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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 Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

CHRISTIAN DIOR HAUTE COUTURE Aqua Draped Gown Size 0 2
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Christian Dior gown is composed of an aqua crepe silk with as silk satin slip. Features an asymmetrical design with a side zipper. In excellent vintage condition, there are som...
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20th Century French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE Provenance Betsy Bloomingdale Nude Silk Chiffon Gown
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Christian Dior gown is composed of a nude silk. Features and elastic neckline and sleeves with a pleated waist, which may be style on or off the shoulders. Comes with a slip ski...
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20th Century French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior Chevron Pattern Evening Ensemble Inspired by 1950 Dior Collection
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Circa 1999 John Galliano for House of Dior inspired from a little known rare 1950's collection by Christian Dior. Gown fashioned of black white and red chevron stripe bias cut spagh...
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Late 20th Century Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

John Galliano for Christian Dior Blush Pink Silk Seam Gown
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in Water Mill, NY
A stunning Christian Dior gown in a pale pink silk. A long sleeveless silhouette it has an asymmetrical neckline and seaming. The dress skims the body through the hips, then becomes...
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1990s French Christian Dior Vintage 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 Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior Haute Couture Gown Autuwm/Winter 1972
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a periwinkle silk organza floor length gown. The one shoulder design has a high waist and features delicate organza ruffles over the bust and the back. The gown includes a ...
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1970s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

CHRISTIAN DIOR New York Circa 1950 Navy Blue Chiffon Gown
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a navy blue chiffon gown by Christian Dior New York, Circa 1950. The gown has a navy blue silk slip under it, a large bow on the front bodice, and a deep "v" in the back.
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Late 20th Century French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

CHRISTIAN DIOR HAUTE COUTURE Purple Crinkle Gown Betsy Bloomingdale 1988
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a long purple gown by Christian Dior Haute Couture, from 1988. It is made of a crinkled chiffon, with a fitted bustier, flower, and a long shoulder wrap. In excellent vintage...
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20th Century French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior Paris Automne-Hiver 1980 Numbered Lace Gown with Stole
By Christian Dior
Located in Montgomery, TX
Christian Dior Automne-Hiver 1980 Dress Embellished with beads and sequins. Lace has metal gold thread through. Boned bodice with attached interior waist belt. Triple skirt silk lini...
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1980s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

S/S 1998 Christian Dior John Galliano Black Glitter Gown
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in Austin, TX
S/S 1998 Christian Dior John Galliano Black Glitter Gown CONDITION: Excellent Acetate-Viscose-Polyester Fabric Made in France Bust: 35"-36", Waist: 30"-31", Hips: 40"-43", Length...
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1990s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior Ball Gown in black tulle & satin appliqué N° 363404 Circa 1955
By Christian Dior
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1955 France Evening dress in black satin bias appliqué on black tulle signed Christian Dior Boutique numbered 363404 Circa 1955. Transparency effect with several layers of wh...
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1950s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

A Christian Dior Lace Couture Gown Collection Ligne Oblique (?) Circa 1950
By Christian Dior
Located in Toulon, FR
Ligne Oblique Collection (?) Circa 1948/1950 Paris France A Collectible Calais black lace cocktail or ceremonial dress by Christian Dior. Black and white transparency effect obtaine...
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1950s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior Haute Couture Violet Gown With Silk Tassels size M
By Christian Dior
Located in Montgomery, TX
Luxurious vintage floor length Christian Dior haute couture gown in violet-coloured crepe silk. Slim silhouette is created by wide belt decorated with beaded silk tassels. Exceptio...
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1970s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

1970s Christian Dior Demi Couture Red Silk Chiffon Gown
By Marc Bohan, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
This sensational demi couture 1970s red silk chiffon evening gown is by iconic brand Christian Dior when celebrated designer Marc Bohan was at the helm. This show stopping piece is c...
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1970s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior Nude, Pink, & Purple Ombre Chiffon Halter Evening Gown, 1990's
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a chiffon evening gown by Christian Dior, from the 1990's. It has a halter neck, drop waist, gathered draped chiffon at the hip, and covered "bridal buttons" down the side se...
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1990s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior Haute Couture Long Blue Gown Provenance Betsy Bloomingdale 1988
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a long royal blue silk taffeta gown by Christian Dior Haute Couture, from 1988-89. The gown has long sleeves, a wrapped front and back bodice, a large bow on the side hip, a...
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1980s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior Couture Slate Silk Chiffon Gown with Jewel Encrusted Collar, 1968
By Marc Bohan, Christian Dior
Located in San Francisco, CA
1968 Haute Couture Spring/Summer Christian Dior by Marc Bohan. A stunning slate grey textured silk sleeveless column gown lined in muslin with fitted high waist band and full chiffo...
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1960s Christian Dior Vintage 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 Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

