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Christian Dior Silk Dress FR 40 / IT 44
By Christian Dior
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Very chic Christian Dior Boutique dress Dress Silk (59%) Cotton (41%) Grey color Round neck Boat neckline finished with silk and a bow Maximum length cm 90 (35,43 inches) Very tight...
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Size: FR 40, IT 44 (US 8/10)
John Galliano for Christian Dior Silk Dress with Buckle Straps and Drawstring
By Christian Dior
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous black silk dress from John Galliano for Christian Dior. It has adjustable straps with silver Dior embossed buckles at each shoulder and at the back of each strap plus a c...
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1990s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1962 Christian Dior Gown Vintage 1960s Christian Dior Silk Dress UK 10
By Christian Dior
Located in Cheltenham, GB
Made in the most exquisite ivory silk, decorated with silver glass claw set rhinestones, glow mesh rhinestone strands, faceted iridescent glass beads, and frosted white glass beads, ...
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1960s British Wedding Dresses

Christian Dior New Silk Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Water Mill, NY
A beautiful bright neon yellow silk gown dress from Christian Dior. It is sleeveless and has a crew neckline with tucks around it's circumference opening to the hem which has a side...
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2010s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

1990s CHRISTIAN DIOR Black Silk Spaghetti Strap Slip Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage 90s Christian Dior by John Galliano black silk slip dress with tulle lining underneath. silk button on the side, spaghetti strap. Size: 2/ Small Bust: 32 inches/ Waist: 28 ...
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1990s French Mini Dress

1980s Christian Dior Couture Blue Silk Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
This 1980s French demi couture column dress is composed of swathes of blue chiffon silk, brought together with numerous haute couture stitching. It was purchased as a Dior and certai...
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1980s French Cocktail Dresses

2008 A/H Christian Dior by John Galliano Silk Leopard Cocktail Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
2008 A/H John Galliano era Christian Dior silk leopard print sleeveless dress with diagonal ruching at the waist. Size 8. MEASUREMENTS: Bust - 40" Waist - 31" Hip - 42"
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Early 2000s Italian Cocktail Dresses

Christian Dior Color Block Silk Dress with Cut out
By Christian Dior
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous grey and silver fine silk dress from Christian Dior. It is sleeveless with a crew neckline and a ruched silver front bodice with a cut out at the bottom. The grey skirt ...
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2010s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

2007 CHRISTIAN DIOR LIGHT BLUE COTTON SILK EMBELLISHED GOWN Dress EU 38
By Christian Dior
Located in Montgomery, TX
CHRISTIAN DIOR Exceptional Fall 2007 Christian Dior by John Galliano Champagne Silk Satin Dress w Crystal Beading Detail The dress is fully lined with a fine ivory tissue silk. It ...
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Early 2000s French Maxi Dress

Christian Dior 1960s asymmetric silk evening a-line dress
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior 1960s asymmetric silk evening a-line dress - vibrant psychedelic printed on raw silk - large bow hangs on shoulders - internal corset with boning - matching shoes des...
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1960s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR BLACK SILK FRILLS Dress Size S
By Christian Dior
Located in Montgomery, TX
CHRISTIAN DIOR The Christian Dior short dress consists of: a slip dress and a translucent cape. The dress is made of black silk. Decorated with frills. France, 2010s Composition: ...
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2010s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

CHRISTIAN DIOR copper silk 2020 LUREX 3/4 SLEEVE GOWN Maxi Dress 38 S
By Christian Dior
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Christian Dior Resort 2020 keyhole lurex maxi dress in copper, green and blue silk (66%) and polyester (34%). Features long raglan sleeves (sleeve measurements taken f...
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21st Century and Contemporary Casual Dresses

CHRISTIAN DIOR black silk 2016 BOW STRAPLESS EVENING Dress 38 S
By Christian Dior
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Christian Dior 2016 flared corsage satin dress in black silk (100%). Features two meshes on the front and a tulle slip skirt. Corsage and dress both open with a concea...
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2010s Casual Dresses

Christian Dior Pink Silk Contrast Neck Wrap Detail Shift Dress M
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A silhouette that pays homage to true elegance and the beauty in simplicity. This Christian Dior shift dress is fashioned from soft silk and carries a pink hue. The sleeveless silhou...
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2010s Italian Casual Dresses

