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Avant Garde Roberto Cavalli Magenta Suede Two Tone Thigh High Boots Size 41
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Tustin, CA
Very avant garde, crafted from the finest leathers, breathtakingly fierce, Italian luxury brand, Roberto Cavalli, thigh high boots. These edgy boots feature pointed toes, a split of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Boots

Norma Kamali Vintage Avant Garde Skirt
By Norma Kamali
Located in Sparks, NV
So avant garde and so Norma Kamali! This asymmetrical skirt features snap up detailing and light weight olive green corduroy. Details: Unlined Front Snap Closure Marked Size:...
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Late 20th Century Skirts

Martine Sitbon Silk and Wool Avant Garde Skirt
By Martine Sitbon
Located in Sparks, NV
Unique Martine Sitbon black avant garde skirt with silk chiffon ruffle detail. Details: Fully lined in silk Side pockets Rear zip and hook closure Marked size: 36 Estimat...
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21st Century and Contemporary Skirts

Mashiah Plisse Tartan Plaid Jacket Top Avant Garde
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Mashiah is a contemporary women’s fashion line started in 1999 by Merch Mashiah. Based in both Berlin and Tel Aviv, his signature style incorporates bold fabric options often heavily...
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Early 2000s Jackets

Norma Kamali Vintage Avant Garde Top or Jacket
By Norma Kamali
Located in Sparks, NV
So avant garde and so Norma Kamali! This top/jacket features giant puff sleeves, light weight olive green corduroy, and snap up detailing. Details: Unlined Front Snap Closure...
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Late 20th Century Shirts

Avant Garde 1980s Purple Fringe Top
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Amazing 1980s Car Wash Top. In fifty shades of purple! Loose open knit weave fringe top with layered strips of violet ombre gauze. Some wear on the shoulders as pictured in the detai...
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1980s Sweater Vests

Avant Garde Lamb Fur and Leather Vest
By Jona
Located in New York, NY
Asymmetrical pieces of mongolian lamb and leather have been artfully pieced together creating a luxurious patchwork. The leather and fur are in top buttery soft condition and this pi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vests

Maison Margiela Avant Garde dress
By Maison Martin Margiela
Located in New York, NY
This silk and wool dress is reconstructed from a mans coat, with a silk upper and wool architectural lower half with coat pockets button holes.
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

Rick Owens Multi Tie Cropped Avant Garde Structured Jacket
By Rick Owens
Located in San Francisco, CA
Black cropped avant garde Rick Owens jacket. Detailed constructed with panels, pin tucking and tie embellishments. Fitted cropped shape. Extra long exaggerated sleeve. Stretch ri...
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2010s Jackets

Claude Montana Vintage 1980s Avant Garde Wool Flounce Skirt
By Claude Montana
Located in Sparks, NV
Unique vintage black wool skirt by Claude Montana with a flounce hem and body hugging fit. Zipper detailing adds a sporty look to the piece. Details: Partially Lined Front But...
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Late 20th Century Skirts

Comme des Garcons Vintage Avant Garde Asymmetrical Wool Skirt
By Rei Kawakubo
Located in Portland, OR
This is a fabulous avant garde Comme des Garcons skirt that hits just below the knees, with an asymmetrical hemline created by interesting gathering, diagonal seams, draping and plea...
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Late 20th Century Skirts

Alessandro Dell'acqua Black Avant Garde Blazer Jacket
By Alessandro Dell'Acqua
Located in Sparks, NV
Unique black avant garde blazer jacket by Alessandro Dell'acqua. Unlined with front hook closure. Front patch pockets. 100% cotton. Marked size 40; fits like a size small. The bust m...
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2010s Blazers

Ann Demeulemeester Wool & Leather Funnel-Neck Avant Garde Vest
By Ann Demeulemeester
Located in San Francisco, CA
A funky early 2000s Ann Demeulemeester army green heathered wool and tan leather funnel-neck avant garde, asymmetrical vest with draped flowing panels and buttons at neck. Belted bac...
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Early 2000s Vests

1980s Christian Lacroix Avant Garde White Canvas "Butterfly" Parka
By Christian Lacroix
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fun 1980s Christian Lacroix avant garde silk and nylon canvas parka: extravagant "Butterfly" shaped full pleated shoulders and sleeves. Box pleating at bottom hem for cocoon shapi...
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1980s Parkas

