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Christian Dior Nude, Pink, & Purple Ombre Chiffon Halter Evening Gown, 1990's
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a chiffon evening gown by Christian Dior, from the 1990's. It has a halter neck, drop waist, gathered draped chiffon at the hip, and covered "bridal buttons" down the side se...
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior Chevron Pattern Evening Ensemble Inspired by 1950 Dior Collection
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Circa 1999 John Galliano for House of Dior inspired from a little known rare 1950's collection by Christian Dior. Gown fashioned of black white and red chevron stripe bias cut spagh...
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Late 20th Century Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior Haute Couture Gown Autuwm/Winter 1972
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a periwinkle silk organza floor length gown. The one shoulder design has a high waist and features delicate organza ruffles over the bust and the back. The gown includes a ...
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1970s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Vintage 1963 CHRISTIAN DIOR EMERALD SILK GOWN size S
By Christian Dior
Located in Montgomery, TX
CHRISTIAN DIOR Rare vintage Christian Dior haute couture gown of 1960s in textured emerald coloured silk on a delicate silk lining. Slim feminine silhouette, full hem decorated wi...
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1960s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

CHRISTIAN DIOR HAUTE COUTURE Aqua Draped Gown Size 0 2
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Christian Dior gown is composed of an aqua crepe silk with as silk satin slip. Features an asymmetrical design with a side zipper. In excellent vintage condition, there are som...
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20th Century French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior 1960s asymmetric silk evening a-line dress
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior 1960s asymmetric silk evening a-line dress - vibrant psychedelic printed on raw silk - large bow hangs on shoulders - internal corset with boning - matching shoes des...
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1960s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior Red Boutique Paris Dress and Evening Top
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
A lovely evening dress and top by Christian Dior. The red dress has spaghetti straps and a drop waist , with a side zip. The over top is red with gold sequin and thread detail. It h...
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1980s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

A Christian Dior Lace Couture Gown Collection Ligne Oblique (?) Circa 1950
By Christian Dior
Located in Toulon, FR
Ligne Oblique Collection (?) Circa 1948/1950 Paris France A Collectible Calais black lace cocktail or ceremonial dress by Christian Dior. Black and white transparency effect obtaine...
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1950s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior Haute Couture Violet Gown With Silk Tassels size M
By Christian Dior
Located in Montgomery, TX
Luxurious vintage floor length Christian Dior haute couture gown in violet-coloured crepe silk. Slim silhouette is created by wide belt decorated with beaded silk tassels. Exceptio...
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1970s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

S/S 1998 Christian Dior John Galliano Black Glitter Gown
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Austin, TX
S/S 1998 Christian Dior John Galliano Black Glitter Gown CONDITION: Excellent Acetate-Viscose-Polyester Fabric Made in France Bust: 35"-36", Waist: 30"-31", Hips: 40"-43", Length...
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

CHRISTIAN DIOR New York Circa 1950 Navy Blue Chiffon Gown
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a navy blue chiffon gown by Christian Dior New York, Circa 1950. The gown has a navy blue silk slip under it, a large bow on the front bodice, and a deep "v" in the back.
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Late 20th Century French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

CHRISTIAN DIOR HAUTE COUTURE Purple Crinkle Gown Betsy Bloomingdale 1988
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a long purple gown by Christian Dior Haute Couture, from 1988. It is made of a crinkled chiffon, with a fitted bustier, flower, and a long shoulder wrap. In excellent vintage...
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20th Century French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

CHRISTIAN DIOR COUTURE Provenance Betsy Bloomingdale Nude Silk Chiffon Gown
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Christian Dior gown is composed of a nude silk. Features and elastic neckline and sleeves with a pleated waist, which may be style on or off the shoulders. Comes with a slip ski...
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20th Century French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior Paris Automne-Hiver 1980 Numbered Lace Gown with Stole
By Christian Dior
Located in Montgomery, TX
Christian Dior Automne-Hiver 1980 Dress Embellished with beads and sequins. Lace has metal gold thread through. Boned bodice with attached interior waist belt. Triple skirt silk lini...
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1980s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

