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F/W 1989 Oscar de La Renta Runway Cranberry Silk Satin Ruched Strapless Gown
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in West Hollywood, CA
chic and timeless, this classic gown is ready to be worn to your next black-tie event. Approximate
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1980s American Classic Vintage Gowns

1940S Red Rayon Blend Crepe Back Satin Classic Hollywood Gown
Located in New York, NY
1940S Red Rayon Blend Crepe Back Satin Classic Hollywood Gown
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1940s Classic Vintage Gowns

1990s Gianni Versace Couture Satin Gown
By Gianni Versace
Located in New York, NY
DETAILS Classic 1990s supermodel svelte long black satin gown from Gianni Versace Couture. Refined
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1990s Classic Vintage Gowns

1970s Halston Inspired Multicolor Sequin Gown
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Introducing the 1970s Halston Inspired Multicolor Sequin Gown – a stunning homage to the era of
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1970s Classic Vintage Gowns

Gucci 1980s Black Silk Long Sleeve Gown
By Gucci
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
classic piece that exudes sophistication and refinement. This long sleeve floor-length gown is not just an
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1980s Italian Classic Vintage Gowns

Chanel Embroidered See Through Evening Dress Gown
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage Chanel embroidered see through evening dress gown from the late 80s collection. Featuring
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1980s French Classic Vintage Gowns

1980's Chanel Wool Jersey Strapless Gown
By Chanel
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1980's Chanel black strapless gown. Features silk satin band around the top and the hemline. Belted
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1980s French Classic Vintage Gowns

1990s Ralph Lauren Purple Label Collection Black Gown
By Ralph Lauren Purple Label
Located in Toronto, Ontario
contrast of the silk crepe and satin gives the gown a tuxedo feel. Hem grazes the floor. A classic minimal
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1990s American Classic Vintage Gowns

1970's Nina Ricci Black Taffeta Ingenue Gown
By Nina Ricci
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Black jersey and taffeta 1970's ingenue style evening gown with cream satin collar and cuffs
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1970s French Classic Vintage Gowns

Lanvin Haute Couture 1980s Velvet Bias Cut Black Gown
By Lanvin Paris
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Introducing the Lanvin Haute Couture 1980s Velvet Bias Cut Black Gown, a breathtaking masterpiece
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1980s French Classic Vintage Gowns

SS 1998 Dior by John Galliano Jacquard Gown
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Prague, CZ
A classic bias-cut dress from the best Galliano years at Dior in a beautiful soft buttercream
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1990s Classic Vintage Gowns

Bob Mackie Extraordinary 1990s Art Deco Beaded Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Boca Raton, FL
dreaminess he is known for to the everyday woman in classic silhouettes with a twist. This extraordinary Bob
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1990s Classic Vintage Gowns

1990 Gianni Versace Emerald Green Silk Satin Bias Gown
Located in Gresham, OR
1990s Gianni Versace emerald green silk satin bias cut gown with clever seaming and trapunto
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1990s Classic Vintage Gowns

Late 1990s Giorgio Armani Black Backless Bodycon Stretch Strap Gown
By Giorgio Armani
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting a fabulous black Giorgio Armani gown. From the late 1990s, this classic black slip gown
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1990s Italian Classic Vintage Gowns

1960s Sarmi Purple & Orange Ball Gown
By Sarmi
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Eye dazzling iridescent taffeta jewel tone Sarmi ball gown from 1960's. Unusual combination of
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1960s American Classic Vintage Gowns

VivienneWestwood 1998 MarilynMonroe CorsetDress Velvet Moire Red Evening Gown
By Vivienne Westwood, Vivienne Westwood Gold Label
Located in Chicago, IL
" in 1998 with protege Andreas Kronthaler. This fresh interpretation of the classic Marilyn-Monroe
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1990s British Classic Vintage Gowns

1960's Geoffrey Beene Black Wool Gown with Large Bow
By Geoffrey Beene
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Gorgeous 1960's Geoffrey Beene black gown. Black silk bodice with faux buttons and a fabulous huge
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1960s American Classic Vintage Gowns

1960's White Beaded V Neck Gown
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Our 1960's White Beaded V Neck Gown features a classic silhouette and a flattering v neckline
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1960s Classic Vintage Gowns

1980's Pauline Trigère Brown Chiffon Halter Gown and Scarf
By Pauline Trigère
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Stunning chocolate brown silk chiffon Pauline Trigère halter gown with matching chiffon overlay
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1980s American Classic Vintage Gowns

