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1930s Haute Couture Silver Lame Evening Dress
Located in London, GB
Original 1930s haute couture gold lame evening dress, in fabulous condition for its age. It
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1930s Belgian Formal Wear

1960s Sea Foam Green Silk Gazzar Embellished Couture Dress
Located in London, GB
This pale seafoam green/blue dress is a very regal example of late 1960s haute couture evening wear
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1960s European Evening Dresses

Haute Couture Pierre Balmain by Oscar de la Renta Fall 1998 Runway Ensemble
By Pierre Balmain, Pierre Balmain Haute Couture
Located in Prague, CZ
Pierre Balmain Fall 1998 Haute Couture collection, designed by Oscar de la Renta, Look 47. The ensemble
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Givenchy Haute Couture 1995 Spectacular Silk Evening Dress
By Givenchy
Located in Berlin, BE
GIVENCHY HAUTE COUTURE 1995 gown, numbered archival piece This breathtaking evening gown is a
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1990s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Courreges "Haute Couture Paris" Label Evening Dress, 1970's
By André Courrèges
Located in Studio City, CA
A stunning Andre Courreges "Courreges Haute Couture Paris" evening gown from the 1970's comprised
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1970s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

1998 Pierre Balmain Haute Couture Sheer Illusion Appliqué Net Lace Gown
By Oscar De La Renta, Pierre Balmain Haute Couture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Pierre Balmain haute couture runway gown from when Oscar de la Renta was head designer
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1990s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Autumn/Winter 1959 Christian Dior Couture Black Silk Chiffon "Bella" Gown
By Christian Dior Haute Couture
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Absolutely breathtaking black layered silk chiffon Christian Dior Couture gown from the fall/winter
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1950s French Evening Gowns

Christian Lacroix Evening Gown Corset Haute Couture Numbered Silk Crepe Rare XS
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This fabulous haute couture evening gown was made by Christian Lacroix, most likely in the early
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1990s French Evening Gowns

Vintage 1950's Pierre Balmain Couture Creme Beaded Embroidered Silk Bridal Gown
By Pierre Balmain Haute Couture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
:60 inches This couture ballgown is in beautiful wearable condition with no rips, holes or missing
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1950s French Ball Gowns

Rare 1974 Valentino Haute Couture Pale-Pink Beaded Crystal Silk Winged Cape Gown
By Valentino, Valentino Couture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A totally glamorous and ultra rare Valentino haute couture ballerina slipper pink silk beaded
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1970s Italian Wedding Dresses

Dimitri Kritsas Haute Couture New York 1960s-70 Black Bead & Fringe Evening Gown
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Dimitri Kritsas Haute Couture New York from the 1960s-70s black bead & fringe evening gown. This
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Late 20th Century American Evening Dresses

GIVENCHY c.1990's Haute Couture Fuchsia Pink Leopard Print Velvet Evening Dress
By Givenchy
Located in Thiensville, WI
DESCRIPTION: GIVENCHY c.1990's Haute Couture Fuchsia Pink Leopard Print Velvet Evening Dress
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1990s French Evening Dresses

Mayela Haute Couture Italian Black & Crème Modern Evening Dress Size 6-8
Located in Palm Springs, CA
This is the dress to wear to an evening event if you want to look modern and be positive no one
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1990s Italian Chemises

GIVENCHY COUTURE ALEXANDER McQUEEN S/S 1998 Black Sleeveless Tassel Mini Dress
By Alexander McQueen for Givenchy Haute Couture
Located in Thiensville, WI
Givenchy Couture Alexander McQueen S/S 1998 Black Sleeveless Tassel Mini Dress Brand
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1990s French Evening Dresses

