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RARE Museum Piece Gianni Versace Couture Crinkle Lace Dress Spring 1994
By Gianni Versace Couture, Gianni Versace
Located in Switzerland, CH
Kate's Ultrafamous Pink Crushed Silk Lace Dress By Gianni Versace Couture From The Famous Spring Sumer 1994 Collection. Own A Piece Of Fashion History - A True Gem So Hard To Find ...
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Late 20th Century Cocktail 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 colors of orange, yellow, gold, in a zebra pattern. The attached oversized long Sautoi...
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1970s Caftans

COUTURE c.1910's Edwardian Museum Piece Black Embroidered Cutwork Mantelet Cape
Located in Thiensville, WI
Vintage c.1910's Edwardian one of a kind couture black fine wool felt and raspberry red silk cutwork embroidered mantelet. Intricately detailed cutwork with raspberry red silk underl...
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1910s Mantle Coats

COUTURE c.1910's Edwardian Museum Piece Embroidered Cutwork Lace Jacket Coat
Located in Thiensville, WI
Vintage c.1910's Edwardian one of a kind couture beige and black felt coat. Intricately detailed cutwork with metallic lace insets and crewelwork and metallic embroidery detail. Long...
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Early 20th Century Coats

Paco Rabanne 1985 "House of Medici" Haute Couture Gown Museum Collectors
By Paco Rabanne
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1985 Paco Rabanne Couture one-of-a-kind gown fashioned of silk velvet with bolero of heavily embroidered soutache and sequins in a floral motif. The attached bolero give the illusi...
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1980s Court Gowns

Rare Gianni Versace Medusa Metallic Golden Leather Dress Museum Piece 1994
By Gianni Versace, Gianni Versace Couture
Located in Switzerland, CH
ULTRAFAMOUS DRESS BY GIANNI VERSACE COUTURE THE DRESS OF THE SEASON - FEATURED IN VERSACE AD CAMPAIGN OWN A PIECE OF FASHION HISTORY - A TRUE GEM SO HARD TO FIND IN EXCELLENT CON...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Jean Desses Paris Couture Museum Worthy Flower Pedal Bolero c 1950
Located in University City, MO
Jean Desses' Couture museum worthy pastel flower pedal jacket c 1950 The avant-garde couture bolero jacket is embellished with a contiguous field of hand sewn pastel flower pedal...
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1950s Bolero Jackets

Vintage 1952 Charles James Couture Documented Museum-Held Black Princess Coat
By Charles James
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Charles James Couture documented 'Chesterfield' princess coat dating back to his 1952 collection. Charles James (1906-1978) was a British-born fashion designer known as ...
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1950s Chesterfield Coats

MET Museum Retrospective S/S 1994 Gianni Versace Couture Plaid Pinafore Dress 38
By Gianni Versace
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: S/S 1994 Gianni Versace Couture- worn by Linda Evangelista in a Versace ad- she also wore it in pink in another Versace ad. The same dress was exhibited in the MET's Versac...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Museum, Christian Dior Haute Couture 'Lilly of the Valley' S/S 1954 Dress Suit
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
An exceptional Christian Dior Haute Couture 'Lily of the Valley' silk dress suit from the Spring/Summer 1954 collection. The two piece suit consists of a short sleeved jacket a full ...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Moschino Couture Iconic 1990 Museum Exhibited Fashion Fashoff Mini Skirt Suit
By Moschino Couture, Moschino
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Moschino Couture Iconic 1980s Fashion Fashoff Mini Skirt Suit with bold Red Heart Buttons. In the collections of museums worldwide, this is a quote from the Museum at FIT. "Franco M...
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1980s Skirt Suits

1990 Franco Moschino Couture Jacket + Skirt Suit as Owned by LACMA Museum
By Moschino Couture, Moschino
Located in Sparks, NV
Phenomenal Franco Moschino designed skirt suit with oversized buttons from 1990. Linen and jute plain-weave double cloth. Red, blue and cream fabric. This ensemble is in the clothing...
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1990s Skirt Suits

1990 Franco Moschino Couture Jacket + Skirt Suit as Owned by LACMA Museum
By Moschino Couture, Moschino
Located in Sparks, NV
Phenomenal Franco Moschino designed skirt suit with oversized buttons from 1990. Linen and jute plain-weave double cloth. Red, blue and cream fabric. This ensemble is in the clothing...
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1990s Skirt Suits

Helene Angeli Museum Quality Vintage Couture Baroque Angel Handbag
Located in Nice, FR
HELENE ANGELI museum quality rare vintage Baroque angel couture handbag. A very few pieces manufactured, a rare find ! This handbag features : - Multicolored velvet and fabric...
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20th Century Top Handle Bags

Hanae Mori Couture Bright Floral Silk Museum Held Dress, 1960s
By Hanae Mori
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Hanae Mori is not only an iconic designer but a trailblazer in the diversification of the mainstream fashion scene. As one of the first Asian designers to be recognized by the Parisi...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1972 Yves Saint Laurent Numbered Haute Couture Gown, Museum de-accession
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in New Hope, PA
This elegant evening gown designed by YSL in the early 1970's is a striking combination of woven pink and green floral bouquets, black silk and a fabulous shocking pink ruffled petti...
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1970s Evening Gowns

Museum Couture For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary piece of museum couture you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Gray, Beige, Brown and more in stock now. You’re likely to find the perfect item from our selection of museum couture among the distinctive accessories we have available, which includes versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 20th Century. Finding an appealing accessory such as this — no matter the origin — is easy, but Gianni Versace, Moschino Couture and Moschino each produced a popular version that is worth a look.

How Much is a Museum Couture?

Prices for a piece of museum couture can differ depending upon size, designer and other attributes — on 1stDibs, these accessories begin at $475 and can go as high as $19,995, while, on average they fetch $4,646.

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A Chanel Obsessive’s Cache Extends Well beyond Her Walk-In Closet

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Behind the 1970s and ’80s Glam of ‘Halston’ with the Hit Show’s Costume Designer

Behind the 1970s and ’80s Glam of ‘Halston’ with the Hit Show’s Costume Designer

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A Short History of Capri Pants, on the 100th Birthday of Their Inventor

A Short History of Capri Pants, on the 100th Birthday of Their Inventor

Once considered a controversial item of clothing, fashion designer Sonja de Lennart's creation is now a bona fide classic.

How the Chanel Jacket Forever Changed What Women Wear

How the Chanel Jacket Forever Changed What Women Wear

The classic tweed garment has been a wardrobe staple of chic women around the world since the 1950s.

A Pair of Shoes — Heels or Flats — Can Tell an Impactful Story

A Pair of Shoes — Heels or Flats — Can Tell an Impactful Story

Amanda Benchley and Bridget Moynahan teamed up to explore the relationship between powerful women and their most significant footwear.

You Saw It at the Met Ball. Here’s What Camp Fashion Is Really About

You Saw It at the Met Ball. Here’s What Camp Fashion Is Really About

This year's Costume Institute exhibition is all about embracing the eccentric.

The V&A Takes a Fresh Look at the New Look’s Pioneering Progenitor, Christian Dior

The V&A Takes a Fresh Look at the New Look’s Pioneering Progenitor, Christian Dior

Ballrooms, Bar Suits and British royals — in a sweeping exhibition, the London museum looks back on 70 years of the French fashion house, as well as its illustrious founder and his fondness for the United Kingdom.

This New York Bride Made a Statement in a Rare Saint Laurent

This New York Bride Made a Statement in a Rare Saint Laurent

Art director Morgan Cole was working at a major fashion house when she got engaged, but she found her dream dress on 1stdibs.