A Christian Dior Haute Couture Evening Dress Numbered 218551 Circa 1959-1965
By Christian Dior
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1959-1965 France Exceptional raspberry satin silk grand soir dress by Christian Dior Haute Couture numbered 218551 . Very Closed to the named Athena dress from the period of ...
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1960s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior Haute Couture Long Blue Gown Provenance Betsy Bloomingdale 1988
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a long royal blue silk taffeta gown by Christian Dior Haute Couture, from 1988-89. The gown has long sleeves, a wrapped front and back bodice, a large bow on the side hip, a...
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1980s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

CHRISTIAN DIOR 1998 Sheer Silver Gown / Dress by John Galliano
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Arnsberg, NW
CHRISTIAN DIOR 1998. Silver-coloured dress with cream lace trim by Christian Dior by John Galliano. This elegant dress is an extremely rare collector's item and one of Dior's must-...
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1990s Italian Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior by Galliano Early Sapphire Blue Silk Demi Couture Dress Gown
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A rare Christian Dior by John Galliano f/w 1999 sapphire blue eyelash silk bias cut gown. Designed with the utmost attention to couture detailing and sophisticated construction. Go...
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1990s Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior Autumn-Winter 1995 silk strapless evening dress
By Christian Dior, Gianfranco Ferré
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior Autumn-Winter 1995 silk strapless evening dress
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior batwings evening sequin dress. circa 1980s
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior Homage to France cocktail dress is constructed with a silk material decorated with single knotted sequins. Featuring long batwing sleeves with zips at the cuffs and a ...
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1980s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Vintage 1962 Christian Dior Gown Vintage 1960s Christian Dior Silk Dress UK 10
By Christian Dior
Located in Cheltenham, GB
Made in the most exquisite ivory silk, decorated with silver glass claw set rhinestones, glow mesh rhinestone strands, faceted iridescent glass beads, and frosted white glass beads, ...
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1960s British Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

John Galliano for Christian Dior Blush Pink Silk Seam Gown
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in Water Mill, NY
A stunning Christian Dior gown in a pale pink silk. A long sleeveless silhouette it has an asymmetrical neckline and seaming. The dress skims the body through the hips, then becomes...
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

John Galliano Gloriously Gatsby Delightfully Dior Chantilly Lace Evening Dress
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Circa 1998 Christian Dior by John Galliano. Exquisitely elegant bashful blue chantilly lace creation influenced by the 30's Gatsby era. Cut and tailored with Galliano's meticulously...
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20th Century Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

F/W 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Runway Laser-Cut Suede Turtleneck Gown
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: the most incredible laser-cut beige suede Christian Dior Boutique gown, designed by John Galliano. From the Fall/Winter 1999 collection, this full-length gown d...
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano tricolour bias-cut evening dress, ss 1999
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior tricolour evening dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Made up of red, black and ivory viscose panels ▪ Standing collar ▪ Floor-length fishtail skirt ▪ Silk lining ...
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano floral embroidered silk evening dress, fw 1997
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Important and rare Christian Dior mint silk hand-embroidered evening dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano for his first RTW collection at Dior ▪ Floral embroidery inspired by antiqu...
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior sage silk jacquard evening dress and jacket set, ss 1998
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior sage evening dress and jacket set ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Floral silk jacquard ▪ Maxi dress with mermaid hem ▪ Cowl neckline ▪ Spaghetti straps ▪ Mid-Lengt...
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano black crochet-knit evening dress, fw 1999
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior by John Galliano: black crochet-knit evening dress with metallic lurex underlay, low back and large turtleneck collar. Fall-Winter 1999
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano fuchsia crepe satin evening dress, fw 1999
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior evening dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Fuchsia crepe satin ▪ Bias cut ▪ Multiple fabric covered buttons at the side opening ▪ Wide collar extending over the ...
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior black jacquard evening fur coat and maxi dress, fw 1998
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior black jacquard evening coat and dress set ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Jacquard 76% Acetate, 24% Viscose ▪ Lining 100% Silk ▪ Large fur collar and trim ▪ Pin-tucke...
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano black lace evening dress and shawl, fw 1998
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior black lace floor-length evening dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Double-layered ▪ Fine knitted lace ▪ Purple viscose-knit underdress ▪ Large faux astrakhan sha...
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano champagne silk evening dress, fw 1999
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior by John Galliano champagne silk evening dress with structured collar and fabric button fastenings on side seam Fall-Winter 1999
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior Couture Slate Silk Chiffon Gown with Jewel Encrusted Collar, 1968
By Marc Bohan, Christian Dior
Located in San Francisco, CA
1968 Haute Couture Spring/Summer Christian Dior by Marc Bohan. A stunning slate grey textured silk sleeveless column gown lined in muslin with fitted high waist band and full chiffo...
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1960s Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior numbered bejeweled crepe evening mini dress circa 1994
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
This piece was designed by the Italian designer Gianfranco Ferré, the first non-French designer at the helm of the house of Dior who took the job to replace Marc Bohan in 1988. His ...
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano red draped low back evening dress, ss 1999
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior red, black and white evening dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Asymmetric cowl neckline ▪ Twisted shoulder strap ▪ Asymmetric drapery on bodice ▪ Low back ▪ Ha...
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano cream silk one-shoulder evening dress, ss 1998
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior cream silk brocade one-shoulder evening dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Built-in corset ▪ Double layered ▪ Draped overskirt ▪ Beaded and silk thread tassels ...
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano fuchsia silk bias cut evening dress, fw 1999
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior fuchsia silk one shoulder evening dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Cowl neckline ▪ Spaghetti strap and short sleeve ▪ Fabric covered buttons at side seam ▪ An...
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Beaded Vintage Gown with Tie Die Effect
Located in London, GB
A stunning gown with wonderful embellishment. The dress has a round neckline and v backline with a side zip opening. It is a colourful mix of pinks and lilac with sequin and bead d...
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1980s Unknown Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

