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Met Gala Dress

Jean Paul Gaultier Postcard Post Letter Stamp Mesh JPG Tattoo Maxi Dress 1998
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in PARIS, FR
, recently designing several Met Gala dresses.
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1990s French Maxi Dresses

Azzaro Paris 80's Gold Lamé Sunray Pleated Met Gala Evening Gown
By Loris Azzaro
Located in BELLEVUE HILL, NSW
‘Gilded Glamour’ themed 2022 Met Gala where she was fêted as best dressed at the event. Constructed to
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1980s French Evening Gowns

Karl Lagerfeld Runway Fall 1988 Black Gold Embroidered Vintage 80s Gown Dress
By Karl Lagerfeld
Located in San Diego, CA
this years MET GALA ! Couture quality with so much attention to details. A timeless dress that will
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1980s French Evening Gowns

Jean Paul Gaultier Floral Flower Supreme Rose Pink Mesh Midi Top Skirt Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in PARIS, FR
in 2023 at the MET gala. EXCELLENT condition! SIZE Fits from small to medium. Very stretchy fabric
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1990s Italian Evening Dresses

Jean Paul Gaultier Floral Flower Supreme Rose Pink Mesh Midi Top Skirt Dress
Jean Paul Gaultier Floral Flower Supreme Rose Pink Mesh Midi Top Skirt Dress
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Size: Marked size: small. Fits for S/M
Vintage 1950's Ceil Chapman Pink Silk Chiffon Floral Appliqué Cocktail Dress
By Ceil Chapman
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
would also be a really chic MET gala look. Perfect for any upcoming party; you can't help but feel so
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1950s American Aesthetic Evening Dresses

NWT F/W 2003 Gucci by Tom Ford Black Silk Gown
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in West Hollywood, CA
campaign but resembles the dress singer Eve wore to the 2003 Met Gala. The gown features a deep plunging
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Early 2000s Italian Day Dresses

Vintage 1940's Ceil Chapman Windowpane Print White Cotton Peplum Full-Skirt Gown
By Ceil Chapman
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
the figure. The cap-sleeve wide neckline fitted nipped waist bodice is met by an impressive sculpted
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1940s American Wedding Dresses

Resort 1982 Halston Rainbow Hand-Beaded Fringe High-Low Gown
By Halston
Located in North Hollywood, CA
runway, in the Met Musuem, and similar featured on Marisa Schiaparelli Berenson at the 1981 Met Gala
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gianni Versace 1997 Couture fall black leather gown
By Gianni Versace, Gianni Versace Couture
Located in CAPELLE AAN DEN IJSSEL, ZH
wave John Galliano and Mcqueen were leading. MET Gala: Salma Hayek y sus mejores momentos en la
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1990s Italian Evening Dresses and Gowns

Dimitri Kritsas Haute Couture New York 1960s-70 Black Bead & Fringe Evening Gown
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
society following. "For a 1981 Met Gala (before Anna Wintour made it The fashion event of the year), Duke
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Late 20th Century American Evening Dresses

Rare 2005 Roberto Cavalli Large-Scale Floral Silk Bustier High-Slit Gown & Shawl
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
, wedding guest or Met Gala look. The pictures say it all. Measurements (varies a bit due to interior boned
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Early 2000s Italian Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Important 1950's Emilio Schuberth Italian Couture Under The Sea Motif Satin Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
satin gown dating back to 1951. A Met Gala worthy look! This breathtaking dress was custom-made for
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1950s Italian Wedding Dresses

