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Givenchy Couture black dress, circa 1985
By Givenchy
Located in London, GB
This fabulous Givenchy haute couture LBD will inject a touch of fun into a contemporary wardrobe. Perfect for parties, the dress is constructed in soft black velvet and with a taffet...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Balenciaga haute couture black dress, circa 1960
Located in London, GB
A beautiful example of Balenciaga's mastery, this couture dress is from his 'Eisa' label, the Spanish arm of his haute couture atelier. Constructed in fine black silk chiffon and sil...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1967/68 Pierre Cardin Amazing Haute Couture Black and Gold Sequins
By Pierre Cardin Paris
Located in Paris, FR
1968 Pierre Cardin Amazing Haute Couture Black and Gold Sequins : Short very amazing trapeze evening dress embroidered black and gold sequins different size some in rhodoid ....
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

1950s Black Lace & Pleated Satin Demi Couture Halter Neck Dress
Located in London, GB
This spellbinding 1950s black lace halter neck couture gown with satin pleated inserts is unlabelled, although we believe it to be American in origin. It is of excellent quality and ...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Bob Mackie Couture Exquisite Fringed Gatsby Flapper Corset Beaded Mini Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Montgomery, TX
This is an EXQUISITE and BREATHTAKING 80's-does-20's mini dress by couture designer, Bob Mackie. It's beautifully detailed and hand beaded with millions of fringed glass beads and m...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

1980s Vicky Tiel Couture Strapless Black Silk Dress
By Vicky Tiel
Located in London, GB
This elegant black couture evening gown by Vicky Tiel with gathered silk jersey bodice and silk taffeta skirt is of exceptional quality and has beautiful construction. This lovely st...
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1980s Evening Gowns

Gianni Versace Couture Black & Brown Belted Evening Dress Gown
By Gianni Versace Couture
Located in Switzerland, CH
HOT HOT HOT GIANNI VERSACE COUTURE AS SHOWN ON THE RUNWAY SHOW AND AD CAMPAIGN SOLD OUT IMMEDIATELY Impossible to find! A true gem! This is a very rare and out-of-the-ordi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Gowns

Breathtaking Gianni Versace Couture 1990s Black Bondage Back Evening Gown Dress
By Gianni Versace, Gianni Versace Couture
Located in Switzerland, CH
A TRUE COLLECTOR'S ITEM CREATED BY GIANNI VERSACE FOR ONE OF HIS MOST FAMOUS COLLECTIONS EVER A very rare and stunning signature piece Designed by Gianni Versace himself for one o...
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1990s Evening Gowns

ODICINI COUTURE Black Velvet and Green Floral Gown Size 4
By Odicini Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Odicini Couture gown is composed of a black velvet bodice and green floral skirt. Comes with reversible velvet and silk wrap. There is a center back zipper closure. In excellent...
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20th Century Evening Gowns

90-s VINTAGE GIANNI VERSACE COUTURE BLACK EMBELLISHED GOWN
By Gianni Versace Couture
Located in Montgomery, TX
90-s VINTAGE GIANNI VERSACE COUTURE BLACK EMBELLISHED GOWN IT Size 42 Finished with inner bodysuit. New, with tags Shown with Versace necklace and bracelet. Both are Listed sepa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Gowns

ELIZABETH MASON COUTURE 'LIZETTE' Black Silk Chiffon Gown
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Elizabeth Mason Couture gown is composed of a sweeping black silk chiffon. This striking gown is composed of approximately 50 yards of silk chiffon. The bodice features a simple...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Gowns

Elizabeth Mason Couture Black Silk Jersey "Uta" Gown
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a gorgeous black silk jersey "Uta" gown, by Elizabeth Mason Couture. The "Uta" gown highlights her signature drape design which contours the curves of the female silhouette t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Evening Gowns

Escada Couture Feather Trim Black Velvet Evening Gown
By Escada
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Escada Couture Vintage Feather Trim Beaded Black Velvet Evening Gown, 1990s Estimated Size: UK 8/ US 4/ EU 36. Please check measurements & description by clicking 'Continue Reading'...
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1990s Evening Gowns

