether you gravitate toward backless maxi dresses or silk charmeuse gowns by Alexander McQueen or embellished, ruffled floral-print designs by Chloe or Versace, there is an extraordinary collection of vintage and designer evening dresses and gowns waiting for you on 1stDibs.