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1980s Vintage Bob Mackie Black Lace Illusion Dress w Paper Bag Waist
By Bob Mackie
Located in Portland, OR
This is an absolutely gorgeous Bob Mackie vintage black dress from the 1980's. The lace illusion bodice has a tan lining and is adorned with sequins and ribbons, with eyelash scallop...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Tsavorite Diamond Cluster Illusion Fashion Ring 14 Karat Gold Black Rhodium
By Alberto
Located in GREAT NECK, NY
14K White Gold 10 Round Tsavorites at 0.12 Carats 2 Round White Diamonds at 0.07 Carats - Color: H-I /Clarity: SI Alberto offers complimentary sizing on all rings. Fine one-of-a-ki...
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2010s Contemporary More Rings

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Diamond, White Diamond, Tsavorite, 14k Gold, White Gold

Pave Tsavorite Disc Cluster Illusion Fashion Ring 14 Karat Gold Black Rhodium
By Alberto
Located in GREAT NECK, NY
14K White Gold 37 Rund Tsavorites at 0.28 Carats Alberto offers complimentary sizing on all rings. Fine one-of-a-kind craftsmanship meets incredible quality in this breathtaking p...
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2010s Contemporary More Rings

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Tsavorite, 14k Gold, White Gold

Versace Black Dress with Illusion Detail
By Gianni Versace
Located in Alford, MA
Great LBD by Gianni Versace. Simplicity itself at first glance, until you notice the net inserts at the hipline, revealing a glimpse of skin - a little sneak of sexiness in this basi...
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Late 20th Century Day Dresses

Vintage Jean Paul Gaultier Optical Illusion Tee
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
An orange tee with spirals of black dots swirling to create a visual wave of undulating rings. This striking visual illusion is vintage Jean Paul Gaultier.
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1990s T-Shirts

Vintage MOSCHINO CHEAP and CHIC Plaid Illusion Twinset Wool Jacket
By Moschino Cheap and Chic, Moschino
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage MOSCHINO CHEAP and CHIC Plaid Illusion Twinset Wool Jacket Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust and waist: Shoulder: 16.14 inches (41 cm) Sleeves: 24 inches (61 ...
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1990s Jackets

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER "Cyberbaba" Body Optical Illusion Blazer Jacket
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER "Cyberbaba" Body Optical Illusion Blazer Jacket Approximate measurements taken laid flat, double bust and waist: Shoulder: 15.75 inches (40 cm) Sleeves: 2...
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1990s Jackets

1990s Gianfranco Black Knit Illusion Dress
By Gianfranco Ferré
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage 1990s Gianfranco Ferre black knit dress with sheer sleeve. Size 6 / Medium All Sales is final
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Jean Paul Gaultier yellow optical illusion printed mesh shirt, ss 1996
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in London, GB
Jean Paul Gaultier; yellow and brown optical illusion printed mesh button up shirt Spring-Summer 1996
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1990s Blouses

Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 1996 Vintage Cyberbaba Optical Illusion Jacket Blazer Top
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Fort Myers, FL
Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 1996 Vintage Cyberbaba Optical Illusion Jacket Blazer Top IT 44 AS SEEN ON KYLIE JENNER
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1990s Jackets

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Trompe L'oeil Illusion Cardigan
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Trompe L'oeil Illusion Cardigan Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust and waist: Shoulder: 15.94 inches (40.5 cm) Sleeves: 18.11 inches (46 cm)...
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20th Century Cardigans

Yves Saint Laurent Couture Black Illusion Red Sequins Hat YSL, 1989
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Accessory designs are intended to add the finishing touches or accrue shock value. By combining various fabrics, embellishments and textures, Saint Laurent was a master of accessorie...
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1980s Hats

Bvlgari Optical Illusion Onyx 18K Stainless Steel Pendant Cord Necklace
By Bvlgari
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This Bvlgari necklace is a smart accessory to have in your jewelry collection. Crafted from the finest materials, it features a circular pendant set with black onyx and topped with t...
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2010s Contemporary Pendant Necklaces

