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Vintage 1970's Adele Simpson Black Draped Silk Chiffon One-Shoulder Goddess Gown
By Adele Simpson
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This breathtaking Adele Simpson designer gown, dating back to mid 1970's, is one of the most
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1970s American Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1960's Malcolm Starr Beaded Ivory Chiffon Empire Goddess Bridal Gown
By Malcolm Starr, Elinor Simmons for Malcolm Starr
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
flattering designer gown accentuates the bust, skims the hips and flows to the floor in pure goddess
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1960s American Wedding Dresses

Vintage 1960's Malcolm Starr Beaded Ivory Silk-Chiffon Empire Bridal Dress Gown
By Elinor Simmons for Malcolm Starr, Malcolm Starr
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
flattering designer gown accentuates the bust, skims the hips and flows to the floor in pure goddess
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1960s American Wedding Dresses

Alex Perry Show Stopper "Veronica" Gown Swan tail Train Dress Rare!
By ALEX PERRY
Located in Los Angeles, CA
. Boned bodice. A very beautifully made substantial gown. This is one of the designer's gowns that you
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Gowns

Vintage 1960's Sapphire Blue Satin Asymmetric Pleated One-Shoulder Evening Gown
By Victoria Royal
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
In this gorgeous early 1960's Victoria Royal designer evening gown, the detailed construction and
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1960s American Ball Gowns

Vintage 1940's Harry Cooper of Hollywood Ivory Sequin Chiffon Halter Bridal Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Ethereal Harry Cooper designer ivory-crème gown dating back to the 1940's Old Hollywood era of
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1940s American Wedding Dresses

Vintage 1940's Saks Fifth Avenue Creme Beaded Chiffon One-Shoulder Bridal Gown
By Saks Fifth Avenue
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Avenue designer gown is in beautiful condition with no rips, holes or missing beadwork. Perfectly working
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1940s American Wedding Dresses

Vintage 2001 Dolce & Gabbana Sheer Black Silk Built-In Bra Plunge Hourglass Gown
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Length: 57 inches This rare 2001 Dolce and Gabbana designer gown is in beautiful condition with no rips
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Early 2000s Italian Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1990s Nolan Miller Couture Ivory Embroidered Silk Strapless Mermaid Gown
By Nolan Miller
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
to hem: 41 inches This 1990's Nolan Miller Couture designer gown is in excellent never worn condition
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1990s American Wedding Dresses

1985 Thierry Mugler Couture Documented Metallic Gold Lamé Fishnet High-Slit Gown
By Thierry Mugler, Thierry Mugler Couture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
: 35 inches Total Length: 58 inches This 1985 Thierry Mugler spring/summer documented designer gown is
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1980s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

1986 Oscar de la Renta Documented Runway Black Sheer Chiffon & Pink Silk Gown
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This Oscar de la Renta designer gown is in beautiful condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly
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1980s American Aesthetic Evening Dresses

1994 Dolce & Gabbana Editorial Runway Multi-Color Patchwork Velvet Bias Cut Gown
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
1994 Dolce and Gabbana designer gown is in beautiful condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly
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1990s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Archival 1994 Philippe Venet Couture Black Silk Asymmetric Cut Out Bias-Cut Gown
By Philippe Venet
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
to 38 inches Total Length: 58 inches This 1994 Philippe Venet haute couture designer gown is in
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1990s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Iconic 1999 Thierry Mugler Documented Sapphire Blue Silk Corset Strapless Gown
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Hips: 36 inches This 1989-90 Thierry Mugler designer gown still has her original price tags attached
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1990s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

2005 Oscar de la Renta Runway Navy Sheer-Tulle Hourglass Feather Mermaid Gown
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
-25 Hips: up to 35 inches Total Length: 57 inches This Oscar de la Renta designer gown is in
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Early 2000s American Aesthetic Evening Dresses

2013 Oscar de la Renta Dove-Grey Silk Strapless Bustier Tiered Tulle Gown w/Tags
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Waist: 31-32 inches Hips: up to 36 inches This Oscar de la Renta designer gown is in beautiful
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2010s American Wedding Dresses

1986 Chanel Documented Runway Black Pleated Silk One-Shoulder Hourglass Gown
By Chanel, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
designer gown is truly exquisite and an investment piece that will only increase in value.
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1980s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

1996 Azzedine Alaia Documented Rare Nude Illusion Knit Bodycon Floor Length Gown
By Azzedine Alaïa
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
inches Total Length: 64 inches This 1996 Alaia designer gown is in beautiful condition with no
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1990s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Bollywood Star Silk Sari Custom Designer Beaded Embroidered Gown
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Amazing vintage Bollywood star silk sari custom designer beaded gown. Classy brocade blouse
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20th Century Indian Evening Dresses

