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Ossie Clark Summer Vibrant Purple Moss Crepe Gown Vintage 1970's London
By Ossie Clark, Radley
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Original 1970's Vintage Ossie Clark lavender gown made from Moss crepe. Signature Ossie Clark 1930's cut and design. UK size 10, which is more like a US size 6/8. Color is a warm...
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1970s Maxi Dresses

Tori Richard for I Magnin Blue and Purple Hawaiian Print Maxi Shirt Dress, 1970s
By Tori Richard
Located in San Francisco, CA
Tori Richard for I. Magnin 1970s long maxi length shirt dress in an abstract floral and ocean spray Hawaiian print. Button front with cloth covered buttons. Cuff detail at sleeves wi...
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1970s Casual Dresses

A Vintage 1960s Silver and Black Waistcoat /Mini Dress
Located in London, GB
A chic and easy to wear metallic waistcoat in an attractive silver and black print. The waistcoat has a v neckline and shoelace ties.
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1970s Vests

Galanos apricot dress, circa 1970
By Galanos
Located in London, GB
Constructed in apricot coloured wool, this dress will work for the office and daytime occasion alike. Featuring an exaggerated collar and long sleeves, the dress has a drop-waist sil...
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1970s Day Dresses

White dress, circa 1971
Located in London, GB
Constructed in white cotton, this high neck maxi dress features long puffed sleeves and a pie crust collar. With a fitted bodice and flared skirt, panels of sheer white lace run thro...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1970s Handmade Southwestern Prairie Maxi Dress
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Early 1970s Handmade Southwestern Prairie dress! Flattering empire waistline with square neckline. Tiered skirt with black panel and geometric trim. Layered bell sleeves with matchin...
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1970s Maxi Dresses

Guy Laroche Long printed silk Dress, Circa 1970
By Guy Laroche
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1970 France Long printed silk dress by Guy Laroche. Printed with reverse effect of negative / positive. Empire waist dress highlighted by a belt under the chest in a black sat...
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1970s Casual Dresses

1970's Emilio Pucci Cashmere Knit Dress
By Emilio Pucci
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Coral, pink, gray and cream cashmere knit Pucci dress from the 1970's. Flattering style, loose skirt with slightly elevated waistline and elegant wrap bodice. Signed fabric. In excel...
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1970s Empire Waist Dresses

Mac Tac for Leonard Sunshine Spring Print Maxi Dress, 1970s
By Mac Tac
Located in Houston, TX
Spring is here in this Leonard Sunshine dress. Flattering, fits like a glove with stretch, and comfortable too! Louisiana iris print is placed strategically on the skirt and also ac...
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1970s Maxi Dresses

Donald Brooks 1970s Red Orange Jersey Maxi Dress and Shawl with Quilted Detail
By Donald Brooks
Located in San Francisco, CA
Donald Brooks 1970s red orange vintage sleeveless jersey maxi dress with quilted geometric detail at waist. Gown includes a matching shawl. Lots of gathering to fabric at waistband g...
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1970s Maxi Dresses

Russet Gold Metallic Chiffon Maxi Dress With Gold Metal Trim 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Rich gold metallic brocade chiffon maxi dress, with gold metal and rhinestone trim from the 1970s. This beautiful dress has a large scale paisley print and glittery golden trims, the...
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1970s Maxi Dress

Vintage Estevez Dress in Brown Chiffon with Statement Sleeves Evening Gown
By Estevez
Located in Portland, OR
This is an outstanding vintage evening gown from Estevez for the Eva Gabor Look. This brown chiffon maxi dress has dramatic statement sleeves that are are lined to the elbow. The sl...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Amazing Vintage Holly's Harp 1970s Black + Blue Beaded Silk Jersey Flapper Dress
By Holly Harp
Located in San Diego, CA
Sensational 1970s HOLLY'S HARP black and royal blue silk jersey heavily beaded disco meets flapper dress! Features a double ply silk jersey that hugs the body in all the right places...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Vintage Albert Nipon Sheer Floral Dress With Sash Belt & Gathered Sleeves
By Albert Nipon
Located in Portland, OR
This is a fabulous vintage Albert Nipon Boutique light blue and green floral 3/4 sleeve length dress with waist belt. We love that this dress is so blousy and the sleeves are so volu...
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1970s Day Dresses

Galanos Floral Dot print Billow Sleeve Cut-Out Silk Cocktail Dress, 1970s
By Galanos
Located in Boca Raton, FL
This is a stunning creation from James Galanos circa 1970. Done in an airy silk chiffon with a pattern of black dots, and playful florals in red, green and blue. From the round ne...
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1970s Day Dresses

