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Madame Grès Dress Haute Couture Circa 1970
By Madame Gres
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1970 France Prototype or parade dress attributed to Madame Grès and dating from the 1970s. Bolduc of white cotton sewn indicating No. 144 to Christine Vicky. Beige wool knit...
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1970s Day Dresses

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Size: Equivalent french size 38
Madame Gres Couture Wine Taffeta Cocktail Dress, S/S 1988.
By Madame Gres
Located in New York, NY
Madame Gres Couture Wine Taffeta Cocktail Dress, S/S 1988. Wine-colored silk taffeta dress with puff sleeves and exaggerated ruffle collar and lapel. Features gathered waist. Circle ...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Madame Grès Haute Couture
By Madame Gres
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa début 1970. France. Long sleeveless Haute Couture dress by Madame Grès. Bottom of the orange dress on which is sewn a chiffon printed with large abstract flowers orange and p...
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1970s Evening Dresses

1983 Madame Gres Blue Striped Taffeta Cocktail Dress W/Cropped Cape
By Madame Gres
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1983 Madame Gres blue taffeta cocktail dress with square neckline and thin spaghetti straps. The voluminous skirt has vertical stripes in blue, green, orange, and brown. Dress has a ...
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1980s Day Dresses

A Madame Grès Cocktail Dress In Pleated Silk Jersey Numbered 63926 Circa 1950
By Madame Gres
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1950 France Stunning cocktail dress attributed to Madame Grès in dark brown to bolduc silk jersey numbered 63926 dating from the late 1940s. Sleeveless dress with pointed nec...
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

1984 Rare Madame Gres Black Silk Evening Dress w/ Scarf Drape & Original Croquis
By Madame Gres
Located in Houston, TX
Gorgeous black silk faille evening dress by Madame Gres. The knee length dress is sleek, with a loose body - skimming silhouette, long sleeves, and a high, diamond cut neckline. The ...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Madame Gres Black & Grey Silk Jersey Dress w/Pleated Draped Bodice ca.1970's
By Madame Gres
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A circa 1970's Madame Gres knee-length one shoulder dress in shades of black and slate grey silk jersey. The bodice is constructed from a layer of black pleated and draped silk jerse...
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20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1975 Madame Grès Haute Couture Mocha Pleated Silk-Jersey Cut Out Gown
By Madame Gres
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Gorgeous and incredibility rare Madame Grès haute couture heavily pleated silk-jersey gown dating back to her 1975 Autumn-Winter collection. Madame Grès felt that the true job of the...
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1970s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

A Grès Evening Dress in Printed Muslin Circa 1975/1985
By Madame Gres
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1975/1985 France "Romantic" evening dress in printed silk muslin by Grès Haute Couture Circa 1975/1985. Long-sleeved dress and bardot collar in muslin printed with large, styl...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Madame Grès Chiffon Dress circa 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a salmon pink chiffon dress by Madame Grès c. 1960s. It features draped straps that transition into micro pleating around the bust that continues all around the back. It a...
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1960s Evening Dresses

Madame Grés Demi-Couture Black Velvet Keyhole Evening Gown Ca. 1960
By Madame Gres
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1960's Madame Grés demi-couture black velvet evening gown featuring center front and back keyhole. Separate voluminous taffeta slip skirt. In very good condition - some minor wear t...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Madame Gres fuchsia beaded slub silk tabard silk chiffon skirt ensemble, 1960s
By Madame Gres
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare slub silk tabard with unusual beading and rhinestones with matching silk chiffon skirt from Madame Gres dating to the late 1960's. Haute couture ensemble with hand finishe...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1981 Rare Madame Gres Haute Couture Silk Taffeta Skirt & Blouse Ensemble w/Shoes
By Madame Gres
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A 1981 museum quality and rare Madame Gres haute couture dark scarlet silk taffeta skirt and blouse ensemble with matching shoes size 6 1/2. Features the classic and fantastic Mme Gr...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Unlabelled Madame Grès iridescent lilac silk evening jumpsuit circa 1970s
By Madame Gres
Located in London, GB
Madame Grés was not well known by the general public. However the French designer’s long career spanned from the early 1920s to the 1980s. Grés’ contribution to the history of f...
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1970s Evening Gowns