Vintage 1950's Irene Lentz Couture Teal Green Draped Silk Grecian Goddess Gown
By Irene Lentz
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Length: 57 inches This iconic 1958 Irene Lentz designer gown is in beautiful wearable condition. The
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1950s American Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Yiquing Yin "Princess of Pleats" Poiret Designer Hi Low Couture Dress Gown
By Yiquing Yin
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Yiqing Yin is a highly regarded Chinese-born, Paris-based Haute Couture designer and an official
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Original Emilia Bellini Pure Silk 1960s Signature Maxidress 60s 70s Goddess
Located in Berlin, BE
rare vintage designer gown. The shape is really amazing - true goddess vibes. It is a long maxi gown
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1960s Dutch Maxi Dress

Vintage 1969 Nina Ricci Couture Documented Rainbow Block-Color Velvet Maxi Dress
By Nina Ricci
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Couture 'Jeunes Femmes' designer gown is in excellent condition with no rips or holes. Perfectly working
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1960s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 2001 John Galliano Feather Print Silk & Sheer Lace Bias-Cut Slip Dress
By John Galliano
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
35 Total Length: 62 inches This 2001 fall/winter John Galliano designer gown is in beautiful
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Early 2000s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage Gaston Jaunet Evening Gown
Located in London, GB
A headturning vintage evening gown by French designer Gaston Jaunet. In a deep blue colour , the
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1990s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Michael Angel Multicolor Evening Gown
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Dazzle and Delight in the Michael Angel Multicolor Evening Gown - Your Show-Stopping Statement
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Early 2000s Evening Gowns

Red Maggy Reeves Flamenco Gown
By Maggie Reeves
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Maggie Reeves is a Canadian designer known for her custom design work beautiful enough to be
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Late 20th Century Evening Gowns

Roberto Cavalli "Cleopatra" Dress Gown NWT
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Roberto Cavalli has mastered the Glamazon style gown. This Cleopatra inspired look has always been
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Early 2000s Evening Gowns

Glamorous Sequin Snake Print Column Gown
Located in New York, NY
Glamorous Sequin Snake Print Column Gown cut on the bias covered in clear sequins for a more subtle
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1990s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Emma Domb Rose 1940s Gown
By Emma Domb
Located in Alford, MA
Emma Domb was a California designer known for her cocktail, evening, and wedding attire created
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1940s American Evening Gowns

NWT ROBERTO CAVALLI Leopard Print Gown
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Georgetown, ME
New With Tags stunning ROBERTO CAVALLI Leopard Print Gown. Incredible. Designer: Roberto
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2010s Evening Dresses

Travilla Strapless Silk Strapless Gown 1970s
By Travilla
Located in Water Mill, NY
From acclaimed designer William Travilla a stunning gown comprised of layers of pointed edge red
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1970s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Susan Small Summer Evening Gown
By Susan Small
Located in London, GB
A great Summer party gown by British designer Susan Small. The gown is in a colourful mix of
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1960s English Evening Dresses and Gowns

Bill Blass Hot Pink Silk Gown
By Bill Blass
Located in Carmel, CA
Bill Blass Hot Pink Silk taffeta strapless gown with attached shawl. Vintage from the 1980s
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1980s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Jovani Women's Brown Strapless Beaded Gown
Located in London, GB
Jovani designer resale item. Details Brown Polyester Midi gown Strapless Beaded Fleur De Lis
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21st Century and Contemporary British Evening Gowns

1970's Italian Black Knit Gown
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Stunning 1970's black ribbed body-con knit gown from Italian designer Lucia Knitting Mills. Mock
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1970s Italian Evening Gowns

2009 Ranhi Rahm Yellow Embellished Gown
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Elegant American couture designer Randhi Rahm gown from 2009. Butter cream chiffon dress features
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21st Century and Contemporary American Evening Gowns

Issey miyake 2003 newspaper runway gown
By Issey Miyake
Located in CAPELLE AAN DEN IJSSEL, ZH
. Issey Miyake was a pioneering Japanese designer known for his innovative pleating technique in his
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Early 2000s Evening Gowns

1970s BOB MACKIE Beaded Batwing Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Wallkill, NY
Stunning beaded gown by Bob Mackie dripping in 70s glam! Cher Era!! Glass bugle beads lines the
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1970s American Evening Dresses

Robert David Morton Draped Jersey Gown
By Robert David Morton
Located in New York, NY
Robert David Morton Draped Jersey Gown in semi sheer nylon jersey with draped bodice and full skirt
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1970s American Evening Dresses

Roberto Cavalli Rare Vintage Asian Inspired Gown
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Roberto Cavalli vintage silk charmeuse bias cut gown. One of the designer's highly coveted styles
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Early 2000s Evening Gowns

Bob Mackie Strapless Beaded Gown, Circa 1980
By Bob Mackie
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a long, multi colored, silk beaded gown by Bob Mackie, from 1980. The gown is strapless
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1980s Evening Gowns

