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F/W 1997 John Galliano Black Bodycon L/S Mini Dress
By John Galliano
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 John Galliano Please contact us for more images and/or information. CONDITION: Good- no flaws FABRIC: Wool-Polyester-Spandex lined in Silk & Spandex COUNTRY: F...
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1990s Mini Dresses

Vintage F/W 1997 Dolce & Gabbana Runway Sheer Black Knit Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Dolce & Gabbana runway Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Good- no holes or stains, just light wear FABRIC: Viscose COUNTRY: Italy SI...
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1990s Mini Dresses

Vintage F/W 1997 Dolce & Gabbana Runway Sheer White Knit Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Dolce & Gabbana Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- no holes or stains MATERIAL: Unknown- tag removed COUNTRY MADE: Italy SIZE...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

F/W 1997 Dolce & Gabbana Runway Sheer Burgundy Knit Mini Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Dolce & Gabbana Runway Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- knit in back is not perfect looking- but no holes or stains. FABRIC...
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1990s Mini Dresses

1997 Dolce & Gabbana Sheer White Crochet Floral Plunging Wiggle Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: 1997 Dolce & Gabbana Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- its flawless just doesn't have it's size/fabric tag FABRIC: Unknown- no tag COU...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

1997 Dolce & Gabbana Sheer Gold Knit Plunging Mini Dress w Slits
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: 1997 Dolce & Gabbana Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- No flaws FABRIC: Tag removed- we know its Viscose COUNTRY MADE: Italy SIZE: S...
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1990s Mini Dresses

1997 Dolce & Gabbana Sheer Gold Knit Plunging Mini Dress w Feathers
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: 1997 Dolce & Gabbana Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- no flaws FABRIC: 100% viscose COUNTRY MADE: Italy SIZE: 44 MEASUREMENTS; prov...
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1990s Mini Dresses

Moschino Cheap & Chic 'Recipe' Watercolor Stripe Print Rayon Dress, 1997
By Moschino, Moschino Cheap and Chic
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A bold and fun vintage women's dress from the 90s by Moschino for the Cheap and Chic line. In a rayon fabric that is woven in such a way that it feels like linen and has watercolor i...
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1990s Shift Dresses

F/W 1997 Christian Dior by John Galliano Brown Satin Floral Mini Dress
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Good- no flaws FABRIC: Silk-Viscose-Wool COUNTRY: France SIZE: F-...
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1990s Mini Dresses

S/S 1997 Gucci Tom Ford Sheer Black Plunging Backless Necklace Dress 42
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- no flaws- missing fabric tag FABRIC: Rayon COUNTRY MADE: Italy SIZE: 42 ...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

F/W 1997 Christian Dior by John Galliano Runway Yellow Mink Mini Dress 38
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Christian Dior by John Galliano runway- it was shown on the runway with the exact necklace we have shown with our dress but the necklace is sold separately Please...
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1990s Mini Dresses

F/W 1997 Christian Dior by John Galliano Runway Pink Fringe Plunging Mini Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Christian Dior by John Galliano Runway- necklace is from the same runway collection but is sold separately Please contact for more information and/or photos. CON...
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1990s Mini Dresses

Issey Miyake 1997 Pleats Please Guest Artist Series No. 2 Nobuyoshi Araki Dress
By Issey Miyake
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Issey Miyake 1997 Pleats Please Guest Artist Series No. 2 by Nobuyoshi Araki. One piece dress fashioned of pleated poly with signature on left side. Condition: excellent Size: 2; ...
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1990s Casual Dresses

NWT F/W 1997 Gucci Tom Ford Black Strapless Cut-Out G Buckle Mini Dress
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: New with tags FABRIC: Fleece Wool & Spandex COUNTRY MADE: Italy SIZE: 38 MEAS...
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1990s Mini Dresses

Chanel Navy & Pink Boutique 1997 Silk Dress
By Chanel Boutique
Located in New York, NY
Product details: Vintage navy and pink sleeveless silk dress by Chanel Boutique. From the Fall 1997 Collection. Crew neckline. Bead embellishments throughout. Keyhole at back featuri...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