Late 1980s Galanos Heather Grey Rhinestone Accent Slip Demi-Couture Gown
By James Galanos, Galanos
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting a chic heather grey James Galanos gown. From the late 1980s, this classicly sexy knit
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1990s European Classic Vintage Gowns

F/W 1996 Calvin Klein Runway Asymmetric Bodycon Columnn Black Viscose Gown
By Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Collection
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Christina Kruse, this form-fitting black gown is a classic knockout. This stretch gown is the elevated
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1990s American Classic Vintage Gowns

Stunning Vintage Stephen Yearick 1980s Fully Beaded Shooting Star Chiffon Gown
By Stephen Yearick
Located in San Diego, CA
by hand. This classic evening gown is the perfect timeless addition to any wardrobe! In great unworn
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1980s American Classic Vintage Gowns

UNWORN Dolce & Gabbana 1997 Black Corset Drawstring Midi Dress Gown 42
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Switzerland, CH
A DOLCE & GABBANA classic signature piece that will last you for years From the 1997
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1990s Italian Classic Vintage Gowns

Vintage Mary McFadden Dusky Lavender Golden Macrame Cut Out Back Gown
By Mary McFadden
Located in Boca Raton, FL
the 1970s, incorporating global inspirations and classic silhouettes in her designs. She notably
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1980s Classic Vintage Gowns

Cecil Beaton Strapless Evening Gown Silk Satin & Beaded Chiffon with Rhinestones
Located in Chicago, IL
". The gown has a classic form. The bodice is fitted and strapless. The underskirt is a pale, lemon
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1960s Classic Vintage Gowns

Amazing Vintage Jean Louis Couture Black and White Strapless Bow Gown
By Jean Louis
Located in San Diego, CA
Stunning vintage JEAN LOUIS COUTURE black and white strapless silk evening gown! Features black
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20th Century French Classic Vintage Gowns

Amazing 1960s Bergdorf Goodman Beaded Black + Marigold Silk Brocade Evening Gown
By Bergdorf Goodman
Located in San Diego, CA
gown! Features a wonderful full marigold yellow silk brocade skirt, and fitted black silk velvet bodice
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1960s American Classic Vintage Gowns

1990 Bill Blass Persimmon Silk Crepe Column Gown w Asymmetrical Neckline Detail
By Bill Blass for Neiman Marcus, Bill Blass
Located in Gresham, OR
1990s Bill Blass Persimmon Silk Crepe Column Gown w Asymmetrical Neckline Detail: Elegant, long and
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1990s American Classic Vintage Gowns

S/S 1997 Bob Mackie Runway Black Halterneck Satin Panel Backless Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in West Hollywood, CA
collection, this classic and sexy gown debuted on the season’s runway. The dress features a sweetheart
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1990s Classic Vintage Gowns

1990s Silver Grey Mirrored Sequins Size 6 Strapless Silk Vintage Gown Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful vintage 1990s silver gray silk mirrored sequin couture strapless evening dress / gown
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1990s American Classic Vintage Gowns

Genny Red Wool Vintage Classic Flared Dress 1990s
By Genny
Located in Brindisi, Bt
This Genny red wool vintage classic flared dress is a timeless 90s piece perfect for any evening
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1990s Italian Classic Vintage Gowns

F/W 1997 Gianni Versace Runway Beaded Black Lurex Metallic Halter Neck Gown
By Gianni Versace Couture, Gianni Versace
Located in West Hollywood, CA
around the bust and neck strap. Classic yet elevated and sexy, this form-fitting gown is constructed of a
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1990s Italian Classic Vintage Gowns

UNWORN Dolce & Gabbana Rare 1998 Chinese Lantern Print Corset Hook Dress Gown
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Switzerland, CH
BREATHTAKING DOLCE & GABBANA CHINESE PRINT CORSET DRESS GOWN COLLECTOR'S PIECE DETAILS: A
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1990s Italian Classic Vintage Gowns

Gorgeous 1990s Lorcan Mullany for Bellville Sassoon Black + Nude Silk Lace Gown
By Bellville Sassoon, Lorcan Mullany
Located in San Diego, CA
Gorgeous 90s vintage LORCAN MULLANY for BELLVILLE SASSOON black and nude silk satin mermaid gown
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1990s English Classic Vintage Gowns

Beautiful 1960s 60s Marigold Yellow Gold Metallic Floral Evening Gown Maxi Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Gorgeous 1960s gold and marigold yellow floral silk gown! Wonderful form fitting bodice sits
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1960s Classic Vintage Gowns