Escada Couture Pearl Beaded Evening Gown
By Escada
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A fabulous vintage Escada evening gown from the 90s for their high end Couture line. In a blue silk and polyester with faux pearl beads creating a choker style neckline. Perfect for ...
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1990s Evening Gowns

Gianni Versace Couture Black Lace Leather Bondage Gown Maxi Dress
By Gianni Versace Couture
Located in Switzerland, CH
A True Collector's Item A very rare and stunning signature piece Black evening gown with sexy slit Bondage style Draped corset-style upper part Trimmed with softest nappa leather De...
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Late 20th Century Evening Gowns

1980s Mary Mcfadden Couture Evening Gown
By Marry Mcfadden
Located in Houston, TX
This eye catching evening gown from Mary McFadden is bound to grab your attention! With its modest silhouette this dress is the perfect dream! Delicate Fortuny-esque pleating giv...
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1980s Evening Gowns

Rare Gianni Versace Couture Embroidered Evening Dress Gown as seen on Courtney
By Gianni Versace Couture, Gianni Versace
Located in Switzerland, CH
A VERY RARE AND UNIQUE DRESS CREATED BY GIANNI VERSACE BEFORE HIS DEAD OWN A PIECE OF FASHION HISTORY A TRUE GEM - SO HARD TO FIND Gorgeous GIANNI VERSACE gown Pink and black...
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1990s Evening Gowns

HAUTE COUTURE INTERNATIONAL 1960's Black Beaded and Sequin Lace Gown Size 6
By HAUTE COUTURE INTERNATIONAL
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Haute Couture International gown is composed of a black beaded and sequin lace. There is a side slit and center back zipper closure. In excellent vintage condition. **Ple...
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1960s Evening Gowns

Elizabeth Mason Couture Black Silk Doupioni 'Maria' Gown Made-to-Measure
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is an extremely elegant black "Maria" gown, by Elizabeth Mason Couture. The 'Maria' gown has a mermaid silhouette with a dramatic neckline . This is a custom made gown. It c...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Evening Gowns

Gianni Versace Black Drape front Couture Gown, Property of Courtney Love, 1996
By Gianni Versace Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a black shimmery stretch gown by Gianni Versace Couture, and personal property of Courtney Love, from 1996. The gown is draped over the shoulders to a very open cowl neck, lo...
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1990s Evening Gowns

S/S 1997 Gianni Versace Couture Beaded Rhinestone Black Mid-Length Gown
By Gianni Versace, Gianni Versace Couture
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: an embellished little black dress designed by Gianni Versace for his Spring/Summer 1997 collection. This rare piece was heavily influenced by the season's haute...
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1990s Evening Gowns

Vintage Liancarlo Couture Size 10 Black Off Shoulder Silk Velvet Burn Out Gown
By Liancarlo, Liancarlo Couture
Located in San Diego, CA
Gorgeous 1990s LIANCARLO COUTURE black silk chiffon and lightweight silk velvet burnout evening dress! Features a structured perfect fitting bodice, with built-in interior support to...
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1990s Evening Gowns

Moschino Couture Rare Hershey Chocolate Bar Runway Gown NWT
By Moschino Couture, Moschino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Moschino Couture rare Hershey Chocolate Bar gown by Jeremy Scott for Moschino. Re the Fall 2014 show, according to fashion reviewer, Tim Blanks, “Scott's embrace of consumer cultur...
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2010s Evening Gowns

Renato Balestra Couture Beaded & Embroidered Evening Gown, 1990s.
By Renato Balestra
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
An exquisite couture vintage evening dress from c.the 1990’s by Italian designer, Renato Balestra. Incredibly glamorous, constructed in black, red and green sequins on a silk backing...
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1990s Evening Gowns

HAUTE COUTURE INT'L Gold and Black Beaded Gown with Opera Coat Size 6
By HAUTE COUTURE INT'L
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Haute Couture Int'l ensemble is composed of a beaded silk with floral motif in gold and black. The gown features a center back zipper and belt. The coat is a n open style with ...
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20th Century Evening Gowns

