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New Vintage Christian Dior 2346 Optyl 1980's Sunglasses Germany
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
Mint Vintage Christian Dior 2346 1980's frame with spotless lenses. Made in Germany. Produced and design in 1970's. Comes with its original silver Christian Dior Lunettes sl...
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1970s Sunglasses

Christian Dior Dune 1987 Coral Branch Clamper Bracelet
By Christian Dior
Located in Atlanta, GA
Stunning Christian Dior Paris signed clamper bracelet bangle designed for the launch of his Dune Fragrance in 1987. Sculptural coral branch dimensional design in gilt metal all textu...
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Vintage 1980s Clamper Bracelets

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Gilt Metal

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H 1.38 in. W 2.37 in. D 1.66 in.
New Vintage Christian Dior Monsieur 2057 Gold Amber Sunglasses 1970's Austria
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New vintage Christian Dior Monsieur gold & amber details frame. Spotless brown gradient lenses. Comes with it original CD Monsieur sleeve. Made in Austria Front : 14 cms Lens H...
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1980s Sunglasses

1980s Dior Camel Canvas Monogram Suitcase
By Christian Dior
Located in Paris, FR
1980s Dior camel cotton canvas monogram suitcase featuring an all over logo pattern, a zip opening, long coton handles (so you can put it on shoulder 19.68in. (49cm) X 1.5in. (4cm)),...
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1980s Suitcases and Trunks

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H 6.7 in. W 18.51 in. L 30.32 in.
New Vintage Christian Dior 2562 Gold & Tortoise 1980's Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Christian Dior 2562 gold frame with tortoise temples. Light gradient lenses. Made in Germany. Produced and design in 1980's. New, never worn or displayed. This item ...
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1970s Sunglasses

New Vintage Christian Dior 2438 Rhinestones Accents 1980's Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Christian Dior 2438 amber and gold frame with rhinestones accents. Light rose lenses. Made in Germany. Produced and design in 1980's. New, never worn or displayed. T...
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1970s Sunglasses

New Vintage Christian Dior 2395 Gold Accents 1980's Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Christian Dior 2395 wrap around frame with gold accented temples. Medium brown lenses. Made in Germany. Produced and design in 1970's. New, never worn or displayed. ...
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1970s Sunglasses

New Vintage Christian Dior 2558 90 Gold Accents 1980's Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Christian Dior 2558 90 black frame, gold circle accents with spotless light rose lenses. Made in Germany. Produced and design in 1970's. New, never worn or displayed...
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1970s Sunglasses

New Vintage Christian Dior 2472 Silver & Gold Accents 1980's Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Christian Dior 2472 silver frame with gold accented. Blue gradient lenses. Made in Germany. Produced and design in 1970's. New, never worn or displayed. This item may...
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1970s Sunglasses

New Vintage Christian Dior 2610 Green & Gold Accents 1980's Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Christian Dior 2610 Green frame with gold accented temples. Spotless light rose gradient lenses. Made in Germany. Produced and design in 1970's. New, never worn or d...
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1970s Sunglasses

New Vintage Christian Dior 2558 10 Tortoise & Gold Accents 1980's Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Amsterdam, Noord Holland
New Vintage Christian Dior 2558 10 tortoise frame, gold circle accents with spotless light brown gradient lenses. Made in Germany. Produced and design in 1970's. New, never worn...
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1970s Sunglasses

CHRISTIAN DIOR 1980s Vintage Necklace
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior 1980s Vintage Necklace Fantastic delicate and versatile piece from the Dior 80s archive. Detail -Made in France in the mid-late 1980s -Crafted from high quality go...
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Vintage 1980s Choker Necklaces

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Gold Plate

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Dm 1 in. L 16 in.
Christian Dior 1980s Numbered Snowflake Blazer
By Christian Dior
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
From the Dior archives straight to your closet! Runway circa early 1980s from Marc Bohan, this cropped black blazer was custom made and is a numbered piece 00590. All embroidery was ...
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1980s Blazers

Christian Dior 1980s Gold Basket Wave Half Hoop Earrings
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
A classic pair of Christian Dior basket weave textured earrings from the 1980s. Heavily satin and shiny gold plated in a rich yellow gold color. Each earrings .75 of an inch wide, 1....
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Vintage 1980s Clip-on Earrings

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Gold Plate

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H 1.19 in. W 0.75 in. D 0.75 in.
Christian Dior 1980s Necklace with Purple & Blue Crystal Stones
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
A lovely and tailored Christian Dior necklace from the 1980s. The necklace is comprised of a 4 inch wide curved front piece supported by 5.25 inches of .38 inch wide curb link chain....
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Vintage 1980s Art Deco Link Necklaces

