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

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 Evening Dresses and 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 Evening Gowns

CHRISTIAN DIOR RED SILK RUFFLES GOWN size FR 42 - IT 46
By Christian Dior
Located in Montgomery, TX
CHRISTIAN DIOR Red silk ruffles long dress France Content: 100% silk Size FR 42 - IT 46 (10) Pre-owned, very good condition. 100% authentic guarantee PLEASE VISIT ...
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2010s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

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

Dior by John Galliano Spring 2002 RTW Printed Silk Gown
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Prague, CZ
The dress was seen on the runway styled as a skirt. As also seen on the actress Madeleine Madden in the Wonderland Magazine. 100% Silk chiffon. Size FR 38, will fit sizes S and M, ...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano for Christian Dior Blush Pink Silk Seam Gown
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
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 Evening Dresses and Gowns

Christian Dior Vintage Haute Couture Silk Satin Corset Sculpted Gown
By Christian Dior Haute Couture
Located in London, GB
Custom made Haute Couture Christian Dior Vintage gown. Inbuilt corset. Sweetheart neckline. Rippling silk satin sculpted gown with fishtail hem. Concealed zip down the back. Size: ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Gowns

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

1970s Christian Dior Demi Couture Red Silk Chiffon Gown
By Christian Dior, Marc Bohan
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 Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Christian Dior by John Galliano black silk strapless trained gown, fw 2008
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior black silk faille strapless evening gown ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Built-in boned corset with underwired bra ▪ Oversized draped bow ▪ Narrow floor-length skirt ...
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Early 2000s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

UNWORN Christian Dior by John Galliano Hourglass Silk Evening Gown Maxi Dress 42
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Switzerland, CH
An extremely luxurious and CHRISTIAN DIOR signature piece that will last you for years Gorgeous, couture-like piece hand-crafted by the seamstresses in Christian Dior's atelier in Pa...
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Early 2000s French Evening Gowns

Fall / Winter 2004 Christian Dior by Galliano Silk Gown with Dice Accents
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in Austin, TX
Fall / Winter 2004 CHRISTIAN DIOR by GALLIANO Gown Leopard Print Slip dress 100% silk Dice accents with wrap 28" bust, 28" waist, 30" hips, 53" length Condition: Excellent size L / ...
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Early 2000s French Evening Gowns

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

Christian Dior Couture Slate Silk Chiffon Gown with Jewel Encrusted Collar, 1968
By Christian Dior, Marc Bohan
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 Evening Gowns

CHRISTIAN DIOR 2008 Runway John Galliano purple silk pleated evening gown FR42 L
By Christian Dior
Located in Hong Kong, NT
CHRISTIAN DIOR 2008 Runway John Galliano purple silk pleated evening gown FR42 L Reference: TGAS/C00907 Brand: Christian Dior Designer: John Galliano Collection: Spring / Summer 2008...
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2010s Ball Gowns

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

1960's Black Silk Chiffon Tiered Gown
By Christian Dior
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Attributed to Dior. Stunning 1960's black silk chiffon multi-tiered gown. Tiers are trimmed thinly in black lace. Gown has off the shoulder sleeves and with two spaghetti straps that...
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1960s French Evening 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 Evening Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano maroon silk chiffon V neck gown
By John Galliano
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Elegant Christian Dior by John Galliano maroon silk chiffon 30s inspired gown. V neck and open back ( v) with button. fit US size 0/2/4 Bust: 32"/ Waist: 28"/ Hip: 32"/ Length: 60" ...
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1990s French Evening Dresses

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

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

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

Dior Spring 2006 Dark Blue Silk Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Prague, CZ
An incredibly stunning deep midnight blue silk dress with a row of signature textile buttons and a very flattering cut, decorated with beautiful velvet ribbons. Size FR 38, but fits...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Dior Ivory Floral Print Silk Crepe Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Dior Ivory Floral Print Silk Crepe Dress - Fluid silk sleeveless shift dress - Delicate painterly floral pattern - Ruched hemline - Knee length - Fully lined - Concealed zi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Day Dresses