Halston Red Silk Long Sleeve Evening Dress, 1970s
By Roy Halston Frowick, Halston
Located in Houston, TX
Simply sublime 1970's Halston red silk long sleeve evening dress. Scoop front neckline that falls into a V shape at center back. Shoulder pads. Draped at bust, with gathering at fron...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Silk Couture Vintage Designer Dress w Pleating in Nude Tissue Silk
Located in Portland, OR
This is one of our favorite vintage dresses of all time! This exceptional nude tissue silk dress came from an estate of nothing but Chanel, Valentino, Hermes, Yves Saint Laurent and ...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1970s Valditevere Gown with Marabou Trim
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1970s jersey hostess gown from Italian designer Valditevere. Brown with an allover mid century modern print in shades of orange and beige. Long sleeves with brown marabou trim at nec...
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1970s Evening Gowns

Vintage 1979 Yves Saint Laurent Colorful Navajo Print Silk Pleated Peasant Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Yves Saint Laurent colorful Navajo southwestern print silk dress from the infamous Rive Gauche collection during the late 1970's. Pieces from this decade are very rare a...
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1970s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Vintage 1979 Givenchy Haute-Couture Metallic Gold & Black Burnout Velvet Dress
By Givenchy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Givenchy, the name itself evokes glamour, refined elegance, simplicity and style. Givenchy's trademark of sculpted lines and luxurious fabrics make his work easily recognizable. This...
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1970s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1979 Lanvin Couture Metallic Polka-Dot Charcoal Silk Lamé Halter Dress
By Lanvin Paris
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This extremely gorgeous and well-documented Lanvin Haute Couture halter dress dating back to their 1979 collection. I love the beautiful mix of charcoal, olive green and metallic gol...
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1970s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Rudi Gernreich Couture Dress
By Rudi Gernreich
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1970/1975 United States An American Couture dress by Rudi Gernreich designed for Harmon knitwear. Op' Art effect (equivalent in France is artist Vasarely). 100% wool knit wit...
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1970s Maxi Dresses

  • Rudi Gernreich Couture Dress
  • Rudi Gernreich Couture Dress
  • Rudi Gernreich Couture Dress
  • Rudi Gernreich Couture Dress
Size: Equivalent size 38
1970s Missoni Crochet Dress
By Missoni
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Searching For Some Missoni In Your Life? Look no further! This 1970's crochet Missoni dress features a multi-colored abstract motif all throughout with a signature Missoni hem. Scoop...
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1970s Casual Dresses

Missoni Knit Vest Dress
By Missoni
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Missoni Knit V-Neck Sleeveless Vest Dress. *ALL MEASUREMENTS TAKEN FLAT* Shoulders(edge of shoulder to edge of shoulder): 18" Armpit to armpit: 34" Total Length: 32"
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1970s Casual Dresses

Mr. Dino Graphic T Dress
By Mr. Dino
Located in Riverdale, NY
Mr. Dino graphic orange, white and black long T shirt dress with left side slit and back zip entry. Retailed by Bonwit Teller, N.Y. 1970's USA. Would work well belted with a gold cha...
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1970s Maxi Dresses

Jean Muir Maxi Dress
By Jean Muir
Located in Geneva, CH
Typical of Jean Muir, this 70’s vivid emerald jersey dress features thirty-two matching fabric covered buttons fastening to the front ! The subtle hourglass silhouette enhances the w...
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1970s Maxi Dresses

1970s Striped Maxi Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
1970s Striped Maxi Dress B 34 W 28 H 40 L 58
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1970s Maxi Dresses

Sunburst Pleated 70s Dress
Located in Riverdale, NY
Sunburst pleated dress with a huge circular sweep skirt from the 1970s. Wonderful yellow pink and blue marbleized swirl print with contrast trim. Attached pink belt that wraps around...
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1970s Maxi Dresses

Lilly Pulitzer Cotton Dress
By Lilly Pulitzer
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Lilly Pulitzer blue and white cotton short dress, size 10
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1970s Casual Dresses

Emilio Pucci Blue Graphic Dress
By Emilio Pucci
Located in Toulon, FR
Emilio Pucci dress with graphic patterns in lilac, light green, turquoise blue, pale pink, black and cream. Pattern and cut of the dress are emblematic of the psychedelic art and sty...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

