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Julio Wide-Band Strapless Evening Dress/ Evening Skirt
By Julio
Located in New York, NY
Julio's wide-band full-cut strapless evening dress in deep Burgundy gives the option to wear as a full-cut evening skirt if desired. There's a 1 1/2" wide silk-satin ribbon which you...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Silk Chiffon Smock Evening Dress
Located in Geneva, CH
This graceful unlabeled 70’s evening dress is made from weightless dark blue super sheer silk chiffon. Flattering off-the-shoulder style (but can also be worn on the shoulders), the ...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Vintage 1970s Fringed Cape Maxi Evening Dress
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A fabulous vintage womens maxi evening gown from the 70s by quality British label, Ronald Joyce. In a black and pink synthetic jersey with long, fringed cape / train details at the b...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Lanvin Haute Couture Evening Dress Numbered 18073
By Jeanne Lanvin, Lanvin Paris
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1970-1980 France Long evening dress Jeanne Lanvin Numbered 18073. Fuchsia brilliant satin silk 100%. Fully lined with a purple and cream silk dyed by hand closes with a knot ...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Loris Azzaro Couture Silk Embroidered Evening Dress
By Loris Azzaro
Located in Bath, GB
Loris Azzaro Couture Silk Evening Dress No Size Label 30 Bust 26 Waist
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1970s Evening Dresses

1970's Galanos Sapphire Blue Silk Evening Dress
By James Galanos
Located in New Hope, PA
Sapphire blue silk satin is perfect for this sleek evening dress designed by James Galanos in the 1970's. The round neckline and cut in armholes create a clean modern look, accented ...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Patron Original Evening Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Geneva, CH
A beautiful and rare haute couture find, this 70’s YSL evening dress is made of refined satin silk, featuring an abstract black pattern upon a rich golden pumpkin background. Skimmin...
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Jersey Evening Dress With Chiffon Cape, 1970's
Located in Atlanta, GA
A 1970's pale beige polyester jersey evening dress with coordinating chiffon cape overlay. Both dress and cape are trimmed in a 'cafe au lait' brown striped grosgrain ribbon adding ...
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1970s Evening Dresses

  • Jersey Evening Dress With Chiffon Cape, 1970's
  • Jersey Evening Dress With Chiffon Cape, 1970's
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  • Jersey Evening Dress With Chiffon Cape, 1970's
Size: Unmarked (Best Fits Size 4)
Halston Red Tiered Silk Chiffon Evening Dress, 1970s
By Halston
Located in New Hope, PA
Layers and layers of ruffled red silk chiffon are used in this striking and sexy evening dress from Halston. It slips on over your head with hooks and eyes at each shoulder seam. Th...
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1970s Evening Dresses

1970s Couture Philippe Venet Purple Pleated Evening Dress
By Philippe Venet
Located in Paris, FR
1970s Haute Couture Philippe Venet purple pleated dress featuring a decorative open neck line, all over pleated fabric, long sleeves with elasticated cuffs, a center back zip openin...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Lanvin Haute Couture Blistered Evening Dress, Circa 1970
By Lanvin Paris
Located in Geneva, CH
Stunning 70's labelled and numbered 12945 Lanvin party dress. Inspired by the fitted, waisted and flounced couture of the late 1950's, it is made of an exquisite bronze blistered sil...
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A Loris Azzaro French Couture Evening Dress Circa 1970/1980
By Loris Azzaro
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1970/1980 France Paris Loris Azzaro Haute Couture evening dress embroidered with black sequins dating from the 70's. Entirely embroidered with black sequins superimposed like ...
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1970s Evening Dresses

A Pierre Cardin Black Couture Jersey Evening Dress Circa 1976/1978
By Pierre Cardin Couture, Pierre Cardin
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1976/1978 France Beautiful evening dress Pierre Cardin Haute Couture in black silk jersey dating from the late 1970s. Crew neck dress in stretchy black silk jersey, with long...
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1970s Evening Dresses