S/S 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford GG Buckle Black Stretch Backless Halter Top Dress
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a sexy formfitting halter neck Gucci dress, designed by Tom Ford for the Spring/Summer 1997 collection. This dress features a halter neck with a gold 'GG' inter...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Issey Miyake Pleats Please 1997 Print Dress
By Issey Miyake
Located in London, GB
Issey Miyake 1997 Printed Dress This is a simply beautiful piece by Issey Miyake. It can be worn as a dress or as a long top for more layering. The bold 1997 print is a special focus...
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1990s Day Dresses

Stunning Gianni Versace Couture 1997 Colorblock Cocktail Evening Dress
By Gianni Versace, Gianni Versace Couture
Located in Switzerland, CH
Stella's Ultrafamous Colorblock Dress By Gianni Versace Couture From His Fall Winter 1997 Collection Own A Piece Of Fashion History - A True Gem So Hard To Find In Excellent Condi...
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1990s Evening Dresses

1997 Chanel by Lagerfeld Black 2-Piece Slip and Button Down Crepe Dress Ensemble
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in San Francisco, CA
A wonderful Chanel 1997 Spring Collection 2-piece silk crepe slip dress by Karl Lagerfeld in essential basic black. Buttons down the front with "CC" logos. Size EU 42
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1990s Casual Dresses

F/W 1997 Dolce & Gabbana Runway Sheer Black Knit Floral Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Dolce & Gabbana Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- No holes or stains, just the strands aren't perfect in a few spots- it happe...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Comme des Garcons Fall/Winter 1997 Velvet Overlay Dress with Bias Cut Underdress
By Comme des Garçons
Located in Bath, GB
Comme des Garcons Fall/Winter AD 1997 Bias Cut Organza Dress with Velvet Overlay Selvedge Dress Size M
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1990s Casual Dresses

vintage HELMUT LANG SS 1997 black nude sash one shoulder asymmetric dress M rare
By Helmut Lang
Located in Hong Kong, NT
vintage HELMUT LANG SS 1997 black nude sash one shoulder asymmetric dress M rare Brand: Helmut Lang Designer: Helmut Lang Collection: Spring Summer 1997 As seen on: The Met Museum Pe...
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2010s Casual Dresses

S/S 1997 John Galliano Ivory Silk Floral Can-Can High Slit Lace Mini Dress
By John Galliano
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1997 John Galliano Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- no holes or stains FABRIC: 100% silk- side zip closure COUNTRY MADE: France ...
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1990s Mini Dresses

F/W 1997 Gucci Tom Ford Black Cut-Out Mini Dress w Large Silver Buckle 40
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Gucci
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- has decorative darts add in front & back FABRIC: Wool & Spandex COUNTRY ...
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1990s Mini Dresses

ALEXANDER McQUEEN A/W 1997 “It’s A Jungle Out There” Asymmetric Button Up Dress
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Thiensville, WI
ALEXANDER McQUEEN A/W 1997 “It’s A Jungle Out There” Asymmetric Button Up Dress Brand / Manufacturer: Alexander McQueen Collection: A/W 1997 “It's A Jungle Out There”- Runway look ...
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1990s Aesthetic Day Dresses

F/W 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Black Cut-Out Silver Logo Buckle L/S Mini Dress
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Gucci
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- one tiny imperfect near one cuff, very minor and not something others will ...
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1990s Mini Dresses

Vintage 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Semi-Sheer Extra Long Black Tank Dress 44
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Gucci
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- no flaws! FABRIC: 100% viscose COUNTRY MADE: Italy SIZE: 44- runs quite smal...
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1990s Maxi Dresses

F/W 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Sheer Black Asymmetrical Gown Dress
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- the lining was removed as it was not in good condition and the label and ta...
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1990s Maxi Dress

GIVENCHY Couture A/W 1997 ALEXANDER McQUEEN Black Sequin Embroidered Bird Dress
By Alexander McQueen, Givenchy
Located in Thiensville, WI
GIVENCHY Couture A/W 1997 ALEXANDER McQUEEN Black Sequin Embroidered Bird Dress Brand / Manufacturer: Givenchy Couture Collection: A/W 1997- Runway look #20 Designer: Alexander McQu...
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1990s Sheath Dresses

