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Valentino Vintage 1980's Embellished Origami Sea Foam Green Evening Gown
By Valentino
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Valentino Vintage 1980's Embellished Origami Folding Sea Foam Green Evening Gown. This is so pretty, but runs a bit small for it's size, so please refer to measurements. Size 8 Bust...
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1980s Evening Dresses

1980s Valentino Size 8 Black Open Front Long Sleeve Vintage 80s Gown Dress
By Valentino
Located in San Diego, CA
Unbelievable early 1980s VALENTINO black crepe and rayon and velvet sexy plunging open front fringed gown ! Features a crepe bodice with silk velvet long sleeves and matching velvet ...
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1980s Evening Gowns

Vintage Valentino Size 8 / 10 Red and White Silk + Lace Polka Dot Gown 70s Dress
By Valentino
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful vintage late 1970s VALENTINO red and white silk lace polka dot gown! Features a fitted spaghetti strap bodice. Hidden zipper up the side with hook-and-eye closure. White Fr...
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1970s Evening Gowns

Vintage Valentino Boutique Silk Red Evening Bias Cut Long Slip Dress With Train
By Valentino, Valentino Garavani
Located in Portland, OR
This is an absolutely gorgeous Valentino red vintage slip dress. This beautiful silk evening gown has spaghetti straps, an empire waist, and closes with a metal zipper and hook and e...
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1990s Evening Gowns

Valentino New Vintage Cut out Silk Gown
By Valentino
Located in Water Mill, NY
An incredible off white silk gown from Valentino. It is sleeveless with cut outs at the waist front, sides and back which including the chest décolletage is covered in fine black ci...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1970s Valentino Black Crepe Gold Lattice Beaded Embroidered Vintage 70s Dress
By Valentino, Valentino Night
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful late 1970s VALENTINO black embroidered gold lattice lace beaded crepe evening gown ! From the fancier Valentino Night line. Features a faux wrap style. V-neck with gold lat...
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1970s Evening Gowns

Valentino vintage ivory silver sequin beaded backless wedding dress maxi gown
By Valentino
Located in Paris, FR
A beautiful floor length vintage gown by Valentino that could also be worn as an evening dress or wedding gown Ivory silk fitted column style dress with ruched tie sides Floral cut o...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Vintage Valentino S/S 2001 Runway Nude Sexy Sheer Fully Embellished Dress Gown 8
By Valentino
Located in Montgomery, TX
Vintage Valentino Nude Sexy Sheer Fully Embellished Maxi Dress S/S 2001 Runway Collection US size - 8 Naomi Campbell is wearing a dress supermodel Elle Macpherson wore for Valentino'...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses

Vintage Valentino SS01 nude cut out sheer sequin embellished plunging dress gown
By Valentino
Located in Paris, FR
A very rare Vintage Valentino floor length gown from their Spring Summer 2001 Collection (Look 81) Please note that the commercial version of this dress was made without the ruffles ...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses

Valentino Intimo vintage pink satin sheer lace slip robe night gown midi dress
By Valentino Intimo
Located in Paris, FR
Vintage pink satin night gown by Valentino Intimo This can easily be worn in the day or evening as a slip dress teamed with a pair of flat sandals or high heels Sleeveless midi leng...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Vintage Valentino Heavily Beaded Floral Mini Dress
By Valentino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is excited to offer a vintage Valentino caramel brown tank dress with a v-neckline, low cut back, and striped beading with intricate green, rust & caramel brown ...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses

Valentino Vintage 1980's Sheer Embellished Gold Silk Charmeuse Cocktail Dress
By Valentino
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Valentino Vintage 1980's Sheer Embellished Gold Silk Charmeuse Cocktail Dress. Beautiful bead work on the sheer tulle netting. This is vintage but still has the original tags attach...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Vintage Valentino Night Black Silk & Lace Slip Evening Dress
By Valentino Night, Valentino
Located in Portland, OR
This vintage Valentino silk dress has beautiful lace detailing. This is a dress that can be worn with a simple wrap or an evening coat and we love the a sheer lace bust. The lace thr...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Valentino 1970s vintage gorgeous silk boho dress
By Valentino
Located in Antwerp, BE
Gorgeous silk boho dress by Valentino. Silk lining. Please make sure to go by measurements taken flat for the perfect fit: Waist 12,5inch/32cm(x2) no stretch - Top Free - Hips Free...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