Aquazzura Beige PVC and Leather Illusion Studded Sandals Size 41
By Aquazzura
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
These sandals from Aquazzura are absolutely breathtaking! They are crafted from beige leather and styled with studded PVC frontal straps and ankle cuffs. They flaunt zippers on the c...
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2010s Heels

Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons Runway Blue White Circles Illusion Top, 2015
By Junya Watanabe Comme des Garçons
Located in Boca Raton, FL
From Elsa Schiaparelli and Salvador Dalí to Yves Saint Laurent and Piet Mondrian, fashion designers have often turned to fine artists to inspire their collections. But few of those i...
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21st Century and Contemporary Jackets

18 Karat Illusion Ruby and 1.21 Carat Diamond Ring
Located in Bradford, Ontario
One stamped 750KT yellow and white gold lady's gemstone ring and a bright polish finish. Condition is very good. Large band ring with three curved sections of illusion set ruby gemst...
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21st Century and Contemporary Fashion Rings

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Diamond, Ruby, 18k Gold

Jean Paul Gaultier Vintage Fishnet Optic Illusion Geometric Maxi Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Nice, FR
JEAN PAUL GAULTIER vintage optic illusion geometric pattern print maxi dress featuring a sexy brown fishnet bustier top. Slips on. Label reads JEAN PAUL GAULTIER FEMME. Made in Ita...
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20th Century Day Dresses

Balmain Harlequin-Print Illusion Mini Dress
By Balmain
Located in London, GB
Glamorous and sculpting, this pitch black mini dress from Balmain is styled with sheer panels through the chest and sleeves to show off just the right amount of skin. Black fabric wi...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Stella McCartney Mesh April Illusion Dress
By Stella McCartney
Located in London, GB
Fitted stretch dress, crew neck, knee length, side mesh panels and perforated sleeves. 88% Rayon, 12% polyester. Size: IT 38 (UK 6, US 2, FR 34) Condition: As new condition, no si...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Emilio Pucci Blue Lace Illusion Gown - Size US 0-2
By Emilio Pucci
Located in London, GB
Emilio Pucci Blue Lace Illusion Gown - Low back design - Slight dip hem - Zip and hook and eye fastening at centre back - 3/4 sleeve length - Lightweight, sheer fabric with eyelash...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 2001 Constellation Face Optic Illusion Print Maxi Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Fort Myers, FL
Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 2001 Constellation Face Optic Illusion Print Maxi Dress Size IT 40 Jean Paul Gaultier strapless maxi dress featuring sash tie accent at bust. Please note this...
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Early 2000s Day Dresses

Peach Charmeuse and Illusion Lace Bed Jacket with Flutter Sleeves – S-M, 1930s
Located in Tucson, AZ
Whether worn as lingerie or an unconventional bolero, this delicate charmeuse jacket will earn its keep thanks to peek-a-boo intarsia lace at the bodice and dainty triple buttons at ...
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1930s Robes

60s Green Lace Illusion Cocktail Dress
By Mardi Gras
Located in San Francisco, CA
60s green lace illusion cocktail dress with long sleeves. Metal zipper.
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Norma Walters Vintage Silk Dress Red Roses & Black & White Stripe Illusion
By Norma Walters
Located in Portland, OR
We have become somewhat obsessed with Norma Walters' vintage dresses! Her patterns are so unique and her dresses are always beautifully made with unique design elements. This 1980'...
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1980s Day Dresses

STELLA MCCARTNEY wool cashmere black white illusion turtleneck sweater IT36 XS
By Stella McCartney
Located in Hong Kong, NT
STELLA MCCARTNEY wool cashmere black white illusion turtleneck sweater IT36 XS Brand: Stella McCartney Designer: Stella McCartney Model Name / Style: Sweater Material: Wool, cashmere...
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Early 2000s Pullovers

ALEXANDER McQUEEN 2008 “Flapper Novak” Black Lenticular Optical Illusion Clutch
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Thiensville, WI
ALEXANDER McQUEEN c.2008 “Flapper Novak” Black Gold 3D Lenticular Optical Illusion Clutch Handbag Brand / Manufacturer: Alexander McQueen Manufacturer Style Name: Flapper Novak Clu...
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Early 2000s Clutches

