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1950's Lanvin Brown Evening Dress
By Lanvin Paris, Jeanne Lanvin
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Lanvin brown evening gown from the 1950's. The empire waist dress features spaghetti straps and a
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1950s French Evening Gowns

Vintage 1950's Black Floral Beaded Gown Size 8
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gown features a floral beaded pattern a top a mesh fabric and sleeveless design. There is a
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20th Century American Evening Gowns

Vintage 1950s Black Evening Gown with Iridescent Green & Blue Leaf Pattern
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This vintage gown is composed of a black silk with a leaf motif in metallic hues of blue and green
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20th Century Unknown Evening Gowns

Vintage 1950's Aqua Sequin Cocktail Gown Size 8 10
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This vintage design is composed of sequins in aqua and turquoise hues. Features a center back
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20th Century American Evening Gowns

Vintage 1950s Susan Small Gown
By Susan Small
Located in London, GB
A headturning evening gown from the 1950s by Susan Small. The dress has an olive /grey background
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1950s British Evening Dresses and Gowns

Incredible 1950s Vintage Black Sequin Beaded Wool 50s Wiggle Evening Dress Gown
By Miss Ruth, Boutique by Miss Ruth
Located in San Diego, CA
Breathtaking 1950s black wool knit couture fully sequined and paillete full length evening wiggle
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1950s Hong Kong Evening Gowns

Vintage 1950's Hand beaded Gown with Belt Size 2 4
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gown is composed of black silk with a zig zag hand beaded applique. Features a beaded belt
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1950s American Evening Gowns

Eleanor Garnett Vintage Silver Satin Gown w/ Red Waist, 1950's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This a lovely and collectible vintage gown from Eleanor Garnett. It is made of a a heavy silver
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1950s American Evening Gowns

Helen Rose Black Chiffon Gown, Circa 1950's
By Helen Rose
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a gorgeous vintage long black chiffon gown by Helen Rose, from the 1950's. The gown has
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1950s Evening Gowns

Vintage 1950's Ceil Chapman Black & Pink Lace Strapless Peplum Hourglass Gown
By Ceil Chapman
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This is such a seductive and dramatic 1950's evening gown from the iconic Ceil Chapman designer
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1950s American Evening Gowns

Vintage 1950's Iridescent Peach Stretch Wool Knit Gown Size 4-8
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This vintage gown is composed of a sequin stretch wool knit in a mauve hue with iridescent and
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1950s Hong Kong Evening Gowns

1950's Mollie Parnis Black Gown with Illusion Beaded Sleeve
By Mollie Parnis
Located in Toronto, Ontario
1950's Mollie Parnis black rayon and chiffon long sleeve gown with unique asymmetrical shear
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1950s American Evening Gowns

1950's Green & Chartreuse Two Piece Beaded Gown Size 4
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gown is composed of two beaded pieces in green and chartreuse hues. There are zipper closures
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20th Century Hong Kong Evening Gowns

Vintage 1950's Jeanne Lafaurie Couture Watercolor Floral Silk Strapless Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
mid 1950's era of fashion. Jeanne Lafaurie was a Paris couturier, designing from 1925 until 1958
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1950s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Balenciaga Couture Black Lace and Cream Silk Gown, Circa 1950's
By Balenciaga
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a vintage black lace and cream silk gown by Balenciaga Couture, from the 1950's. The gown
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1950s French Evening Gowns

JEWELS Vintage 1950's Iridescent Beaded Gown Wedding Size 8-12
Located in Los Angeles, CA
pattern. There is a center back zipper closure. In excellent vintage condition. **Please cross
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1950s Hong Kong Wedding Dresses

Vintage 1950's Marjon Couture Mauve Purple Silk Reverse-Halter Pleated Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Length: 58 inches This 1950's Marjon Couture gown is in excellent condition with no rips, holes or
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1950s English Aesthetic Evening Dresses

MAXWELL SHIEFF 1950's Pink Heavily Embellished Drape Gown Size 2 4
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Maxwell Shieff gown is composed of a pink embellished silk, with rhinestone and bead applique
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1950s American Evening Gowns

Bob Mackie 1970s Lipstick Red Silk Moire 70s Vintage Strapless Evening Gown
By Bob Mackie
Located in San Diego, CA
Stunning late 1970s BOB MACKIE for NEIMAN MARCUS lipstick red silk moire strapless evening dress
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1970s American Evening Gowns

Vintage 1950's Irene Lentz Couture Teal Green Draped Silk Grecian Goddess Gown
By Irene Lentz
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
goddess gown dating back to her 1958 collection. Irene Lentz stunned the world in the 1930's, 40's and 50
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1950s American Aesthetic Evening Dresses

1950's Cream Silk Couture Gown and Wrap with Bows Size 0 2
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gown and wrap are composed of an off white, cream hued silk. Features a gathered bodice with
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1950s American Evening Gowns

1950's Creme Silk and Blue Floral Relief Beaded Gown Size 6 8
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gown is composed of a creme silk with blue floral relief beading with silver. This classic
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20th Century Hong Kong Evening Gowns