1970s Givenchy Red & Black Ruffled Tiered Gown
By Givenchy
Located in Wallkill, NY
Stunning Red and Black Givenchy Gown. Three tiers make up the skirt. Ruffled Neck with snaps on the
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1970s French Evening Gowns

ALEXANDER MCQUEEN 2018 Red Cut-Out Gown XS
By Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
Located in Berlin, BE
ALEXANDER MCQUEEN 2018 Red Cut-Out Gown Brand: Alexander McQueen Designer: Sarah Burton
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2010s Italian Evening Gowns

John Galliano Deco Inspired High Style Gown
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
and weight. A prominent rare and very collectible evening piece by a designer who continues to amaze
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses

2003FW Gianni Versace runway gown
By Gianni Versace
Located in CAPELLE AAN DEN IJSSEL, ZH
Introducing a breathtaking masterpiece: the mesmerizing purple Gianni Versace gown, expertly
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Early 2000s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

AlexanderMcQueen 2002 "Supercalifragilistic" Wool SilkChiffon Black Evening Gown
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Chicago, IL
British Alexander McQueen designed this curvaceous uniquely-draped black evening gown for his
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Early 2000s British Evening Dresses and Gowns

Talbot Runhof Navy Gathered Maxi Gown Size L
By Talbot Runhof
Located in London, GB
designer resale item. Details Navy Polyester Maxi gown Gathered accent V neckline
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21st Century and Contemporary British Evening Dresses and Gowns

Honayda AW22 Green Tulle Embellished Gown Size L
Located in London, GB
this used Honayda designer resale item. Details AW22 Green Synthetic Maxi gown
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21st Century and Contemporary British Evening Dresses and Gowns

Honayda Blue Tassel Detail Maxi Gown Size XL
Located in London, GB
at the centre back hem lining on this used Honayda designer resale. Details Blue
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21st Century and Contemporary British Evening Dresses and Gowns

Honayda SS23 Purple Embellished Strapless Gown Size S
Located in London, GB
Honayda designer resale item. Details SS 23 Purple Synthetic Maxi gown Strapless
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21st Century and Contemporary British Evening Dresses and Gowns

BADGLEY MISCHKA 1997 Runway Vintage Beaded Evening Gown
By Badgley Mischka
Located in Leonardo, NJ
90's masterpiece by American designer duo Badgley Mischka. This dress has a scalloped hem with a
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1990s Evening Gowns

Tan Giudicelli vintage bustier black couture gown, 1980s
By Tan Giudicelli
Located in New York, NY
in 1956, got a job at Dior and then moved to Heim. In the early 1970s, he was the chief designer of
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1980s French Evening Gowns

Gianni Versace 1997 Couture fall black leather gown
By Gianni Versace, Gianni Versace Couture
Located in CAPELLE AAN DEN IJSSEL, ZH
Gianni Versace was an influential Italian fashion designer who founded the Versace brand. In the
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1990s Italian Evening Dresses and Gowns

Elizabeth Mason Couture Black Silk Jersey "Uta" Gown
By Elizabeth Mason Couture
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a gorgeous black silk jersey "Uta" gown, by Elizabeth Mason Couture. The "Uta" gown
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21st Century and Contemporary American Contemporary Evening Gowns

Monique Lhuillier Pale Peach Strapless Wedding Gown Size M
By Monique Lhuillier
Located in London, GB
discolouration. There are also marks to the front and rear train hem on this used Monique Lhuillier designer
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21st Century and Contemporary British Evening Gowns

Bob Mackie Extraordinary 1990s Art Deco Beaded Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Bob Mackie is commonly regarded as one of the world’s most prolific costume designers with his
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Honayda A/W22 Blue Embellished Gathered Gown Size XL
Located in London, GB
and shoulders with small plucks to the weave on this used Honayda designer resale item. Details
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21st Century and Contemporary British Evening Dresses and Gowns

Honayda AW22 Green Tulle Floral Embellished Gown Size S
Located in London, GB
Honayda designer resale item. Details AW22 Green Synthetic Maxi gown Floral beads
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21st Century and Contemporary British Evening Dresses and Gowns

Stunning vintage pink and purple gown by Bruce Oldfield
By Bruce Oldfield
Located in London, GB
A glamorous gown from the 1970s by British designer Bruce Oldfield. In a stunning colour clash of
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1970s British Evening Dresses and Gowns

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Designer Gowns For Sale on 1stDibs

Browse a vast assortment of designer gowns for sale on 1stDibs. If you’re looking for Black designer gowns and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Gray, Blue 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 21st Century. Designer gowns designed by John Bates, Yiquing Yin and Adrian — each of whom created beautiful versions of these treasured items — are worth considering.

How Much are Designer Gowns?

The prices for designer gowns start at $250 and top out at $6,600 with these items, on average, selling for $1,295.

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.

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