1970s Christian Dior By Marc Bohan Hiroshige Wave Silk Chiffon Vintage 70s Gown
By Christian Dior, Marc Bohan
Located in San Diego, CA
Absolutley stunning rare 1970s vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR by MARC BOHAN hiroshige wave novelty print silk chiffon evening gown maxi dress ! Features a beautiful print in vibrant colors o...
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1970s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano red and gold crochet-knit evening dress, fw 1999
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior crochet-knit evening dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Metallic gold foiled over red crochet-knit ▪ Large turn-over off-shoulder collar ▪ Low open back ▪ Gold lu...
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano silk evening dress and cocoon coat set, ss 1998
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior evening dress and coat set ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Red and cream floral printed evening dress with train ▪ Red silk jacquard reversible cocoon coat ▪ Persi...
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior Ball Gown in black tulle & satin appliqué N° 363404 Circa 1955
By Christian Dior
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1955 France Evening dress in black satin bias appliqué on black tulle signed Christian Dior Boutique numbered 363404 Circa 1955. Transparency effect with several layers of wh...
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1950s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

1970s Christian Dior Demi Couture Red Silk Chiffon Gown
By Christian Dior, Marc Bohan
Located in London, GB
This sensational demi couture 1970s red silk chiffon evening gown is by iconic brand Christian Dior when celebrated designer Marc Bohan was at the helm. This show stopping piece is c...
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1970s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

A Miss Dior Evening Dress by Philippe Guibourgé Circa 1970
By Christian Dior, Miss Dior
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1968 - 1972 France Elegant long evening dress signed "Miss Dior" by Philippe Guibourgé around 1970. Very beautiful stretch black silk crepe allowing a heavy drape that moves w...
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1960s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

1960's Black Silk Chiffon Tiered Gown
By Christian Dior
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Attributed to Dior. Stunning 1960's black silk chiffon multi-tiered gown. Tiers are trimmed thinly in black lace. Gown has off the shoulder sleeves and with two spaghetti straps that...
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1960s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Dior asymmetric chiffon fringed dress
By Christian Dior
Located in New York, NY
Christian Dior asymmetric brown chiffon dress has D'Esprit detail on bodice. The back is deep, with the fringes measuring 12 1/2 inches;. The left of the dress from underarm to hem m...
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1980s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano maroon silk chiffon V neck gown
By John Galliano
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Elegant Christian Dior by John Galliano maroon silk chiffon 30s inspired gown. V neck and open back ( v) with button. fit US size 0/2/4 Bust: 32"/ Waist: 28"/ Hip: 32"/ Length: 60" ...
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior Haute Couture Pleated Chiffon Gown, Betsy Bloomingdale 1974
By Marc Bohan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a long black chiffon pleated gown by Christian Dior Haute Couture, from 1974. The gown has ruffles at the neckline, hem, and sleeve. It is sheer with a black satin bow tie ...
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1970s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior Ruched Corset Bustier Dress 1990s
By Christian Dior
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous soft gold fine silk knit dress from Christian Dior. It has an inner boned corset with underwire bust cups, and detachable spaghetti straps in order the also wear the dress...
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Vintage 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Suede Lace Bias-Cut Gown and Jacket
By John Galliano, Christian Dior
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Breathtaking Christian Dior laser-cut suede and chantilly lace bias-cut gown with matching jacket that cost well over $30,000 when new. Dior is probably the best known name in high f...
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior Haute Couture Purple Crinkle Chiffon Gown Betsy Bloomingdale 1988
By Marc Bohan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a long purple gown by Christian Dior Haute Couture, from 1988. It is made of a crinkled chiffon, with a fitted bustier, flower, and a long shoulder wrap. Provenance: Betsy B...
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1980s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior Haute Couture 2pc Black Gown w/Shawl, Betsy Bloomingdale 1970s
By Marc Bohan
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is a 2pc black gown with a matching shawl by Christian Dior Haute Couture, from the 1970's. The dress has thin straps, a tie bow around the waist, a v-neckline, and faggoting cu...
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1970s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