ELEANORA GARNETT 1950's Silver Silk Gown with Red Embellished Waist Size 2
By Eleanora Garnett
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Eleanora Garnett gown is composed of a silver silk with a red embellished waist. Features a
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1950s American Evening Gowns

1950's Aqua Floral Watercolor Gown with Hi-Lo Skirt Size 2-4
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gown is composed of an aqua and white fabric with a watercolor flower motif. Features a high
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20th Century American Evening Dresses

Vintage 1950's Jade Green Bead Embellished Evening Dress & Bolero UK 12 US 8
Located in Cheltenham, GB
and gunmetal silver bugle beads, this original 1950's evening dress and matching bolero is just the
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

JO RO IMPORTS 1950's White Iridescent Floral Sequin Beaded Gown Wedding Size 14
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This gown is composed of an off white iridescent beaded and sequin fabric, with a floral pattern
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1950s Hong Kong Evening Gowns

HAUTE COUTURE 1950s Black Sequin Ball Gown Evening Theater Opera Party Dress
Located in Thiensville, WI
Amazing vintage ball gown custom made for 1950s opera singer Alberta Hopkins. Net overdress is
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1950s Ball Gowns

Vintage Cotton Summer Gown
Located in London, GB
A head turning summer gown from the 1950s, in a wonderful cotton print in yellow, white, red and
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1950s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Sensational 1950s Demi Couture Yellow Beaded Silk Brocade Vintage Mermaid Gown
Located in San Diego, CA
Showstopping 50s demi couture mermaid evening dress! Vibrant yellow and gold silk brocade. Features
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1950s American Evening Gowns

Sensational 1950s Demi Couture Crimson Red Crushed Velvet Vintage Mermaid Gown
Located in San Diego, CA
Sensational 50s demi couture crimson red crushed velvet full length mermaid evening dress! Features
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1950s Evening Gowns

Incredible Vintage Rose Taft 1950s Style Black + Brown Lace + Silk Taffeta Gown
By ROSE TAFT
Located in San Diego, CA
Insanely gorgeous vintage ROSE TAFT black and brown 1950s 50s style couture strapless gown
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Late 20th Century American Evening Gowns

XS Beautiful 1950s White Tulle Demi Couture Strapless Vintage 50s Tiered Gown
Located in San Diego, CA
Absolutley breathtaking 1950s demi couture white strapless tulle gown, or wedding dress ! Features
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1950s American Evening Dresses

Bombshell 1950s Mr Blackwell 50s Vintage Couture Gold Metallic Wiggle Dress Gown
By Mr. Blackwell
Located in San Diego, CA
WOW! This vintage Mr. Blackwell Custom dress is OUT OF THIS WORLD! This is quite possible the best
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1950s American Evening Gowns

1950s Emerald Green Silk Shantung Strapless Vintage 50s Bombshell Gown Sz Medium
Located in San Diego, CA
Bombshell 1950s emerald green silk shantung full length dress! Fabulous flattering wiggle fit, with
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1950s American Evening Gowns

Ceil Chapman Off Shoulder Silk Velvet Vintage Gown Black Dress Circa 1950s SM
By Ceil Chapman
Located in North Attleboro, MA
Simply gorgeous 1950's Ceil Chapman black velvet off-the-shoulder gown! Ceil Chapman was one of
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1950s American Evening Gowns

Vintage 1960's Sapphire Blue Satin Asymmetric Pleated One-Shoulder Evening Gown
By Victoria Royal
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
In this gorgeous early 1960's Victoria Royal designer evening gown, the detailed construction and
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1960s American Ball Gowns

Vintage 1950’s I. Magnin Dress with Jewel Cabochon Embellished Neckline
By I. Magnin
Located in Carmel, CA
I. Magnin 1950's Vintage dress featured in a robins egg light blue with a faux moonstone jewel
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1950s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Fred Perlberg Size 0 XS White Blue Rhinestone Tulle Vintage 50s Gown Dress
By Fred Perlberg, Fred Perlberg Originals
Located in San Diego, CA
Stunning 1950s FRED PERLBERG white and Robin’s egg blue rhinestone encrusted strapless gown ! Boned
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1950s American Evening Gowns

1950s Black and Turquoise Flame Stitch Brocade Evening Dress
Located in London, GB
1950's evening dress made from a flame stitch brocade featuring shades of turquoise on a black base
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20th Century Evening Dresses

Vintage 1950's 50s Black Lace Nude Illusion Bombshell Wiggle Cocktail Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
: Unlined Back metal zip closure Circa: 1950s Label: Pat Sandler for Highlight Estimated Size: S Color
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1950s American Evening Dresses

Vintage 1950s Curiel Couture Pleated Purple Silk Chiffon Strapless Goddess Gown
By Gigliola Curiel
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
purple silk chiffon gown dating back to the mid 1950's. Curiel is an important Italian haute couture
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1950s Italian Aesthetic Evening Dresses