Patricia Saunders Custom Vintage Silk + Nude Illusion Lace Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Absolutely stunning custom made formal dress with a Spanish flare by Patricia Saunders. Couture hand stitched detailing with the highest quality fabric and craftsmanship. Gorgeous pr...
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Late 20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

GIVENCHY S/S 1999 ALEXANDER McQUEEN Black White Abstract Eye Illusion Tank Top
By Alexander McQueen, Givenchy
Located in Thiensville, WI
GIVENCHY S/S 1999 ALEXANDER McQUEEN Black White Abstract Eye Illusion Tank Top Brand / Manufacturer: Givenchy Collection: S/S 1999 Style: Tank top Color(s): Shades of black, white,...
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1990s Tank Tops

Vintage Guy Laroche Couture Black Lace Illusion Cocktail Dress
By Guy Laroche
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Guy Laroche couture label black lace illusion cocktail dress with black silk cord trim. Most likely, was designed by Alber Elbaz when he worked for the label - I cannot be su...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Valentino 1980s Optical Illusion Gray + Black High Waisted Pencil Skirt
By Valentino
Located in San Diego, CA
Incredible vintage 80s VALENTINO high waisted grey and black wool optical illusion 3-D skirt! Amazing flattering print and fit. Hidden zipper up the side, with button closure. Fully ...
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1980s Pencil Skirts

Edith Flagg Vintage 1960s Nude Illusion Silk + Lace Cocktail Dress
By Edith Flagg
Located in Sparks, NV
Elegant vintage cocktail dress by California designer Edith Flagg. Nude silk with chantilly lace bustline. Details: Fully Lined Back Metal Zip and Hook Closure Marked Size: N...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

THIERRY MUGLER S/S 1985 Black Cotton Button Front Illusion Shirt Dress
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Thiensville, WI
Thierry Mugler S/S 1985 shirt dress. Illusion fish net front and back at top of bodice. Shirt collar. Pointed bust detail. Short sleeves. Twelve center front black triangle shaped sn...
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1980s Sheath Dresses

Vicky Tiel Draped Illusion and Matte Jersey Gown
By Vicky Tiel
Located in Riverdale, NY
Vicky Tiel's chic and sexy draped stretch illusion gown on a matte jersey base. The illusion is ruched at shoulder and is gathered across bodice and releases to a gathered panel whic...
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1980s Evening Dresses

1960s Vintage Black Nude Illusion Beaded Cocktail Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Vintage black nude illusion cocktail dress with jet black beadwork along the bust. Details: Fully Lined Rear Metal + Hook Zip Closure Estimated Size: S-M Color: Black with ...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Stylish Woven Applique Illusion Design Sheath Dress US Size 12
Located in University City, MO
Stylish woven applique illusion design sheath dress US Size 12 The high fashion sheath dress is constructed with ivory color woven textured fabric The neckline is framed with a...
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21st Century and Contemporary Sheath Dresses

Vintage 1950's Peggy Hunt Baby-Blue Linen Applique Illusion Hourglass Dress
By Peggy Hunt
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An amazing and highly stylized 1950's cocktail dress by the famous American designer Peggy Hunt. Starting in the 1930's through the early 1960's, she was immensely successful with he...
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

Rare Maison Margiela Optical Illusion Photo Print Oversized T Shirt Dress Tunic
By MM6 Maison Margiela, Maison Martin Margiela
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare MAISON MARGIELA MM6 oversized silky photo print patchwork semi sheer t-shirt dress tunic! Features warm tones in green, lavender purple, gray and yellow. Solid gray sheer panels...
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

ALEXANDER McQUEEN S/S 2000 "Eye" White Herringbone Illusion Bell Sleeve Top NWT
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Thiensville, WI
ALEXANDER McQUEEN S/S 2000 "Eye" White Herringbone Illusion Bell Sleeve Top NWT - Runway Look #56 Brand / Manufacturer: Alexander McQueen Collection: Spring / Summer 2000 “Eye” Des...
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Early 2000s Blouses and Tops