ELIZABETH FILLMORE Bronze Lace & Satin Evening Gown Ensemble with Coat Size 10
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Elizabeth Fillmore ensemble is composed of a bronze satin with metallic lace trim. The gown
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20th Century American Classic Vintage Gowns

1970s Lilli Diamond Black Jersey Rhinestone Vintage 70s Wrap Maxi Dress Gown
By Lilli Diamond
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy, yet classic 1970s LILLI DIAMOND black jersey rhinestone encrusted faux wrap jersey plunging
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1970s American Classic Vintage Gowns

1990s Calvin Klein Collection Black Rayon Jersey Draped Neck Vintage 90s Gown
By Calvin Klein Collection
Located in San Diego, CA
sleeve draped neck gown / maxi dress ! This is such a classic, yet fashionable gem that is a timeless
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1990s American Classic Vintage Gowns

Gorgeous Vintage Bob Mackie for Amen Wardy Black Jersey Rhinestone Grecian Gown
By Amen Wardy, Bob Mackie
Located in San Diego, CA
Simply stunning vintage BOB MACKIE for AMEN WARDY black strapless full length silk jersey gown
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Late 20th Century American Classic Vintage Gowns

F/W 1998 Dolce & Gabbana Sheer Black Mesh Hand Painted Rose Bustier Gown
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in West Hollywood, CA
mesh, this dress features Dolce & Gabbana's classic built-in bra. A version of this gown debuted on the
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1990s Italian Classic Vintage Gowns

HAUTE COUTURE INT'L Gold Heavily Beaded Gown with Belt Size Large
By HAUTE COUTURE INT'L
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Haute Couture Int'l gown is composed of a heavily beaded silk in gold. The dress features a
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20th Century Hong Kong Classic Vintage Gowns

S/S 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford Plunging Cowl Black Slip Bodycon Gown
By Tom Ford for Gucci, Gucci
Located in West Hollywood, CA
classic, this floor-length form-fitting gown is a must-have addition to any wardrobe. Approximate
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1990s Italian Classic Vintage Gowns

1970s Norman Norell Navy Blue and Silver Lurex Crepe and Chiffon Evening Gown
By Norman Norell
Located in Gresham, OR
1970s Norman Norell Navy Blue and Silver Lurex Crepe and Chiffon Evening Gown: Banded collar, waist
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1970s American Classic Vintage Gowns

Bob Bugnand Couture 1960s Navy Blue Crochet Lace Vintage 60s Belted Gown
By Bob Bugnand, Bob Bugnand for Sam Friedlander
Located in San Diego, CA
the design of this rare gem! Most of the work was completed by hand. A classic timeless beauty that is
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1960s American Classic Vintage Gowns

MICHAEL KORS Purple Stretch Jersey Draped Gown with Open Back Size 10
By Michael Kors
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Michael Kors gown is composed of a radiant soft stretch purple jersey. The classic long sleeve
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20th Century Unknown Classic Vintage Gowns

Vicky Tiel Couture Vintage Black Silk Mesh Strapless 1990s Strapless Gown Dress
By Vicky Tiel
Located in San Diego, CA
Classic vintage 90s VICKY TIEL COUTURE black silk mesh strapless mermaid gown / maxi dress
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1990s French Classic Vintage Gowns

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

Vintage 1995 Chanel Classic Black Wool Long Dress
By Chanel
Located in Sheung Wan, HK
- Vintage Chanel classic black wool long dress from year 1995 A/W collection. Featuring two front
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1990s French Classic Vintage Gowns

Giorgio Armani Collezioni Vintage Crimson Red Silk Velvet Gown Size 8, 1990s
By Giorgio Armani
Located in San Diego, CA
amount of skin. Hidden zipper up the back, with hook-and-eye closure. A classic timeless investment that
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1990s Italian Classic Vintage Gowns

Arnold Scaasi 1990s Black Rayon Jersey Vintage 90s Grecian Ruched Evening Gown
By Scaasi, Arnold Scaasi
Located in San Diego, CA
Stunning and classic early 90s ARNOLD SACAASI black ruched full length jersey sleeveless evening
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1990s American Classic Vintage Gowns

Bill Blass Demi Couture Gold Bronze Brown Faux Fur Vintage Gown, 1960s
By Bill Blass
Located in San Diego, CA
Sensational 60s BILL BLASS demi couture long sleeve faux fur evening gown! Features flower prints
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1960s American Classic Vintage Gowns

Vintage White Lace Silk Ruffle High Low Wedding Gown
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Indulge in sophistication and luxury with our White Lace Silk Ruffle Wedding Gown. Crafted with
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1980s Classic Vintage Gowns