MADAME GRES HAUTE COUTURE Betsy Bloomingdale 1960's Yellow Asymmetrical Gown
By Madame Gres
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gown is composed of a yellow silk crepe. Features an asymmetrical design with snap closures. In excellent vintage condition. **Please cross-reference measurements for p...
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20th Century Evening Gowns

1950s Gres Red Jersey Wool Dress with Cropped Jacket set
By Madame Alix Gres
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Rare 1950s Red Madame Grès couture Dress with wool cropped jacket. Dress has zipper in the front and back, and the bodice is made of jersey. The skirt and cropped jacket made of woo...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Rare 1950s Madame Gres licensed Black & Grey Embroidered Dress w/ Bolero Jacket
By Madam Gres
Located in Houston, TX
Intriguing black dress by Madame Gres. Produced by G. Mendes. This dress features a beautiful mesh fabric that is embroidered throughout and a bolero jacket to match with an incre...
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1950s Day Dresses

New $7500 L'WREN SCOTT S/S 2010 Represent Her *MADAME DU BARRY* Black Dress Gown
By L'Wren Scott
Located in Montgomery, TX
Musician Mick Jagger and designer L'Wren Scott attend the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the "American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity" exhibition a...
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

Madame Grès Black Haute Couture Silk "Heavenly Bodies" Dress, 1960s
Located in Houston, TX
Absolutely astounding black silk gown by Madame Gres! The dress is maxi length, with an empire waistline, a v-neck neckline, and the most amazing, voluminous sleeves. The sleeves are...
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1960s Evening Gowns

1970's Madame Grès Haute-Couture Beaded Holly Berry Motif Navy Sheer Silk Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Gorgeous Madame Gres haute couture two-piece dress ensemble dating back to the mid 1970's. Madame Gres felt that the true job of the couturier was not to create a name for one's self...
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1970s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Madame Gres 2pc Gray Herringbone Jacket and Dress, Circa 1950
By Madame Gres
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a gray vintage 2piece dress and jacket set by Madame Gres, from 1950. The set is light wool fabric with a herringbone weave. The jacket has three buttons, two open pockets, a...
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1950s Blazers

1979 Gres Asymmetric One-Shoulder Navy Velvet Grecian Goddess Evening Gown
By Madame Gres
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Madame Gres felt that the true job of the couturier was not to create a name for one's self, as many designers do, but to pay rigorous attention to the clothing. This stunning navy-b...
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1970s Evening Gowns

Madame et la Jeune Fille Black Velvet Evening Gown
Located in New Hope, PA
A fitted bodice has double velvet straps and horsehair trim at the sweetheart neckline. There is a left side zipper and a full bias cut skirt. This dress is in excellent condition. ...
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1940s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Madame Eme 1920's Custom Brown Silk Gown with Boler Size Small
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Madame Eme set is composed of a brown silk and features a floral accent. There are side hook and eye closures on the dress. The bolero has an open style with draped sleeves. In ...
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20th Century Evening Gowns

Important 1940s Madame Grès Grecian Goddess Silk Knit Gown in Black and Red
Located in Houston, TX
Historically important Grecian goddess gown by the legendary Madame Grès. This lavish yet austere, floor length, one shoulder gown features countless hand-stitched chiffon pleats fr...
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1940s Evening Gowns

Madame Grès Haute Couture Dress, circa 1980
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1980 France Shirt skirt set Madame Grès Haute Couture from the 80s. Black silk satin with a matte and shiny effect, printed with light brown and white flowers. Asymmetrical p...
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1980s Skirt Suits

  • Madame Grès Haute Couture Dress, circa 1980
  • Madame Grès Haute Couture Dress, circa 1980
  • Madame Grès Haute Couture Dress, circa 1980
  • Madame Grès Haute Couture Dress, circa 1980
Size: Equivalent French Size 42/44
1940's Madame Gres Chocolate Heavily Pleated Silk-Chiffon Dress
By Madame Gres
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Madame Gres felt that the true job of the couturier was not to create a name for one's self, as many designers do, but to pay rigorous attention to the clothing. This stunning chocol...
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1940s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Madame Gres
By Madame Gres
Located in New Hope, PA
This dressis a chic and elegant column of black silk crepe from Madame Gres. The dress has one shoulder and a deep slit on the same side. It is fully lined and in excellent condition...
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1970s Sheath Dresses