1980s James Galanos Avant-Garde Tan Wool Coat
By James Galanos
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Keep cozy in our fabulous coat from James Galanos- an accomplished designer of haute French couture! This fabulous jacket is from the 1980s! Soft, thick wool blend in a rich tan colo...
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1980s Coats and Outerwear

1990s ISSEY MIYAKE Black Polyester Satin Avant Garde Ribbon Accordian Skirt
By Issey Miyake
Located in New York, NY
1990s ISSEY MIYAKE Black Polyester Satin Avant Garde Ribbon Accordian Skirt
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1990s Skirts

Gray Issey Miyake Avant Garde Pleated Top W/ Asymmetrical Shoulders Size Medium
By Issey Miyake
Located in Portland, OR
This is a fabulous Issey Miyake pleated top with avant garde asymmetrical shoulders in medium charcoal gray. The top is pleated on the diagonal and is labeled a size Medium. This is...
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1990s Blouses

Claude Montana Vintage 80s 1980s Black Wool + Leather Avant Garde Top
By Claude Montana
Located in Sparks, NV
Unique charcoal and black wool avant garde top by Claude Montana. Button up neck can be worn multiple ways! Soft lambskin leather epaulettes. Unlined. Details: Unlined Front P...
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Late 20th Century Blouses

Rare Escada 1980s Red Knit Avant Garde Oversized Vintage Sweater
By Escada
Located in Portland, OR
This incredible vintage red avant garde sweater was designed for Escada in the early 1980's. This very unique double breasted sweater is patched with different materials and yarns a...
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1980s Cardigans

1980s Avant Garde Vintage Knit Top with Fox Fur Detail
Located in Sparks, NV
Unique 1980s vintage red and black knit shimmery metallic top, collar or layering piece with a fox fur detail on one shoulder. Asymmetric cut and open sides. The marked size is mediu...
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1980s Pullovers

Helmut Lang Black Wool + Silk Asymmetric Avant Garde Blazer Jacket
By Helmut Lang
Located in Sparks, NV
Chic black wool asymmetric blazer jacket by Helmut Lang with bold shoulders and hook closure. Fully lined in 95% silk 5% spandex fabric. The fabric content is 97% wool 3% lycra. The ...
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2010s Blazers

Vintage Emanuel Ungaro Metallic Gold Avant Garde Space Age Jacket
By Emanuel Ungaro
Located in Chicago, IL
Amazing vintage Ungaro pale gold metallic asymmetrical blazer/jacket! Buttons up the front, along with hook and eyes. Incredibly versatile! Fully lined. In great condition. Marked Si...
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1990s Blazers

Ronaldus Shamask Avant Garde 1980's Vintage Cream Wool Dress Size 6/8
By Ronaldus Shamask
Located in Portland, OR
This vintage cream dress was designed by Ronaldus Shamask in the 1980's. The dress has front pockets, a back button at the neck, made of a fine wool and is lined. This dress is in ex...
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1980s Day Dresses

2010S BERNHARD WILLHELM Multicolor Printed Cotton Asymmetrical Avant Garde Tuni
Located in New York, NY
2010S BERNHARD WILLHELM Multicolor Printed Cotton Asymmetrical Avant Garde Tunic Top
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2010s Day Dresses

Avant Garde Bold Graphic Penguin Print Gown c 1970s
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
Avant-garde bold graphic print penguin dress / gown c 1970s The unique design is illustrated with a series of penguin figures. The black silhouettes of the penguins are illuminated...
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1970s Informal Dresses

Claude Montana Avant Garde Vintage Pleated Navy Blue Wool Skirt Size 14
By Claude Montana
Located in Portland, OR
This avant garde, dramatically pleated navy blue skirt was designed by Claude Montana Paris. The skirt wraps in front, securing with two interesting metal toggles, and hangs at an as...
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1980s Skirts

Krizia Vintage Black 3D Avant Garde Rivet / Shoestring Striped Mini Skirt, 1990s
By Krizia
Located in Sparks, NV
Completely unique black mini skirt by Krizia. Shoe string 3-D "stripes" and rivet design. Details Unlined Back velcro closure Circa: 1990s Label: Krizia Marked Size: 44 Es...
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Late 20th Century Skirts

