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Ninivah Khomo 1990s Rare Vintage Snakeskin Print Bodycon Sexy Cotton 90s Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Sexy snakeskin print bodcon dress from hard to find designer NINIVAH KHOMO! Manolo Blahnik praised Khomo, saying, "I was captivated by her signature animal print dresses. She made th...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Rare Kreinick 1960s Vintage Red + Yellow Polka Dot Mod Dress + Jacket Ensemble
Located in Sparks, NV
Very rare Kreinick label! American couture at its finest. Heavy weight jacquard fabric appears to be made of silk and wool. This listing is for a two piece ensemble. The dress is sle...
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1960s Dress and Coat Ensembles

1960s Rare Molyneux Green Silk Dress
By Molyneux
Located in Paris, FR
Rare 1960s Molyneux green silk handmade dress featuring a center back zip opening, short sleeves, decorative front buttons & front decorative belt. In excellent vintage condition. M...
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1960s Day Dresses

Audemars Piguet Rare Dress Watch 18 Karat White Gold Blue Opal Dial Diamond Set
By Audemars Piguet
Located in London, GB
A rare 21mm women's cocktail dress wristwatch, by Audemars Piguet, crafted from 18k white gold and powered by a manual wind movement.  The exquisite blue opal dial indicates time wi...
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Antique Early 19th Century Wrist Watches

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Diamond, Opal, 18k Gold, White Gold

Rare VINTAGE VERSACE BLACK DRESS 42 - 8
By Gianni Versace Couture, Gianni Versace
Located in Montgomery, TX
VERSACE Black Vintage dress LACE and SNAKESKIN DETAILS Content: 87% silk, 12% poliammide, python skin Made in Italy IT Size 42 - US 8 armpit to armpit 19" waist 30" hips 39...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

1980's Rare Matsuda Black Tuxedo Coat Dress
By Mitsuhiro Matsuda
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
1980's Rare Matsuda black wool crepe tuxedo coat dress with a fitted eaist and oversize cuffs at the sleeves. New with Tags.
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Thierry Mugler Rare Black w/ Coral Inserts Petal Dress
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare circa 1989-90 Thierry Mugler petal dress. During this period the designer created a few different versions of this style of which this is one. Fashioned of heavy black cotton w...
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Late 20th Century Mini Dresses

Kenzo Rare Vintage Oversized Brown Corduroy Dress c. 1981
By Kenzo
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Size: Marked S but this gives an intentional tent / oversized style fit. Bust - 38” / 96cm Waist - 36” / 91cm Hips - Free Length (Shoulder to Hem) - 38” / 96cm Shoulder to Shoulder ...
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1980s Casual Dresses

1950S White Rare & Unique Lace Printed Plastic Dress
Located in New York, NY
1950S White Rare & Unique Lace Printed Plastic Dress
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1950s Casual Dresses

1980's Rare Matsuda Vinyl Shift Dress with Tulips
By Mitsuhiro Matsuda
Located in Laguna Beach, CA
1980's extremely rare Matsuda sleeveless vinyl shift dress with an all over colorful tulip print and sexy low cut back with buttons all the way down. New with Tags.
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1980s Shift Dresses

Rare Museum worthy Mary Quant wool dress, circa 1960s.
By Mary Quant
Located in London, GB
For a period the international fashionable pace was set by a talented group of London-based designers led by Mary Quant. She was one of the designers who took credit for the minisk...
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1960s Sheath Dresses

Thierry Mugler Rare 1990's Two-Tone Sculptural Petal Dress
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare circa 1989-90 Thierry Mugler petal dress. During this period the designer created a few different versions of this style of which this is one. Fashioned of heavy black cotton w...
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20th Century Mini Dresses

Rare 1990s Moschino Couture Tie Dress
By Moschino
Located in London, GB
This extraordinary 1990s Moschino cocktail dress epitomises the dynamism and flare of the designer at his zenith. This piece of top label couture is magnificently adorned with pure s...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