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

VINTAGE CHRISTIAN DIOR RED SILK SKIRT SET DICORATED with DRAP
By Christian Dior
Located in Montgomery, TX
CHRISTIAN DIOR Christian Dior set: top and skirt, made of red silk. Top is decorated with draperies and a flower. Skirt with extending to the bottom silhouette, hemline. Button a...
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Early 2000s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

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

Christian Dior Silk Dress FR 40 / IT 44
By Christian Dior
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Very chic Christian Dior Boutique dress Dress Silk (59%) Cotton (41%) Grey color Round neck Boat neckline finished with silk and a bow Maximum length cm 90 (35,43 inches) Very tight...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Cocktail Dresses

  • Christian Dior Silk Dress FR 40 / IT 44
  • Christian Dior Silk Dress FR 40 / IT 44
  • Christian Dior Silk Dress FR 40 / IT 44
  • Christian Dior Silk Dress FR 40 / IT 44
Size: FR 40, IT 44 (US 8/10)
1980s Christian Dior Black Polka Dot Silk Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
This charming 1980s black silk polka dot cocktail dress with statement velvet bow is by Christian Dior boutique and is in immaculate vintage condition. The silk fabric is embossed wi...
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1980s French Cocktail Dresses

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

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

Dior by John Galliano Fall 2005 Silk Ruffle Dress
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Prague, CZ
Size FR 38, fits like Small. Measurements (flat lay on one side): Armpit to armpit - 42 cm (16,5 in) Waist - 37 cm (14,5 in) Hips - 46 cm (18,5 in) Length (from the shoulder on) - ...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

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

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

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

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

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

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

Dior Black and White Silk Polka Dot Maxi Silk Dress FR42 US10
By Christian Dior
Located in Brossard, QC
Your unique style deserves a fabulous wardrobe and what better an addition than this pleated dress from Dior. This dress has been tailored from silk and designed with polka dots, lon...
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Cocktail Dresses

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

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

John Galliano for Christian Dior Silk Dress with Buckle Straps and Drawstring
By Christian Dior
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous black silk dress from John Galliano for Christian Dior. It has adjustable straps with silver Dior embossed buckles at each shoulder and at the back of each strap plus a c...
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1990s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

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 Evening Dresses and Gowns

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Christian Dior Red Silk Knotted Collar Shift Dress FR 38, Small FR 38, Small
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior Red Silk Knotted Collar Shift Dress - Red silk midi dress - Draped, shawl-style collar with knotted accent - Short sleeves - Concealed back zip closure - Fully lined ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

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

Christian Dior by John Galliano coral silk handkerchief hem dress, fw 2004
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior evening dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Coral silk ▪ Built-in bustier ▪ Handkerchief hem ▪ Ruffled trim ▪ Fabric buttons at side seam ▪ FR 38 - UK 10 - US 6 ...
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Early 2000s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

CHRISTIAN DIOR 2003 Rare Pink Red Silk Dress by John Galliano Runway S/S
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Arnsberg, NW
CHRISTIAN DIOR 2003 S/S. Rare pink red silk dress by John Galliano. Buy Now Or Cry Later! The dress is in good condition (see photos).
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Early 2000s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

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

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

Christian Dior by John Galliano equestrian printed silk scarf dress, ss 2000
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Important Christian Dior evening dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Equestrian printed silk twill in pink and yellow with an ivory base ▪ Tan leather strap at the neck ▪ Open bac...
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Early 2000s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano yellow graffiti-print silk dress, ss 2003
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Rare Christian Dior yellow graffiti-printed silk evening dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Smocked chiffon overlay ▪ Frayed edges ▪ Red cotton ribbon bondage straps ▪ Large s...
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Early 2000s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

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Dior Silk Gown For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary dior silk gown you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Beige, Brown and more options on these pages. If you’re looking for a dior silk gown from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. Finding an appealing accessory such as this — no matter the origin — is easy, but Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior and John Galliano each produced a popular version that is worth a look. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much is a Dior Silk Gown?