CHRISTIAN DIOR 1998 Sheer Silver Gown / Dress by John Galliano
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Arnsberg, NW
CHRISTIAN DIOR 1998. Silver-coloured dress with cream lace trim by Christian Dior by John Galliano. This elegant dress is an extremely rare collector's item and one of Dior's must-...
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1990s Italian Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

1970s Christian Dior By Marc Bohan Hiroshige Wave Silk Chiffon Vintage 70s Gown
By Christian Dior, Marc Bohan
Located in San Diego, CA
Absolutley stunning rare 1970s vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR by MARC BOHAN hiroshige wave novelty print silk chiffon evening gown maxi dress ! Features a beautiful print in vibrant colors o...
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1970s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior printed chiffon long dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Christian Dior vintage long dress in multicoloured printed chiffon with matching stole sewn with multicoloured swan stripes. Marc Bohan for Christian Dior Size 36 french
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1970s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

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 Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior One Shoulder Cocktail Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
This wonderfully wicked, yet elegant Christian Dior cocktail dress from his 'Boutique' collection is fully lined with silk. There are 30 fabric-covered micro buttons covering the inv...
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1980s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

1960's Christian Dior Brown Haute Couture Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
This exquisite vintage dress was crafted in France from green silk, the beautiful structure features a round neck, an invisible back zip fastening, a sleeveless design, a slim fit, a...
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20th Century French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

F/W 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Runway Laser-Cut Suede Turtleneck Gown
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: the most incredible laser-cut beige suede Christian Dior Boutique gown, designed by John Galliano. From the Fall/Winter 1999 collection, this full-length gown d...
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1990s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

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 Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Vintage 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Suede Lace Bias-Cut Gown and Jacket
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Christian Dior laser-cut suede and chantilly lace bias-cut gown with matching jacket that cost well over $30,000 when new. Dior is probably the best known name in high f...
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1990s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior Purple Chiffon Draped Cold Shoulder Cocktail Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in San Francisco, CA
Christian Dior 1990s purple chiffon cocktail dress with strap detailing at chest and draped detail at front and back. Light floaty chiffon layered over a silk slip. Fastens on one s...
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1990s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

1980s Christian Dior Black Fine Wool Tuxedo Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1980s black fine wool Christian Dior cocktail dress. The dress looks like a double breasted tuxedo jacket and pencil skirt ensemble from the front, and a dress from the back. Deep cu...
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1980s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

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 Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

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 Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

A Christian Dior-Marc Bohan Little Black Dress numbered 15843 Spring Summer 1982
By Christian Dior
Located in Toulon, FR
Spring Summer 1982 Collection France Haute Couture or cocktail little black dress in muslin and Caudry lace from the designer house Christian Dior directed by Marc Bohan. Straight d...
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1980s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

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 Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior Ruched Corset Bustier Dress 1990s
By Christian Dior
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous soft gold fine silk knit dress from Christian Dior. It has an inner boned corset with underwire bust cups, and detachable spaghetti straps in order the also wear the dress...
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1990s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

1960s Christian Dior Demi Couture Ivory Organza Dress & Jacket
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Sensational ivory silk organza dress and sleeveless jacket set with sculptural 3D organza roses around the hems. This vintage 1960s piece by Christian Dior is couture made and would ...
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1960s British Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Black velvet dress with multicolor dots embroidered Christian Dior Boutique
By Christian Dior
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black velvet dress with multicolor dots embroidered
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1980s French Christian Dior Vintage 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 Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Vintage F/W 1997 Christian Dior by John Galliano Black Lace Satin Mini Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Austin, TX
Vintage F/W 1997 Christian Dior by John Galliano Black Lace Satin Mini Dress DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Christian Dior by John Galliano- CONDITION: Good- Flawless!- FABRIC: 100% silk- COUNTR...
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1990s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

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 Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Black and white stripes bustier cocktail dress with shawl Christian Dior
By Christian Dior
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black and white stripes bustier cocktail dress with shawl and belt . Rhinestone buttons. SIZE 36 (Fr) 6 (Us)
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1980s American Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior 70s trench dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Carnate, IT
Christian Dior Coordonnès trench dress. Ultra Chic and new look-inspired. Vintage piece made in the 70s. Materials are wool and polyester, gun-metal gray color. Featuring a pink and ...
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1970s French Christian Dior Vintage 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 Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Draped and printed organza bustier cocktail dress C.D de Christian Dior
By Christian Dior
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Printed organza bustier cocktail dress with bow on the side of the hips. SIZE:8
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1980s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano Plunge Lace Up Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous black silk dress by John Galliano for Christian Dior. The body of the dress is made of fine black stretch silk with functional adjustable lacing at the center front and b...
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1990s French Christian Dior Vintage 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 Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

