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Ann Demeulemeester Simple Black Sleeveless A-Line Silk Dress
By Ann Demeulemeester
Located in Oakland, CA
Ann Demeulemeester elegant simple black dress. U-neck and sleeveless. Two side ties on each side
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21st Century and Contemporary Belgian Casual Dresses

Vintage Rena Lange Black Silk Avant Garde Strapless Overdress Cut Out Bow Dress
By Rena Lange
Located in San Diego, CA
silk bow adorned at waist. Cut-outs at back. Looks amazing on! Great with over simple black dress, or
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1990s German Cocktail Dresses

Martin Margiella Simple Little Black Dress (40)
By Martin Margiella, Maison Martin Margiela
Located in Port Hope, ON
Lovely viscose dress with contrasting cotton trim at the v-neck and cuffs. This 3/4 sleeved dress
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21st Century and Contemporary French Day Dresses

CHANEL Vintage Black Charleston Evening Cocktail Dress with Gold Chains Sz 38FR
By Chanel
Located in Saint Petersburg, FL
sheath dress is simplistic in design yet intricate in construction. The simple black dress is covered in
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1990s French Cocktail Dresses

1990s Moschino Couture It's All So Simple Black Sleeveless Shift Dress
By Moschino
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage 1990s Moschino Couture black and white sleeveless sheath dress with "It's all so simple
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1990s Italian Casual Dresses

Vintage 70s Yves Saint Laurent marabou feathers trimmed black silk evening coat
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche, Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Antwerpen, Vlaams Gewest
or coat can be a fun and exciting task. Keep it classic: Pair the coat with a simple black dress
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1970s French Evening Dresses

Donald Brooks Black Crepe Dress
By Donald Brooks
Located in New York, NY
Simple and easy heavy weight crepe dress by Donald Brooks with dozens of covered buttons running
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1970s American Day Dresses

1950s Helen Rose Black Dress
By Helen Rose
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Beautifully constructed, this simple silk Helen Rose from the 1950's is the most classic LBD. The U
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1950s American Day Dresses

Krizia Vintage Braided Silk Bodice Black Formal Maxi Dress
By Krizia
Located in Sparks, NV
Simple but chic black maxi dress by Krizia featuring a braided silk bodice, sweetheart bustline
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Late 20th Century Italian Maxi Dress

1970's Anonymous Simple Black Gown
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Anonymous black silk empire waist sleeveless gown from the 1970's. The simple dress has a unique
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1970s Unknown Empire Waist Dresses

Saint Laurent Sheer Black Silk Gold Lurex Dot Cut Out Back Tunic Mini Dress
By Saint Laurent
Located in Boca Raton, FL
style. This mini dress is done in a black sheer fabric featuring dots in black velvet and gold lame
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2010s French Mini Dress

A.K.R.I.S Black Cotton Dress (M-M+)
Located in Port Hope, ON
Simple and elegant black cotton dress with a diagonal pleat effect pattern. This dreess has a round
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Day Dresses

Vintage Stella McCartney embroidered organza mini dress with sheer black overlay
By Stella McCartney
Located in Montgomery, TX
Stella McCartney Dress Sheer black organza lends dark drama to Stella McCartney's delicately
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Mini Dress

1990s Jean Paul Gaultier Black Mesh Dress
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Get your hands on this iconic Jean Paul Gaultier black mesh dress! This dress is sooo slinky and
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1990s Italian Informal Dresses

1980s Chloe Black Dress with Colourful Beading
By Chloé
Located in Toronto, Ontario
features his immaculate use of intricate beading on simple black silhouettes. The colour blocked beading is
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1980s French Casual Dresses

Moschino Cheap and Chic black sheath dress
By Moschino Cheap and Chic
Located in NEWARK, GB
A gorgeous vintage c2000s Moschino Cheap and Chic sheath dress. It has a simple sheath silhouette
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21st Century and Contemporary Italian Sheath Dresses

Faust Glittery Black Elegant Dress
Located in Milano, IT
Brilliant black elegant dress designed by Faust in France in the 1990s. Made in France. ORIGINAL
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1990s French Evening Dresses

Patrick Kelly Late 1980's Black Knit Dress with Multi Colored Sleeves
By Patrick Kelly
Located in New York, NY
throughout - this adds a playful twist to what could've been a simple black knit dress. Shoulders 19 in
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1980s Day Dresses

1970s Pauline Trigere vintage black and gold silk brocade coat
By Pauline Trigère
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
touch. The coat / jacket is made of light fabric, it could be worn with simple black dress for elegant
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1970s American Coats