Fantastic Vintage Escada Avant Garde 1980s Embroidered Velvet 80s Bomber Jacket
By Margaretha Ley
Located in Chicago, IL
Stylish vintage LAUREL for ESCADA 1980s Avant Garde velvet cotton bomber jacket! Features panels of hunter green, royal blue and purple, with gold embroidery throughout. Double breas...
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1980s Jackets

Vintage Thierry Mugler Black Avant Garde 1980s Asymmetrical Sash 80s Jacket
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Chicago, IL
Iconic vintage 80s THIERRY MUGLER black Avant Garde blazer jacket! Features a pleated sash that crosses over the side front, with a hammered silver buckle closure at side waist. Incr...
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1980s Blazers

S/S 2001 Christian Dior John Galliano Haute Couture Avant Garde Black Jacket
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 2001 Christian Dior by John Galliano Haute Couture Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Good- no holes or stains FABRIC: 100% silk COUNTRY: F...
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Early 2000s Jackets

DOLCE & GABBANA c.2000's Five Pocket Sideways Avant Garde Straight Leg Jeans
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Thiensville, WI
DOLCE & GABBANA c.2000's Five Pocket Sideways Avant Garde Straight Leg Jeans Circa: Early 2000's Brand / Manufacturer: Dolce & Gabbana Designer: Dominico Dolce & Stefan Gabbana St...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jeans

Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons Avant Garde Black Draped Asymmetric Dress
By Junya Watanabe, Comme des Garçons
Located in Sparks, NV
Incredible Junya Watanabe for Comme des Garcons black avant garde draped dress. Partially lined, no closure (pulls on over the head). The marked size is medium. The bust measures 36&...
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2010s Day Dresses

Amazing Vintage Emanuel Ungaro Couture Gold Metallic Avant Garde Peplum Jacket
By Emanuel Ungaro
Located in Chicago, IL
Gorgeous vintage EMANUEL UNGARO gold metallic avant garde jacket / blazer! Gold metallic silk, with dramatic sleeves, and tapered cuffs. Buttons up the waist, with exterior and inter...
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1990s Blazers

Rare 1980s Kansai Yamamoto Avant Garde Varsity Collegiate Wool Vintage Sweater
By Kansai Yamamoto
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare early 80s KANASI YAMAMOTO Avant Garde black and white / ivory (and ice blue) wool sweater! Collector's item that will only increase in value. Military inspired buttons at should...
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1980s Pullovers

Avant-Garde Marilyn Monroe Cashmere Graphic Print Italian Duster Cardigan c 1990
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
Avant-garde Marilyn Monroe cashmere graphic print Italian duster cardigan c 1990s The unique cashmere cardigan is illustrated with a series of Marilyn Monore images replicating the ...
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1990s Cardigans

Claude Montana White Linen Avant Garde Vintage Cropped Wrap Jacket, 1980s
By Claude Montana, Claude Montana Paris
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare Avant Garde 1980s early CALUDE MONTANA white linen cropped wrap jacket! Features signature Montana lines, with exaggerated shoulder pads, with a wrap style that buckles shut on ...
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1980s Jackets

Moschino Avant Garde Italian Black Wool Knit Glove Design Cardigan c 1990s
By Moschino Jeans
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
Moschino avant-garde Italian black wool glove design cardigan The unique fine wool knit cardigan is designed with a pair of red & white striped wool knit gloves sewn on each of the ...
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1990s Cardigans

Issey Miyake Sculptural Pleats Please Vintage Pleated Avant Garde Midi Dress
By Issey Miyake
Located in Sparks, NV
Stunning vintage Issey Miyake Pleats Please dress. Unlined with no closure (pulls on over the head). The bust measures 29-42" (unstretched-stretched), waist 30-46", hips 40...
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1990s Day Dresses

Laise Adzer 1980s Vintage Salmon Silk Avant Garde Open Front Blouse Top w/ Drape
Located in Portland, OR
This top looks extremely current, from the avant garde 1980's line Laise Adzer. It has incredible draping in the back, and a high to low hemline. It is open in front with no closures...
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1980s Blouses