1950s Bronze Gold Metallic Jacquard High Low Evening Dress With Bows
Located in Portland, OR
We love vintage mid century evening gowns and this one is especially lovely. This vintage late 1950
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1950s German Evening Gowns

Vintage 1950's 50s Black Ruched Jersey Bodice Party Dress with a Drop Waist
Located in Sparks, NV
Simple but chic little black party dress from the 1950's. This dress features a jersey knit ruched
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1950s American Evening Dresses

Vintage 1950s Yma Sumac Custom Couture Black Orange Silk Hourglass Gown Ensemble
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
back to the mid 1950's. Yma Sumac (1922–2008) was a noted Peruvian soprano and the original Queen of
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1950s American Aesthetic Evening Dresses

1950s Couture Cobalt Blue Silk Chiffon Evening Dress With Matching Slip
Located in London, GB
This charming 1950s silk chiffon evening dress in cobalt blue has been beautifully constructed to
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1950s British Evening Dresses

1950s Magenta Jacquard Print Floral Evening Dress
Located in London, GB
A superb and magnificent magenta coloured floral print satin evening dress from the mid-1950s
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1950s British Ball Gowns

Vintage 1950's Black Silk Beaded Cocktail Dress Size 6
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This 1950's cocktail dress is composed of beaded applique silk chiffon. Features a center back
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1950s American Cocktail Dresses

Don Loper 1950's Day-to-Evening Black Cocktail Dress, Winona Ryder Size 2-4
By Don Loper
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a lovely vintage little black cocktail dress made by Don Loper, from the collection of
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1950s American Cocktail Dresses

Black Silk Velvet Imperialist Chandelier Bead and Passementerie Gown–XS-S, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
A gown that would be right at home sledding through the steppes or attending the Mariinsky Theater
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1950s Unknown Evening Gowns

Vintage 1950's Custom Lace Cocktail Dress Size 2-4
Located in Los Angeles, CA
hook and eyes. In excellent vintage condition. **Please cross-reference measurements for personal
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1950s American Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 1950's Beaumelle Sapphire Organza & Metallic Lace One-Shoulder Dress
By Beaumelle
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Fashioned from vibrant sapphire blue mid weight silk-organza, this 1950's Beaumelle creation has
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1950s American Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1950's Lilac Watersilk Floral Dress UK 8 US 4
Located in Cheltenham, GB
1950's floral water silk dress is just the piece to add to your vintage collection. The rounded
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 1950's Emilio Schuberth Couture Black & Ivory Embroidered Satin Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
embroidered tiered ballerina-length satin dress dating back to the mid 1950's. Emilio Federico Schuberth (1904
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1950s Italian Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1950's Rudolf Couture Metallic Peach Lace & Satin Scalloped Party Dress
By Original by Rudolf
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
the mid 1950's. The company, started by Max Cory Rudolf, was an upscale boutique in New York City that
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1950s American Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1950's Olive Green Pleated Silk Organza Rhinestone Full-Skirt Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Fashioned from rich olive-green light weight silk-organza, this 1950's creation has everything a
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1950s American Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1950's Oleg Cassini Black Embroidered Silk Cutwork Portrait-Collar Dress
By Oleg Cassini
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
mid 1950's. Cassini was best known as the “Couturier to Camelot" since he created 300 total looks for
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1950s American Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 1950's Elizabeth Arden Couture Ivory Lace & Black Velvet Scalloped Dress
By Elizabeth Arden, Ferdinando Sarmi
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Fernando Sarmi when he was head designer for Elizabeth Arden in the 1950's. Sarmi developed a wonderful
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1950s American Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1950's Ceil Chapman Pink Silk Chiffon Floral Appliqué Cocktail Dress
By Ceil Chapman
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
appliqué dress dating back to the late 1950's. Totally looks like a dress Barbie herself would wear! This
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1950s American Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1950's Calabri Italian Couture Black Velvet & Scalloped Lace Party Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A stunning Calabri couture Florence, Italy beauty dating back to the mid 1950's. This is perhaps
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1950s Italian Ballerina Dresses

Vintage 1950's Pink Swirling Satin & Tulle Dress UK 6 US 2
Located in Cheltenham, GB
This iconic 1950's dress, rendered in layers of pink tulle, with delicate circular satin details
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1950s Cocktail Dresses

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Vintage 1950s Evening Gown For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, you can find the most appropriate vintage or contemporary vintage 1950s evening gown for your needs in our varied inventory. Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Blue, Gray, Brown and more in stock now. An accessory like this designed by Ceil Chapman, Suzy Perette and Lilli Diamond — each of whom created a beautiful version of this treasured item — is worth considering. If you’re browsing our inventory for these accessories, you’ll find that many are available today for women, but there are still pieces to choose from for men and unisex.

How Much is a Vintage 1950s Evening Gown?

On average, a vintage 1950s evening gown on 1stDibs sells for $798, while they’re typically $225 on the low end and $6,800 for the highest priced versions of this item.

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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