1950s Vintage Christian Dior Strapless Silk Satin Pale Taupe Dress w Bow & Sash
By Christian Dior
Located in Portland, OR
We are so happy to be able to offer this very rare, vintage 1950's strapless evening gown from Christian Dior in a pale taupe silk satin. This incredible dress has lovely tucks and g...
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1950s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Vintage F/W 1997 Christian Dior by John Galliano Black Lace Satin Mini Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Austin, TX
Vintage F/W 1997 Christian Dior by John Galliano Black Lace Satin Mini Dress DESIGNER: F/W 1997 Christian Dior by John Galliano- CONDITION: Good- Flawless!- FABRIC: 100% silk- COUNTR...
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior by Galliano Chiffon & Lace Playing Card Print Cocktail Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Christian Dior by John Galliano bias-cut chiffon and lace cocktail dress with playing card print. Bodice is made from black lace and skirt made of playing card and floral print flare...
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Late 20th Century French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Christian Dior Paris Little Black Dress in Cashmere Silk Blend w Leather Ruffle
By Christian Dior
Located in Portland, OR
This is an incredible Christian Dior cashmere, wool, silk knit blend sheath dress with a leather ruffled trim. This chic sleeveless dress has a bateau neckline and closes with a side...
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Late 20th Century Italian Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR Boutique Pink Silk Slip Midi Dress Size 4
By Christian Dior
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Vintage CHRISTIAN DIOR Boutique Pink Silk Slip Midi Dress Size 4 Product details: Size FR36, US4 100% silk, 100% silk double lining The back-opening measures 13” from the shoulders...
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Late 20th Century French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

John Galliano for Christian Dior Silk Dress with Buckle Straps and Drawstring
By Christian Dior
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous black silk dress from John Galliano for Christian Dior. It has adjustable straps with silver Dior embossed buckles at each shoulder and at the back of each strap plus a c...
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1990s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

Vintage Christian Dior Haute Couture Dress Numbered in Navy Blue Silk Chiffon XS
By Christian Dior
Located in Portland, OR
This is an exquisite vintage 2 piece 100% silk chiffon navy blue haute couture evening dress from Christian Dior. The dress is numbered 24396 and has the black Paris label with whit...
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20th Century French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

A Christian Dior-Marc Bohan Little Black Dress numbered 15843 Spring Summer 1982
By Christian Dior
Located in Toulon, FR
Spring Summer 1982 Collection France Haute Couture or cocktail little black dress in muslin and Caudry lace from the designer house Christian Dior directed by Marc Bohan. Straight d...
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1980s French Vintage Dior Evening Gowns

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Vintage Dior Evening Gowns For Sale on 1stDibs

On 1stDibs, there are many options to choose from in our collection of vintage dior evening gowns. For vintage dior evening gowns, Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Brown, Gray, Red and more in stock now. Finding the perfect accessories for you may mean sifting through those that were made during different time periods — popular versions of these were made as early as the 20th Century and a newer one, made as recently as the 20th Century, can also be found on the site. Finding appealing vintage dior evening gowns such as these — no matter the origin — is easy, but Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior and Marc Bohan each produced popular versions that are worth a look. 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 are Vintage Dior Evening Gowns?

The prices for vintage dior evening gowns start at $150 and top out at $56,166 with these items, on average, selling for $2,196.