NWT Vintage Valentino Fully Beaded Blush Pink Open Back Cocktail Dress It 40
By Valentino
Located in Montgomery, TX
NWT Vintage Valentino Fully Beaded Cocktail Dress Designer size - 40 Blush Pink Colors Paillette of Crystals, Tube Beads and Flower-shape Sequins Embellishment over the Nude Tulle. ...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses

VALENTINO Size 4 Black Velvet Collar Plaid Skirt Vintage Dress
By Valentino
Located in San Francisco, CA
Vintage VALENTINO BOUTIQUE dress features a double breasted twill top with a velvet collar and shoulder pads with a cream and black textured skirt bottom. Made in Italy. Very Good P...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Vintage Silk Chiffon Abstract Long Sleeve Maxi Dress, 1970s
By Valentino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Valentino design is composed of a beautiful abstract printed silk chiffon. Features a wonderful maxi style with center front rhinestone buttons and belt. In excellent vintage c...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage VALENTINO 2015 SEASHELL DRESS from Celebrity Closet EU 38
By Valentino
Located in Montgomery, TX
VALENTINO Long gray dress with Seashell elements Lace, round neck, back zipper Size IT 38 Pre-owned, excellent condition! 100% authentic guarantee os PLEASE VISIT OU...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1977 Valentino Novelty Acorn Print Velvet Swing Jacket & Maxi Skirt Set
By Valentino
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Valentino’s work is timeless and dramatic. This early Valentino boutique creation, dating back to his fall-winter 1977 collection, is very unique in many ways. The novelty chestnut r...
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1970s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Valentino Vintage 2 Piece Dress Yellow Burn Out Velvet Top & Black Velvet Skirt
By Valentino Night, Valentino
Located in Portland, OR
This beautiful 3 piece vintage dress from Valentino includes a burn out velvet top in a yellow, green, orange and black floral print and a slim black velvet skirt. The semi sheer fa...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1992 Valentino Couture Sheer-Illusion Beaded Silk Velvet Dress & Jacket
By Valentino Couture, Mario Valentino
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Gorgeous Valentino Couture cocktail dress ensemble dating back to their Fall-Winter 1992 collection. For over forty years Valentino has been one of the most prominent names in fashio...
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1990s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Valentino Vintage Black Linen Party Dress, 1980s
By Valentino
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A sexy vintage womens dress from the 80s by Valentino. In a black linen with a deep sweetheart neckline that is so flattering and interesting square, art deco inspired double buttons...
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1980s Mini Dress

Vintage Valentino Roma Soft Gold Cocktail Dress
By Valentino
Located in London, GB
A chic cocktail dress by Valentino Roma.The dress is in a soft gold fabric with silk lining in the bust area and linen like fabric for the body.The dress has 3 bows on the bodice ar...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Valentino Vintage Wool Black White Check Dress
By Valentino Couture, Valentino
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Valentino Boutique 80s vintage dress. Black and white color with checked pattern, short sleeves, zip closure and buttons along the back. 100% wool fabric, internally lined. Made in I...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Valentino Size 10 Navy Blue 1980s Short Sleeve Nautical 80s Dress
By Valentino
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic and classic vintage 80s VALENTINO navy blue short sleeve Size 10 peplum nautical dress! Features a tailored bodice with a flattering peplum at waist and forgiving pencil skirt. ...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Valentino 1990s Does 1940s Size 6 navy Blue White Polka Dot 90s Dress
By Valentino
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic 90s does 40s vintage VALENTINO navy blue and white polka dot silk blended long sleeve dress ! Features a curved notch collar with a tailored bodice and flirty forgiving skirt. P...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Valentino Lime Green 1990s Cut - Out Bodycon Sexy Size 4 Silk 90s Dress
By Valentino
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy never worn late 1990s lime neon green silk VALENTINO cut-out dress! Features a flattering bodcon silhouette that stretches to fit. Per-tied bows up the bodice tiered with cut-ou...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Valentino Red Boutique Silk Evening Bias Cut Long Slip Dress With Train
By Valentino Garavani, Valentino
Located in Portland, OR
This is an absolutely gorgeous Valentino red vintage slip dress. This beautiful silk evening gown has spaghetti straps, an empire waist, and closes with a metal zipper and hook and e...
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1990s Evening Gowns