1991 Gianni Versace RARE Vogue Print Bodycon Stretch Mini Dress
By Gianni Versace
Located in Yukon, OK
DESIGNER: 1991 Gianni Versace Please contact for more information and/or photos. CONDITION: Good- Flawless! FABRIC: Nylon & Spandex COUNTRY MADE: Italy SIZE: 42 MEASUREMENTS; ...
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1990s Mini Dresses

Rare Vintage Chanel Pink + White Logo Graffiti Silk Shirt Dress
By Chanel
Located in Chicago, IL
Incredible, and extremely RARE vintage Chanel logo silk shirt dress! Pink and white prints of Chanel memorabilia throughout....Rue 31, Cambon, Coco, France, hearts, diamonds, etc. Wo...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Rare Halston Cashmere Red Maxi dress
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
This True American classic! Rare Halston Cashmere in American Red. The back shoulder-to-shoulder measures 12 inches, the sleeves are 9 1/2 inches, and the circumference is 7 inches. ...
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

RARE 1980s Ted Lapidus Paris Boutique Floral Haute Couture Dress
By Ted Lapidus
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Amazing 1980s/90s hard to find Ted Lapidus haute couture floral dress! Floral printed cotton with slim fitted bodice and flounce layered ruffle peplum skirt. Halter straps with butto...
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1980s Casual Dresses

new VETEMENTS DEMNA GVASALIA white deconstructed band tee hoodie dress S rare
By Vetements
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new VETEMENTS DEMNA GVASALIA white deconstructed band tee hoodie dress S rare Reference: TGAS/A04859 Brand: Vetements Designer: Demna Gvasalia Collection: Spring Summer 2018 Materi...
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2010s Casual Dresses

new VETEMENTS 2018 patchwork vintage band t-shirt casual hoodie dress S rare
By Vetements
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new VETEMENTS 2018 patchwork vintage band t-shirt casual hoodie dress S rare Reference: TGAS/A04837 Brand: Vetements Designer: Demna Gvasalia Collection: Spring Summer 2018 Materia...
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2010s Casual Dresses

Treacy Lowe London Rare Hand Smocked Silk Print Maxi Dress 1970s
By Treacy Lowe London, Treacy Lowe
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Treacy Lowe London rare hand smocked, silk print maxi dress from the 1970s. Beautiful russet silk with a green floral block print, the dress is trimmed in an arts and crafts design p...
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1970s Maxi Dresses

Edwardian White Cotton Voile & Lace Tea Dress With Rare Blue Embroidery
Located in New York, NY
Made from textiles which are over 100 years old, so small holes and areas of repairs are there to tell the story of age and are not to be looked upon as flaws. Edwardian White Cotton...
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Early 1800s Casual Dresses

1930S Cranberry Red Rare Rayon Blend Knit Maxi Dress With Sleeves
Located in New York, NY
1930S Cranberry Red Rare Rayon Blend Knit Maxi Dress With Sleeves
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1930s Maxi Dresses

Rare Maison Margiela Optical Illusion Photo Print Oversized T Shirt Dress Tunic
By MM6 Maison Margiela, Maison Martin Margiela
Located in Chicago, IL
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

Important Rare Vintage Malcolm Starr Caspian Sea Collection Gino Charles Dress
By Malcolm Starr, Gino Charles
Located in Chicago, IL
Amazing, IMPORTANT, and extremely rare 1960s Malcolm Starr, by Gino Charles, Caspian Sea Collection cotton maxi dress! Red, white, and blue gingham, in a variety of sizes, with rick ...
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1960s Maxi Dresses

Balenciaga/Ghesquiere 2001 Rare Vogue Magazine Pick Chemise 1920's Style Dress
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Balenciaga by Nicholas Ghesquiere 2001 Spring/Summer runway collection. This dress was photographed on the catwalk in white. The one being offered here is in the black and white comb...
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Early 2000s Chemise Dresses

Rare Vintage Geoffrey Beene ' Pill Print ' Halter Jersey Wrap Maxi Dress
By Geoffrey Beene
Located in Chicago, IL
Incredible, and rare vintage Geoffrey Beene 'pill print' burnt orange maxi dress! Amazing jersey material, with a chic wrap-style closure. Attached tie sash belt. Incredible amount o...
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1970s Maxi Dresses