1940’s Haute Couture Madame Gres Black Silk Jersey Dress
By Madame Gres
Located in London, GB
This iconic silk jersey dress by Madame Gres from the 1940’s is draped and heavily pleated with a Greco-Roman influence. Entirely pleated and sewn by hand this dress would have ta...
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1940s Cocktail Dresses

Madame Gres
By Madame Gres
Located in New Hope, PA
Madame Gres drapes cherry red silk jersey in her signature style on the bodice of this elegant short evening dress from the 1950's. The meticulously pleated fabric is draped and stit...
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1950s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Madame Gres
By Madame Gres
Located in New Hope, PA
This Madame Gres dress from the late 1960' is just drop dead gorgeous! The bodice is made from a sheer black silk chiffon with a strategically placed black velvet panel. The long flo...
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1960s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Madame Gres Haute Couture
By Madame Gres
Located in New Hope, PA
Elegantly sexy, this black silk column dress from Madame Gres Haute Couture has one shoulder and a dramatic cutout. The construction is intricate and amazing yet the look is effortle...
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1970s Sheath Dresses

1950's Madame Gres Haute-Couture Pleated Drape Taupe Wool Belted Cocktail Dress
By Madame Gres
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Madame Gres felt that the true job of the couturier was not to create a name for one's self, as many designers do, but to pay rigorous attention to the clothing. This stunning taupe ...
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

1950's Madame Gres Metallic Rose-Print Silk Draped-Bubble Dress
By Madame Alix Gres
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Madame Gres felt that the true job of the couturier was not to create a name for one's self, as many designers do, but to pay rigorous attention to the clothing.This stunning dove-gr...
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

Madame Gres 4 Piece Ensemble
By Madame Gres
Located in New Hope, PA
This incredible four piece ensemble from Madame Gres is drop dead gorgeous, and incredibly sexy as well. My client said that every man in the room was captivated by this dress!<br />...
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1960s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

RARE MADAME GRES GRECIAN STYLE NECKLACE
By Madame Gres
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Circa late 1940's early 50's rare Madame Gres necklace delicately crafted of matte antique goldtone metal pieces designed in a wave pattern and attached by jump rings. Cherry red ce...
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20th Century Cocktail Dresses

Madame Gres Haute Couture Black Silk Cocktail Dress W/Matching Cover Up Ca. 1983
By Madame Gres
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Ca.1983 Madame Gres haute couture black sleeveless silk taffeta cocktail dress with a jewel neckline, upside down triangle-shaped design at back and matching black sleeveless cover u...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Madame Gres Vintage 2 pc. Gray Fitted Jacket & Dress Ensemble
By Madame Gres
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a 2 piece dress and fitted jacket ensemble from Madame Gres. It is made of a grey herringbone pattern wool. Measurements: Jacket: Bust: 38" Waist: 28" Sleeve: 31" ...
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1950s Dress and Coat Ensembles

MADAME GRES ASYMMETRIC COLORBLOCK GOWN
By Madame Gres
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Madame Gres circa 1970's dramatic rich violet purple and soft pink fashioned in a two color-way silk pattern and bias cut with a soft fluid drape to the body. Gres' fashions were ...
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1970s Evening Gowns

rare MADAME GRES silk taffeta gown with balloon sleeves 1976
By Madame Gres
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Very rare raspberry silk taffeta haute couture gown made by Madame Gres dating to 1976. Fits a US 6-10. Made in France. Good condition - the sheen to the taffeta has faded (fabric is...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Madame Gres Accordion Pleated Goddess Gown 1960s
By Madame Gres
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Details include hook and eye in center front, zipper and hook and eye on hip, wrap around draped fabric with hook.
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1960s Evening Gowns