Jane Marquis 1960's Style White Gown With Train
Located in Los Angeles, CA
for a classic yet modern look. Make a timeless impression with this timeless bridal gown. In great
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1960s Classic Vintage Gowns

UNWORN Dolce & Gabbana 1996 Cherry Print Corset Silk Cocktail Dress Gown 42
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Switzerland, CH
Breathtaking Dolce & Gabbana Cherry Print Corset Dress Details: A Dolce & Gabbana classic
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1990s Italian Classic Vintage Gowns

F/W 1995 Ralph Lauren Runway Stretch Sequin Asymmetric Black Flare Evening Gown
By Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting an elegant asymmetric evening gown designed by Ralph Lauren for his Fall/Winter 1995
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1990s American Classic Vintage Gowns

F/W 1999 Gianni Versace by Donatella Black Velvet Turquoise Beaded Oroton Gown
By Gianni Versace Couture, Donatella Versace
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting a sensual backless evening gown, designed by Donatella Versace. This maxi, full-length
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1990s Italian Classic Vintage Gowns

1950's Creme Silk and Blue Floral Relief Beaded Gown Size 6 8
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gown is composed of a creme silk with blue floral relief beading with silver. This classic
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20th Century Hong Kong Classic Vintage Gowns

1960s John Boyle Bishop Black + Brown + Red Abstract Trained 60s Gown Maxi Dress
By John Boyle Bishop
Located in San Diego, CA
Fabulous 1960s JOHN BOYLE BISHOP black, red and terra cotta brown silk trained gown! Features an
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1960s English Classic Vintage Gowns

Carolina Herrera 1990s Espresso Brown Silk Chiffon Sz 8 Vintage 90s Gown Dress
By Carolina Herrera
Located in San Diego, CA
perfect alternative to a classic black gown! Hidden zipper up the back with hook-and-eye closure. Great
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1990s American Classic Vintage Gowns

1980s Valentino Size 8 Black Open Front Long Sleeve Vintage 80s Gown Dress
By Valentino
Located in San Diego, CA
fringed gown ! Features a crepe bodice with silk velvet long sleeves and matching velvet detachable belt
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1980s Italian Classic Vintage Gowns

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Classic Vintage Gowns For Sale on 1stDibs

Find an extraordinary variety of classic vintage gowns available on 1stDibs. Many people prefer Black classic vintage gowns, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Red, Brown and more options on these pages. Finding the perfect accessories for you may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions of these were made as early as the 20th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 20th Century, can also be found on the site. Finding appealing classic vintage gowns such as these — no matter the origin — is easy, but Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana and Gucci each produced popular versions that are worth a look. Finding accessories for sale for women should be easy, but there are 3 pieces available to browse for men as well as unisex, too.

How Much are Classic Vintage Gowns?

The prices for classic vintage gowns start at $195 and top out at $6,200 with these items, on average, selling for $850.

Finding the Right evening-dresses for You

With entire museum exhibitions dedicated to examining fashion designers and their creations, we’re finally recognizing that costuming is art. Evening dresses over time have conveyed specific statements about social class, position and beliefs. Fashion is a powerful means of self-expression, and sophisticated vintage evening dresses and gowns by our favorite couturier play no small role in making us feel wonderful but, perhaps more importantly, making us feel like ourselves.

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. Christian Dior's gowns celebrated luxury and femininity in the late 1940s — and gave to women the gift of glamour they’d lost in the miserable years of the war. 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. From his embroidered absinthe-green Oscars gown for actress Nicole Kidman to the iconic sleeveless Dior newspaper dress that Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw made famous, Galliano’s intricate and multifaceted work is reliably collectible and newsworthy

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 Classic Vintage Gowns
  • 1stDibs ExpertNovember 1, 2023
    The difference between vintage and classic engagement rings has to do with taste and time. Vintage engagement rings date back 20 to 80 years and occupy the sweet spot between historic and modern. Whether or not an engagement ring is "classic" may pertain solely to the style of the ring. The solitaire setting is considered a classic setting for engagement rings. Tiffany & Co. broadly helped put diamonds on the map in 1886 by introducing the American marketplace to the solitaire diamond design, which is still the quintessential engagement ring style. Designed to maximize a diamond's sparkle, the trademark Tiffany Setting elevated the stone on six prongs (in contrast to the bezel setting, which was common at the time). In the late 1800s, Cartier sought to render the diamonds in their engagement rings and other rings as brilliantly as possible, and the house's Solitaire 1895 engagement ring is considered a classic engagement ring. Find antique and vintage engagement rings on 1stDibs.

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