Leopard printed silk Evening Dress by Jacques Fath Haute Couture Circa 1955-1960
By Jacques Fath
Located in Toulon, FR
Fath Haute Couture. The whalebone bustier with a large plunging neckline is held by a black satin bow
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1950s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Lace Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Haute Couture Lace Dress by Yves Saint Laurent White lace detail on bust White detachable belt
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20th Century French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Chanel Haute Couture Lace Gown 1940s
By Chanel
Located in New York, NY
This is a very rare vintage 1940s Chanel couture gown. Straight silhouette gown comprising a skirt
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1640s European Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Chanel Haute Couture FR34 Black silk Chiffon skirt
By Chanel
Located in PARIS, FR
Chanel Haute Couture long skirt in silk chiffon, pleated to the knee, closed with a zip and hook
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1980s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Givenchy Couture by Alexander McQueen Vintage 1997 Sequin Embroidered Bird Dress
By Alexander McQueen for Givenchy Haute Couture, Givenchy
Located in Carmel, CA
Givenchy Couture dress designed by Alexander McQueen for their 1997 Autumn/Winter Collection
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1990s French Evening Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Ruffled Gown (1980s)
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Haute Couture Ruffled Gown by Yves Saint Laurent Circa 1980s Off shoulder with ruffle overlay Drop
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1980s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Ruffled Gown (1980s)
Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture Ruffled Gown (1980s)
Size: Approx US 0/2 See Measurements
1970s Navy Jersey Haute Couture Grecian Style Dress
Located in London, GB
piece. It is skilled work and has mostly been made by hands trained in haute couture techniques. The
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1970s French Evening Dresses

1989 Runway Haute Couture Nina Ricci Brocade Dress
By Nina Ricci
Located in London, GB
This incredible 1990s Nina Ricci haute couture party dress is a guaranteed show-stopper and boasts
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1990s French Evening Dresses

1980s Andre Laug Haute Couture Monochrome Sequin Dress
By André Laug
Located in London, GB
own, he ran a successful haute couture and ready to wear fashion house in Rome from the 1970s until
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1970s Italian Evening Dresses and Gowns

1960s French Haute Couture Cream Bow Bodice Dress
Located in London, GB
This incredibly chic haute couture 1960s pale cream dress would make a fabulous entrance at a
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1960s French Wedding Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Haute Couture Black Velvet Halter Dress
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Yves Saint Laurent Vintage Haute Couture Black Velvet Halter Dress Vintage; circa 1960s Black
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1960s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

1992 Thierry Mugler Couture Halter Neck Red Dress
By Thierry Mugler Couture
Located in London, GB
. This is a Thierry Mugler Blue Label couture piece - essentially very high end ready to wear and the
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1990s French Evening Dresses

Nina Ricci Haute Couture Black Silk Pleated Dress - 4 - 1986
By Nina Ricci
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
This gorgeous Nina Ricci haute couture dress is made of silk and is entirely pleated. It has thin
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1980s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

1971 Documented Madame Gres Haute Couture Black Lace Dress
By Madame Gres
Located in London, GB
history when she expanded her design repertoire for couture evening dresses and the fluid Greco - Roman
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1970s French Cocktail Dresses

Christian Lacroix Rare Haute Couture Runway Jacket Blouse Ball Skirt, Corset
By Christian Lacroix Paris, Christian Lacroix
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Christian Lacroix authentic Haute Couture 4-piece ensemble from his 1999 Couture Collection Comprised of 4
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1990s Evening Gowns

CHRISTIAN DIOR HAUTE COUTURE Aqua Draped Gown Size 0 2
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
asymmetrical design with a side zipper. In excellent vintage condition, there are some signs of wear due to age
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20th Century French Evening Gowns

1960's Haute Couture Scherrer Strapless Black and White Tulle Dress
By Jean-Louis Scherrer
Located in Toronto, Ontario
strapless haute couture cocktail dress. Lush white gardenias are clustered in the bodice and full skirt to
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1960s French Evening Dresses

1970s Louis Feraud Haute Couture Silk Embellished Dress
By Louis Feraud
Located in London, GB
went on to become Louis Féraud’s artistic director and designed the brand’s lauded haute couture
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1970s Directoire Style Evening Dresses