1960s Black Linen Hand Painted Butterfly Print Dress
Located in London, GB
A superb 1960s black linen shift dress with hand-painted butterfly motifs in green, orange, red
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1960s American Shift Dresses

Marchesa Notte Black Lace Floral Applique Backless Short Dress S
By Marchesa
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
You cannot go wrong with a stunning dress like this one from Marchesa. Simple yet stylish, this
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2010s Day Dresses

1990s Franco Moschino Red & Black Dress With Dove of Peace
By Franco Moschino, Moschino Cheap and Chic
Located in Portland, OR
This vintage 1990's Franco Moschino red and black sleeveless dress features a beautiful cream dove
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1990s Italian Day Dresses

Gianni Versace Black Medusa Evening Dress
By Gianni Versace
Located in Milano, IT
Wonderful black short evening dress, by the famous designer Gianni Versace 1990's, in very soft
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1990s Italian Evening Dresses

1970s Frank Usher Ribbed Jersey Maxi Dress
By Frank Usher
Located in London, GB
Usher and has a wonderfully contemporary feel. The simple line of the dress is guaranteed to flatter
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1970s British Maxi Dress

Sophie Sitbon Cage Dress
By Sophie Sitbon Paris, Sophie Sitbon
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous black dress from French designer Sophie Sitbon. It is a simple sleeveless crew neck
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1990s French Day Dresses

Issa Black Silk Puff Sleeve Front Bow Detail Short Dress L
By ISSA
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
From the house of Issa comes this dress that is simple and elegant. It comes in black and it brings
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2010s Day Dresses

Alexander McQueen Black Lace Butterfly Dress Gown
By Alexander McQueen, Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Alexander McQueen form fitting evening gown fashioned of black lace emphasizing a striking but
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2010s Evening Gowns

Moschino Vintage 1990s 90s Black Lace Up Grommet Sheath Dress
By Moschino
Located in Sparks, NV
Simple and chic black sheath dress by Moschino. Oversized grommet detail with a lace up front
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Late 20th Century Italian Sheath Dresses

1950s Ben Reig Black Silk Ribbon Dress
By Ben Reig
Located in London, GB
This beautiful early 1950s black silk dress is likely to be by Omar Kiam for designer Ben Reig, a
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1950s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Moschino Multi Bow Motif Dress
By Moschino
Located in New York, NY
Moschino Cotton Bow Motif Dress with simple flared cut and back zip entry. Bows of different
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1990s Italian Day Dresses

1997 Gianni Versace Knit Black Dress with Blue and Yellow Stripe
By Gianni Versace Couture, Gianni Versace
Located in West Hollywood, CA
detail at the back. Chic and simple, this dress' classic silhouette allows for this dress to be easily
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1990s Italian Cocktail Dresses

Galanos Metallic Stripe Dress with Sheer Panels Circa 1980's
By Galanos
Located in Toronto, Ontario
deny. Finding a dress that is perfect for evening is a challenge. Silver, gold and black with a simple
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1980s American Mini Dress

1999 Yves Saint Laurent Black Feather Wrap Dress
By Saint Laurent, Alber Elbaz for Yves Saint Laurent
Located in London, GB
This elegant Yves Saint Laurent black jersey dress is from the autumn/ winter 1999 collection and
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1990s French Evening Dresses

Christian Lacroix 1980s Beaded Silk Dress
By Christian Lacroix
Located in Water Mill, NY
A beautiful black silk cocktail dress from Christian Lacroix with elaborate beading and sequins in
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1980s French Day Dresses

F/W 2004 Roberto Cavalli Black Velvet Satin Panel Flare Slip Dress
By Roberto Cavalli
Located in West Hollywood, CA
Presenting a beautiful midi black spiral Roberto Cavalli dress. From the Fall/Winter 2004
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Early 2000s Italian Cocktail Dresses

Geoffrey Beene Flower Silk Dress 1970s
By Geoffrey Beene
Located in Water Mill, NY
A simple black silk sheath dress from Geoffrey Beene with a pink flower print. It has a crew
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1970s American Day Dresses

1960s Black Crepe Cocktail Dress With Beaded Embellishment
Located in London, GB
sequins. The simple line of the dress and the flattering hourglass silhouette makes this dress extremely
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1960s British Evening Dresses

1970s Ruth McCulloch Black Dress with Rhinestone Trim
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Gorgeous 1970s Ruth McCulloch tea length black crepe evening dress embellished with a thick trim of
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1970s American Evening Dresses