John Galliano for Christian Dior Lace up Silk Dress
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
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 Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano Angora cheongsam-style dress, fw 1997
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior cheongsam-style dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano for his first RTW collection for the house of Dior ▪ Pale mint-green Angora and wool blend ▪ Figure-hugging ▪ Knee...
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1990s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior Red Boutique Paris Dress and Evening Top
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
A lovely evening dress and top by Christian Dior. The red dress has spaghetti straps and a drop waist , with a side zip. The over top is red with gold sequin and thread detail. It h...
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1980s French Christian Dior Vintage 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 Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano fuchsia crepe satin evening dress, fw 1999
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior evening dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Fuchsia crepe satin ▪ Bias cut ▪ Multiple fabric covered buttons at the side opening ▪ Wide collar extending over the ...
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1990s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior black jacquard evening fur coat and maxi dress, fw 1998
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior black jacquard evening coat and dress set ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Jacquard 76% Acetate, 24% Viscose ▪ Lining 100% Silk ▪ Large fur collar and trim ▪ Pin-tucke...
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1990s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano multicoloured silk and lace dress, fw 1998
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, 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 Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano tricolour bias-cut evening dress, ss 1999
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior tricolour evening dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Made up of red, black and ivory viscose panels ▪ Standing collar ▪ Floor-length fishtail skirt ▪ Silk lining ...
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1990s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano floral embroidered silk evening dress, fw 1997
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Important and rare Christian Dior mint silk hand-embroidered evening dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano for his first RTW collection at Dior ▪ Floral embroidery inspired by antiqu...
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1990s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior batwings evening sequin dress. circa 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior Homage to France cocktail dress is constructed with a silk material decorated with single knotted sequins. Featuring long batwing sleeves with zips at the cuffs and a ...
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1980s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior sage silk jacquard evening dress and jacket set, ss 1998
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior sage evening dress and jacket set ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Floral silk jacquard ▪ Maxi dress with mermaid hem ▪ Cowl neckline ▪ Spaghetti straps ▪ Mid-Lengt...
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1990s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior Haute Couture Black Velvet Cocktail Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a custom Haute Couture cocktail dress from Christian Dior. It is a lovely fitted dress with a bow at the waist, made from a soft black velvet. There is a metal zipper down th...
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1960s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

1960's Christian Dior London Black Velvet Cocktail Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Toronto, Ontario
The perfect LBD from 1960's Christian Dior London complete with hand stamped style number and label. Interior is corseted for perfect fit. The deep V back is ever so slightly draped ...
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1960s British Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano cream silk one-shoulder evening dress, ss 1998
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior cream silk brocade one-shoulder evening dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Built-in corset ▪ Double layered ▪ Draped overskirt ▪ Beaded and silk thread tassels ...
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1990s French Christian Dior Vintage Gowns

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Christian Dior Vintage Gowns For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are many options to choose from in our collection of christian dior vintage gowns. If you’re looking for Black christian dior vintage gowns and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Gray, Red and more. The ideal items for you are waiting among the distinctive accessories we have available, which include versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 20th Century. There have been many classic iterations of christian dior vintage gowns over the years, but those made by Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior and Marc Bohan are often thought to be among the most stylish. There aren’t many items for unisex if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for men and women.

How Much are Christian Dior Vintage Gowns?

The prices for christian dior vintage gowns start at $150 and top out at $56,166 with these items, on average, selling for $2,218.