Vintage 1950s Belgian Lancel haute couture embellished waist black wool dress
Located in Antwerpen, Vlaams Gewest
This beautiful 1950s Lancel haute couture dress has a beaded waist and is made in a luxurious wool
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1950s European Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950S PIERRE BALMAIN Black & Blue Haute Couture Silk Organza Beaded Trained Gow
By Pierre Balmain
Located in New York, NY
Gown is missing label and is priced accordingly. True Haute Couture construction fully boned and
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1950s French Evening Gowns

1967 Givenchy Haute Couture Cobalt Blue Draped Sheer Silk Chiffon Caftan Gown
By Givenchy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A gorgeous Givenchy numbered haute couture royal blue silk chiffon draped gown dating back to his
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1970s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1965 Pierre Cardin Haute Couture Beaded Green Silk Chiffon Caftan Gown
By Pierre Cardin
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Spectacular Pierre Cardin haute couture designer silk chiffon gown, in the prettiest emerald green
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1960s French Evening Gowns

1920s Haute Couture Black Sequin Flapper Dress With Tassel Hemline
Located in London, GB
This original 1920s little black dress is an unlabelled haute couture example, fully sequinned all
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1920s French Cocktail Dresses

LANVIN Haute Couture c.1970s Periwinkle Gold Floral Lace Overlay Maxi Dress
By Lanvin Paris
Located in Thiensville, WI
LANVIN Haute Couture c.1970s Periwinkle Gold Floral Lace Overlay Maxi Dress Circa: 1970’s Label(s
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1970s French Evening Dresses

GIVENCHY HAUTE COUTURE c.1970s Black Gold-Rainbow Bishop Sleeve Shift Dress
By Givenchy
Located in Thiensville, WI
GIVENCHY HAUTE COUTURE c.1970s Black Gold-Rainbow Bishop Sleeve Shift Dress Circa: 1970’s Label(s
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1970s French Evening Dresses

Paco Rabanne Haute Couture Jeweled Necklace Caftan Dress Collectors, Museums
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A one-of-a-kind Couture Paco Rabanne circa 1970's. Fashioned of black burnout silk velvet with
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1970s Caftans

Chanel Vintage Haute Couture Fall/Winter 1988 Red Gold Chain Dress
By Chanel
Located in Jersey City, NJ
dress is in excellent condition with no signs of wear. Each Haute Couture creation is custom-made for
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1980s French Cocktail Dresses

1984 Givenchy Haute Couture Documented Silk Petal Appliqué Velvet Hourglass Gown
By Givenchy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A breathtaking and truly timeless Givenchy haute couture petal appliqued silk velvet hourglass gown
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1980s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

F/W 1977 Yves Saint Laurent Haute Couture 'Les Chinoises' Documented Dress Set
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in West Hollywood, CA
/Winter 1977 Haute Couture runway in July 1977 and appears in Saint Laurent's original archival sketches
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1970s French Evening Dresses

Vintage 1990 Givenchy Haute Couture Sapphire Blue Draped Silk Velvet Dress
By Givenchy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This vintage Givenchy Haute-Couture 72436 numbered dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Maggy Rouff Haute Couture Open-Back Sequin-Embellished Tulle Cocktail Dress
By Maggy Rouff
Located in Geneva, CH
Channeling the timeless glamour, this late 50's - early 60's Maggy Rouff haute couture cocktail
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1960s French Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 1979 Givenchy Haute-Couture Metallic Gold & Black Burnout Velvet Dress
By Givenchy
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
inches This vintage Givenchy numbered Haute-Couture dress is in excellent condition with no rips, stains
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1970s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Lanvin numbered Haute couture black silk and velvet strapless cocktail dress
By Lanvin Paris
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Lanvin numbered Haute Couture cocktail dress...From the late 1970s or early 1980s...Strapless
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1970s French Cocktail Dresses

1958 Jean Dessès Haute Couture Documented Pink Ruched Silk Chiffon Goddess Gown
By Jean Dessès
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
which acted as a couture retailer authorized to sell Paris haute couture for clients who couldn't travel
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1950s French Wedding Dresses

1949 Jeanne Lanvin Haute Couture Ivory Silk Satin Strapless Draped Bridal Gown
By Jeanne Lanvin
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
: up to 36 inches This rare Jeanne Lanvin haute couture dress is in beautiful wearable condition with
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1940s French Wedding Dresses