CHRISTIAN DIOR Size 8 Red Silk / Wool Knee-Length A-line Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in San Francisco, CA
CHRISTIAN DIOR dress comes in a red wool / silk with a slip liner featuring 3/4 buttoned sleeves, slit pockets, and a back zipper closure. Made in Italy. Very Good Pre-Owned Condit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Casual Dresses

CHRISTIAN DIOR white & black silk POLKA DOT TUNIC SHIRT Dress S
By Christian Dior
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Christian Dior sheer polka dot tunic shirt in white and black silk (assumed because tag is missing). Features batwings and an oversized fit. Has long sleeves and the '...
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21st Century and Contemporary Casual Dresses

Vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR Boutique Pink Silk Slip Midi Dress Size 4
By Christian Dior
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR Boutique Pink Silk Slip Midi Dress Size 4 Product details: Size FR36, US4 100% silk, 100% silk double lining The back-opening measures 13” from the shoulders...
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Late 20th Century French Evening Dresses

1980s Christian Dior Black Polka Dot Silk Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
This charming 1980s black silk polka dot cocktail dress with statement velvet bow is by Christian Dior boutique and is in immaculate vintage condition. The silk fabric is embossed wi...
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1980s French Cocktail Dresses

Christian Dior by John Galliano Silk Ruffle Hem Dress
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous silk dress by John Galliano for Christian Dior in brightly colored flowers on a navy and burgundy background. The spaghetti strap bodice is semi fitted and adorned on one ...
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1990s Italian Day Dresses

CHRISTIAN DIOR Asymmetrical Cocktail Dress in Taupe Color Silk Size 38FR
By Christian Dior
Located in Paris, FR
Christian Dior by John Galliano asymmetrical cocktail dress in taupe color silk entirely embroidered with bronzed sequins, it closes on the side with several small silk buttons. It ...
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Early 2000s French Cocktail Dresses

Dior Orange Silk Cowl Neck Sleeveless Dress M
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This pretty sleeveless dress is by Dior. Made from silk, the orange dress has a cowl neck and a slit at the back. A cute pair of ballet flats or strappy sandals will complement the d...
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2010s Italian Day Dresses

CHRISTIAN DIOR green silk 2019 OMBRE PLEATED MIDI EVENING Dress 38 S
By Christian Dior
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Christian Dior Spring/Summer 2019 pleated midi dress in mint and gray silk (100%). Comes with a slip dress (please note that measurements are taken from the slip dress...
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2010s Casual Dresses

F/W 2006 Christian Dior by John Galliano Floral Beaded Silk Chiffon Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a stunning chiffon silk dress with a beaded floral design, designed by John Galliano. This Dior dress was created for the Fall/Winter 2006 collection. Construct...
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Early 2000s French Day Dresses

CHRISTIAN DIOR black wool & silk EMBROIDERED Cocktail Dress 44 XL
By Christian Dior
Located in Zürich, CH
Christian Dior sheath dress in black wool (57%) silk (43%) with an embroidered bateau neck, short sleeves, above knees, close fit and a slit in the back. Closes with a concealed zipp...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Cocktail Dresses

CHRISTIAN DIOR navy blue silk LACE KAFTAN Cocktail Dress 40
By Christian Dior
Located in Zürich, CH
Christian Dior sheer flared lace dress in marine blue polyester (assumed as tag is missing) with a v-neck. Comes with a slip dress in marine blue silk (assumed as tag is missing). Cl...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Cocktail Dresses

Christian Dior Deep Navy Wool-Silk Mini Shift Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior Deep Navy Wool-Silk Mini Shift Dress - Elegant, 60's inspired mini dress in a wool-silk - Round neck, with narrow collar - Lightly tailored through the bust, wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

CHRISTIAN DIOR Evening Dress Size 38FR in Black Silk
By Christian Dior
Located in Paris, FR
Evening dress CHRISTIAN DIOR in black silk. John Galliano Era. Draped and crossed on the neckline, high waist of black pearls, many small buttons all along the left side of the dress...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Evening Dresses