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Gold Plate

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W .88 in. D .38 in. L 14.25 in.
Gilt, Black Enamel & Baguette Crystal Huggie Earrings By Christian Dior, 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures .75" tall - Gold plated - Black enamel detail - Baguette crystal accents - Clip on earring backs - By Christian Dior (signed on clips) -...
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Vintage 1980s Modern Clip-on Earrings

Very long gilt metal and plastic chain necklace, Christian Dior, 1980s.
By Christian Dior
Located in London, London
A very elegant, and wearable, very long chain necklace, with mixed faux ivory and tortoiseshell links, interspersed with the twisted gilt metal links, giving a smart but relaxed feel...
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Vintage 1980s Chain Necklaces

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Gilt Metal

1980s Christian Dior Scarf
By Christian Dior
Located in San Francisco, CA
1980s Christian Dior Scarf
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1980s Scarves

Gilt & Black Enamel Art Deco Style Earrings w Crystals by Christian Dior, 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
- Vintage item - Each earring measures .9" tall - Gold plated - Black enamel - Crystal rhinestone accents - Clip on earring backs - By Christian Dior (signed on clips) - Circa...
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Vintage 1980s Modern Clip-on Earrings

1980s Christian Dior Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Capri, IT
1980s Christian Dior Sunglasses. Really Dark bronze metallic with some grey paintures.
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1980s Sunglasses

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W 5.91 in. L 5.12 in.
1980s Christian Dior Hooded Coat
By Christian Dior
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage - ITALY Christian Dior brown wool blend coat. V-neck and front jewel buttons. Hood with scarf and long sleeves. Years: 1980s Made in Italy Size: 44 IT Flat m...
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1980s Coats and Outerwear

1980s Christian Dior Jacquard Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage - ITALY Christian Dior beige linen blend jacquard dress. Raised collar, front buttons and waist belt. Years: 80s Made in Italy Size: 46 IT Flat measurements...
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1980s Day Dresses

1980s Christian Dior Silver Frame
By Christian Dior
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
The precious Christian Dior frame is in sterling silver with a protective-tarnish- proof coating guarantee high quality, and lasting splendor. All the frame is branded with CD logo. ...
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1980s Decorative Objects

CHRISTIAN DIOR Brooch Vintage 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior 1980s Vintage Brooch Detail -Made in France in the 1980s -Crafted from gold plated metal -Comes with original backing card Authenticity & Condition -Fully examined a...
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Vintage 1980s Brooches

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Gold Plate

1980s Christian Dior Oversized Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1980s Christian Dior gold metal sunglasses with red details throughout. CD logo on both arms and brand engraving on interior arm. New dark grey lenses. Excellent vintage condition. N...
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1980s Sunglasses

Dior Black 1980s Coat
By Christian Dior
Located in Alford, MA
Black wool 1980s coat by Christian Dior is double breasted and features a faux Persian collar and cuffs. Square shoulders with pads. Longer length. Marked size 6, but oversized cut.
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1980s Coats

CHRISTIAN DIOR Bracelet Vintage 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior Vintage 1980s Bracelet A timelessly cool piece from the House of Dior with classic Dior 80s subtle glamour Detail -Made in Germany in the 1980s -Crafted from gold pl...
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Vintage 1980s Chain Bracelets

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Gold Plate

1980s Christian Dior yellow suit
By Christian Dior
Located in Capri, IT
1980s Christian Dior yellow suit Jacket with Skirt Size: italian size 44 Totally made in
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1980s Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

CHRISTIAN DIOR Earrings Vintage 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior Vintage 1980s Clip On Earrings Detail -Made in France in the 1980s -Crafted from gold plated metal in a chain design Size & Fit -Length approx: 2.5cm / 1 inch -Weigh...
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Vintage 1980s Clip-on Earrings

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Gold Plate

1980's DIOR Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
1980's Gold toned DIOR 2665 sunglasses with CD logo at temples. Lens colour: 40 (clear, very slightly pink tinted) Size: 58 12 125
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1980s Sunglasses

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1980s Christian Dior Fox Fur Coat
By Christian Dior
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage - ITALY Christian Dior burgundy color open fox fur coat. Model with raised collar, long sleeves and rounded edges. Please note this item cannot be shipped out...
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1980s Coats

Christian Dior Logo Shoulder Bag 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare 1980's Christian Dior logo leather shoulder bag with light brown piping. Made in France. Height 18cm Width: 24cm Depth: 6.5cm The length of the strap is approximately 100cm
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1980s Shoulder Bags

