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Christian Dior Boutique White Light Blue Skirt
By Christian Dior
Located in Capri, IT
Christian Dior Boutique White Light Blue Skirt Totally made in France in size 38 Composition: Cotton
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1990s Skirts

New Vintage Christian Dior 2956 Oval Small Translucent Grey Optyl Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Christian Dior 2956 Translucent small oval frame sporting grey lenses. Made in Germany. Produced and design in 1980's. New, never worn or displayed. This piece could...
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1990s Sunglasses

New Vintage Christian Dior 2446 40 Translucent Amber & Gold Optyl Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Christian Dior 2446 40 Translucent amber mosaic with gold inserts frame sporting spotless brown gradient lenses. Made in Germany. Produced and design in 1970's. A co...
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1990s Sunglasses

S/S 1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Black & Red Embellished Heels 38
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Good- light wear FABRIC: Suede Leather COUNTRY: France SIZE: 38 M...
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1990s High Heels

S/S 1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Runway Ivory Knit Bodycon Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Runway- extremely rare ivory color! Never seen it before outside of the black color worn on the runway! Please contact us for more...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

S/S 1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Chinoiserie High Slit Black Maxi Skirt
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Good- no flaws FABRIC: Viscose & Acetate COUNTRY: France SIZE: 42 ...
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1990s Pencil Skirts

S/S 1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Sheer Black Lace Mermaid Maxi Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Good- no flaws FABRIC: Acetate & Viscose COUNTRY: France SIZE: 36...
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1990s Evening Dresses

S/S 1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Sheer Black Fringe Long Cardigan Top
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Good- no flaws FABRIC: Viscose & Nylon COUNTRY: Italy SIZE: M MEA...
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1990s Jackets

S/S 1999 Christian Dior Runway Chinoiserie Blue & Gold Sheer Knit Maxi Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1999 Christian Dior Runway- shown with a necklace we have from the same collection- necklace is sold separately Please contact us for more images or information CONDI...
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1990s Evening Dresses

S/S 1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Sheer Black & Gold Knit Maxi Dress
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Excellent- appears unworn! FABRIC: Viscose-Nylon-Polyester COUNTRY:...
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1990s Maxi Dresses

S/S 1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Black High Slit Sheer Pleated Dress
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- no flaws MATERIAL: Acetate & Viscose COUNTRY MADE: France ...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

F/W 1999 Christian Dior Runway Sheer Backless Plunging Red Extra Long Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Runway- the runway version had 2 separate straps, this dress hast a halter top Please contact for more information and/or photos. ...
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1990s Maxi Dress

NWT S/S 1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Runway Chinoiserie Orange Skirt Suit
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano- shown on the runway with large metal pins- we show it with a matching gold necklace from the same runway- it is sold separately. ...
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1990s Skirt Suits

S/S 1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Sheer Black Beaded 20's Maxi Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Fair- Some loose threads and minor bead loss (nothing we saw specific...
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1990s Evening Dresses

F/W 1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Red Knit Pom Cardigan & Skirt Set
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Good- no holes or stains FABRIC: Wool-Nylon-Spandex COUNTRY: France...
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1990s Skirt Suits

S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Ivory Accordion Pleated Beaded Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Fair- some darkening to straps- minor bead loss- basic wear- no hol...
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1990s Casual Dresses

S/S 1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Sheer Ivory Silk & Lace Slip Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Fair- some faint marks- not something others will notice- minor imp...
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1990s Chemise Dresses

S/S 1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Runway Huge Hoop Earrings w Crosses
By John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Runway Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Unworn FABRIC: Unknown COUNTRY: France SIZE: none MEASUREM...
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1990s Dangle Earrings

F/W 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Hot Pink Floral Maxi Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 2000 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Good- 2 tiny pin dot sized mends- blend with the floral and won't be ...
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1990s Maxi Dresses

F/W 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Sheer Gold Knit Maxi Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1998 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Good- flawless- there are 2 darts at the hem in the back that we beli...
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1990s Maxi Dress

NWT S/S 1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Runway Sheer Gold Cheongsam Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 2000 Christian Dior by John Galliano Runway Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Pristine- Unworn FABRIC: Polyester & Nylon COUNTRY MADE: F...
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1990s Maxi Dress