Valentino Night Vintage Black and Red Cocktail Dress
By Valentino Night
Located in Nice, FR
VALENTINO Night classic black and red cocktail dress. This dress features : - Black silk matte crepe upper bodice and sleeves. - Deep V collar. - Red satin cumberbund style middle b...
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20th Century Cocktail Dresses

Exquisite Vintage Valentino Beaded Ivory Dress Gown
By Valentino
Located in New York, NY
An exquisite gown by Valentino perfect for a special occasion. Vintage 1930 style cut with beading and sequins. Ivory/off white color. Bottom half of skirt made of beaded lace. This ...
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Late 20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

90s Valentino Vintage Black Tuxedo Dress
By Valentino
Located in Miami Beach, FL
Spectacular Valentino Tuxedo mini dress . . . The front is styled like a Tuxedo Vest, and the Stunning back is an Skimpy racerback cut ... just brilliant - lace and sparkling b...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Valentino diamond black velvet cocktail dress
By Valentino
Located in Toronto, ON
Vintage Valentino diamond black velvet cocktail dress has dainty pockets at the waist of the dress, the perfect place to put a lipstick for quick touch ups! This stunning piece is cu...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Rare S/S 1993 Vintage Valentino Crystal Embellished Black Gown
By Valentino
Located in Montgomery, TX
Rare S/S 1993 Vintage Valentino Embellished Black Gown On the list of the most iconic Valentino dresses! Black crepe with tulle panels at waist and back Triangular cut semi-open ba...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Gowns

Vintage 1980s Valentino Metallic Gold & Black Evening Gown Dress
By Valentino
Located in Sparks, NV
Classy metallic gold and black evening dress by Valentino. This dress features an asymmetric ruched metallic gold infinity illusion bustline that wraps one shoulder and the bodice of...
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Late 20th Century Evening Dresses

VALENTINO Vintage red crepe high halter neck racer back tie evening gown US6 M
By Valentino
Located in Hong Kong, NT
VALENTINO Vintage red crepe high halter neck racer back tie evening gown US6 M Reference: LACG/A00316 Brand: Valentino Material: Acetate Color: Red Pattern: Solid Extra Detail: Aceta...
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2010s Ball Gowns

Vintage Valentino Gold Lame Evening Gown Dress w/Oversized Bow Detail
By Valentino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A 1980's Valentino Boutique label gold lame gown with a dropped waist, knife-pleated skirt and an oversized, draped bow at the back. Lined with organza. In very good to excellent con...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Black Knot Valentino Cutout Evening Gown w Silver Lace Insets & Beading
By Valentino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Condition : Excellent Vintage Condition Vintage black knot Valentino cutout evening gown with silver lace insets and beading. Floor length. Size 8 and fits like a small/medium. Plea...
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20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Valentino Red Silk Jersey Open Back Dress
By Valentino Garavani, Valentino
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Beautiful vintage VALENTINO boutique silk jersey red ( more berry tone) long sleeve dress with open back ( drape). Dress has beaded appliqué on both shoulder. Perfect for holiday par...
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1980s Evening Gowns

Stunning Vintage Valentino Jeweled Yellow Gown Sz 4
By Valentino
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Stunning Vintage Jeweled Yellow Gown from Valentino<br /> <br /> Made of yellow silk chiffon, this dress is designed with a great silhouette and flattering fit. The bodice is compl...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1979 Valentino Green Roses Floral Draped Silk Criss-Cross Halter Gown
By Valentino
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking runway Valentino vintage gown which reads so modern. For over forty years Valentino has been one of the most prominent names in fashion, creating some of the world's mos...
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1970s Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage Valentino Dress High Collar Ruffle Bow Silk Crepe Velvet Trim
By Valentino
Located in Portland, OR
This sensational vintage Valentino designer dress came from an estate I acquired that had incredible Valentino and YSL clothing and accessories. This late 1970's or early 1980's vin...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Valentino Vintage Sequin Cocktail Dress with Car Wash Sequin Fringe and Shawl
By Valentino
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Valentino Vintage Sequin Cocktail Dress with Car Wash Sequin Fringe and Shawl So pretty , but hard to capture in photos. Size 6 Bust 34" Waist 26" Hips 40" Length 50" Excellent ...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Vintage Valentino Dress Black Silk Crepe Peplum Ruffles Velvet Trim Mint
By Valentino
Located in Portland, OR
This is a sensational vintage Valentino designer dress in mint conditoin! The dress is in a lovely black silk crepe and it has ruffles, peplum, and a pretty velvet bow at the neckli...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Vintage Valentino Dress
By Valentino
Located in London, GB
A chic dress by Valentino,Red line. The dress has a v neckline ,a fold over on the front,and contrating fabric belt. It has a central back zip, and 6 '' slit at the back.
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Valentino Neo Vintage Cocktail Mini Dress
By Valentino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a contemporary cocktail dress by Valentino. It is made from a blush pink silk with large scale organza flowers on the skirt. Details include the white embroidery and silver...
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2010s Cocktail Dresses