Comme des Garcons Early Shirt Dress
By Comme des Garçons
Located in New York, NY
Early Comme des Garcons Shirt Dress of graphic black/white leaf printed sheer georgette with
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1980s Japanese Day Dresses

Sophie Sitbon Vintage Cage Sleeve Dress 1990s
By Sophie Sitbon, Sophie Sitbon Paris
Located in Water Mill, NY
A great little black dress from Sophie Sitbon, Paris. It is a simple V neck semi fitted dress with
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1990s French Day Dresses

Extē Asymetrical Black Jersey Dress W/ Geometic Inserts Italy NWT Size 8
By Extè
Located in Palm Springs, CA
A very sexy simple casual knit dress by Italian company Extē. This dress is from the more
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1990s Italian Aesthetic Day Dresses

VERSACE JEANS COUTURE - Black Evening Halter Dress with Sequins Size 8US 40EU
By Donatella Versace, Versace Jeans Couture
Located in Cuggiono, MI
A simple yet sophisticated evening dress, very elegant and exclusive. It features a double string
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2010s Italian Sheath Dresses

S/S 1998 Gucci by Tom Ford Leather Strap Black Knit Runway Dress
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in West Hollywood, CA
/Summer 1998 runway as look 5. Constructed of black knit viscose, this long sleeve dress features a wide
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1990s Italian Cocktail Dresses

Christian Dior Vintage Silk Lace Slip Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
will make it so you never have nothing to wear. A simple silk black dress will give you hundreds of
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1980s French Day Dresses

NWT F/W 1998 Gianni Versace by Donatella Black Silk Studded Rhinestone Dress
By Gianni Versace Couture, Donatella Versace for Gianni Versace
Located in West Hollywood, CA
back. Simple and elevated, this new with tags dress is the perfect piece of late 1990s Versace to add
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1990s Italian Cocktail Dresses

Mollie Parnis 1950s Black Dress with Pleated Ribbon Inserts
By Mollie Parnis
Located in London, GB
This exceptional 1950s Mollie Parnis black wool evening dress with pleated ribbon inserts is a
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1950s American Evening Dresses

Moschino 2000s Black Wool Sheath Dress LBD
By Moschino Cheap and Chic
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Moschino Cheap and Chic vintage 2000s black sheath dress is a timeless piece made from high-quality
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Early 2000s Italian Sheath Dresses

Early 1930s Black & Gold Floral Lace French Lame Dress
Located in London, GB
This unique early 1930s slip dress simply exudes glamour. The black and gold lace lame overlay is
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1930s French Evening Gowns

Pierre Cardin Op Art Scarf Hem Dress
By Pierre Cardin
Located in New York, NY
Unusual Pierre Cardin Op Art Scarf Hem Dress in hyponotic rayon georgette print. A simple
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1970s French Day Dresses

Gucci Black Striped Wool & Linen V-Neck Belted Dress M
By Gucci
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
This black sleeveless dress is from Gucci's collection of effortless clothing. Tailored into a
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2010s Italian Formal Wear

Emilia Andrich Vintage Black Dress with Slit
Located in Milano, IT
Classic vintage black dress designed by Emilia Andrich in Milan in the 1990s, made in Italy
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1990s Italian Sheath Dresses

Black Matelassé *Large Size* Cowl Neck Lampshade Skirt Pocket Day Dress-L, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
easy day dress slips seamlessly into cocktail hour with a simple change of accessories. Its substantial
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1950s American Casual Dresses

Moschino Photo Print Velvet Dress
By Moschino, Moschino Cheap and Chic
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous velvet dress by Moschino in an elaborate print of words and photos in beige, brown, and
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1990s Italian Day Dresses

Cyreld Black Cocktail Dress with Rhinestone Trim
By Cyreld Spiller
Located in Alford, MA
quality fashion and famous clientele from the mid 1950s until 1995. This simple black cocktail dress is
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1980s American Cocktail Dresses

Lanvin Dress with Fringe 1980s
By Lanvin Paris
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous black velvet dress from Lanvin. It is a simple long sleeve sheath with a crew neckline
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1980s French Day Dresses

Pierre Cardin colour-block jersey dress. circa 1960s
By Pierre Cardin
Located in London, GB
history. The geometric shapes displayed on this colour-block dress clearly show the graphic and
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1970s French Day Dresses

Giorgio Armani Beige Jersey Halter Neck Strap Back Evening Dress
By Giorgio Armani
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Giorgio Armani Black Jersey Halter Neck Strap Back Evening Dress. From the late 1990s this amazing
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1990s Italian Maxi Dress