Rare 1990s Gianni Versace White Bondage BodyCon Vintage Dress w/ Medusa Harness
By Gianni Versace, Versace
Located in Chicago, IL
Sexy rare vintage GIANNI VERSACE white bondage linen dress! Flattering BodyCon fit that does wonders for the body! Fully lined. Features a white metal 'harness' with signature Medusa...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Rare 56G S / S 2006 Japanese Black and White Novelty Newspaper Print Dress
By 56G
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare 56G S/S 2006 Japanese designer black and white newspaper / novelty print cotton sac dress! Features prints of newspaper / book clipping, gargoyles, and dancing witches. Suede le...
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Early 2000s Casual Dresses

Rare 2009 Alexander McQueen Crystal Skeleton Dress
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Austin, TX
Rare 2009 Alexander McQueen "Natural Distinction, Un-natural Selection" Collection dress. Capped sleeves, low cut front. Wool and silk blend. Made in Italy. Condition: Excellent. ...
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Early 2000s Cocktail Dresses

Rare Comme des Garcons 2011 Dimensional 3-Way Dress New!
By Comme des Garçons
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Spring 2011 CDG collection by Rei Kawakubo where she rearranged or appeared to turn clothes upside down. The dress being presented is made in 3 identically styled attached dresses: b...
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2010s Aesthetic Day Dresses

NEW Rare Diane von Furstenberg DVF Signature Wrap Dress Vintage Print Reissue
By Diane von Furstenberg
Located in Switzerland, CH
Stunning DVF Wrap Dress Famous vintage print reissued Featured by Iggy Azalea in her video Wrap dress With collar 3/4-length sleeves Hidden push button in front to avoid a too open ...
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2010s Casual Dresses

Rare 1920s B Altman Haute Couture Ivory Hand Beaded Cotton Voile Vintage Dress
By B. Altman & Co.
Located in Chicago, IL
Incredible, and rare 20s B. ALTMAN Haute Couture dress! Completely hand sewn, and hand embroidered/beaded. This beauty is nothing short of exceptional! Lightweight semi sheer cotton ...
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1920s Cocktail Dresses

Geoffrey Beene Vintage Hearts and Stars Yellow Colorful Rare Cotton Shift Dress
By Geoffrey Beene
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare and amazing vintage GEOFFREY BEENE 'hearts and stars' 1960s 60s style yellow cotton short sleeve shift / A - Line dress! Features colorful hearts and stars throughout. Vibrant y...
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Late 20th Century Cocktail Dresses

1960s Extremely Rare Early Pre-Orange Label Missoni Dress with Mod Design
By Missoni
Located in Sparks, NV
This is definitely the earliest Missoni label we have seen to date online or in person! We are dating this gorgeous dress to the very first years Ottavio and Rosita Missoni designed ...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Rare 1960s Nikos-Takis Vintage Blue Shift Dress with Hand Embroidered Tulips
By Nikos and Takis
Located in Sparks, NV
Rare 1960s Greek couture shift dress with peek-a-boo off white pleated side slits and gold embroidered tulips by designers Nikos and Takis . Fully lined with rear zip closure. Fits l...
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1960s Shift Dresses

Rare 1960s Novelty Print Dancing Hula Girls Hawaiian Print Mini Shift Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Superb and rare vintage 60s novelty print tropical Hawaiian mini cotton shift dress! Features a tropical 3-D print with palm tress, flowers, clouds, waterfalls, mountains, and DANCIN...
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1960s Casual Dresses

Rare Early 1970s The Gap Blue Jean Denim Vintage 70s Overalls Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare early 1970s THE GAP denim overalls blue jeans dress! From one of the first to collections from The Gap in 1971. Features a fitted bodice itch an A-Line skirt. Pockets at each si...
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1970s Casual Dresses