  • Emilio Pucci Blue Graphic Dress
  • Emilio Pucci Blue Graphic Dress
  • Emilio Pucci Blue Graphic Dress
  • Emilio Pucci Blue Graphic Dress
Size: equivalent french 36/38
1970s Bohemian Dress Embellished Baby doll Dress
Located in Wallkill, NY
Bohemian influenced with an western Indian flair! Embellishments adornments make up most of this vintage 1960s -1970s dress. Great Bellow sleeves Measurements Up to 36 in. bust -- U...
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1970s Babydoll Day Dresses

Vintage Boho Holly's Harp 3 Piece Cotton Dress Ensemble Tunic Skirt Dress & Belt
By Holly Harp
Located in San Diego, CA
Extraordinary vintage Boho Holly's Harp 3-piece dress ensemble! Chic cotton dress set, that is so versatile! Great together, yet perfect as separates! Top works great as swimsuit cov...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

Sorelle Fontana Feather Print Dress
By Sorelle Fontana
Located in Bath, GB
Sorelle Fontana Feather Print Dress
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1970s Casual Dresses

Miss Dior Printed Maxi Dress
By Miss Dior
Located in Geneva, CH
Easy and effortless option for the summer, this early 70's Miss Dior maxi dress just needs a pair of slides, sneakers or boots ! Made in France, it is cut for a semi close fit in lig...
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1970s Maxi Dresses

Givenchy Printed Plunging Maxi Dress
By Givenchy
Located in Geneva, CH
Wonderful 70's silhouette with this Givenchy maxi dress. Made of airy silk chiffon featuring a red and white graphic print, the dress has a deep plunging neckline at the front and re...
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1970s Maxi Dresses

1970s Diane Von Furstenberg Dress
By Diane von Furstenberg
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1970s yellow and navy cotton/rayon jersey blue early edition Diane Von Furstenberg day dress. Boat neckline with short sleeves and an optional matching belt that can be tied around t...
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1970s Casual Dresses

1970s Ted Lapidus Boho Dress
By Ted Lapidus
Located in London, GB
Original 1970s Ted Lapidus boho shirtwaister dress. A wonderful creation by this revered designer who began his long fashion career at the House of Dior in 1951. This couture labelle...
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1970s Casual Dresses

1970s Tailored Semitransparent Wedding Dress
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Ivory tailored wedding dress in semi-transparent fabric with tone-on-tone tartan pattern and white slipdress with train, wide collar with rouge on the hem and adjustable ribbon, cut ...
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1970s Wedding Dresses

1970S Cotton Blend Boho Maxi Dress
Located in New York, NY
1970S Cotton Blend Boho Maxi Dress
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1970s Casual Dresses

1970s Missoni Silk Abstract Dress
By Missoni
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Searching For Some Missoni In Your Life? Look no further! This 1970's silk Missoni dress is exactly what you need! An allover abstract motif of blue, green, red and purple give off a...
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1970s Casual Dresses

Rikma Rainbow Stripe Dress, 1970s
By Rikma
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This is a fabulous dress from the 1970's marked a size Medium, Made in Israel designed by one of my favorite middle eastern designers Rikma! Woven cotton with bright beautiful color...
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1970s Casual Dresses

Cream & Purple Grecian Maxi Dress
By Roberta Di Camerino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage cream, purple and black Roberta di Camerino trompe l'oeil wool maxi dress with sleeves. Roberta di Camerino archive sample dress. Circa 1970's.
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1970s Maxi Dresses

1970s Lanvin Printed Maxi Dress
By Lanvin Paris
Located in San Francisco, CA
1970s Lanvin Printed Maxi Dress. Printed jersey fabric. Has inseam pockets. Belt unoriginal.
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1970s Maxi Dresses

Gucci Collar Dress circa 1970s
By Gucci
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a long sleeve dress by Gucci from the 1970s. It's made from a cobalt blue wool and has detachable white cotton/rayon collar and cuffs. The closure is a side zipper and a to...
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1970s Informal Dresses

Red Yellow & Black Maxi Dress
By Roberta Di Camerino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage red, yellow, black and white Roberta di Camerino trompe l'oeil jersey maxi with sleeves. Dress features signature Roberta print and gold tone "R" buttons. Roberta di Camerino...
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1970s Maxi Dresses

70s Floral Printed Chiffon Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
70s Floral Printed Chiffon Dress. Lined in synthetic black mesh. Back zip closure.
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1970s Casual Dresses