ELIZABETH MASON COUTURE Silk Chiffon Gown Made to Order
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This ELIZABETH MASON COUTURE gown shown is a US size 2 and is available for purchase exclusively at The Paper Bag Princess Boutique and on 1stdibs. You may purchase this sample pi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Gowns

Escada Couture Dress Vintage Blue & Black Velvet and Silk Taffeta Evening Gown
By Escada Margaretha Ley, Escada
Located in Portland, OR
This is a such a lovely vintage Escada Couture velvet and silk taffeta evening gown. This gorgeous full length dress has a black velvet bodice and long black velvet sleeves.The bodi...
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1980s Evening Gowns

COUTURE 1930’s Sheer Sequin Lace Black Pleated Floor Length Evening Gown Dress
Located in Thiensville, WI
COUTURE 1930’s Sheer Nude Sequin Lace Bodice Black Pleated Floor Length Evening Gown Dress Circa: 1930's Label(s): No Style: Evening gown Color(s): Shades of black and nude Lined: O...
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1930s Evening Gowns

ELIZABETH MASON COUTURE Black to Pink Ombre Drape Gown Size 2 Made to Order
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Elizabeth Mason Couture gown is composed of a stunning black to pink gradient silk. Features a draped style with center front closures and an interior bustier foundation. There...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Gowns

1990s Gianni Versace Couture Black Silk Chiffon Tan Leather Belted Rare 90s Gown
By Gianni Versace, Gianni Versace Couture
Located in San Diego, CA
Extremely rare 1992 GIANNI VERSACE COUTURE Musuem Worthy black silk chiffon and leather full length evening dress! Features a super flattering base full length evening dress, with se...
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1990s Evening Gowns

1940s Demi Couture Black Silk Moire Short Sleeve Vintage 40s Evening Gown Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Gorgeous 1940s black silk moire Avant Garde evening gown! Features a luxurious silk moire that gives off just the right amount of sheen. Buttons up the front with the same silk moire...
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1940s Evening Gowns

Versace Jeans Couture Black Sheath Dress Evening Black
By Versace Jeans Couture
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Vintage woman dress Versace Jeans Couture. Elegant black sheath dress, 92% polyester 8% elastene. V-neckline, side zip. 90s. Made in Italy. Excellent vintage condition.
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1990s Evening Dresses

Douglas Darnell British Couture Vintage Velvet Floor Length Evening Gown
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
An incredible vintage evening gown from the 80s in an inky black velvet with a boned bodice, halterneck design which gives an open back and a small train to the rear for a breathtaki...
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1980s Evening Gowns

Christian Dior Vintage Haute Couture Silk Satin Corset Sculpted Gown
By Christian Dior Haute Couture
Located in London, GB
Custom made Haute Couture Christian Dior Vintage gown. Inbuilt corset. Sweetheart neckline. Rippling silk satin sculpted gown with fishtail hem. Concealed zip down the back. Size: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Gowns

ELIZABETH MASON COUTURE Lace Convertible Gown to Cocktail Dress Made to Order
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This ELIZABETH MASON COUTURE gown is created at Elizabeth Mason's Beverly Hills Atelier. We offer exclusive custom made couture gowns suited to your personal needs with a luxurious s...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Gowns

ELIZABETH MASON COUTURE Bamboo Jersey Eco Chic Draped Gown Made To Order
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Elizabeth Mason Couture gown is composed of bamboo jersey. Features a wrap style with a drop neckline. may be fashioned in a variety of colors. The gown may be fashioned in a v...
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20th Century Evening Gowns

Elizabeth Mason Couture Black Silk Ruffle Bolero
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elizabeth Mason Couture ruffled bolero Black silk Size 2 Measures 13.5" x 28" We have pink, purple, red, cream, and light gold ones in stock. You may also request a custom order...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Gowns

1997 Runway Gianni Versace Couture Purple Sparkle Halter Gown Green Beading
By Versace, Gianni Versace Couture
Located in San Francisco, CA
Gianni Versace Couture 1990s purple gown with sparkle throughout. Lime green beaded band at top and purple beaded halter strap. Extra (heavier) layer of lining at top for support (wi...
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1990s Evening Gowns