1950s Lanvin Castillo Haute Couture Watercolor Floral Silk Print Full-Skirt Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
technique. This incredibly special haute couture gown would make a stunning Met Gala or wedding guest look
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1950s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Iconic 1996 Madonna 'Evita' Film-Worn Beaded Ivory Silk Couture Archival Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
become a favorite in your collection. Would also make an epic bridal or Met Gala moment! Measurements
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1990s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Iconic Vintage Chanel Haute Couture Black Velvet Shocking Pink Silk Halter Gown
By Chanel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
show stopper to any red carpet event or important gala. Especially with the 2023 Karl Lagerfeld MET
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1980s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Mugler H&M Leather ankle boots black size US 8.5 EUR 41 UK 7.5 Limited Edition
By Mugler, Thierry Mugler
Located in London, GB
created a one-off design for Kim Kardashian to wear to the 2019 Met Gala. At the age of 24, Mugler moved
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Shoes

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John Galliano Fall Winter 2002 Ready-to-Wear Sweater
By John Galliano
Located in Berlin, BE
John Galliano Fall Winter 2002 Ready-to-Wear knit turtleneck sweater. Features fur & leather Navajo-inspired accents. Made in France. Size Medium. Excellent condition.
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Early 2000s French Pullovers

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent ' Rive Gauche ' Black Skirt Suit Size 44 YSL
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful vintage Yves Saint Laurent 'Rive Gauche' black skirt suit! Flattering neckline on jacket, with two dome gold buttons at waist, and at cuffs. Also features interior waist bu...
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1990s French Skirt Suits

Thierry Mugler Couture Vintage Sand Tulle Skirt & Gold Leather Corset Top & Belt
By Thierry Mugler, Thierry Mugler Couture
Located in Portland, OR
This is an absolutely showstopping 1999 vintage rare Thierry Mugler gold leather strapless corset style top and layered tulle skirt evening outfit. This could be worn as an alternati...
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1990s Italian Evening Dresses

Vintage 2004 Roberto Cavalli Patchwork Baroque Animal Leopard Silk Dress Gown
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in Denver, CO
2004 Roberto Cavalli Dress (shown pinned) Silk maxi length dress Patchwork baroque, snake, python, cheetah, + leopard print fabric with gold accents throughout Roberto Cavalli signat...
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Early 2000s Maxi Dress

S/S 1997 Ralph Lauren Runway Stretch Knit Backless Brown Stripe Midi Dress
By Ralph Lauren Purple Label, Ralph Lauren
Located in West Hollywood, CA
This stunning brown knit Ralph Lauren dress is from the Spring/Summer 1997 collection. This dress made its runway debut, worn by Karen Mulder during the season's presentation. The dr...
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1990s American Day Dresses

Todd Oldham Black Accented with Double-Chain Rhinestone Evening Dress
By Todd Oldham
Located in New York, NY
Todd Oldham for the famed Fred Hayman of Beverly Hills, wonderfully detailed elegant yet whimsical evening double-chain rhinestone encrusted slightly flared black evening dres...
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1980s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

1970S BOB MACKIE Black Beaded Silk Geometric Cut Out Low & Backless Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in New York, NY
1970S BOB MACKIE Black Beaded Silk Geometric Cut Out Low & Backless Gown
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1970s Evening Gowns

Betty Carol 1950s Sculptural Dress
By Betty Carol, Mamselle
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous dress from Betty Carol in light weight black wool and silk taffeta. It has a V neckline front and back with fabulous princess seaming creating a fitted silhouette through...
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1950s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Thierry Mugler Vintage 1990s Black Velvet Silver Lame Winged Vampire Dress
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Jersey City, NJ
This vintage Thierry Mugler dress from the 1990s is an exceptionally rare and striking piece. It features a black velvet fabric with silver metallic lame accents, creating a dramatic...
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1990s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

CHRISTIAN DIOR John Galliano black CD logo bondage floral knit dress FR36 S
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in Hong Kong, NT
CHRISTIAN DIOR John Galliano black CD logo bondage floral knit dress FR36 S Reference: TGAS/C01701 Brand: Christian Dior Designer: John Galliano Material: Viscose Color: Black Patter...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Cocktail Dresses