On average, a dior silk gown on 1stDibs sells for $2,400, while they’re typically $215 on the low end and $42,329 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Christian Dior Biography and Important Works

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

Dior was born in Granville, on the Normandy coast, in 1905. His prosperous haute bourgeois parents wanted him to become a diplomat despite his interest in art and architecture. However, they agreed to bankroll an art gallery, which Dior opened in 1928 in Paris with a friend.

This was the start of Dior’s rise in the city’s creative milieu, where he befriended Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau. After seven years as an art dealer, Dior retrained as a fashion illustrator, eventually landing a job as a fashion designer for Robert Piguet, and in 1941, following a year of military service, he joined the house of Lucien Lelong. Just five years later, with the backing of industrialist Marcel Boussac, the ascendant Dior established his own fashion house, at 30 avenue Montaigne in Paris.

Just two years after the end of World War II, the fashion crowd and the moribund haute couture industry were yearning, comme tout Paris, for security and prosperity, desperate to discard the drab, sexless, utilitarian garb imposed by wartime deprivation. They needed to dream anew.

And Dior delivered: He designed a collection for a bright, optimistic future. “It’s quite a revolution, dear Christian!” exclaimed Carmel Snow, the prescient American editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, famously proclaiming, “Your dresses have such a new look.” The press ran with the description, christening Dior’s debut Spring/Summer haute couture collection the New Look. “God help those who bought before they saw Dior,” said Snow. “This changes everything.”

Dior’s collection definitively declared that opulence, luxury and femininity were in. His skirts could have 40-meter-circumference hems, and outfits could weigh up to 60 pounds. They were cut and shaped like architecture, on strong foundations that molded women and “freed them from nature,” Dior said. Rather than rationing, his ladies wanted reams of fabric and 19-inch waists enforced by wire corsets, and the fashion world concurred. The debut got a standing ovation.

In the subsequent decade, Paris ruled as the undisputed fashion capital of the world, and Christian Dior reigned as its king. With the luxuriously full skirts of his New Look, suits and his drop-dead gorgeous evening dresses and ball gowns worthy of any princess, Dior gave women the gift of glamour they’d lost in the miserable years of war.

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

Finding the Right Evening Dresses and Gowns for You

With entire museum exhibitions dedicated to examining fashion designers and their creations, we’re finally recognizing that costuming is art. Fashion is a powerful means of self-expression, and sophisticated evening dresses and gowns by our favorite courtier play no small role in making us feel wonderful but, perhaps more importantly, making us feel like ourselves.

Evening dresses over time have conveyed specific statements about social class, position and beliefs. In the 16th century, dresses and gowns were so important that England's Queen Elizabeth I defined rules about what dresses women could wear -- guidance included long skirts and fitted bodices. Forward-thinking designers have responded to this history.

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel reimagined traditionally masculine garments for feminine shapes, and her elegant evening dresses and gowns promoted comfort and grace in women’s wear that had been dominated in the previous century by layers of fabric. French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent introduced innovative and highly coveted dress designs in the 1960s while at the same time challenging sexist stereotypes about which members of society could wear tuxedos. Works by unconventional British designer John Galliano — featured in houses like Givenchy and Dior — redefined limits that dressmakers faced in terms of material, construction and vision during the late 20th century. 

Today’s designers target an increasingly broad audience with their boundary-crossing work, and their tendency to play off of each other’s ideas means that every walk down the runway is also a walk through an entire history of fashion design and dress craftsmanship. 

Whether you gravitate toward backless maxi dresses or silk charmeuse gowns by Alexander McQueen or embellished, ruffled floral-print designs by Chloe or Versace, there is an extraordinary collection of vintage and designer evening dresses and gowns waiting for you on 1stDibs. 

Questions About Christian Dior
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    The 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.