Valentino Wedding Floral Silk Dress Vintage Red Black, 1990s
By Valentino
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Valentino vintage dress, red, 100% silk. Dress with black flower pattern, waist belt, short sleeve, the skirt is lined. Made in Italy. Excellent vintage conditions. Size: 42 It 8 Us ...
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1990s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage Valentino 1997 Spring Summer Runway Silk & Lace Slip Dress
By Valentino
Located in Portland, OR
This is a gorgeous black silk vintage Valentino slip dress with lace trim from 1997. Kylie Bax wore the dress with a belt on the runway for Valentino's Spring Summer 1997 show. This ...
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1990s Mini Dress

Vintage Valentino Cocktail Black Velvet Bustier Top and Skirt Ensemble
By Valentino, Valentino Garavani
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Elegant and fun Late 80s Vintage Valentino black velvet bustier top with feathers and rhinestones bow. Skirt has an asymmetrical cut. Bustier and skirt has zipper on the side. Small ...
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1980s Cocktail Dresses

Valentino Quilted Silk Dress with Silk Shoestring Ties on Sleeves, vintage
By Valentino
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage dress from Valentino Horizontal quilting on heavy black silk White silk string ties around sleeves Flared skirt Back zipper closure Condition: Excellent vintage condition Siz...
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Late 20th Century Cocktail Dresses

Valentino Ivory Silk Wedding Vintage Dress, 2000s
By Valentino Garavani
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
Valentino elegant lightly flared wedding dresses in ivory white blend silk. It features no sleeves, a round-necked bodice, a logo detail in golden metal on both sides and zip closure...
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Early 2000s Wedding Dresses

Valentino Documented Vintage 1990s Sexy Cut Out Beaded Rhinestone Black Gown
By Valentino
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy vintage 90s VALENTINO documented cut-out beaded rhinestone full length evening dress. Naomi Campbell was featured in a Valentino advertisement wearing a blue version of this bea...
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1990s Evening Gowns

1990s Valentino Vintage Light Mint Green 90s Beautiful Crepe + Silk Gown / Dress
By Valentino
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful vintage VALENTINO light green gown! Flattering and flirty fit. Silk covered buttons up the bodice, with a zipper under. Thin silk spaghetti straps criss-cross in the back. ...
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1990s Evening Gowns

Valentino Vintage Lace Wedding or Evening Dress with Train
By Valentino
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Valentino Vintage Lace Wedding or Evening Dress with Train. So pretty . Much prettier in person, this was hard to capture in a photo. There is an inner corset. Size 6 Bust 34" Wai...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Valentino Vintage Turquoise Silk Evening Dress with Peek a Boo Bows
By Valentino
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Valentino Vintage Turquoise Silk Evening Dress with Sexy Peek a Boo Bows. Size 8 US Bust 36&quot; Waist 26&quot; Hips 40&quot; Length 61&quot; Excellent condition
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses

Valentino Vintage Evening Dress with Sheer Jet Bead Crystal Cage Bustier
By Valentino
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Valentino Vintage Evening Dress with Sheer Jet Bead Crystal Cage Bustier So pretty , jet beading on sheer netting giving a peek a boo effect to the bust.Much prettier in person, thi...
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1980s Evening Dresses