Christian Dior Biography and Important Works

When Christian Dior launched his couture house, in 1946, he wanted nothing less than to make “an elegant woman more beautiful and a beautiful woman more elegant.” He succeeded, and in doing so the visionary designer altered the landscape of 20th century fashion.

Dior was born in Granville, on the Normandy coast, in 1905. His prosperous haute bourgeois parents wanted him to become a diplomat despite his interest in art and architecture. However, they agreed to bankroll an art gallery, which Dior opened in 1928 in Paris with a friend.

This was the start of Dior’s rise in the city’s creative milieu, where he befriended Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau. After seven years as an art dealer, Dior retrained as a fashion illustrator, eventually landing a job as a fashion designer for Robert Piguet, and in 1941, following a year of military service, he joined the house of Lucien Lelong. Just five years later, with the backing of industrialist Marcel Boussac, the ascendant Dior established his own fashion house, at 30 avenue Montaigne in Paris.

Just two years after the end of World War II, the fashion crowd and the moribund haute couture industry were yearning, comme tout Paris, for security and prosperity, desperate to discard the drab, sexless, utilitarian garb imposed by wartime deprivation. They needed to dream anew.

And Dior delivered: He designed a collection for a bright, optimistic future. “It’s quite a revolution, dear Christian!” exclaimed Carmel Snow, the prescient American editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar, famously proclaiming, “Your dresses have such a new look.” The press ran with the description, christening Dior’s debut Spring/Summer haute couture collection the New Look. “God help those who bought before they saw Dior,” said Snow. “This changes everything.”

Dior’s collection definitively declared that opulence, luxury and femininity were in. His skirts could have 40-meter-circumference hems, and outfits could weigh up to 60 pounds. They were cut and shaped like architecture, on strong foundations that molded women and “freed them from nature,” Dior said. Rather than rationing, his ladies wanted reams of fabric and 19-inch waists enforced by wire corsets, and the fashion world concurred. The debut got a standing ovation.

In the subsequent decade, Paris ruled as the undisputed fashion capital of the world, and Christian Dior reigned as its king. With the luxuriously full skirts of his New Look, suits and his drop-dead gorgeous evening dresses and ball gowns worthy of any princess, Dior gave women the gift of glamour they’d lost in the miserable years of war.

On 1stDibs, find an exquisite range of vintage Christian Dior clothing, jewelry, handbags and other items.

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. 