Vintage F/W 1997 Dolce & Gabbana Runway Sheer Leopard Feather Dress Jacket
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Dolce & Gabbana Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- no holes, stains or pulls MATERIAL: Silk & Feathers COUNTRY MADE: Italy SI...
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1990s Maxi Dress

F/W 1997 Dolce & Gabbana Sheer Black Bodycon Cut-Out Wiggle Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Dolce & Gabbana Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- no flaws COUNTRY MADE: Italy FABRIC: Viscose & Lycra SIZE: 42 MEASUREMENT...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

S/S 1997 Gucci Tom Ford Sheer Black Plunging Back Necklace Dress
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- Tiny pen tip sized mend near hem, not something others will see- you can ha...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 1997 Alexander McQueen Gray Sharkskin Wool Hourglass Dress & Suit Jacket
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Alexander McQueen runway gray sharkskin wool hourglass dress with matching surrealist jacket dating back to his iconic 1997 spring-summer collection. As shown, this gorg...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

F/W 1997 Gucci Tom Ford Runway Black Leather Choker Column Maxi Dress
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Please contact us for more images and/or information. CONDITION: Good- light wear- no holes or stains- main label missing FABRIC: Rayon-Wool-S...
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1990s Maxi Dress

S/S 1997 Gucci Tom Ford Ad Sheer Black Backless Chain Straps Dress
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Good- this dress is unworn with tags but has some pulls from handling over the past...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

F/W 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Sheer White Asymmetrical Halter Mini Dress
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- Lining was removed and tags were re-attached. FABRIC: Viscose & Spandex ...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

F/W 1997 Christian Dior by John Galliano Black Lace Satin Mini Dress
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- Flawless! FABRIC: 100% silk COUNTRY MADE: France SIZE: 40 ...
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1990s Mini Dress

F/W 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Semi-Sheer Asymmetrical Halter Gown Dress
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- Outside is excellent- light wear to lining- you can see in the 4th photo of...
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1990s Maxi Dress

1997 Dolce & Gabbana Sheer Ivory Lace Gown Dress w Black Bra & Train
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: 1997 Dolce & Gabbana Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- no holes or stains- fabric/size tag is gone. FABRIC: Stretchy lace COUNTRY MAD...
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1990s Maxi Dress

1997 Gucci Tom Ford Sheer Black L/S Off Shoulder Gauze Mini Dress
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- No holes or stains FABRIC: Tag removed- we know its 100% rayon COUNTRY MADE: ...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 1997 Dolce & Gabbana Sheer Ivory Silk Ruched Wiggle Maxi Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: 1997 Dolce & Gabbana Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- extremely faint mark, very hard to get it to show in a photo- not something other...
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1990s Maxi Dress

C. 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Sheer Black Plunging Keyhole Mini Dress
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: Circa 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- no holes or stains, a snag in the top layer FABRIC: Tag removed- likely ...
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1990s Mini Dress

S/S 1997 Gucci Tom Ford Sheer Black Plunging Chain Necklace Dress 44
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- no flaws MATERIAL: 100% viscose COUNTRY MADE: Italy SIZE: 44 MEASUREMEN...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

ALEXANDER McQUEEN S/S 1997 "La Poupee" Plunging V Neck Bias Cut Cocktail Dress
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Thiensville, WI
DESCRIPTION: ALEXANDER McQUEEN S/S 1997 "La Poupee" Plunging V Neck Bias Cut Cocktail Dress Brand / Manufacturer: Alexander McQueen Collection: Spring / Summer 1997 “La Poupee”; Ru...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

New 1997 Comme des Garcons "Rei of Light" Polkadot Black Dress
By Comme des Garçons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A striking fabrication of black wool offset by sheer polkadot poly. From the 1997 A/W Comme des Garcons collection of which this style dress is shown in various versions on the ru...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

S/S 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Sheer Black Plunging Back Chain Dress
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Fair condition- has tiny holes in the top layer, there is a layer underneath maki...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