Convertible Guy Laroche Vintage Avant Garde Silk Dress with Detachable Sleeves
By Guy Laroche
Located in Sparks, NV
Chic avant garde dress by Guy Laroche in creamy gray silk with red silk trim. Unique draped cut with removable long sleeves and ruffled shoulders. V-neckline and matching sash. De...
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Late 20th Century Day Dresses

Thierry Mugler Vintage Avant Garde Circular Striped Long Sleeve Dress, 1980s
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Sparks, NV
Avant garde circular striped dress by Thierry Mugler. Long sleeves and zip up front. Details: Partially Lined Front Metal Zip Closure Marked Size: 40 Estimated Size: Small-...
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1980s Day Dresses

Helen Storey Vintage Black Jersey Avant Garde Pleated Crop Top
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
An excellent vintage womens clubwear crop top from the late 80s / early 90s by by singular British icon, Helen Storey, a rare and collectible artist and fashion designer who was know...
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1980s Crop Tops

Thierry Mugler Couture Iconic Black Leather + Silver Avant Garde Bustier Corset
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Chicago, IL
Sexy, rare and iconic vintage THIERRY MUGLER COUTURE black leather Avant Garde bustier corset top! Signature Mugler 'Catwoman' flaps at each side of the bust. Silver metal V at cente...
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1980s Bustiers

1990s Krizia Vintage Blue + Black Avant Garde Mesh Goth Parachute Dress
By Krizia
Located in Sparks, NV
Cobalt blue and black vintage dress by Krizia featuring parachute detailing and sheer mesh long sleeves. Fully lined with side zip closure. Front and side pockets. The marked size is...
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1990s Day Dresses

Vintage 1980s Red Taffeta Avant Garde Ruched Taffeta Ball Skirt
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
An absolutely incredible vintage womens maxi length evening skirt from the 80s in a red iridescent taffeta fabric with an incredible ruched huge top skirt over a long A line skirt. M...
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1980s Bubble Skirts

1990s Unworn with Tags Jean Paul Gaultier Femme Vintage Brown Avant Garde Skirt
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Sparks, NV
Unique brown avant garde skirt by Jean Paul Gaultier with a chain detail. Unlined with no closure (pulls up over hips). 100% rayon. The marked size is I 44/ D 40/ F 40/ GB 12/ USA 10...
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1990s Skirts

Vintage BIll Blass Black and White Avant Garde 1990s One Piece Swimsuit Bodysuit
By Bill Blass
Located in Chicago, IL
Sexy vintage 90s BILL BLASS black and white Avant Garde one piece checkerboard color block swimsuit or bodysuit. Features flattering panels of black and white throughout, and a solid...
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1990s Swimwear

S/S 2000 John Galliano Runway Avant Garde Bow Mini Dress
By John Galliano, John Galiano
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 2000 John Galliano Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Good- no holes- light discoloration on edge of pocket flap- wear to silk underskirt- th...
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Early 2000s Mini Dresses

1910S Black Wool & Silk Satin Edwardian Avant Garde Dress
Located in New York, NY
1910S Black Wool & Silk Satin Edwardian Avant Garde Dress
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1910s Casual Dresses

Junya Watanabe Comme des Garcons Sculptural Black Avant Garde Skirt
By Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons, Comme des Garçons
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Protégé of the notorious avant-gardist Rei Kawakubo of Comme de Garçon, Junya Watanabe is a masterful designer in his own rite. Like many in the Japanese avant-garde tradition, Watan...
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2010s A-Line Skirts

Comme De Garcons Ivory Velvet & Cotton Avant Garde Skirt 2003
By Comme des Garçons
Located in Portland, OR
This Comme des Garcons skirt is from the 2003 collection. The skirt has a built in mini skirt underneath for more volume, a padded front "bustle" and a raw edge hem in the back and a...
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Early 2000s Bubble Skirts

Vivienne Westwood Red Label Avant Garde Black Draped Corset Top
By RED LABEL by VIVIENNE WESTWOOD
Located in Portland, OR
We love Vivienne Westwood pieces and this is an amazing top. This red label black top has a metal zipper down the center front and mesh panels on each side of the corset with an elas...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sleeveless Shirts