1981 Madame Gres Haute Couture Black Pleated Drapé Halter Gown W/Shawl & Slip
By Madame Gres
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1981 Madame Gres haute couture black silk jersey pleated drapé halter gown featuring a herringbone detail at trim of halter. Dress has a zipper front bodice and a detachable tie that...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Exquisite Madame Gres Style Pleated Chiffon Dress
Located in New York, NY
Exquisite Madame Gres Style Pleated Chiffon Dress
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Madame Gres Attribution, Sexy Black Silk Dress with Amazing Back Interest
Located in New Hope, PA
Black silk is draped and stitched to create a very glamorous and incredibly sexy short evening dress attributed to Madame Gres. The dress appears almost demure from the front. The ba...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

Gres sexy sheer black lace draped cocktail dress
By Madame Gres
Located in San Francisco, CA
Gres sexy sheer black lace dress. This is a wonderful LBD. The grecian folds Gres is known for becomes sexy with the cobweb type lace provocatively forming the body of the dress. ...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950's Bergdorf Goodman Madame X Dress
Located in New Hope, PA
What a glamourous dress, so reminiscent of the gown in the famous painting by John Singer Sargent entitled Madame X.<br /> The dress is made entirely from wide bands of delicate bla...
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1950s Evening Gowns

Mollie Parnis Madame X dress with matching floor length cape
By Mollie Parnis
Located in San Francisco, CA
Mollie Parnis Madame X black velvet wrap dress with matching floor length cape. Black cotton velvet. Sz 8. Because it is a halter style wrap dress, it will fit many different sizes
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1980s Madame Grès Silk Jersey Draped Gown
Located in San Francisco, CA
Rare matte silk jersey open midriff with velvet band gown in a cream halter top and gabardine skirt. No label however confirmed by Haute Couture specialist.
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Late 20th Century Evening Gowns

Madame Babani Haute Couture Delphos Gown Circa 1920
By Babani
Located in Toulon, FR
Madame Babani Haute Couture Delphos Gown Circa 1920 Paris Circa 1920/1930 Satin electric blue silk dress of &quot;Delphos&quot; type inspired by the famous Venetian fashion designer ...
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1920s Delphos Gowns

Rare L'WREN SCOTT *MADAME DU BARRY* BLACK GOWN
By L'Wren Scott
Located in Montgomery, TX
NEW L'WREN SCOTT SILK BLACK GOWN SPRING/SUMMER 2010 MADAME DU BARRY COLLECTION ITALIAN SIZE 44 - US 8 100% SILK COLOR – BLACK HAND EMBROIDERED SCARF ATTACHED : LENGHT - 110",...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Gowns

Madame Gres Red Silk / Satin and Lace Illusion Draped Mini Cocktail Dress, 1980s
By Madame Gres
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Madame Gres felt that the true job of the couturier was not to create a name for one's self, as many designers do, but to pay rigorous attention to the clothing. This stunning ruby-r...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

Madame Gres Haute Couture Silk Satin Embroidered Kimono Evening Dress Ca.1960
By Madame Gres
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A circa 1960 Madame Gres haute couture kimono evening dress in pastel hues and a floral embroidered motif that includes gold thread. Trimmed at the neck, 3/4 sleeves and an attached ...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1980s Madame Grès Silk Jersey Draped Gown
Located in San Francisco, CA
Rare matte silk jersey open midriff with velvet band gown in a cream halter top and gabardine skirt. No label however confirmed by Haute Couture specialist.
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1970s Evening Gowns

Madame Dresses For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of madame dresses for sale on 1stDibs. Many people prefer Black madame dresses, but fashion is all about individuality — you can find Gray, Purple and protectString (more) options on these pages. Finding the perfect accessories for you may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions of these were made as early as the 20th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 21st Century, can also be found on the site. Madame dresses designed by Madame Gres, L'Wren Scott and Madam Gres — each of whom created beautiful versions of these treasured items — are worth considering. 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 are Madame Dresses?

On average, madame dresses on 1stDibs sell for $3,063, while they’re typically $650 on the low end and $43,500 for the highest priced versions of these 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 Madame Dresses
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