1990s Louis Feraud Embroidered Blue Silk and Black Velvet Dress
By Louis Feraud
Located in London, GB
corseted bodice to accentuate the waist and a simple horizontal neckline with delicate ribbon straps. The
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1990s German Evening Gowns

S/S 1997 Gucci by Tom Ford GG Buckle Black Stretch Backless Halter Top Dress
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in West Hollywood, CA
back. Simple and sleek, this dress is the perfect representation of Ford's elevated designs during his
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1990s Italian Cocktail Dresses

Kitty Copeland 1950s Black Taffeta Silk Dress With Polkadot Detail
By Kitty Copeland
Located in London, GB
This stylish vintage 1950s Kitty Copeland black silk taffeta dress with polkadot detail and peplum
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1950s British Evening Dresses

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Simple Black Dress For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary simple black dress you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have more in stock now. If you’re looking for a simple black dress from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find at least one that dates back to the 20th Century while another version may have been produced as recently as the 21st Century. There have been many well-made iterations of this accessory over the years, but those made by Moschino, A.F. VANDEVORST and Ann Demeulemeester are often thought to be among the most stylish.

How Much is a Simple Black Dress?

The price for a simple black dress starts at $188 and tops out at $750, and on average, selling for $358.

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From elegant museum-worthy vintage Chanel dresses and jackets to audacious T-shirts and trousers from provocative punk designer Vivienne Westwood, one thing is abundantly clear: If the clothing for sale on 1stDibs could talk, it would certainly make a statement. 

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Playful, boldly colored coats and outerwear from Moschino, Ralph Lauren and other titans of the era can take a simpler ensemble to the next level, while chic and practical suits from the likes of Christian Dior and Balmain endure for haute couture advocates and beyond. 

And vintage is the name of the game on today’s red carpets, too. Celebrity stylists are turning to archival pieces created by the likes of Bob Mackie, Thierry Mugler and Jean-Paul Gaultier as alternatives to new gowns plucked straight off the runway. Wearing such sought-after items gives celebrities instant allure and suggests a personal style that’s not only achingly glamorous but intellectually informed and influenced by a love of craftsmanship. 

Those seeking contemporary luxury looks and in-demand street-style fits can indulge in designs by Bottega Veneta, Miu Miu and Loro Piana, while pieces from Gucci, Yves Saint Laurent and Versace endure as examples of fashion’s most covetable goods. 

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Questions About Simple Black Dress
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2024
    Black tie dress code is a formal dress code typically reserved for special events that take place in the evening. For men, black tie usually requires a tuxedo and a black tie, though in some cases, a black suit may suffice. Women typically wear floor-length gowns, high heels and jewelry and carry clutch handbags. Find a selection of men's and women's formal apparel on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 3, 2024
    The dress code for a black tie event is formal. For women, this typically means full-length gowns, clutch handbags and statement jewelry. Men's black tie attire is usually a tuxedo. As the name suggests, a black bow tie or necktie is the traditional accessory, but today, some men choose to wear ties in other solid colors or even prints. On 1stDibs, shop a diverse assortment of men's and women's formal apparel.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMay 30, 2024
    For ladies, black tie dress code means that there is an expectation to dress formally. This typically involves wearing a full-length gown. Bold statement jewelry and pumps are also commonly worn to black-tie events. For handbags, women usually opt to carry small clutches with black tie attire. Explore a wide variety of gowns, shoes, bags and accessories on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 13, 2023
    What makes the Chanel little black dress so special has everything to do with what the garment symbolized and the era in which it materialized. Legendary fashion designer Coco Chanel revolutionized women’s wear, introducing a more casual, less constricting look for the early 20th century, and debuting uncomplicated skirts and jackets made of a cloth-like fabric called jersey that was considerably unconventional in the world of couture fashion. She set the fashion world alight in 1926 with an elegant but versatile black dress, which was simple and spare compared to other Jazz Age garments (and quite bold, as black was reserved for mourning). Importantly, the dress was affordable during a time of great financial difficulty and aimed at the broadest possible market. Find vintage Chanel dresses on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertJune 15, 2023
    Coco Chanel first made the little black dress popular in 1926. That year, Vogue magazine referred to the dress as Chanel’s Model T as a way to describe how the approachable design was something the average woman could wear, just as Ford’s Model T automobile made it possible for more everyday people to own a car. On 1stDibs, find a selection of Chanel dresses.

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