1960s Mod Avant Garde News Paper Sheath Dress
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
1960s Mod avant-garde news paper sheath dress The whimsical retro dress is constructed from paper The unique paper dress is illustrated with news paper print advertising in a rand...
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1960s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Avant-garde Graphic Print Duster Wrap Cape circa 1970s
Located in Santa Barbara, CA
Stunning dramatic graphic print duster wrap cape c 1970s The unique lightweight black duster wrap is illuminated with bold silkscreen neon color block graphics The loose flowing d...
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1970s Shawls

1990 Yohji Yamamoto Avant Garde Open Back Wool Dress
By Yohji Yamamoto
Located in Houston, TX
Amazing dark navy blue light weight wool dress and coordinating hat by Yohji Yamamoto! The dress has a loose drop waist silhouette with lightly pleated skirt, short sleeves, and a de...
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1990s Shift Dresses

Philippe Dalma Paris Vintage Avant Garde Pencil Skirt- 1980s France
Located in Sparks, NV
Unique vintage avant garde skirt by Paris designer Philippe Dalma from the 1980s. Fully lined with side zip and button closure. The marked size is 40, and the skirt fits like a moder...
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1980s Pencil Skirts

Vintage Gemma Kahng Sz 4 Black White 1990s Avant Garde Jacket w/ Chiffon Sleeves
By Gemma Kahng New York, GEMMA KAHNG
Located in Chicago, IL
Amazing vintage 90s GEMMA KAHNG black and white Avant Garde blazer jacket! Wonderful tailored fit with impressive abstract prints. Oversized decorative gold buttons up the bodice. Se...
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1990s Blazers

Gorgeous 1950s Vintage Bronze Golden 50s Swing Opera Jacket Coat Avant Garde
Located in Chicago, IL
Sensational vintage 1950s bronze swing opera jacket! Avant Garde oversized collar. Couture quality, with excellent workmanship, with heavy attention to detail. Hidden hook-and-eye cl...
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1950s Jackets

Avant Garde Emanuel Ungaro 1980s Gold Silk Metallic Vintage Peplum 80s Jacket
By Emanuel Ungaro
Located in Chicago, IL
Insanely chic vintage late 1980s EMANUEL UNGARO gold silk metallic peplum jacket! Features strong shoulders with built in shoulder pads. Black lacquer buttons up the left waist with ...
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1980s Jackets

Vintage Thierry Mugler Size 7 1980s Avant Garde Black Silk Satin Flats Shoes
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Chicago, IL
Avant Garde vintage 80s black silk satin flats! The perfect comfortable and stylish pair of shoes. Features a pointed curve, with an angular heel. Can easily be dressed up or down. G...
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1980s Slippers

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Avant Garde Clothing For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary piece of avant garde clothing you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Gray, Brown, Blue and more in stock now. If you’re looking for an item from our selection of avant garde clothing from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. There have been many well-made iterations of this accessory over the years, but those made by Thierry Mugler, Comme des Garçons and Claude Montana are often thought to be among the most stylish. 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 Avant Garde Clothing?

The price for a piece of avant garde clothing starts at $100 and tops out at $58,000, and on average, selling for $792.

Finding the Right Clothing for You

From museum-worthy vintage Oscar de la Renta evening dresses, gowns and jackets to audacious T-shirts and trousers from provocative punk designer Vivienne Westwood, one thing is abundantly clear: If the clothing available on 1stDibs could talk, it would certainly make a statement. 

For fashion lovers, the 1990s have become associated with styles adopted by today’s supermodels and influencers — think Galliano and Cavalli — but maybe ‘80s accessories are among your (guilty?) pleasures. Playful, boldly colored coats and outerwear from Moschino and other titans of the era can take a simpler ensemble to the next level, while chic and practical suits from the likes of Christian Dior and Chanel remain classic for haute couture advocates and beyond. By exploring the vast array of vintage collections on these pages, you can transform your closet into a retreat that is as retro as it is royal. 

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.

Those seeking modern high-fashion brands are also in luck. Turn your day-to-day into a runway with selections from Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent and Versace or complete that fresh look with stunning footwear classics from the likes of Gucci and Christian Louboutin. The future — and glamorous past — of fashion is yours for the wearing. 

Build your collection of covetable and iconic vintage garments by shopping on 1stDibs. No matter where you roam, our diverse apparel and accessories will keep you covered in the hottest styles and comfiest black hoodie imaginable.