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Vintage Black Prom Dresses

1980s Prom Night Blacke Dress Embellished Pois on Skirt
Located in Capri, IT
1980s Prom Night Blacke Dress Embellished Pois on Skirt Totally made in italy Composition

1980s Italian Vintage Black Prom Dresses

Early PACO RABANNE Vintage Silver Gold Evening Prom Grown Metal Dress
By Paco Rabanne
Located in PARIS, FR
Important Early PACO RABANNE vintage gown dress. 4 pieces of PACO RABANNE metal tag at the buttoms

1970s French Vintage Black Prom Dresses

Vintage YSL Rive Gauche beaded sequin maxi dress, Red crepe silk
By Yves Saint Laurent Rive Gauche
Located in NEWARK, GB
formal events, cocktail parties or proms. An outstanding and beautiful vintage dress by a renowned

Late 20th Century French Vintage Black Prom Dresses

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Off-white bustier wedding dress with furs on the waist Lillie Rubin
By Lillie Rubin
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Off-White bustier evening ( or wedding) dress with furs on the waist. Boned. Zip and hook&eye in the middle back. Hook&eye on the furs in the middle back. Fabric composition: Rayon (...

Early 20th Century American Vintage Black Prom Dresses

Chanel Chain Choker 1984
By Chanel
Located in Austin, TX
1984 Chanel collection 23 gold plated gripoix chain choker Condition: very good

1980s French Vintage Black Prom Dresses

1960s Vintage Moroccan Velvet Caftan Emerald Green and Gold Thread
Located in North Hollywood, CA
1960s Vintage Moroccan Velvet Caftan Emerald Green and Gold Thread. Size XXL. This long maxi dress velvet caftan is embroidered and embellished entirely by hand, satin lined. One of ...

Mid-20th Century Maghreb Vintage Black Prom Dresses

1992 Gianni Versace Denim Leopard Vest and Jeans
By Gianni Versace
Located in Austin, TX
1992 Gianni Versace leopard print vest and jeans. Medusa buttons. Zip up closure on vest. Cotton fabric. Condition excellent. Size XS, IT38, US 2 24" waist, 32" hips, 28.5" inseam ...

1990s Italian Vintage Black Prom Dresses

1990S ROMEO GIGLI Camel Brown Cotton Swing Back Trench Coat With Belt
Located in New York, NY
Made in Italy 1990S ROMEO GIGLI Camel Brown Cotton Swing Back Trench Coat With Belt

1990s Vintage Black Prom Dresses

Vintage Ivory Net and Satin Slip Dress
Located in London, GB
A slinky and easty to wear vintage slip dress in a pretty ivory colour. The dress has a net bodice and side opening. Measurements Bust 33'', waist 29'',length 65''

1930s Unknown Vintage Black Prom Dresses

Laltramoda Vintage white shrug
Located in Capri, IT
Vintage white fur shrug

1980s Italian Vintage Black Prom Dresses

50s Magenta Rose Jacquard Gown
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Magenta Rose Jacquard Gown. Metal back zip. Skirt lined in tulle.

1950s Vintage Black Prom Dresses

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent Sz 40 / 8 Lipstick Red Strapless Bustier Corset Top
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful vintage late 80s YVES SAINT LAURENT YSL Lipstick Red Strapless Cotton Bustier Corset top! Features large red buttons up the front. Interior boning holds everything in place...

1980s French Vintage Black Prom Dresses

1950s Emma Domb Black and Pink Tulle Party Dress
By Emma Domb
Located in San Francisco, CA
1950s Emma Domb Black and Pink Tulle Party Dress. Ruffled tulle bodice embellished with pearls. Ribbon embellishments. Two layers of black tulle over pink lining. Boned bodice. Worn ...

1950s Vintage Black Prom Dresses

Pink-Lavender New Look Strapless Tiered Lace Ballerina Party Dress – S-M, 1950s
Located in Tucson, AZ
A candy colored confection smack dab between pink and lavender, this little trifle is similar to a Christian Dior Haute Couture gown that debuted at the 2011 Resort/Cruise show in Sh...

1950s Unknown Vintage Black Prom Dresses

Antique 1890's Victorian French Couture Floral Embroidered Yellow Satin Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Undiminished by time, this Mme Arnaud on 16 Rue Bassano Paris couture ensemble from the Victorian era still casts its seductive spell. An exceptional evening ensemble fashioned from...

1890s French Vintage Black Prom Dresses

1990s Pink Low Waisted Ruffled Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
1990s Pink Low Waisted Ruffled Dress. Zips up back to low v point, bow detail at center back snaps onto one side.

1960s Vintage Black Prom Dresses

Galliano Silk Muslin Bustier Dress
By John Galliano
Galliano - (Made in France) Silk muslin bustier dress. Size 36FR. Additional information: Condition: Very good condition Dimensions: Chest: 36 cm Length: 85 cm Seller reference: VR...

Early 2000s French Vintage Black Prom Dresses

1960s Andre Courreges Skirt Suit (42 fr)
By André Courrèges
Located in Port Hope, ON
Designed by Avant Garde French Designer Andre Courreges, this white with black trim suit in cotton pique is a very good example of his work. It is in wonderful condition for its age,...

1960s French Vintage Black Prom Dresses

Vintage Moroccan Caftan Emerald Green Maxi Dress, circa 1970 Size M
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Elegant vintage Moroccan cotton green caftan embroidered with white threads design. The kaftan features a traditional neckline, with side slits and gently fluted embellished sleeve...

20th Century Moroccan Vintage Black Prom Dresses

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1960’s Roger Milot for Fred Perlberg Paisley Dress
By Fred Perlberg
Located in Greenport, NY
decades his party dresses were incredibly popular, especially for proms, weddings, cocktail parties and

1960s American Vintage Black Prom Dresses

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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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