S/S 1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Sheer Black & Gold Knit Wiggle Gown Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Excellent FABRIC: Viscose & Nylon COUNTRY MADE: France SIZE: M ...
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1990s Evening Gowns

S/S 1999 Christian Dior John Galliano White Pink Roses Lace Sheer Gown Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Good- no flaws FABRIC: Silk COUNTRY: France SIZE: F-38 MEASUREMEN...
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1990s Maxi Dresses

S/S 1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Sheer Black Silk Pleated Top & Long Skirt
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Good- no holes or stains FABRIC: 100% silk COUNTRY: France SIZE: F...
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1990s Camisoles and Shell Tops

S/S 1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Ivory Purple Roses Lace Sheer Midi Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Good- No holes or stains- straps are slightly darkened- nothing major...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

FW 1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Runway Sheer Metallic Black Suspender Dress
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Runway Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Good- no flaws FABRIC: Viscose & Nylon COUNTRY: France SIZE...
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1990s Evening Dresses

F/W 1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Liquid Gold Bell Bottom Wide Leg Pants
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Good- hem was shortened then taken back out- 1 faint tiny mark- not s...
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1990s Pants

S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Black Cheongsam Lace Slit Gown Dress
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Excellent FABRIC: Viscose & Acetate COUNTRY MADE: France SIZE: 3...
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1990s Maxi Dress

F/W 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Brown & Red Sheer Eyelash Fringe Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- flawless! FABRIC: Viscose & Nylon COUNTRY MADE: France SIZ...
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1990s Maxi Dress

1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Ivory Silk Knit Quilt Print Long Dress
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano- size/fabric tag removed but we have sold this dress before with its tag so we know the year. Please contact for more information and/...
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1990s Maxi Dresses

S/S 1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Runway RARE Huge Gold Tribal Necklace
By John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Runway- smaller circle can be removed as worn as a pin Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- this n...
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1990s Pendant Necklaces

C.1999 Christian Dior John Galliano Silk Slip Cut-Out Lace Trim Mini Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: Circa 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- wear to fabric- no holes, stains or pulls MATERIAL: Tag re...
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1990s Mini Dresses

S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano J'adore Large Gold Choker Necklace
By John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Good- the small hanging stamped charm is missing, 100% authentic! FA...
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1990s Choker Necklaces

F/W 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Sheer Brown Knit Long Maxi Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: F/W 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- flawless! FABRIC: 100% viscose COUNTRY MADE: France SIZE: ...
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Early 2000s Maxi Dresses

Christian Dior bronze beaded choker, bracelet and earrings set, ss 1999
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior by John Galliano; three piece jewellery set. - 40 strand beaded Maasai choker necklace with link chain fastening and 6 gem encrusted panels - 16 strand beaded bracel...
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1990s Art Deco Choker Necklaces

Christian Dior by John Galliano burgundy pleated silk blouse, ss 1999
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior burgundy pleated blouse ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Mandarin collar ▪ Cheongsam style ▪ Mariano Fortuny style pleats ▪ Gold lamé fastenings ▪ Beaded rope trim...
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1990s Blouses

Christian Dior by John Galliano navy rayon knit cardigan, ss 1999
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior by John Galliano navy rayon knit cardigan ▪ Long lace-knit sleeves ▪ Front frog knot fasteners ▪ Size Small ▪ Spring-Summer 1999
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1990s Cardigans

Christian Dior black bouclé wool and mohair skirt suit, fw 1999
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior by John Galliano black bouclé wool and mohair skirt suit comprising: loose-cut coat with wide sleeves, two front patch pockets and silk lining. Ankle length skirt with...
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1990s Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian Dior Mink & Fox Jacket Christian Dior Fourrure Coat
By Christian Dior
Located in Wallkill, NY
Stunning Mink with Fox Trim on collar and Cuffs from Christian Dior. This one has vertical pelts with a wide horizontal Strip around the bottom of the jacket. Luxurious Fox collar an...
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1990s Coats