1997 Dolce & Gabbana Sheer Black Knit Cardi Sweater Dress w Sable Collar
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: 1997 Dolce & Gabbana Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- no holes or stains- label and tags were removed FABRIC: Tag removed- stretchy C...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Comme des Garcons MET Exhibit Asymmetric Lace Runway Dress Gown, 1997
By Comme des Garçons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rei Kawakubo opened the 1997 f/w runway show in this soft gold lace and textured wool asymmetrical embellished gown. As seen in the Comme des Garcons MET exhibition. Sleeveless...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 1997 JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Tortoise Shell Embellished Print Open Back Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage 1997 JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Tortoise Shell Embellished Print Open Back Dress Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust, waist and hips: Bust: 15.75 inches (40 cm) open ba...
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1990s Evening Dresses

F/W 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Beaded Beige Silk Museum Worthy Documented Dress
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: an exceptionally rare beige mini beaded Gucci dress, designed by Tom Ford. This stunner was present in four looks on the Fall/Winter 1997 runway paired with For...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

S/S 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Brown Lurex Metallic Stretch Strapless Tube Dress
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a mid-length dark copper metallic tube dress designed by Tom Ford for Gucci. This dress debuted as look number 65 on none other than Naomi Campbell on the S/S 1...
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1990s Mini Dress

A Thierry Mugler Couture Evening Dress in Coral Silk Crepe Circa 1997/2002
By Thierry Mugler, Thierry Mugler Couture
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1997/2002 France Beautiful evening dress by Thierry Mugler Haute Couture model 1P 2730 dating from the 2000s. Long dress in coral silk crepe, bare back and plunging V-necklin...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

F/W 1997 Dolce & Gabbana Sheer Black Cut-out Corset L/S Wiggle Pin-Up Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Dolce & Gabbana Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- Two tiny mends in right underarm, very minor and not seen when worn. COUNTRY...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 1997 Silk Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Prague, CZ
One of the most iconic Dolce & Gabbana garments. This gorgeous dress in 100% silk satin comes in Size IT 42 fits like S/M. Measurements (flat lay on one side): Across the chest -...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

S/S 1997 Gucci Tom Ford Sheer Black Plunging Backless Mini Chain Dress 42
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Gucci
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- few pulls, no holes or stains FABRIC: 100% rayon COUNTRY MADE: Italy SIZ...
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1990s Mini Dress

Narcisco Rodriguez First Collection 1997 Black Sexy Bodycon Cut - Out Back Dress
By Narcisco Rodriguez
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy vintage NARCISCO RODRIGUEZ black bodcon cut-out back halter dress from the designer's first runway collection in 1997! Hugs the body in all the right places. Fully functional si...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

S/S 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Runway Red Velvet Chain Strap Backless Dress
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Gucci
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Runway Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- The original owner had a strap removed for a photo shoot. It has one...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

F/W 1997 Gucci Tom Ford Black Cut-Out G Logo Buckle Strapless Mini Dress
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Gucci
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- no flaws FABRIC: Wool & Spandex COUNTRY MADE: Italy SIZE: 38 MEASUREMEN...
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1990s Mini Dress

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 1997 Silk Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Prague, CZ
Size IT 42, fits like S/M. Measurements (flat lay on one side): Across the chest - 42 cm (16,5 in) Waist - 35 cm (13,7 in) Hips - 51 cm (20 in) Length (from the shoulder) - 133 cm ...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 1997 Silk Dress
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Prague, CZ
One of the most iconic Dolce & Gabbana garments. This gorgeous dress in 100% silk satin comes in Size IT 42 fits like S/M. Measurements (flat lay on one side): Across the chest -...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

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1997 Dress For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary 1997 dress you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Gray, Beige and more options on these pages. If you’re looking for a 1997 dress from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 19th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. Finding an appealing accessory such as this — no matter the origin — is easy, but Dolce & Gabbana, Gucci and Tom Ford for Gucci each produced a popular version that is worth a look. There aren’t many items for men if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for women and unisex.

How Much is a 1997 Dress?

Prices for a 1997 dress can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $256 and can go as high as $48,708, while, on average they fetch $4,576.

Finding the Right Evening Dresses and Gowns 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. 

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