1950s Lanvin Castillo Haute Couture Watercolor Floral Silk Print Full-Skirt Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An exceptionally rare and highly coveted Jeanne Lanvin Castillo haute couture watercolor floral
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1950s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

1965 Balenciaga Haute Couture Museum-Held Metallic Pink Gold Beaded Silk Dress
By Balenciaga
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
-of-a-kind sculpted haute couture dress is a wonderful example of his genius. Fashioned from the
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1960s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

1968 Christian Dior Haute Couture Maria Felix Owned Chartreuse Silk Feather Gown
By Marc Bohan, Christian Dior
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A highly coveted and truly breathtaking Christian Dior haute couture museum-quality chartreuse silk
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1960s French Wedding Dresses

Iconic Vintage Chanel Haute Couture Black Velvet Shocking Pink Silk Halter Gown
By Chanel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
breathtaking shocking pink silk and black velvet gown from their iconic 1982 fall-winter haute couture
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1980s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

1960's Cristóbal Balenciaga haute couture black brocade dress and jacket
By Balenciaga
Located in San Fransisco, CA
back zipper. Made in France. Very good condition. Wear consistent with age and use. The zipper could be
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1960s French Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 1955 Jean Dessès Haute Couture Documented Black Silk-Chiffon Petal Dress
By Jean Dessès
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
inches Length waist to hem: 32 inches This stunning Jean Desses Paris haute couture dress is in wearable
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1950s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1973 Pierre Balmain Haute Couture Navy Silk Pleated Petal Collar Gown
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Ultra chic modernist Pierre Balmain haute couture navy blue gown dating back to the 1973 fall
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1970s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1971 Pierre Balmain Haute Couture Beaded Blue Velvet Jumpsuit and Jacket
By Pierre Balmain
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Exquisite Pierre Balmain Haute-Couture dark blue silk-velvet jumpsuit ensemble dating back to his
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1970s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1930s Worth Haute Couture Beaded Black Velvet & Silk Billow-Sleeve Dress
By House of Worth
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
couture dress is in excellent wearable condition with no stains, rips or holes. Only sign of age is some
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1930s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Archival 1989 Gianni Versace Haute Couture Beaded Circus Novelty Gown and Shawl
By Gianni Versace, Versace
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
shawl dating back to his famous 1989 haute couture collection. This one-of-a-kind ensemble was a custom
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1980s Italian Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1970s Molyneux Haute Couture Floral Sheer Silk & Black Crepe Halter Gown
By Molyneux
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Incredibly beautiful and ultra rare Molyneux haute couture gown dating back to the late 1970's. The
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1970s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

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Haute Couture Evening Wear For Sale on 1stDibs

Surely you’ll find the exact vintage or contemporary haute couture evening wear you’re seeking on 1stDibs — we’ve got a vast assortment for sale. black is a pretty popular color, but we also have gray, brown, beige and more in stock now. Making the right choice when shopping for a haute couture evening wear may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 20th Century and a newer version made as recently as the 21st Century, both of which have proven very popular over the years. An accessory like this designed by Givenchy, Yves Saint Laurent and Christian Dior — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured item — is worth considering. Finding a haute couture evening wear for sale for women should be easy, but there are 5 pieces available to browse for men as well.

How Much is a Haute Couture Evening Wear?

Prices for a haute couture evening wear can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $227 and can go as high as $107,055, while, on average they fetch $2,795.

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 Haute Couture Evening Wear
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 7, 2024
    The difference between ready-to-wear and haute couture comes down to availability and pricing as well as whether or not the brand in question can assert haute couture status (this denomination is protected by law). Haute couture garments are crafted by maisons that are official member organizations of the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode (FHCM), which is the governing body in France that regulates this segment of the fashion industry. Haute couture items are custom-made and individually tailored to fit the wearer. As a result, they sell for very high prices. Fashion houses produce ready-to-wear apparel on a much larger scale in a range of predetermined sizes and sell it at lower price points. On 1stDibs, find a large collection of apparel and accessories.

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