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 company Christian Dior was originally founded in 1946 at 30 Avenue Montaigne in Paris, France. From there, Dior strove to deliver fashion for an optimistic post-war future, leading to the great success of his company. Shop a collection of designer Christian Dior pieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Dior bags are handmade at the brand's ateliers. The brand's artisans complete all of the assembly and stitching by hand, making the construction of each bag a painstaking and time-consuming process. For example, a Dior Caro handbag’s signature quilted effect requires roughly 18,000 stitches. You’ll find a large selection of Dior bags on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    The current designer for Dior is Maria Grazia Chiuri as of December 2021. She became the first woman to lead creative designs at the brand when she took on the role in 2016. Previous chief designers for Dior include founder Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan and Gianfranco Ferré. On 1stDibs, shop a large collection of Dior garments, jewelry and accessories.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    In his original designs, Christian Dior mostly made use of cotton, wool and silk. These were the most popular materials to use at the time, before synthetic materials like polyester became more widely used in later decades of the 20th century. Find a collection of vintage and modern Dior garments from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Christian Dior was influenced by his years working as an art dealer and fashion illustrator before finally opening a fashion house of his own. He was initially interested in art and architecture. Prior to his work in fashion design, Dior ran an art gallery with a friend, where he showed the work of Max Ernst, Picasso, Joan Miró and others. In 1946, Dior opened his fashion house and strove to deliver bright fashions for a new era, discarding the sexless utilitarian garbs that had been forced upon people during the war. Three very talented women who worked in Dior’s studio — Madame Raymonde Zehnacker, Marguerite Carré and Mitzah Bricard — are also said to have inspired him. Shop iconic vintage and contemporary Dior clothing on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    You can buy Dior sneakers directly from the brand's official website. Additionally, the shoes are available from authorized brick-and-mortar retailers and online platforms, including 1stDibs. Buying from a reputable retailer or online platform can help ensure that you receive authentic Dior footwear. Shop a range of Dior sneakers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    A new pair of Dior shoes are available online directly through Dior’s website and a variety of other retailers. Vintage editions of Christian Dior shoes 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
    Christian Dior, born in Granville, France in 1905, was one of the most influential fashion designers of the 20th century. His “New Look,” which featured a sensuous silhouette complete with rounded shoulders, a cinched waist and a full skirt, revived extravagance in women’s fashion after the poverty of World War II. Find an opulent collection of Dior pieces from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Dior is a luxury French fashion house that celebrates opulence, extravagance and femininity in fashion. It was founded in 1946 by French fashion designer Christian Dior and gained fame for revolutionizing women’s fashion after World War II. Find a collection of authentic Christian Dior clothing, jewelry and other stunning items on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    You can examine many elements to authenticate Dior shoes. Dior shoes have deep, well-defined treads, while imitations may have very shallow patterns. Insoles on Dior shoes read "made in Italy" and show the brand name in the correct font. The words "made in Italy" should also appear above the style number and the Italian shoe size. Shop a large selection of expertly vetted Dior shoes on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To clean a Dior canvas bag, moisten a soft cloth with lukewarm water. Add a few drops of mild dish soap and rub the ends of the cloth together to create lather. Gently wipe the entire bag. Then, moisten a second cloth and wipe again to remove the soap. Shop a large selection of Dior canvas bags on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To authenticate a Dior scarf, examine the tag. Designs vary from year to year, but generally the tag will display at least the brand name in the correct font. On an authentic Dior scarf, the tag is usually perfectly parallel to the edge of the scarf and the printing appears centered and crisp. The stitching that holds the tag should be evenly spaced. Find a collection of expertly vetted Dior scarves on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    You can get a Dior wedding dress by visiting a bridal boutique that is an authorized dealer of the brand. Some online retailers also carry Dior wedding gowns. However, you can't buy items from the Dior bridal collection on the brand's official website or at their boutiques. Find a collection of Dior dresses on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To correctly pronounce the first word in Dior Homme, say "dee-OAR." The second word sounds like the word "home" but without the letter H. Dior is the French last name of the brand's founder, Christian Dior. "Homme" is the French word for man. Find a selection of Dior Homme on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    How you style Dior B23 sneakers is largely a matter of personal preference. High-top styles tend to look best worn with socks no higher than the collar, while low-top options work well with socks of varying heights. Feel free to get creative and wear your sneakers with everything from dresses to jeans. Shop a range of Dior sneakers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    How you style Dior shoes depends on the type of shoe and your personal preferences. Dior sneakers can put a trendy finishing touch on everything from dresses to shorts, while Dior boots can elevate cold-weather ensembles like wool skirts and sweater-and-jeans combos. Part of the fun of Dior fashions is defying the rules and creating your own unique looks, so feel free to think outside the box when styling. Shop a large selection of Dior shoes on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    On Dior Tribal earrings, the smaller front pearl goes in front of your ear lobe, and the larger pearl rests behind your ear. Pull the smaller pearl out and then position over your ear, and put them on by inserting the smaller piece back into the hole on the larger pearl. Find an array of Dior jewelry from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Dior is a luxury brand. Typically, a luxury brand is any that produces non-essential goods of exceptional quality and sells them at a high price point. The garments, accessories and jewelry made by Dior fit this definition. Find a large selection of Dior on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Whether or not Christian Dior jewelry is real gold depends on the type in question. Dior often uses genuine 18-karat gold for its fine jewelry pieces. Fashion jewelry is usually not real gold. Instead, the brand applies a gold-tone finish to a base metal. Silver-tone pieces typically feature the same base metal under a layer of palladium. Find a large collection of Christian Dior jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, Dior bags don't all have serial numbers. In fact, the brand uses date codes in place of them. The date code begins with a two-digit number that represents the manufacturing year. A two-letter code specifying which factory produced the bag comes next. At the end of the date code is a four-number sequence. The first and third numbers correspond to the month of production, and the second and fourth numbers tell you the calendar date. For example, a date code ending in 1212 means the date of production was November 22. On 1stDibs, find a variety of expertly vetted Dior bags.