Lord & Taylor Black Nude Illusion Lace Cocktail Dress, 1960's
By Lord & Taylor
Located in Atlanta, GA
1960's black nude illusion cocktail dress designed for Lord & Taylor. The dress zips and hooks at the back with a striated organza bodice accented by ruffles at the collar and cuffs...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Constellation Face Optic Illusion Shirt Blazer Jacket
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Constellation Face Optic Illusion Shirt Blazer Jacket Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust and waist: Shoulder: 16.14 inches (41 cm) Sleeves: ...
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20th Century Blouses and Tops

Sheer Black Art Deco Sequin and Seed Bead Illusion Shrug, France - XS-S, 1930s
Located in Tucson, AZ
In whisper-weight French net, this layering piece is the perfect solution when you require something light—but still dressy—to cover your shoulders. Covered with shiny black sequins ...
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1930s Bolero Jackets

Bill Blass Red & Black Satin Evening Gown w/Illusion Top & Velvet Band
By Bill Blass
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage Bill Blass evening gown with black long sleeved illusion bodice, black velvet modesty band at bust and a skirt divided evenly down the middle into red and black satin panels....
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Late 20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Optic Illusion Geometric Iridescent Asymmetric Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Optic Illusion Geometric Iridescent Asymmetric Dress Measurements taken laid flat, please double bust, waist and hips: Shoulder: 12.40 inches (31.5 cm) Bu...
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20th Century Aesthetic Day Dresses

1960s Sandra Sage Vintage Cream Nude Illusion Lace + Silk Chiffon Dress
By Sandra Sage
Located in Sparks, NV
Delicate creamy silk chiffon dress with a sheer blush lace bodice, long sleeves and a deep-V nude illusion lining by Sandra Sage. Partially lined with rear metal zip and hook closure...
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1960s Wedding Dresses

STELLA MCCARTNEY wool cashmere black white illusion colorblocked dress IT36 XS
By Stella McCartney
Located in Hong Kong, NT
STELLA MCCARTNEY wool cashmere black white illusion colorblocked dress IT36 XS Brand: Stella McCartney Designer: Stella McCartney Model Name / Style: Sweater dress Material: Wool, ca...
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Early 2000s Casual Dresses

JOVANI Couture Black Sheer Lace Beaded Illusion Gown worn by Natalie Cole
Located in Montgomery, TX
Black Shear Lace Beaded Illusion Halter Gown, 1990-2000s Fitted and flared silhouette, heavily beaded with faceted geometric beads at the neckline, long sleeve cuffs and skirt, in...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

STELLA MCCARTNEY black sheer waist illusion cocktail dress IT36 S
By Stella McCartney
Located in Hong Kong, NT
STELLA MCCARTNEY black sheer waist illusion cocktail dress IT36 S Reference: LNKO/A00680 Brand: Stella McCartney Designer: Stella McCartney Material: Rayon Color: Black Pattern: Othe...
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

1950's Mollie Parnis Black Gown with Illusion Beaded Sleeve
By Mollie Parnis
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1950's Mollie Parnis black rayon and chiffon long sleeve gown with unique asymmetrical shear chiffon and beading shoulder. The intricate beaded pattern, made up of rhinestones and bu...
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1950s Evening Gowns

Gianfranco Ferre Vintage 90s Gold / Bronze Sequin Semi Sheer Illusion Blouse Top
By Gianfranco Ferré
Located in San Diego, CA
Gorgeous vintage GIANFRANCO FERRE (new with original tags attached) 1990s semi sheer golden bronze sequin tank! Features hundreds of hand-sewn sequins throughout the front bodice tha...
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1990s Blouses and Tops

LANVIN Alber Elbaz 2013 nude illusion crystal necklace silk dress M
Located in Hong Kong, NT
LANVIN Alber Elbaz 2013 nude illusion crystal necklace silk dress M Reference: CAKK/A00017 Brand: Lanvin Designer: Alber Elbaz Collection: 41306 Material: Silk Color: Black Closure...
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 1970's Travilla Couture Sheer Illusion Lace & Black Chiffon Gown
By Travilla
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
William Travilla designed costumes for films and also opened his own salon with best friend Bill Sarris. The designs in his collection became known for their "California" fashion as ...
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1970s Evening Gowns