Rare 1950s Larger Plus Size Train + Horse + Carriage Novelty Print Vintage Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic and rare larger plus size 1950s novelty cotton dress! Features whimsical prints of trains, toy horses, drums, clocks, flowers, ships, cannons, crests, etc. Vibrant colors of ora...
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

Rare Ricky Richards 1970s ' Asian Warriors ' Vintage 70s Novelty Boho Maxi Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Amazing and rare 1970s RICKY RICHARDS 1970s Asian warriors novelty print chiffon boho maxi dress! Features an awesome allover print of Asian warriors and villages throughout. Semi sh...
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1970s Maxi Dresses

Rare 1980's Thierry Mugler "Show those Legs" Halter Hi Low Evening Dress
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Circa 1980's Thierry Mugler rare kelly green shantung silk form fitting halter dress. Edgy hi fashion silhouette with strong lean lines; stylish hip pockets. Princess seaming; invert...
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1980s Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Boutique VALENTINO c.1960's Off White Wool Belted Mod V Neck Coat Dress RARE
By Valentino, Valentino Garavani
Located in Thiensville, WI
Rare vintage Boutique Valentino c.1960's off white wool belted mod v-neck coat dress. Off white heavy weight wool. Long sleeves with two button closures at cuff. V-neckline. Four cen...
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1960s Informal Dresses

Rare Early 1970s Vintage Frederick's of Hollywood Kelly Green Jersey Maxi Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Very rare early 1970s Frederick's of Hollywood kelly green maxi dress! Slimming fit, with sleek long sleeves, and superb v-neck bust. Knotted detail at waist. Such a stunning dress, ...
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1970s Maxi Dresses

Rare Vintage Vivienne Tam Black and White Tattoo Print Asian Inspired Wrap Dress
By Vivienne Tam
Located in Chicago, IL
Super rare early 90s VIVIENNE TAM black and white 'tattoo' print semi-sheer wrap dress! Asian inspired fit, which wraps around to the side, with snaps up the side bodice. Looks amazi...
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1990s Chinese Dresses

vintage HELMUT LANG SS 1997 black nude sash one shoulder asymmetric dress M rare
By Helmut Lang
Located in Hong Kong, NT
vintage HELMUT LANG SS 1997 black nude sash one shoulder asymmetric dress M rare Brand: Helmut Lang Designer: Helmut Lang Collection: Spring Summer 1997 As seen on: The Met Museum Pe...
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2010s Casual Dresses

Extremely Rare Mariano Fortuny Cotton Delphos
By Fortuny
Located in Riverdale, NY
This extraordinarily rare dress is made of finely pleated white cotton. Few cotton pleated Fortuny dresses have been documented and survived. Named after a Greek classical sculpt...
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Early 20th Century Art Deco Delphos Gowns

Helmut Lang Early 1990s Rare Black Leather Suede Apron Halter Dress Vintage 90s
By Helmut Lang
Located in Chicago, IL
Super rare early HELMUT LANG black suede leather apron style dress! Adjustable black leather buckle strap can accomodate an array of sizes. Chic fit looks great on a number of sizes....
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Rare 1960s Does 1920 Red + White Fringe Cotton Drop Waist Flapper 20s Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Amazing and rare 1960s does 1920 vintage 'Roaring 20s' demi couture dress! There is so much detail to this gem! Most of the sewing was done by hand. Intricate drop waist detail with ...
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1960s Sheath Dresses

Rare 1960s Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Orange Silk Print Shift Dress with Ascot
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Sparks, NV
Rare 1960s vintage Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche dress in block printed silk. Fully lined with pussy bow tie and long sleeves. Hand done stitching throughout including the button ho...
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1960s Shift Dresses

new RICK OWENS 2019 Babel Runway black blood dust stripe maxi cape dress rare
By Rick Owens
Located in Hong Kong, NT
new RICK OWENS 2019 Babel Runway black blood dust stripe maxi cape dress rare Reference: TGAS/B00678 Brand: Rick Owens Designer: Rick Owens Collection: Spring Summer 2018 Runway Mate...
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2010s Maxi Dresses