Vintage Christian Dior Geometry brooch 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in Austin, TX
Period: 1980 Hallmark: Chr. Dior Condition: excellent Dimensions: 2.4 Inch Materials: base metal Free worldwide shipping.
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Vintage 1980s Brooches

1980s Christian Dior Jewel Silk Scarf
By Christian Dior
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Gorgeous 1980s Christian Dior geometric jewel printed scarf! Printed in hues of magenta, blue, white and red- this piece makes a statement! This scarf is versatile with a capital V! ...
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1980s Scarves

Christian Dior Logo Shoulder Bag 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in Berlin, DE
Rare 1980's Christian Dior logo leather shoulder bag with light brown piping. Made in France. Height 18cm Width: 24cm Depth: 6.5cm The length of the strap is approximately 100cm
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1980s Shoulder Bags

1980s Christian Dior Silver Frame
By Christian Dior
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
The precious Christian Dior frame is in sterling silver with a protective-tarnish- proof coating guarantee high quality, and lasting splendor. All the frame is branded with CD logo. ...
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1980s Decorative Objects

1980'S DIOR Oversized Sunglasses
By Christian Dior
Located in Melbourne, Victoria
1980's CHRISTIAN DIOR oversized sunglasses. These frameless, thick optyl lensed sunglasses feature thin caramel coloured arms, CD logo at temples and soft gold toned hardware. Made...
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1980s Sunglasses

Vintage Christian Dior Huggie Hoop Earrings 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in Wilmslow, GB
Vintage Dior Huggie Hoop Earrings. Crafted in gold plated metal. In very good vintage condition. Signed. Approx. 2.3cms. A wonderfully stylish statement clip on from the House of Dio...
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Vintage 1980s Hoop Earrings

Vintage Christian Dior Textured Bow Earrings 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in Wilmslow, GB
Vintage Dior Bow Earrings. Crafted in gold plated metal. In very good vintage condition. Signed. Approx. 3cms. A delightfully feminine on ear statement Dior clip that will prove eter...
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Vintage 1980s Clip-on Earrings

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H 1.19 in. W 1.19 in.
Vintage Christian Dior Crystal Swirl Earrings 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in Wilmslow, GB
Vintage Dior Crystal Swirl Earrings. Crafted in gold plated metal and set with crystal chatons in a graduating swirl. In very good vintage condition. Signed. Approx. 2.7cms. A glamou...
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Vintage 1980s Clip-on Earrings

Vintage Christian Dior Stylised Teardrop Earrings 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in Wilmslow, GB
Vintage Dior Teardrop Earrings. Crafted in gold plated metal. In very good vintage condition. Signed. Approx. 3cms. The perfect go to earring that will become a firm style staple, mo...
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Vintage 1980s Clip-on Earrings

1980s Christian Dior Pine Marten Fur Coat
By Christian Dior
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage - ITALY Christian Dior burgundy color pine marten fur coat. Model with V-neck, front closure with hook and wide sleeves. Please note this item cannot be shippe...
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1980s Coats

CHRISTIAN DIOR Earrings Vintage 1980s for Pierced Ears
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior 1980s Vintage Earrings for Pierced Ears Timelessly elegant, classic 80s Dior. Cast from a shimmering silver colored base metal and set with faux pearls. A versatile ...
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Vintage 1980s Stud Earrings

Vintage Christian Dior Chunky Link Chain 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in Wilmslow, GB
A show stopping Vintage Dior Chunky Link Chain. Weighty, large links crafted in gold plated metal. Very good vintage condition, 43.5cms. A brilliantly stylish necklace from the Dior ...
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Vintage 1980s Link Necklaces

Vintage Christian Dior Ruby Crystal Bangle 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in Wilmslow, GB
A Vintage Christian Dior Ruby Crystal Bangle. Featuring baguette cut ruby coloured crystals with white crystals in a high quality gold plated metal mount. In very good condition. Sig...
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Vintage 1980s Bangles

Vintage Christian Dior Lapis Blue Earrings 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in Wilmslow, GB
Vintage Dior Lapis Earrings. Crafted in gold plated metal with a large blue cabochon stone emulating lapis lazuli. Very good vintage condition, signed, 1.8cms. A perfectly timeless p...
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Vintage 1980s Clip-on Earrings

Vintage Christian Dior Hearts & Flowers Chain 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in Wilmslow, GB
A Vintage Dior Hearts & Flowers Chain. An ornate chases belcher style chain with pendant depicting a central flower surrounded by a circle of hearts. Crafted in gold plated metal. Ve...
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Vintage 1980s Chain Necklaces

1980s Christian Dior Quilted Polka Dot Blazer
By Christian Dior
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Channel Your Inner 80's Boss Lady With This Christian Dior Power Blazer! Made of quilted cotton, this blazer features a black polka dot pattern and black large fabric covered buttons...
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1980s Blazers