1970s Pauline Trigere Black & Silver Burnout Velvet Evening Dress Ensemble
By Pauline Trigère
Located in Houston, TX
Simply astounding evening dress ensemble by Pauline Trigere. The ensemble consists of a dramatic skirt and matching cardigan. The skirt is maxi length with an A - line silhouette and...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Vintage Adele Simpson Black Velvet Gold Metallic Obi Evening Dress
By Adele Simpson
Located in Houston, TX
Elegant evening dress in sumptuous velvet with brilliant metallic details by Adele Simpson. The dress falls just above the knee, has a wide bateau boat neck, and 3/4 length sleeves. ...
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1970s Stavropoulos Neon Red Silk Evening Dress and Sheer Coat
By George Stavropoulos
Located in Houston, TX
Astounding neon red evening dress ensemble consisting of a dress and long coat by George Stavropoulos! The red dress is maxi length, with spaghetti straps and a columnar silhouette. ...
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Bill Blass Black Nun's Cloth Strapless Evening Dress, Circa 1970's
By Bill Blass
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Bill Blass, circa 1970's black nun's cloth strapless evening dress, side zip, pleated bodice, fully lined in silk with long silk chiffon wrap. US. Size 12 Bust: 32, Waist: 50, Hip...
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1970s Evening 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 Karl Lagerfeld for Chloe Documented Navy Embroidered Knit Dress
By Karl Lagerfeld, Karl Lagerfeld for Chloe
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A breathtaking and hard-to-find 1979 documented Karl Lagerfeld for Chloe metallic threaded navy blue wool knit bohemian dress. He uses ingenious garden motif embroidery which really ...
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1970s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

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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Loris Azzaro Couture 80's Strapless Pleated Evening Dress w Crystal Heart Accent
By Loris Azzaro
Located in San Francisco, CA
Loris Azzaro Couture 80's Strapless Pleated Evening Dress w Crystal Heart Accent. Inner corset with bra This is so wonderful, please use the zoom feature to see details. No size tag...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Black Wool Crepe Valentino Vintage Evening Dress With Ruffles and Overskirt
By Valentino Night
Located in Portland, OR
This gorgeous vintage Valentino dress is from the late 1970s or early 1980's. We acquired it from an estate we purchased in total and she had the most impressive wardrobe we have eve...
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1970s Vintage Victor Costa Tomato Red Chiffon One Shoulder Evening Dress
By Victor Costa
Located in Portland, OR
This is a really fun tomato red tiered vintage dress designed by Victor Costa in the 1970's.. The dress has one shoulder styling and the skirt is sheer. The body of this poly chiffon...
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1970's Yves Saint Laurent Aubergine and Black Evening Dress or Caftan
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New Hope, PA
Yves Saint Laurent chose a striking fabric for this dress or caftan from the 1970's. Aubergine and black moire changes color intensity with the light, more purple or more black as yo...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Teal Traina 1970s Vintage Dress Deco Style Silk Jersey Evening Gown
By Teal Traina
Located in Portland, OR
This lovely vintage silk georgette dress is by Teal Traina and is from the 1970's. The dress has flesh tone mesh panels under the arms and across the bodice in the shape of circles e...
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1970s Evening Dresses

1970s Vintage Estevez Evening Dress in Pink Diamond Tonal Pattern w Ruching
By Estevez
Located in Portland, OR
This is a lovely late 1970's long pink dress from Luis Estévez. The dress has gathered sleeves with a slight puff shoulder and ruching at the cuffs and from the waist through the top...
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1970s Vintage Blue Jersey Huge Bell Sleeve Boho Dress Evening Gown
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A fabulous vintage evening gown from the 70s by Marisa. In a blue synthetic jersey with a scoop neck, gathers at the waist which give soft pleats in the skirt and huge amazing bell s...
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1970s 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

Vintage 1979 Bob Mackie Couture Teal & Black Beaded Fringe Backless Disco Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Seductive fully-beaded Bob Mackie designer disco cocktail dress dating back the late 1970's. Mackie began his career as a Hollywood costuming sketch artist, working for both Edith He...
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1970s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

A French Pierre Cardin Couture Peplum Evening Dress in Silk Circa 1975/85
By Pierre Cardin Couture, Pierre Cardin
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1975/1985 France Astonishing evening Peplum dress in silk jersey playing with the bichromy of Yin and Yang, and signed by Pierre Cardin Prestige dating from the early 1980s. F...
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1970s Evening Dresses