Rare! NWT Alexander McQueen 'Moth' dress, Plato's Atlantis 2010
By Alexander McQueen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Alexander McQueen’s 2010 S/S Plato’s Atlantis Collection was a sensational spellbinding runway production. The models on the runway wore short dresses fashioned of reptile silk dig...
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2010s Mini Dress

Rare Thierry Mugler Couture Vintage Form Fitting Evening Dress
By Thierry Mugler
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Thierry Mugler revisits his 1990-91 Spider creation in this rare Mugler Couture 2001 spider dress. Fashioned of fine black wool with silver horizontal and vertical tubular web lines...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses

Bob Mackie 80-s Rare Red Beaded Fringe Cocktail Dress
By Bob Mackie
Located in Montgomery, TX
Bob Mackie Boutique Red Beaded Cocktail Fringe Dress Designer sizes available - 4 and 8 Mid 1980s, Embroidered with Bead work Shimmying Fringes, Black and Silver-tone Geometric Desig...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

1960's Rare Black Caviar Beaded Cocktail Dress Size Large
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This spectacular cocktail dress is circa 1960's and is beautifully beaded. There is a center back zipper. Excellent condition. Measures (Approximately) Length: 40.5" (Strap to e...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

Bonnie Cashin Sills Dress Gold Suede Leather Kimono Style Sleeves Rare 1960s
By Bonnie Cashin
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Iconic suede leather dress from Bonnie Cashin, designed during her time at Sills in the mid 1960s. It fastens with four pearlized snaps in back and is fully lined in silk. Looks in...
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1960s Aesthetic Day Dresses

Rare Dolce & Gabbana Vintage Corset Dress with Giraffe Animal Print
By Dolce & Gabbana
Located in Switzerland, CH
BREATHTAKING DOLCE & GABBANA ANIMAL PRINT CORSET DRESS COLLECTOR'S PIECE SEEN ON BEYONCE AND SATC'S SAMANTHA DETAILS: A DOLCE & GABBANA classic signature piece that will las...
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Rare S/S 2000 Vintage John Galliano for Christian Dior Denim Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Montgomery, TX
Rare S/S 2000 Vintage John Galliano for Christian Dior Denim Dress FR Size 38 - US 6 Excellent condition
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21st Century and Contemporary Cocktail Dresses

Rare Lanvin novelty print dress, circa 1970
By Lanvin Paris
Located in London, GB
Lanvin has cemented its place in fashion history as one of Paris’s most prestigious couture houses after the labels first boutique opened in 1889. This Lanvin dress is a rare piece o...
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1970s Day Dresses

Rare 1950s Red + White Checkered Rhinestone Vintage 50s Cotton Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic and rare early 1950s cotton dress! Features a fitted bodice with a forgiving full skirt. Rhinestone encrusted buttons up the front, with hidden hook-and-eye closure at left neck...
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

Rare 1950s Red + White Checkered Rhinestone Vintage 50s Cotton Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic and rare early 1950s cotton dress! Features a fitted bodice with a forgiving full skirt. Rhinestone encrusted buttons up the front, with hidden hook-and-eye closure at left neck...
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

Rare 1960s Geoffrey Beene Vintage Little Black Dress With Belt
By Geoffrey Beene
Located in Portland, OR
This is such an incredible vintage little black wool crepe dress designed in the 1960's by Geoffrey Beene! The dress is fully lined and has a fabulous 3" wide satin belt that actuall...
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1960s Cocktail Dresses

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Rare Dresses For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of rare dresses for sale on 1stDibs. For rare dresses, 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 these accessories may mean looking at versions that date from different eras — you can find early iterations from the 19th Century and newer versions made as recently as the 21st Century, all of which have proven very popular over the years. Rare dresses designed by Azzedine Alaïa, Gucci and Yves Saint Laurent — each of whom created beautiful versions of these treasured items — are worth considering. Finding accessories for sale for women should be easy, but there are 28 pieces available to browse for men as well as unisex, too.

How Much are Rare Dresses?

On average, rare dresses on 1stDibs sell for $1,598, while they’re typically $1 on the low end and $42,000 for the highest priced versions of these items.

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

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