CHRISTIAN DIOR Earrings Vintage 1980s Clip On
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior Vintage 1980s Clip On Earrings Timelessly elegant earrings with subtle 80s glamour - classic Dior Detail -Made in Germany in the 1980s -Crafted from gold plated met...
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Vintage 1980s Clip-on Earrings

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Gold Plate

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W 0.5 in. L 1 in.
1980s Christian Dior Green Dress
By Christian Dior, Marc Bohan
Located in Houston, TX
Tackle that list of meetings in this silk Christian Dior power dress! The feminine dress features long sleeves with ruffling around the armhole and at the cuffs. The top layer of the...
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1980s Day Dresses

CHRISTIAN DIOR Earrings Vintage 1980s Clip on
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior Vintage 1980s Crystal Clip On Earrings Timelessly elegant clip on huggies from the 80s Dior archive Detail -Made in France in the 1980s -Half hoops encrusted with be...
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Vintage 1980s Clip-on Earrings

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Rhodium

Vintage Christian Dior Crystal Love Knot Earrings 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in Wilmslow, GB
An exceptionally fabulous pair of vintage Dior Crystal Love Knot earrings. Featuring entwined gold loops depicting a love knot. One loop set with crystals for an added touch of glam....
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Vintage 1980s Clip-on Earrings

Vintage Christian Dior CD Logo Pendant & Chain 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in Wilmslow, GB
A Vintage Dior CD Logo Pendant. Crafted in two tone plated metal. The pendant is a lovely weighty creation. Featuring a ball-baring style chain with a large oval convex CD logo penda...
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Vintage 1980s Pendant Necklaces

Vintage Christian Dior Square Hoop Huggie Earrings 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in Wilmslow, GB
Vintage Dior Square Hoops. Crafted in gold plated metal. A square huggy style hoop adorned with the iconic CD motif. Very good vintage condition, 2cms. Superbly stylish. A jewel box ...
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Vintage 1980s Hoop Earrings

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H 0.79 in. D 0.79 in. Dm 0.79 in.
Vintage Christian Dior Gold Crystal Heart Necklace 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in Wilmslow, GB
A Vintage Dior Heart Necklace. Featuring a gold plated rope chain finished with a CD hangtag fastener and a a heart shaped crystal pendant. Signed, in very good vintage condition, ap...
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Vintage 1980s Chain Necklaces

Vintage Christian Dior Pearl Opera Length Necklace 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in Wilmslow, GB
A beautiful opera length Vintage Dior Pearl Rope Necklace. Featuring stunning pink lustre, non-graduated glass simulated pearls. Individually knotted and finished with a discrete CD ...
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Vintage 1980s Beaded Necklaces

1980s Christian Dior Wool Checkered Print Jumper Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
FREE UK and WORLDWIDE DELIVERY 1980s wool jumper dress from Christian Dior, round neck, black, white and red rhombus wool mix, long sleeves Measurements: Size: small / petite B...
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1980s Pullovers

Vintage Christian Dior Gold & Emerald Crystal Necklace 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in Wilmslow, GB
A beautiful Vintage Dior Emerald Necklace. Crafted in gold plated metal and set with a lovely emerald coloured crystal surrounded by clear crystal chaton and tapered baguette stones....
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Vintage 1980s Link Necklaces

1980s Christian Dior Gold Tone Metal Scarf Ring
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior Gold Tone Metal Scarf Ring, CD front logo engraved logo in the inside Condition: 1980s vintage piece, very good state Dimensions: 3x3.5cm
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Vintage 1980s Fashion Rings

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Brass

Vintage Christian Dior Oval Aqua Crystal Earrings 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in Wilmslow, GB
A pair of ultra feminine and very pretty Vintage Dior Aqua Earrings. Crafted in weighty gold plated metal and set with glass crystals. In very good vintage condition. Signed. Approx....
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Dior 1980s For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are many options to choose from in our collection of dior 1980s. If you’re looking for Black dior 1980s and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in Brown, Beige and protectString (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. There have been many classic iterations of dior 1980s over the years, but those made by Christian Dior, Marc Bohan and Christian Dior Haute Couture 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 Dior 1980s?

Prices for dior 1980s can differ depending upon size, time period and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $107 and can go as high as $19,000, while these items, on average, fetch $499.

Christian Dior Biography and Important Works

Christian Dior (1905–57) 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. There, the visionary couturier would alter the landscape of 20th century fashion.

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 — an expansive collection of which can be found on 1stDibs — Dior gave women the gift of glamour they’d lost in the miserable years of war.