Christian Dior by John Galliano fuchsia silk embroidered evening dress, A/W 1999
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
John Galliano for Christian Dior fuchsia silk bias cut evening dress with cowl neckline, embroidered sleeve and two embroidered sashes tied at the hip Autumn-Winter 1999
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano Burgundy silk pleated pant suit, ss 1999
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior burgundy pleated pant suit ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Mandarin collar ▪ Cheongsam style ▪ Mariano Fortuny style pleats ▪ Gold lamé frog fastenings ▪ Bead...
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1990s Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian Dior by John Galliano black rayon knitted evening cardigan, ss 1999
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior by John Galliano black rayon knitted double breasted evening cardigan with metal button fastenings, drawstring toggle back fastening and two front flap pockets. Sprin...
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1990s Cardigans

Christian Dior by John Galliano black crochet-knit evening dress, fw 1999
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior by John Galliano: black crochet-knit evening dress with metallic lurex underlay, low back and large turtleneck collar. Fall-Winter 1999
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano black silk bustled opera coat, ss 1999
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior by John Galliano black waxed cotton bustled opera coat with voluminous balloon sleeves, silk lining and knot back fastening. Spring-Summer 1999
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1990s Opera Coats

Christian Dior by John Galliano copper knitted off shoulder dress, fw 1999
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior by John Galliano metallic copper knitted figure hugging evening dress with extra long turn over collar sitting off the shoulder Fall-Winter 1999
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano multicoloured evening dress with sash, ss 1999
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior by John Galliano multicoloured viscose and acetate blend maxi dress. Draped neckline, twisted shoulder straps, plunging low back, silk lining and hanging sash on right...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Christian Dior Tweed Large Lady Dior Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Sundbyberg, SE
Black & White Christian DiorTweed Large Lady Dior – Silver-tone hardware – Flat Handles – Single slit pocket with pull-through closure at front flap – Textile Lining & single interi...
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1990s Top Handle Bags

  • Christian Dior Tweed Large Lady Dior Bag
  • Christian Dior Tweed Large Lady Dior Bag
  • Christian Dior Tweed Large Lady Dior Bag
  • Christian Dior Tweed Large Lady Dior Bag
H 9.85 in. W 12.6 in. D 4.34 in.
Christian Dior by John Galliano champagne silk evening dress, fw 1999
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior by John Galliano champagne silk evening dress with structured collar and fabric button fastenings on side seam Fall-Winter 1999
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano cream knitted dress and jacket set, fw 1999
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior cream jacquard knitted dress suit ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ 80% Wool, 15% Viscose, 5% Polyester ▪ Blazer jacket with shawl lapel ▪ Sleeveless dress ▪ Fringe t...
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1990s Day Dresses

Christian Dior by John Galliano deep plum silk jacquard skirt suit, ss 1999
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior by John Galliano deep plum silk jacquard maxi skirt suit Spring-Summer 1999
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1990s Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Christian Dior by John Galliano black wool wide leg haram pants, ss 1999
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior by John Galliano black wool wide leg haram pants with drawstring fastening on ankles and wide waist band. Spring-Summer 1999
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1990s Pants

Christian Dior by John Galliano purple and gold knitted sweater dress, fw 1999
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior by John Galliano purple knitted sweater dress with metallic gold effect and large turtle neck Fall-Winter 1999
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Christian Dior Diorissimo Crossbody Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Sundbyberg, SE
Black and tan Diorissimo canvas vintage Christian Dior crossbody bag with - Brass hardware - Single flat shoulder strap - Black leather trim - Black leather lining and magnetic clos...
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1990s Crossbody Bags and Messenger Bags

  • Christian Dior Diorissimo Crossbody Bag
  • Christian Dior Diorissimo Crossbody Bag
  • Christian Dior Diorissimo Crossbody Bag
  • Christian Dior Diorissimo Crossbody Bag
H 7.49 in. W 11.42 in. D 1.58 in.
Vintage Christian Dior Silk Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Paris, FR
Vintage Christian Dior Mini Dress. This dress is 100% Silk. Backless and sleeveless. There is lace around the collar and at the bottom. Very nice draped at the waist. Size: Small...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Christian Dior Mini Dior Brown Velvet Handle Bag
By Christian Dior
Located in Capri, IT
Christian Dior Brown Velvet Handle Bag with gold tone Dior letters on the front and resin handles Length: 7 in Width: 3 in Height: 6 in Drop: 3 in
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1990s Top Handle Bags