1970s Sequined Black + Brown + Silver Vintage 70s Knit Sexy Evening Gown Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Sexy 1970s fully sequined sleeveless full length knit dress! Features thousands of hand sewn black, brown and silver sequins throughout. Flattering zig-zag pattern on the front and b...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Nina Ricci Black Silk Evening Dress with Embroidered Organza Petals Never Worn
By Nina Ricci
Located in New Hope, PA
Silk organza is layered with embroidered fan shaped petal appliques on the bodice and long skirt of this 1970's Nina Ricci, Paris evening dress. Peeking through the petals is a beaut...
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1970s Evening Dresses

1970s Black Jean Patou Evening Gown Vintage Dress With Gold Beads & Sequins
By Jean Patou
Located in Portland, OR
This stunning vintage Jean Patou dress would be perfect for that special event this summer! This beautiful evening gown has gorgeous gold beads and sequins on the bodice & waistband...
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1970s Evening Dresses

1970s Lisa Meril Cream and Silver Floral Brocade Empire Waist Evening Dress
By Pattullo-Jo Copeland, Lisa Meril
Located in Houston, TX
Beautiful cream and silver evening dress by Lisa Meril. The dress is maxi length, with an empire waist silhouette, full skirt, and fitted bodice. The sleeves are long, with bell slee...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Bill Blass Lacquered Lace Over Black silk chiffon Evening Dress 1970s 12
By Bill Blass
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Bill Blass lacquered lace black silk chiffon evening dress from the 1970s. This beautiful evening gown has never been worn and still has the original tags. Jewel neckline dress has l...
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1970s Evening Dresses

1970s Jill Richards Plunge Back Fully Sequined Black and Gold Evening Dress
By Jill Richards
Located in Houston, TX
Floor length maxi black and gold sequin evening dress by Jill Richards. The dress has long sleeves, a loose waist and voluminous skirt that pools slightly at the bottom. The dress ha...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Oscar de la Renta Couture Gold Evening Dress with Fur Cuffs, 1970s
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Houston, TX
Gorgeous evening dress in geometric gold and orange print by Oscar de la Renta. The dress is a full maxi length, with a high mandarin collar, and long sleeves with soft , wheaten-bro...
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1970s Halston Black Evening Dress and Jacket with Gold Silver Firework Beading
By Halston
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Halston evening dress and jacket Sheer black chiffon Gold and silver beads in firework pattern Black chiffon lining Pullover with hook and eye closure at neckline
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Beverly Paige Gold Lurex Evening Dress 2 pc With Long Bias Cut Skirt, 1970s
Located in Portland, OR
We love this vintage Beverly Paige gold metallic lurex evening dress alternative with its long skirt and V neck top. The beautifully flowing bias cut skirt is fully lined and closes...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Sweet Lo Iconic '70s Black Chiffon Scallop Hemline Beaded Evening Dress
By Sweet Lo
Located in New York, NY
Sweet Lo Iconic 1970s double layered black chiffon with scallop hemline and sleeves beaded evening dress measures 46 inches in length. Shoulders measures 18 inches across, nec...
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1970s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage Black Feather Evening Gown
By Lilli Diamond
Located in Sparks, NV
Vintage black evening dress by Lilli Diamond with feather detail on both shoulders. Fully lined with rear zip and hook closure. There is no marked size, but the dress fits like a mod...
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1970s Evening Dresses

1979 Gres Asymmetric One-Shoulder Navy Velvet Grecian Goddess Evening Gown
By Madame Gres
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Madame Gres felt that the true job of the couturier was not to create a name for one's self, as many designers do, but to pay rigorous attention to the clothing. This stunning navy-b...
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1970s Evening Gowns

Hanae Mori Pleated Chiffon Slip Dress from 1979
By Hanae Mori
Located in Carmel by the Sea, CA
Hanae Mori chiffon column gown with satin spaghetti straps. Very fine pleats. Flowing bohemian layers of chiffon. Blue and dusty rose floral print. Silk lining with hand stitched zip...
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1970s Summer Dresses