Hermes Kelly 25 Lime Epsom Sellier Shoulder Bag Gold Hardware Fluo Yellow Rare
By Hermès
Located in New York, NY
Hermes Kelly 25 Lime Epsom Sellier Bag Gold Devastatingly gorgeous! Beyond darling and super chic! Brand New in Box. Store Fresh. Pristine Condition (with plastic on hardware). Perf...
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21st Century and Contemporary French Top Handle Bags

Prada Special Yellow and Blue Edition Dress
By Prada
Located in Thousand Oaks, CA
Prada Special Edition yellow dress with blue velvet straps. Back bow. Side zip. Size 36 100% viscose
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

Iconic Thierry Mugler Black Velvet Bustier Top Dramatic Winged Corset
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Berlin, BE
So Iconic! Truly wearable Art. Exremely rare Thierry Mugler corset top with dramatic winged details. Black velvet bustier with pointy waist. Museum worthy and strong camp vibe. Thie...
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1990s French Bustiers

Vivienne Westwood taupe sheepskin mini skirt suit, fw 1994
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
Vivienne Westwood taupe sheepskin mini skirt suit. Peplum jacket with large pocket flaps and three orb button closures. High waisted mini skirt with back vent. Fall-Winter 1994
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1990s British Skirt Suits

Shimmering Alexander McQueen Gold Jeweled Evening Dress Gown
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Alexander McQueen entrance maker gold metallic gown. Fashioned of a neutral shimmering gold metallic animal print showered with sparkling crystal embellishments. Mock neck and conc...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Christian Dior by John Galliano 2005 Silk Nude Embellished Dress Fr. 42
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Montgomery, TX
Vintage Christian Dior by John Galliano Silk Embellished Dress 2005 Collection French size 42 ( US 4 ) Silver tone beads over the beige silk, Signature Galliano little buttons closur...
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Early 2000s French Cocktail Dresses

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Chanel Met Gala Style Super Rare Claudia Schiffer Dress
By Chanel
Located in Dubai, AE
🖤 A perfect outfit for a next Met Gala Event! Rare and Iconic Chanel ecru tweed dress with Bow
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

Best Met Ball dress of all time Oscar de la Renta black lace gown Size 4
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Montgomery, TX
2006, this strapless dress was worn by Drew Barrymore in a rare appearance at the Met Gala Ball. Floor
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21st Century and Contemporary American Evening Gowns

1995 Moschino Documented 'Alice In Wonderland' Novelty Clock Appliqué Mini Dress
By Moschino, Moschino Cheap and Chic
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
be perfect for the upcoming MET "About Time: Fashion and Duration" gala. Moschino called himself half
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1990s Mini Dress

90s CHANEL Light Green Tulle Spaghetti Strap Dress
By Chanel Boutique, Karl Lagerfeld for Chanel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
runway image) perfect dress for Met Gala or wedding. Fit size 4/6 Bust: 35”/ Waist 28”
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1990s French Evening Gowns

Vintage 1958 Ceil Chapman Baby-Blue Lace Documented Hourglass Bow Cocktail Dress
By Ceil Chapman
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An absolutely stunning Ceil Chapman documented pale baby-blue lace cocktail dress dating back to
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1950s American Cocktail Dresses

1950s Arnold Scaasi Couture Colorful Floral Silk Strapless Dress & Swing Jacket
By Arnold Scaasi Couture
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
stunning piece of fashion history would make an unforgettable red carpet, wedding guest or Met Gala look
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1950s American Dress and Coat Ensembles

S/S 1998 Gianni Versace Medusa Purple Embroidered Silk Cutout Evening Gown
By Gianni Versace Couture
Located in North Hollywood, CA
throughout with subtly sexy embroidery. As seen on Madonna for the MET Gala, on the runway, and in the ad
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