Documented 1999 Michael Casey Couture Vintage Striped Silk Evening Gown/ Dress
By Michael Casey
Located in Sparks, NV
Stunning 1999 Michael Casey Couture sage green and brown silk one shoulder evening gown. Dramatic couture draping and asymmetric cut. Fully lined in silk. Side zip and hook closure. ...
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1990s Evening Gowns

Vintage Odiccini Couture Silk, Sequi and Beaded Evening Gown
By ANDREA ODICINI COUTURE
Located in London, GB
A stunning evening gown by Odiccini Couture. The gown has elbow length sleaves with sequin and bead detail , and a fully lined tiered silk skirt. It has a side zip.
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Escada Couture Black Silk Chiffon Embroidered Gown
By Escada
Located in Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Escada Couture Black Silk Chiffon Embroidered Gown with handing appliques throughout. Excellent Condition Circa 90's
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1990s Evening Gowns

1980s Nina Ricci Couture Strapless Black Evening Dress
By Nina Ricci
Located in Houston, TX
Amazing fit and flair evening gown by Nina Ricci. The black dress is maxi length with a strapless bodice, and curve - hugging silhouette with ruching detail that runs from just below...
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1980s Evening Gowns

  •  1980s Nina Ricci Couture Strapless Black Evening Dress
  •  1980s Nina Ricci Couture Strapless Black Evening Dress
  •  1980s Nina Ricci Couture Strapless Black Evening Dress
  •  1980s Nina Ricci Couture Strapless Black Evening Dress
Size: 34 or US 0-2, XS See measurement
Christian Lacroix Evening Gown with Corset Rare Haute Couture Silk Crepe XS
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This fabulous haute couture evening gown was made by Christian Lacroix, most likely in the early 1980s. Made from what we believe is a fine silk crepe (no content label), this piece ...
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1980s Evening Gowns

Gianni Versace Couture 1997 Lurex Cutout Gown Maxi Evening Dress with Bandeau
By Gianni Versace
Located in Switzerland, CH
THE DRESS OF THAT SEASON - FEATURED IN VERSACE AD CAMPAIGN AND SHOWN ON THE RUNWAY FROM HIS FALL WINTER 1997 COLLECTION OWN A PIECE OF FASHION HISTORY - A TRUE GEM SO HARD TO FIN...
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1990s Evening Gowns

Beautiful Vintage Bill Blass Couture Silk Taffeta Lace Long Sleeve Evening Gown
By Bill Blass, Attributed to Bill Blass
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful vintage BILL BLASS couture black silk taffeta and lace evening gown! Features luxurious black silk taffeta, with black French lace details throughout. Ruffled taffeta colla...
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1970s Evening Gowns

1990s Michael Casey Couture Leopard Burn-Out & Lame Velvet 2-Piece Evening Gown
By Michael Casey
Located in San Francisco, CA
A sexy 1980s Michael Casey Couture leopard pattern burn-out and lame silk velvet 2-piece evening gown ensemble: Strapless, boned and lined column gown with fox fur hem and button em...
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1990s Evening Gowns

1990s Couture Beaded Rhinestone Chiffon Crop Top and Evening Skirt Vintage Gown
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy 90s couture vintage black chiffon beaded cropped top and maxi skirt evening set! Features hundreds of handsewn crystals, beads and rhinestones in turquoise blue, silver, and gol...
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1990s Evening Gowns

1970's Galanos Couture Black Silk Chiffon and Rhinestone Gown
By Galanos for Amelia Gray, James Galanos
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Couture James Galanos black silk chiffon and rhinestone slip style gown. Provenance from a well known 1960's celebrity singer. Very gently worn with only minimal, hard to detect bead...
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1970s Evening Gowns

Elizabeth Mason Couture Black "No Strings Attached" Gown size 4
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is an incredible black silk jersey "No Strings Attached" gown, by Elizabeth Mason Couture. The gown is fitted to the body with loose flowing "strings", and b...
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21st Century and Contemporary Contemporary Evening Dresses