Vintage Halston 1970s Optical Illusion Black + Khaki 70s Trapeze Dress
By Halston
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare 1970s HALSTON black and khaki optical illusion trapeze dress! Khaki top portion looks as if a bolero jacket is being worn over a black strapless dress. Flattering trapeze style ...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Trompe L'oeil Illusion Denim Suspender Shirt Top
By Jean Paul Gaultier, Jean Paul Gaultier Soliel
Located in Kingersheim, Alsace
Vintage JEAN PAUL GAULTIER Trompe L'oeil Illusion Denim Suspender Long Sleeves Shirt Top Measurements taken laid flat, please double waist and hips: Shoulder: 16.92 inches (43 cm) S...
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20th Century Blouses and Tops

STELLA MCCARTNEY blue silk mesh illusion peplum flared hem top IT36 XXS
By Stella McCartney
Located in Hong Kong, NT
STELLA MCCARTNEY blue silk mesh illusion peplum flared hem top IT36 XXS Reference: LNKO/A00282 Brand: Stella McCartney Designer: Stella McCartney Material: Silk Color: Blue Pattern: ...
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2010s Blouses and Tops

CHANEL navy blue 100% cotton illusion neckline black lace sleeveless top FR36
By Chanel
Located in Hong Kong, NT
CHANEL navy blue 100% cotton illusion neckline black lace sleeveless top FR36 Reference: LNKO/A01146 Brand: Chanel Designer: Karl Lagerfeld Material: Cotton Color: Blue Pattern: Sol...
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2010s Blouses and Tops

1950'S DON LOPER Black Silk Duchess Satin Cocktail Dress With Sheer Illusion La
By Don Loper
Located in New York, NY
1950'S DON LOPER Black Silk Duchess Satin Cocktail Dress With Sheer Illusion Lace Panels
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

COUTURE c.1940's Black Floral Chantilly Lace Illusion Top Cocktail Dress
Located in Thiensville, WI
Vintage Couture c.1940's black floral chantilly lace illusion top cocktail dress. Black large floral chantilly lace illusion top. Queen anne neckline with brown tulle at edge. Short ...
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1940s Cocktail Dresses

Travilla Vintage Metallic Hand Painted Flowers Nude Illusion Dress
By Travilla
Located in Sparks, NV
Phenomenal vintage dress by William Travilla with a hand painted floral design. Sheer black mesh bell sleeves and nude illusion upper. *Please note: There is a very tiny break in ...
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1980s Shift Cocktail Dresses

Lillie Rubin Black Jersey Nude Illusion Maxi Evening Dress, C.1970
By Lillie Rubin
Located in Atlanta, GA
Get a sweet but not so innocent look with this black jersey maxi dress from Lillie Rubin's Collection 700 label C.1970. The youthful style emphasizes curves with an empire construct...
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1970s Maxi Dress

Ben Reig Black Draped Illusion-Shoulder Keyhole Cocktail Dress – M, 1930s
By Ben Reig
Located in Tucson, AZ
Despite its modest silhouette and demure draping, this ladylike frock remains mischievous thanks to a lace illusion shoulder and side-ruching that cups the derrière. A keyhole back r...
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1930s Cocktail Dresses

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Illusion Fashion For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary piece of illusion fashion you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Many people prefer Black, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Gray, Beige and more options on these pages. Making the right choice when shopping for an item from our selection of illusion fashion 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. Finding an appealing accessory such as this — no matter the origin — is easy, but Jean Paul Gaultier, Bob Mackie and Peggy Hunt each produced a popular version that is worth a look. When shopping for these accessories, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men or unisex today than there are for women.

How Much is a Illusion Fashion?

On average, a piece of illusion fashion on 1stDibs sells for $895, while they’re typically $95 on the low end and $4,760 for the highest priced versions of this item.

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