2011 Oscar de la Renta Runway Black Ruched Silk Hourglass Trained Mermaid Gown
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
finale look #60. This iconic gown was also Penelope Cruz's glamourous choice pick for the 2011 MET gala
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2010s American Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1954 Ceil Chapman Documented Silver Silk Hourglass Waterfall Bustle Gown
By Ceil Chapman
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
wonderful support boning to help keep the shape. The fitted nipped waist hourglass silhouette met by a
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1950s American Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1994 Chloé by Karl Lagerfeld Runway Embroidered Roses Sheer Net Gown
By Karl Lagerfeld for Chloe
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
become internationally recognized and praised. As Vogue recently stated, "Given that this year’s Met Gala
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1990s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Iconic 1969 Gypsy Rose Lee Custom Couture Ivory Lace & Pink Silk Victorian Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
instantly become a favorite in your collection. Would also make an unforgettable red carpet, Met Gala or
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1960s American Wedding Dresses

NWT F/W 2005 Donna Karan Runway Copper Brown Silk Satin Bandage Stretch Dress
By Donna Karan
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Gala. A version of this dress is held by the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Check out our storefront for
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Early 2000s American Maxi Dresses

MUSEUM PIECE Roberto Cavalli FW 2005 Runway Tile Print Corseted Gown
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in São Paulo, SP
Glass MET Gala exhibition! Internal corset with crotch closure for support Train attached to side seam
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Early 2000s Italian Evening Gowns

Vintage 1950's Ceil Chapman Light-Blue Tulle Strapless Ruched Full-Length Gown
By Ceil Chapman
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
ruched fully boned strapless bodice. The fitted nipped waist met by a voluminous full-length skirt
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1950s American Aesthetic Evening Dresses

YVES SAINT LAURENT A/W 2007 Ivory "Le Smoking" Tuxedo Dress By Stefano Pilati
By Stefano Pilati for Yves Saint Laurent, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Berlin, BE
Stefano Pilati at the Met Gala 2007 Magdalena Frackowciak in Vogue 2007 Sienna Miller in Vogue US 2007
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Early 2000s French Blazers

Alexander McQueen 2005 Appliquéd Tulle Gown
By Alexander McQueen
Located in London, GB
after party following the Orange British Academy Film Awards, and model Gemma Ward at the Met Gala in
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

PF/W2011 McQueen Crystal Feather Gown
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Rockwood, ON
This amazing Alexander McQueen gown was made infamous after appearing on the red carpet of the Met
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Gowns

c.1980 Important Ruffled Yves Saint Laurent Set
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Rockwood, ON
was worn to both a Met gala and a CFDA gala and did indeed belong to Ms Keeble. It is believed that
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1988 Bob Mackie Baby Blue Silk "Domino" Jacket
By Bob Mackie
Located in Rockwood, ON
long, black version of this coat worn by Shalom Harlow at the 2009 Met Gala "Model as Muse". This
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1980s Jackets

Unworn Mary Katrantzou Jewel Printed Silk One Shoulder Runway Dress
By Mary Katrantzou
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
of this dress was featured on the runway and supermodel Karolina Kurkova wore one to the 2013 Met
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21st Century and Contemporary Bridesmaids Dresses

Unworn Calvin Klein Collection One Shoulder Black Wool Evening Gown
By Calvin Klein
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
original tags attached. The same dress but in blue was worn by actress Zoe Saldana to the 2010 Met Gala
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2010s American Evening Gowns

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Met Gala Dress For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary met gala dress for your needs in our varied inventory. If you’re looking for an option in black and you’re unable to find the right fit, there are plenty of variations in blue, yellow and more. You’re likely to find the perfect met gala dress among the distinctive accessories we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 19th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. An accessory like this designed by Oscar De La Renta, Balenciaga and Chanel Boutique — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured item — is worth considering. Finding a met gala dress for sale for women should be easy, but there are 1 pieces available to browse for men as well.

How Much is a Met Gala Dress?

The price for a met gala dress starts at $3,809 and tops out at $17,525, and on average, selling for $8,723.

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.

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