1970's Laura Biagiotti Striped Dress
By Laura Biagiotti
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Navy, brown, gold and green striped day dress with a ruffle collar from the 1970's. Whimsical fairies featured all over the dress. Yoke and buttoned neckline, buttoned cuffs and ruff...
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1970s Casual Dresses

1970s Knitted White Wool Maxi Dress
Located in London, GB
This 1970s knitted wool maxi dress has clearly been made with love and attention by a very good home knitter. It has a tighter knitted empire line bodice and a looser patterned ankle...
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1970s Wedding Dresses

Vintage Cotton Maxi Dress in Brown
Located in Carnate, IT
Vintage Cotton Maxi Dress in Brown Vintage dress from the 70s in shades of brown with cape and turtleneck. Zip at the back. The composition label is missing but must be cotton back...
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1970s Maxi Dresses

1970S Purple & Teal Terry Cloth Dress
Located in New York, NY
1970S Purple & Teal Terry Cloth Dress
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1970s Casual Dresses

Leonard 1970s Geometric Angel Wing Dress
By Leonard Fashion
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
A beautiful 1970s Leonard Paris dress with some Pucci inspiration! Made from soft Silk Jersey, this maxi dress features a multi-colored geometric print with beautiful angel wing slee...
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1970s Maxi Dresses

1970s Luisa Spagnoli sleeveless brown dress
By Luisa Spagnoli
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Luisa Spagnoli sleeveless brown dress with round neck and bow fastening. Decorative button, two mock pockets and a lateral zip. Size: 42/44 IT Flat measurements: Height: 102 cm Bus...
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1970s Casual Dresses

Irene Galitzine Box Pleated Silk Dress
By Irene Galitzine
Located in Bath, GB
Irene Galitzine Silk Box Pleated Dress Couture Construction Vintage Size 10 Excellent Condition
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1970s Casual Dresses

Carven Long Velvet Dress, Circa 1975
By Carven
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1975 France Long dress with loose skirt and brown velvet with golden glitter glued in geometric patterns and houndstooth. Open shirt collar on narrow and rectangular chest. Z...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

  • Carven Long Velvet Dress, Circa 1975
  • Carven Long Velvet Dress, Circa 1975
  • Carven Long Velvet Dress, Circa 1975
  • Carven Long Velvet Dress, Circa 1975
Size: Equivalent french size 38
Rikma Angel Wing 1970s Striped Dress
By Rikma
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
We're falling in love with Israeli designer Rikma- and you will too with our amazing 1970s dress! Made of a thick woven cotton fabric in Rikma's signature striped pattern in shades o...
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1970s Maxi Dresses

1970s French Couture Red Pinafore Dress
Located in London, GB
This is an exceptional quality, buttoned pinafore dress purchased with many of the beautiful Ted Lapidus designs that we currently have for sale. It is unlabelled but absolutely of F...
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1970s Casual Dresses

Vintage Victor Costa Maxi Dress w/Embroidery
By Victor Costa
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Victor Costa maxi dress with two layers, embroidered trim at the bust, cuffs and hem. Zipper closure up center back and buttons up the front. There is no fabric tag - this co...
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1970s Maxi Dresses

Rikma 1970s Wooden Macrame Striped Dress
By Rikma
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Your go-to dress is her, Circa 1970s! This Rikma maxi dress is made from 100% Cotton and features a vibrant three color stripe pattern (red, orange, purple), a v-neckline, a small sl...
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1970s Maxi Dresses

1970s Loris Azzarro Boho Floral Dress
By Loris Azzaro
Located in London, GB
Original 1970s Loris Azzarro wrap around boho look floral dress. A sublime example of this exalted designers work with lots of complex construction and design details. The 100% silk ...
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1970s Informal Dresses

1970S Purple Embroidered Metallic Floral Dress
Located in New York, NY
1970S Purple Embroidered Metallic Floral Dress
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1970s Casual Dresses

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1979 Dress For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary 1979 dress for your needs in our varied inventory. If you’re looking for an option in Black and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Brown, Beige and more. You’re likely to find the perfect 1979 dress among the distinctive accessories we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. An accessory like this designed by Yves Saint Laurent, Halston and Ossie Clark — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured item — is worth considering. When shopping for these accessories, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men or unisex today than there are for women.

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On average, a 1979 dress on 1stDibs sells for $850, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $32,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.

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Velvet cocktail dresses and silk evening gowns designed by French-born American couturiere Pauline Trigère — who dressed Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor — have proven timeless since their mid-century debut, while an overcoat by Alexander McQueen is the perfect finishing touch. In fact, an emerald one stays in rotation for Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.

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