Christian Dior Gold Flower Ring
By Christian Dior
Located in Paris, FR
Christian Dior gold-tone metal flower ring featuring a flower shape and a Dior logo at the top. In good vintage condition Made in France. Ring Size: 54 EU Diameter: 2in. (5.5cm) W...
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1990s Fashion Rings

  • Christian Dior Gold Flower Ring
  • Christian Dior Gold Flower Ring
  • Christian Dior Gold Flower Ring
  • Christian Dior Gold Flower Ring
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Dm 1.19 in. L 3.94 in.
Christian Dior Ruched Corset Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous pastel mint green silk dress from Christian Dior. It has a molded, underwire cup inner boned corset with detachable adjustable straps so it can be worn strapless if desire...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano camel wool skirt suit, fw 1999
By John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior by John Galliano camel wool skirt suit comprising: fitted jacket with a chunky knitted collar and cuffs, and matching skirt with ribbed wool hem and large button back ...
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1990s Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

1990s Christian Dior Boutique Overcoat
By Christian Dior
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Spectacular overcoat by Christian Dior Boutique Bought in Montecarlo in early 90s Super chic Incredible construction of golden and black cotton textile Internal black net Single butt...
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1990s Overcoats

Christian Dior Ivory Silk Shirt
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
A chic silk shirt by Christian Dior. In a heavy ivory silk, the shirt has a 3 button cuff, and 6 button front opening with interesting stitch detail. A timeless piece for every wardr...
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1990s Shirts

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1999 Christian Dior For Sale on 1stDibs

You are likely to find exactly the vintage or contemporary 1999 christian dior you’re looking for on 1stDibs, as there is a broad range for sale. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Gray, Beige and protectString (more). Finding the perfect 1999 christian dior 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. An accessory like this designed by Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior and John Galliano — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured item — is worth considering. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much is a 1999 Christian Dior?

The price for a 1999 christian dior starts at $67 and tops out at $32,000, and on average, selling for $2,073.

christian-dior Biography and Important Works

Christian Dior (1905–57) was born in Granville, on the Normandy coast, in 1905. His prosperous haute bourgeois parents wanted him to become a diplomat despite his interest in art and architecture. However, they agreed to bankroll an art gallery, which Dior opened in 1928 in Paris with a friend.

This was the start of Dior’s rise in the city’s creative milieu, where he befriended Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau. After seven years as an art dealer, Dior retrained as a fashion illustrator, eventually landing a job as a fashion designer for Robert Piguet, and in 1941, following a year of military service, he joined the house of Lucien Lelong. Just five years later, with the backing of industrialist Marcel Boussac, the ascendant Dior established his own fashion house, at 30 avenue Montaigne in Paris. There, the visionary couturier would alter the landscape of 20th century fashion.

Just two years after the end of World War II, the fashion crowd and the moribund haute couture industry were yearning, comme tout Paris, for security and prosperity, desperate to discard the drab, sexless, utilitarian garb imposed by wartime deprivation. They needed to dream anew.

And Dior delivered: He designed a collection for a bright, optimistic future. “It’s quite a revolution, dear Christian!” exclaimed Carmel Snow, the prescient American editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, famously proclaiming, “Your dresses have such a new look.” The press ran with the description, christening Dior’s debut Spring/Summer haute couture collection the New Look. “God help those who bought before they saw Dior,” said Snow. “This changes everything.”

Dior’s collection definitively declared that opulence, luxury and femininity were in. His skirts could have 40-meter-circumference hems, and outfits could weigh up to 60 pounds. They were cut and shaped like architecture, on strong foundations that molded women and “freed them from nature,” Dior said. Rather than rationing, his ladies wanted reams of fabric and 19-inch waists enforced by wire corsets, and the fashion world concurred. The debut got a standing ovation.

In the subsequent decade, Paris ruled as the undisputed fashion capital of the world, and Christian Dior reigned as its king. With the luxuriously full skirts of his New Look, suits and his drop-dead gorgeous evening dresses and ball gowns worthy of any princess — an expansive collection of which can be found on 1stDibs — Dior gave women the gift of glamour they’d lost in the miserable years of war.