Dior Spring 2003 RTW Silk Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Prague, CZ
100% silk dress with a flowing, heavy knitted quality, drapes beautifully and can be worn sleeveless or with sleeves on. Size FR 40, corresponds to Medium but is recommended for sma...
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Early 2000s Day Dresses

Vintage 1956 Christian Dior Couture Blue Floral Silk Portrait Collar Full Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
The House of Dior has been an enduring icon of Haute-Couture. While the House of Dior is still a thriving business today, Dior's untimely death in 1957 left the fashion world without...
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1950s French Aesthetic Day Dresses

Dior Fuschia Floral Printed Silk Mini Dress L
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Your unique style deserves a fabulous wardrobe and what better an addition than this mini dress from Dior. This dress has been tailored from quality silk and designed with a V neckli...
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2010s Italian Day Dresses

1974 Christian Dior Haute Couture Black Silk Chiffon Pleated Dress No.00299I
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1974 A/H Christian Dior haute couture black silk chiffon pleated dress with ruffled neck, sleeves and hem. Comes with pink silk self tie belt - unsure if belt is original. No size ta...
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1970s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

CHRISTIAN DIOR lime green silk ORGANZA & SATIN Cocktail Dress 40
By Christian Dior
Located in Zürich, CH
Christian Dior dress in chartreuse silk organza and satin (100%). With phorizontal pleating around the bust, wired bustier, ruffled panel on the back side, and layered skirt. Feature...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Cocktail Dresses

NEW Christian Dior Belted Chiffon Silk Printed Tunic Kaftan Beach Pool Dress 40
By Christian Dior
Located in Switzerland, CH
Amazing bright orange silk kaftan dress by Christian Dior Consisting of two pieces, dress and belt Finest chiffon silk Botanic print Batwing sleeves Simply slips on Metal plate "Dior...
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2010s Kaftans

John Galliano for Christian Dior S/S 2004 Mixed Print Silk Slip Dress
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous silk dress from John Galliano for Christian Dior in a pink, green and off white mixed pattern of elaborate paisleys and abstract shapes. The slip style dress has spaghetti...
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1990s French Day Dresses

Christian Dior By John Galliano Black Beaded Silk Mid Length Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage Christian Dior black silk dress featuring beading all along the dress, multi-button closure down the side, lace trim on the top of ...
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Early 2000s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1963 CHRISTIAN DIOR EMERALD SILK GOWN size S
By Christian Dior
Located in Montgomery, TX
CHRISTIAN DIOR Rare vintage Christian Dior haute couture gown of 1960s in textured emerald coloured silk on a delicate silk lining. Slim feminine silhouette, full hem decorated wi...
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1960s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Vintage Christian Dior Strapless Silk Satin Pale Taupe Dress w Bow & Sash
By Christian Dior
Located in Portland, OR
We are so happy to be able to offer this very rare, vintage 1950's strapless evening gown from Christian Dior in a pale taupe silk satin. This incredible dress has lovely tucks and g...
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1950s French Evening Gowns

John Galliano for Christian Dior Lace up Silk Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous black fine silk dress with stretch from Christian Dior. It has a scoop neck front and back with intricate lacing starting at one shoulder crossing the front and back wrap...
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1990s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Christian Dior Paris Little Black Dress in Cashmere Silk Blend w Leather Ruffle
By Christian Dior
Located in Portland, OR
This is an incredible Christian Dior cashmere, wool, silk knit blend sheath dress with a leather ruffled trim. This chic sleeveless dress has a bateau neckline and closes with a side...
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Late 20th Century Italian Evening Dresses and Gowns

Christian Dior Cold-Shoulder Silk Chiffon Bayadere Dress, Circa 1978
By Christian Dior, Marc Bohan
Located in Geneva, CH
If you are looking for the ideal option for the season’s upcoming weddings and garden parties, this 70’s Dior by Marc Bohan gown could be it. Made from lightweight multicolor silk ch...
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1970s French Maxi Dresses

S/S 02 Look#37 Vintage John Galliano for Christian Dior Embellished Silk Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Montgomery, TX
John Galliano for Christian Dior Vintage Black Silk Dress Spring 2002 Ready-to-Wear Look #37 Size: FR - 38, US - 6 Made in France Excellent condition
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21st Century and Contemporary French Evening Dresses