Annabelinda 1970s Silk Romantic Evening Dress
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Size: fits like a UK 10/ US 6/ EU 38. Please check measurements. Bust - 34” / 86cm Waist - 28” / 71cm Hips - Free Length (Shoulder to Hem) - 59” / 150cm Sleeve Pit to Cuff - 15” / 3...
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1979 Autumn-Winter Christian Dior Evening Gown & Jacket
By Christian Dior Haute Couture
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Beautiful slate grey four piece Christian Dior Couture moire silk and sequin ensemble from the Autumn/Winter 1979 collection. Spaghetti strap top with tone on tone grey hand beading ...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Loris Azzaro Beaded Evening Dress
By Loris Azzaro
Located in Geneva, CH
This dress features whole of Azzaro’s preferred vocabulary ! Known for celebrating the woman silhouette in a glamorous and powerful way, Loris Azzaro was often using cut-outs and vib...
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1970s Maxi Dress

Shocking Pink Strapless Silk Chiffon Evening Gown 1970's
Located in New Hope, PA
This shocking pink gown has a spare and elegant stand away Empire bodice with a V shaped opening at the center. The full skirt flows gracefully from the raised waistline. The dress i...
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1970's Bill Blass Navy Blue Sequin Evening Gown
By Bill Blass
Located in New Hope, PA
A classic 1970's shape, V shaped neckline, long sleeves, and a body skimming silhouette are key elements of this dress from Bill Blass. It is a sheer navy silk lined in navy silk. Th...
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1970s Black Halterneck Dress
Located in Copenhagen, DK
A classic 1970s black halterneck evening dress with a fitted rouched bodice and a double layered skirt with a sheer overlay. The braided halterneck strap encase the bodice and extent...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Loris Azzaro Sequined One-Shoulder Evening Dress
By Loris Azzaro
Located in Geneva, CH
Favorite designer of celebrities and the jet set, Loris Azzaro defined the glamour of the 70’s. Based on the idea that woman’s body has to be free, Azzaro considered fashion closely ...
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John Anthony Black Silk Chiffon Evening Dress
By John Anthony
Located in New Hope, PA
A classic black silk chiffon evening dress from Coty Award winner and couture quality designer John Anthony. This 1970's dress is a perfect backdrop for your best jewels. It comes wi...
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1970s Silk Satin Evening Gown with Beaded + Sequin Plunging Neckline
By Victoria Royal
Located in Sparks, NV
Gorgeous embellished evening gown with a plunging neckline and open back in Mardi Gras colors. Fits like a size medium. See measurements below. Details: Fully Lined Closure: Back ...
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Thierry Mugler 1979 "The Future is Now" Silver Lame Futuristic Dress
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Thierry Mugler's 1979 pleated silver lame futuristic dress with wide padded stand-away shoulders, horizontally pleated sleeves with zippers, pleats converging below plunging V-neck i...
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1970s Vintage Pink Maxi Dress
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A beautiful vintage Fredericks of Hollywood maxi dress from the 70s, perfect for day or evening. With satin stripes and a draped detail at the bust. Size: Unlabelled; fits like a U...
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1970s Evening Dresses

1970's Annacat Evening Dress
By AnnaCat
Located in New Hope, PA
A striking combination of black and gold lurex and black crepe is combined in this glamourous 1970's evening dress from British design duo of Lyle and Keswick. The generous collar an...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1979 Yves Saint Laurent Haute-Couture Red Dotted Silk Backless Gown
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Yves Saint Laurent Haute-Couture gown from his iconic 1979 spring-summer collection. It is insanely chic with its unique flamenco flutter. The fabric is a luxurious red ...
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1970s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1979 Givenchy Haute-Couture Navy & Ivory Satin Off-Shoulder Ruffle Gown
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

70s Gold Disco Lamé Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
70s Gold Disco Lamé Dress. Sheer metallic striped chiffon over a champagne silk charmeuse lining. Horsehair hem. Back zip and decorative button closure.
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1970s Lancetti Salmon Pink Sequined Dress
By Lancetti
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage - Italy Lovely salmon pink sequined dress, with a side zipper. Very good conditions. Measurements: length: 140 cm bust: 42 cm Size: approximately 42 IT
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James Galanos Jewel Encrusted Evening Gown with Sheer Beaded Silk Panel 1970's
By James Galanos
Located in New Hope, PA
This dress is a stunning example of thr couture level workmanship and design that James Galanos was famous for producing. The dress bodice is encrusted with jewels, clear emerald cut...
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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.