Black Wool Crepe Valentino Vintage Evening Dress With Ruffles and Overskirt
By Valentino Night
Located in Portland, OR
This gorgeous vintage Valentino dress is from the late 1970s or early 1980's. We acquired it from an estate we purchased in total and she had the most impressive wardrobe we have eve...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Valentino Vintage Black Mesh Laced Waist Cocktail Dress
By Valentino
Located in London, GB
Valentino Vintage Black Mesh Laced Waist Cocktail Dress - Stretch mesh sheath dress with bateau neckline and sleeveless cut - Cut-out leather laced waist detail on one side -A...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses

Valentino Boutique Vintage Multicolour Dress
By Valentino
Located in Capri, IT
Valentino Boutique Vintage multicolour dress circa 1980
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Vintage Silk Crepe Dress With Ruffles & Velvet Bow & High Neck 4/6
By Valentino
Located in Portland, OR
This sensational vintage black Valentino designer dress came from an estate we acquired that had exceptional vintage Valentino and YSL clothing. This late 1970's vintage dress has pr...
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1970s Evening Dresses

Vintage Valentino Timeless Silk Red Bustier Dress.
By Valentino
Located in Antwerp, BE
Timeless silk red bustier dress with bow by Valentino, attached corset inside. No size label, please go by measurements taken flat. Ua to UA 16inch/40.5cm - Waist 16inch/40.5cm - H...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

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Valentino Vintage Evening Gowns For Sale on 1stDibs

There is a broad range of valentino vintage evening gowns for sale on 1stDibs. Our collection of valentino vintage evening gowns includes a variety of colors, spanning Black, Red, Brown and more. The ideal items for you are waiting among the distinctive accessories we have available, which include versions made as long ago as the 20th Century as well as those produced as recently as the 21st Century. Valentino vintage evening gowns designed by Valentino, Valentino Garavani and Valentino Night — each of whom created beautiful versions of these treasured items — are worth considering. There aren’t many items for unisex if you’re seeking these accessories, as most of the options available are for men and women.

How Much are Valentino Vintage Evening Gowns?

On average, valentino vintage evening gowns on 1stDibs sell for $975, while they’re typically $369 on the low end and $5,595 for the highest priced versions of these items.

Valentino Biography and Important Works

The mononymously known Italian designer Valentino Clemente Ludovico Garavani (b. 1932) is renowned for his fashion house of romantic styles and feminine shapes that he founded in Rome in 1960.

An early fascination with fashion developed when Valentino attended the theater as a child and was dazzled by the evening gowns on stage. While a teenager in Voghera, Lombardy, he studied under Italian designer Ernestina Salvadeo and soon moved to Paris, where he trained at the École des Beaux-Arts and the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne. Valentino spent time apprenticing under haute couturiers Jean Dessès and Guy Laroche, learning how to design and construct high fashion while also thinking about how to strike out on his own.

In 1959, Valentino returned to Italy, and a year later, he opened his own salon, soon joining with longtime professional and personal partner Giancarlo Giammetti. It was located on Rome’s trendy Via Condotti and modeled after the French maisons. One of his earliest clients was Elizabeth Taylor, who discovered Valentino while she was in Rome filming Cleopatra and ordered the white dress that she wore to the premiere of Spartacus. When the designer launched his first couture line in 1962 with its fiery red colors, it was internationally celebrated, with Valentino soon attiring fashion trendsetters including Princess Margaret and Audrey Hepburn. He formed an especially close friendship with Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, for whom he designed numerous dresses. Luxurious drapery with fine needlework, bold uses of color and dramatic flourishes would define Valentino fashion across the decades.

As a fashion house, Valentino is best known for its signature Valentino Red color, though one of its iconic lines is the monochromatic “no colour” collection for which the designer won the Neiman Marcus Award in 1967. (The collection also debuted his trademark “V.”) The white and beige dresses led to a demand for Valentino wedding gowns, with clients including Elizabeth Taylor, Jennifer Lopez and Anne Hathaway. Valentino retired from his fashion empire in 2007, with Alessandra Facchinetti and then the duo Maria Grazia Chiuri (who departed in 2016) and Pierpaolo Piccioli succeeding him as creative directors. But Valentino still steps out of retirement for special occasions, such as designing a wedding gown for Princess Madeleine of Sweden in 2013. Today, the brand has expanded far beyond women’s haute couture and prêt-à-porter to encompass various lines of accessories, including shoes, sunglasses, scarves and perfume.

Find vintage Valentino evening dresses, handbags and other items on 1stDibs now.

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.