John Galliano for Christian Dior Pink Silk Flower Dress
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in Water Mill, NY
A beautiful blush pink silk dress with green and bright pink flowers by John Galliano for Christian Dior. It has ruched straps forming a front V, the skirt falls in gentle folds to ...
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Early 2000s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano for Christian Dior S/S 2009 Silk Halter Dress
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous rich purple silk halter dress by John Galliano for Christian Dior. It is fitted through the bodice with a stunning intricately detailed ruffle trimmed plunge halter neckli...
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Early 2000s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Christian Dior Autumn-Winter 1995 silk strapless evening dress
By Christian Dior, Gianfranco Ferré
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior Autumn-Winter 1995 silk strapless evening dress
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1990s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

CHRISTIAN DIOR midnight blue wool & silk chiffon PANELED Cocktail Dress 38
By Christian Dior
Located in Zürich, CH
Christian Dior short-sleeve dress in midnight blue virgin wool (100%) and black silk chiffon (100%). With round neck and pleated skirt. Closes with one hook and invisible zipper on t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Unknown Cocktail Dresses

CHRISTIAN DIOR pink silk 2016 SEQUIN DOTTED TULLE EVENING Dress 36 XS
By Christian Dior
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Christian Dior 2016 sequin dotted tulle dress in dusty rose and black silk (100%). Features an a-line fit and a v-neck. Slip dress and overdress both open with a conce...
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2010s Evening Gowns

Christian Dior S/S 2018 red silk plisse low cut pussy bow midi dress FR 40
By Christian Dior
Located in Paris, FR
Christian Dior S/S 2018 red midi dress in silk Low cut cross over upper Cinched in waist Plisse skirt Pussy bow necktie Concealed side zip FREE SHIPPING WORLDWIDE!!! Composition: ...
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2010s Italian Evening Dresses

John Galliano for Christian Dior Silk Ruched Corset Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous light mint green silk dress from Christian Dior. It has an underwire cup inner boned corset with detachable adjustable straps so it can be worn strapless if desired. Very...
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1990s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano for Christian Dior One Shoulder Silk Dress
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in Water Mill, NY
A beautiful ethereal one shoulder dress from Christian Dior comprised of layers of semi sheer black silk over an opaque silk under dress. It has one shoulder with 2 panels of softly...
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Early 2000s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Christian Dior by Galliano Early Sapphire Blue Silk Demi Couture Dress Gown
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A rare Christian Dior by John Galliano f/w 1999 sapphire blue eyelash silk bias cut gown. Designed with the utmost attention to couture detailing and sophisticated construction. Go...
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1990s Evening Gowns

Christian Dior Haute Couture cream silk two piece dress and wrap skirt, fw 1978
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior: Haute Couture by Marc Bohan cream silk two piece, slip dress and flounced wrap skirt. Fall-Winter 1978
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1970s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

S/S 2004 Christian Dior John Galliano Black 20's Style Drop Waist Silk Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 2004 Christian Dior by John Galliano Please contact us for more images or information CONDITION: Good- no holes or stains FABRIC: Silk COUNTRY: France SIZE: F-38 ...
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Early 2000s French Mini Dresses

Dior by John Galliano Spring 2006 Silk Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Prague, CZ
A beautiful layered silk mini dress with a stamped lace print. Size and composition label is missing, the fit corresponds to FR 36, or XS/S. Measurements (flay lay on one side): A...
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Early 2000s Day Dresses

Vintage Christian Dior Haute Couture Dress Numbered in Navy Blue Silk Chiffon XS
By Christian Dior
Located in Portland, OR
This is an exquisite vintage 2 piece 100% silk chiffon navy blue haute couture evening dress from Christian Dior. The dress is numbered 24396 and has the black Paris label with whit...
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20th Century French Evening Dresses

60s Christian Dior Silk Floral Print Sheath Dress and Jacket
By Christian Dior
Located in San Francisco, CA
A beautiful early 60s Christian Dior-New York sheath dress and jacket in purple, fuchsia, black and green floral water-color print. Originally sold at Nan Duskin. Size 8, in EXCELLE...
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1960s French Dress and Coat Ensembles