ELIZABETH MASON COUTURE Made to Order Black Silk "Rose" Wrap
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Elizabeth Mason Couture "Rose Wrap" is fashioned from the finest silk this wrap is created at Elizabeth Mason's Beverly Hills Atelier. We offer exclusive custom made couture gow...
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20th Century Evening Gowns

Gianni Versace Couture Vintage Black Lace Gown with Crystals
By Gianni Versace
Located in Montgomery, TX
Vintage Gianni Versace Couture Black Lace Gown with Crystals This Gown Has it All! Its Totally Romantic, Stunningly Beautiful, Certainly Feminine and Incredibly Sexy. The stunning...
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Early 2000s Evening Gowns

ELIZABETH MASON COUTURE 'Avant Garde' Black Silk Wrap Made to Order
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Elizabeth Mason Couture 'Avant Garde' wrap is composed of a black silk. This wrap can be made to order in a variety of fabrics. An effortlessly chic design for an added touch of...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Gowns

Vintage Couture Givenchy Black Velvet and Taffeta Long Evening Dress
By Givenchy
Located in Portland, OR
This is an elegant all black vintage evening dress from Givenchy with a velvet bodice and peplum and a satin long skirt. Perfect for any black tie event or special evening. This gorg...
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1980s Evening Gowns

Vintage 1970's Travilla Couture Sheer Illusion Lace & Black Chiffon Gown
By Travilla
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
William Travilla designed costumes for films and also opened his own salon with best friend Bill Sarris. The designs in his collection became known for their "California" fashion as ...
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1970s Evening Gowns

Gianni Versace Vintage Sheer Black Silk Chiffon Low Evening Dress w High Slit
By Gianni Versace Couture
Located in Portland, OR
This is an absolutely stunning vintage Gianni Versace Couture evening dress. This vintage black silk chiffon dress has a thigh high cut slit in the front that reveals a leg, and a de...
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1990s Evening Gowns

GIVENCHY COUTURE Black Lace Tiered Gown with Bow at Waist 4
By Givenchy
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a black lace Givenchy couture gown with multiple tiers of fine lace. Measurements: Length: 54" Sleeve: 23" Shoulder to Shoulder: 12 3/4" Bust: 32" Waist: ...
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1990s Evening Gowns

Thea Porter Couture Black Chiffon Gown w/Floral Print
By Thea Porter Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1970's Thea Porter Couture label black multi layered chiffon gown with an empire silhouette, an asymmetric floral print, a high-low hem, floating fabric panels at the back, cutouts a...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1990s Couture Black Jersey Halter Gown w/ Velvet & Vivid Fuchsia Silk Skirt
By Michael Casey
Located in San Francisco, CA
1990s Couture low-back halter gown with ruched black silk jersey bodice and full length silk velvet skirt. At sides and back hip is attached a gathered vivid fuchsia striped silk, do...
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1990s Evening Gowns

1960's French Demi Couture Black and Orange Gown with Shoulder Detail
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Beautiful French demi couture slubbed silk gown from the 1960's. Striking contrasting combination of orange and black. Black fitted corseted bodice with thin straps. Tea length skirt...
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1960s Evening Gowns

1960s Cavanagh's Couture Black Silk Shantung Rhinestone Beaded Vintage 60s Gown
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful early 1960s CAVANAGH'S black silk shantung rhinestone and beaded black gown / dress ! Features thousands of hand-sewn black seed beads and rhinestones around the neck and u...
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1960s Evening Gowns

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Black Couture Evening Gown For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary black couture evening gown you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. If you’re looking for an option in Black and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Gray, Beige and more. Finding the perfect black couture evening gown may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions were made as early as the 18th 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 Gianni Versace, Gianni Versace Couture and Christian Dior — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured item — is worth considering. 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 Black Couture Evening Gown?

On average, a black couture evening gown on 1stDibs sells for $1,979, while they’re typically $189 on the low end and $69,677 for the highest priced versions of this item.

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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