Questions About Christian Dior
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Dior is a luxury French fashion house that celebrates opulence, extravagance and femininity in fashion. It was founded in 1946 by French fashion designer Christian Dior and gained fame for revolutionizing women’s fashion after World War II. Find a collection of authentic Christian Dior clothing, jewelry and other stunning items on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    You can examine many elements to authenticate Dior shoes. Dior shoes have deep, well-defined treads, while imitations may have very shallow patterns. Insoles on Dior shoes read "made in Italy" and show the brand name in the correct font. The words "made in Italy" should also appear above the style number and the Italian shoe size. Shop a large selection of expertly vetted Dior shoes on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To clean a Dior canvas bag, moisten a soft cloth with lukewarm water. Add a few drops of mild dish soap and rub the ends of the cloth together to create lather. Gently wipe the entire bag. Then, moisten a second cloth and wipe again to remove the soap. Shop a large selection of Dior canvas bags on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To authenticate a Dior scarf, examine the tag. Designs vary from year to year, but generally the tag will display at least the brand name in the correct font. On an authentic Dior scarf, the tag is usually perfectly parallel to the edge of the scarf and the printing appears centered and crisp. The stitching that holds the tag should be evenly spaced. Find a collection of expertly vetted Dior scarves on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    You can get a Dior wedding dress by visiting a bridal boutique that is an authorized dealer of the brand. Some online retailers also carry Dior wedding gowns. However, you can't buy items from the Dior bridal collection on the brand's official website or at their boutiques. Find a collection of Dior dresses on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    To correctly pronounce the first word in Dior Homme, say "dee-OAR." The second word sounds like the word "home" but without the letter H. Dior is the French last name of the brand's founder, Christian Dior. "Homme" is the French word for man. Find a selection of Dior Homme on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    How you style Dior B23 sneakers is largely a matter of personal preference. High-top styles tend to look best worn with socks no higher than the collar, while low-top options work well with socks of varying heights. Feel free to get creative and wear your sneakers with everything from dresses to jeans. Shop a range of Dior sneakers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    How you style Dior shoes depends on the type of shoe and your personal preferences. Dior sneakers can put a trendy finishing touch on everything from dresses to shorts, while Dior boots can elevate cold-weather ensembles like wool skirts and sweater-and-jeans combos. Part of the fun of Dior fashions is defying the rules and creating your own unique looks, so feel free to think outside the box when styling. Shop a large selection of Dior shoes on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    On Dior Tribal earrings, the smaller front pearl goes in front of your ear lobe, and the larger pearl rests behind your ear. Pull the smaller pearl out and then position over your ear, and put them on by inserting the smaller piece back into the hole on the larger pearl. Find an array of Dior jewelry from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Dior is a luxury brand. Typically, a luxury brand is any that produces non-essential goods of exceptional quality and sells them at a high price point. The garments, accessories and jewelry made by Dior fit this definition. Find a large selection of Dior on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Whether or not Christian Dior jewelry is real gold depends on the type in question. Dior often uses genuine 18-karat gold for its fine jewelry pieces. Fashion jewelry is usually not real gold. Instead, the brand applies a gold-tone finish to a base metal. Silver-tone pieces typically feature the same base metal under a layer of palladium. Find a large collection of Christian Dior jewelry on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, the classic Dior saddle bag includes a shoulder strap. The more recent Dior and Sacai saddle bag has an adjustable strap, allowing you to wear it on your shoulder or fastened across your chest. Dior also sells longer canvas straps that you can attach to many of their bags, including the classic saddle bag. Find a collection of Dior saddle bags on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    No, Dior does not currently manufacture nightgowns, though a number of the luxury brand’s vintage nightgowns are available online from a variety of retailers. Find an alluring assortment of vintage Christian Dior nightgowns from some of the top sellers in the world on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Dior boutiques often have sales at the end of the season on select items. The best way to find out is to ask your nearest location or keep an eye on the inventory. For physical store locations, consult the brand’s website. Shop iconic vintage and contemporary Dior clothing and accessories on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Yes, Dior runs sales for Black Friday and other occasions throughout the year. Promotions vary and usually do not include all the items in the online store's inventory. You also may find Dior apparel, jewelry and accessories available at discounted prices year-round on online platforms. Shop a large selection of Dior on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    No, Dior bags don't all have serial numbers. In fact, the brand uses date codes in place of them. The date code begins with a two-digit number that represents the manufacturing year. A two-letter code specifying which factory produced the bag comes next. At the end of the date code is a four-number sequence. The first and third numbers correspond to the month of production, and the second and fourth numbers tell you the calendar date. For example, a date code ending in 1212 means the date of production was November 22. On 1stDibs, find a variety of expertly vetted Dior bags.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    You can't do a Dior serial number check because bags and other accessories by the brand have date codes rather than numbers. Instead, examine the date code to ensure it consists of a series of two numbers, two letters and four additional numbers separated by dashes. You can also check the stitching and look for logo-embossed hardware to assess authenticity. Shop a range of expertly vetted Dior apparel on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertMarch 22, 2022
    Dior makes bags out of a variety of materials. Some bags feature fabrics, including cotton canvas, jacquard, satin and velvet. In addition, Dior offers bags made of textured, patent and smooth cowhide leather. A small number of sheepskin bags are also among the brand's designs. You’ll find a large selection of Dior bags on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    In his original designs, Christian Dior mostly made use of cotton, wool and silk. These were the most popular materials to use at the time, before synthetic materials like polyester became more widely used in later decades of the 20th century. Find a collection of vintage and modern Dior garments from some of the world’s top sellers on 1stDibs.
  • 1stDibs ExpertApril 5, 2022
    Christian Dior was influenced by his years working as an art dealer and fashion illustrator before finally opening a fashion house of his own. He was initially interested in art and architecture. Prior to his work in fashion design, Dior ran an art gallery with a friend, where he showed the work of Max Ernst, Picasso, Joan Miró and others. In 1946, Dior opened his fashion house and strove to deliver bright fashions for a new era, discarding the sexless utilitarian garbs that had been forced upon people during the war. Three very talented women who worked in Dior’s studio — Madame Raymonde Zehnacker, Marguerite Carré and Mitzah Bricard — are also said to have inspired him. Shop iconic vintage and contemporary Dior clothing on 1stDibs.