Christian Dior by John Galliano multicoloured silk and lace dress, fw 1998
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior multicoloured silk and lace dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ 95% Silk, 5% Lycra ▪ Red knitted wool turtleneck and sleeves ▪ Hot pink lace inserts and trim ▪ Yel...
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1990s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

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 French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Dior Brown Floral Print Silk Button Detail Dress M
By Christian Dior
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
A fine example of Dior's sartorial skill and exquisite taste in fashion is this dress. Cut from brown floral-detailed silk fabric, this dress is embellished with buttoned accents, fl...
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2010s French Evening Dresses

CHRISTIAN DIOR Dress in Green Silk Embroidered with Gold Threads Size 36EU
By Christian Dior
Located in Paris, FR
Sublime Christian Dior by John Galliano dress, in green silk (extensible) and embroidered with gold threads, with a long opening in the front at the level of the knee. Collector mode...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Gowns

CHRISTIAN DIOR Cocktail Embroidered Dress in Malachite Green Green Silk Size 38
By Christian Dior
Located in Paris, FR
Sublime CHRISTIAN DIOR dress, period of John Galliano, in malachite green silk with embroideries of silver sequins and metallic silver beads. Drape on the bust with wild silk knot, z...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Cocktail Dresses

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Christian Dior Silk Dress For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary christian dior silk dress for your needs in our varied inventory. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Beige, Red and more options on these pages. Making the right choice when shopping for a christian dior silk dress may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. 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 Christian Dior Silk Dress?

On average, a christian dior silk dress on 1stDibs sells for $1,913, while they’re typically $310 on the low end and $28,000 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Christian Dior Biography and Important Works

When Christian Dior launched his couture house, in 1946, he wanted nothing less than to make “an elegant woman more beautiful and a beautiful woman more elegant.” He succeeded, and in doing so the visionary designer altered the landscape of 20th century fashion.

Dior 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.

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, Dior gave women the gift of glamour they’d lost in the miserable years of war.

On 1stDibs, find an exquisite range of vintage Christian Dior clothing, jewelry, handbags and other items.

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. 

Questions About Christian Dior
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The location of manufacture for Dior products varies depending on the product. For example, Dior’s leather goods are made in Italy, their timepieces are crafted in Switzerland, and jeans are produced in Japan. For information on specific products, consult the brand’s website. Find a collection of vintage and contemporary Dior clothing and accessories on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    How to best clean Dior sneakers varies based on the material. Using a cleaning product designed for whatever your sneakers are made of can help you avoid damaging leather or suede. Generally, you can wipe surface dirt off all Dior sneakers with a soft, dry microfiber cloth. On 1stDibs, find a variety of Dior sneakers.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To attach a branded canvas strap to a Dior saddle bag, use the spring-mounted lobster clasps located at each end. Simply pull back on the finger knob to open the fastener and slip the clasp onto one of the metal rings located on the top of the bag. Let go to close the fastener. Repeat on the other side, and you're ready to carry your bag with your new strap. Find a collection of Dior saddle bags on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Hallmarks can help you authenticate Dior jewelry. Typically, Dior stamps its hallmarks on the fasteners of their jewelry. Pieces made in the 1950s often include the names of the designers Kramer or Mitchel Maer. Pieces from this period may also say "Dior West Germany" or "Made in Germany for Christian Dior." During the 1960s and 70s, the hallmark became "Chr.Dior." Since the 1980s, the brand's hallmark reads "Christian Dior" along with a copyright symbol and the manufacturing year. You may also find "Made in France" on modern hallmarks. Shop a large selection of expertly vetted Dior jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    You can check a few features to know if Dior sunglasses are likely real. All Dior sunglasses show a brand name stamp along the inner temple. The stamp should be in the correct font and may say "Dior" or "Christian Dior." On newer styles, a serial number or style number appears beside the brand name. Length of the numbers varies, but the printing will always consist of a mix of capital letters and numbers. Newer eyewear designs also display the model number, frame size and temple length on the inner temple tip. Shop a large selection of expertly vetted Dior sunglasses on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The last four digits on a Dior date stamp indicate the month and year. The first and third digits represent the months, while the second and fourth digits represent the year. For example, if your date code ends with 1109, then that would mean the time of manufacture was October 2019. This is the same code system used by Louis Vuitton.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The last four digits on a Lady Dior date code indicate the month and year. The first and third digits represent the month, while the second and fourth digits represent the year. For example, if your date code ends with 1128, that would mean the time of manufacture was December 2018. This is the same code system used by Louis Vuitton.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    There are several signs to look for to tell whether your Dior bag is authentic or fake. Check the handles to make sure they’re sturdy and don’t bend. The leather used for inner implements should be an exact match to the leather used on the outside of the bag. Check for any signs of sloppy workmanship in the stitching, hardware or in the shape of the bag. Authentic Dior bags will always retain their shape, even if they’re vintage. Date code tags should be rectangular with rounded edges. Keep in mind that Dior stopped making their handbags in France in 1990, so a newer bag with a “Made in France” stamp is another warning sign. While Christian Dior has inspired knockoffs, 1stDibs partners with only top-vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To tie a scarf on a Lady Dior bag, knot one end on one side of the arched handle. Position the short end of the scarf so that it faces straight down. Then, carefully wrap the long end of the scarf around the handle, working from one side to the other. Stop occasionally to reposition the short end to keep the tip facing downward. Once the scarf completely covers the handle, knot the other end. Shop a large selection of Lady Dior bags on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    You can wear a Dior scarf many ways, and how you choose to style it is largely a matter of personal preference. Try folding the scarf into a triangle and tying it in a single knot, or knot it into a symmetrical bow at your throat and allow the ends to hang loosely. Dior scarves also work well as bag accessories, headbands and kerchiefs. You’ll find a large selection of Dior scarves on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    You can wear a Dior Mitzah in many ways. Wrap the long, narrow strip of fabric around your neck and tie it in a bow like a scarf, or coil it around the handles of your Dior handbag. The dimensions of the scarf also allow it to function as a headband or a wrist wrap. Shop a large selection of Dior scarves on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    You can wear a versatile Dior belt bag many different ways. The most traditional position is around your waist. If you wish, you can pull the belt through loops on your jeans, pants or skirts. Another option is to sling the belt lower so that the bag hangs just below your hips. Shop a range of Dior belt bags on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Dior is a publicly traded company. Its full name is Christian Dior SE. The stock trades on the Euronext 100 market under the initials "CDI." The largest shareholder and primary owner of the company is the French corporation LVMH Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton. You’ll find a large selection of Dior on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, the Dior saddle bag is generally not considered a classic bag. It debuted in 1999 in the Spring/Summer 2000 collection designed by John Galliano. Because of its introduction year, the saddle bag isn't a vintage style and is usually thought of as a modern design. Shop a range of Dior saddle bags on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    Christian Dior and Dior are the same. The former refers to the founding designer of his namesake fashion house, Dior.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    After seven years as an art dealer, Christian Dior retrained as a fashion illustrator, eventually landing a job as a fashion designer for French fashion designer Robert Piguet. In 1941, following a year of military service, Dior joined the fashion house of Lucien Lelong. Five years later, he was able to open a fashion house of his own at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris. At 1stDibs, you’ll find a collection of vintage and modern Christian Dior clothing and accessories from some of the world’s top boutiques.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Yes, Dior shoes tend to run narrow. It is often recommended to purchase a size up, especially if you don’t have narrow feet to begin with. Find a collection of vintage and contemporary Christian Dior shoes from a variety of top sellers around the world on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A new Dior handbag is available online directly through Dior’s website and a variety of other retailers. Vintage Christian Dior handbags are available from a number of online retailers, including on 1stDibs. It’s important to purchase from a vetted seller or vendor to ensure authenticity. While Christian Dior has at times inspired knockoffs, 1stDibs partners with only top-vetted sellers to offer authentic pieces that come with a buyer protection guarantee.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A new pair of Dior eyeglasses are available from Dior directly as well as through multiple retailers. For physical store locations, consult the brand’s website. Shop a collection of vintage Christian Dior eyeglasses from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    As of 2021, Dior eyewear is manufactured by Thélios, an Italian company owned by Dior’s parent company LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton. The change happened after the 23-year long license deal with the eyewear company Safilo expired in 2020. Shop a collection of vintage and contemporary Dior eyewear from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.