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50s Black Ruffle Day Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Black Ruffle Day Dress. Unlined, side zip closure,
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50s Green Wool Brocade Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Green Wool Brocade Dress
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50s Black and Blue Lace Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Black and Blue Lace Dress. Black lace over blue lining. Original belt. Metal back zip closure.
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50s Black Wool Dress w/ Bow
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Black Wool Dress w/ Bow. Unlined, back metal zipper. Dolman sleeves.
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50s White Linen and Lace Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s White Linen and Lace Dress. Lace is hand done Irish crochet and cutwork. Original belt. One panel of lace lining in front bodice, the rest of the dress is unlined. Back metal zip...
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50s Two-Tone Orange Day Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Two-Tone Orange Day Dress. Metal back zip. Original belt included. Lined skirt, faced skirt.
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50s Black Wool V Neck 3/4 Sleeve Fitted Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Black Wool V Neck 3/4 Sleeve Fitted Dress. Beaded buttons adorn the front collar detail. Metal zipper up the back. Fitted design. Fully lined.
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50s White Sheath Dress with White Belt
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s White Sheath Dress with original white belt. Princess seaming. Slightly gathered at waist. Lightweight fabric. The measurements are as follows; Bust: 34 inches Waist: 25 inche...
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50s Cotton Flamenco Style Floral Print Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Cotton Flamenco Style Floral Print Dress
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50s Emma Domb White Embroidered Organza Dress
By Emma Domb
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Emma Domb White Embroidered Organza Dress. Faux front button opening. Back metal zipper.
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50s Navy Blue & Ivory Polka Dot Dress with Full Gathered Skirt
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Navy Blue & Ivory Polka Dot Dress with Full Gathered Skirt. Metal zipper up the back. Rushed bodice.
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50s Bamboo Leaf Print Navy & White Tiki Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Bamboo Leaf Print Navy & White Tiki Dress. Convertible halter strap can be removed, attaches via buttons inside dress. Back metal zipper. Cotton.
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50s Black Silk Rose Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Black Silk Rose Dress
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50s Navy Blue Lace Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Navy Blue Lace Dress. Sheer lace overdress with ruched front bodice. Original belt included. Size Small (please see measurements below).
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50s Gold Jacquard Cocktail Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Gold Jacquard Cocktail Dress. Pleated skirt is with stiffened lining helps keep structure. Three quarter sleeves. Elegant boat neck collar. Back zips up center with metal zipper ...
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1950s Adele Simpson Vintage ' Leaves + Flowers ' Yellow Colorful Silk 50s Dress
By Adele Simpson
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful vintage 50s ADELE SIMPSON yellow silk dress! Flattering wiggle fit, that flatters a variety of shapes and sizes. Features wonderful all over prints of leaves and flowers. V...
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1950s Kamehameha Hawaiian Beautiful Hand Painted Vintage 50s Cotton Wrap Dress
By Kamehameha
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful 1950s KAMEHAMEHA hand painted vintage cotton wrap dress! Features vibrant handpainted prints in yellow, green, orange, gold, brown and white. Sarong style wrap ties shut at...
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1950s Gorgeous Blue Paisley Fit n' Flare Vintage 50s Sleeveless Silk Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful 1950s blue paisley fit and flare sleeveless silk dress! Features a vibrant blue backdrop, with colorful paisley prints in pink, yellow, turquoise, teal, and green. Fitted b...
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50s Carnation Pink Embroidered Cotton Eyelet Sheath Dress with Matching Bolero
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Carnation Pink Embroidered Cotton Eyelet Sheath Dress with Matching Bolero. Jewel neckline. Rear metal zip closure. This set has the following measurements: Jacket Shoulders:...
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1950s Chic Chartreuse Olive Green Cotton Striped Cap Sleeve Vintage 50s Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic late 1950s chartreuse green and olive green cap sleeve cotton dress. Features flattering vertical stripes on the fitted bodice, with a high neck, and attached belt. Dipped back ...
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Cute 1950s ' Flowers + Leaves ' 3 - D Short Sleeve 50s Vintage Cotton Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Adorable late 50s cotton dress! Vibrant 3-D flowers and leaves print throughout. Slightly flounced skirt. White honeycomb cotton, with a full metal zipper down the side. Looks great ...
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50s Ceil Chapman Aubergine Smocked Dress
By Ceil Chapman
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Aubergine Smocked Dress. Front button and metal side zip closures. Belt included, unoriginal.
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50s Black Chantilly Lace Cocktail Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Black Chantilly Lace Cocktail Dress. Metal side zip closure. Custom made, hand finished.
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50s Black & White Lace Cocktail Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Black & White Lace Cocktail Dress. The black lace is layered over white lace. Velvet trim on bodice. Built in layered tulle petticoat. Grosgrain waist band hooks closed. Fully li...
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Late 1950s Addie Masters Silk 50s Day Dress w/ Yellow & White Polka Dots
Located in San Diego, CA
Amazing late 1950s/very early 1960s Addie Masters silk dress! Vibrant yellow color, with white polka dots throughout. Addie Masters was a very important Californian designer in the 1...
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Daisy de Formari of Rome Vintage 50s Blue Floral Pleated Bubble Hem Dress, 1950s
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A glamorous vintage womens dress from the 50s by Italian designer, Daisy de Formari of Rome. In a lightweight blue wool fabric with an impressionist floral print throughout, short sl...
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Vintage Maxan 1950s Red and Gold Hand Painted Silk Kimono Style 50s Wrap Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Brilliant vintage 1950s MAXAN designer red silk and gold metallic hand painted kimono style wrap dress! Luxurious soft silk. Wrpa style, with interior and exterior fabric covered but...
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50s White Chiffon and Satin Party Dress
By I. Magnin
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s White Chiffon and Satin Party Dress. Fully lined. Metal back zip. Some discoloration on lining, not visible from outside.
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50s Pink Satin Embroidered Bodice Cocktail Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Pink Satin Embroidered Bodice Cocktail Dress Chiffon Skirt.
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Amazing 1950s Canary Yellow Silk Vintage Cut - Out 50s Bombshell Wiggle Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
The perfect yellow dress for spring and summer! This fine mid century gem features cut-outs above the bust, and at hem. Cut-outs feature a sheer layer of yellow silk underneath. High...
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Beautiful 1950s White + Silver Raffia Hand Made Vintage 50s Wiggle Couture Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful 1950s demi couture white and silver raffia wiggle dress! Features white raffia with silver metallic threading throughout. Fabulous bombshell fit looks amazing on! Scalloped...
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50s A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage Cult beige damasked silk sleeveless tube dress
Located in Lugo (RA), IT
A.N.G.E.L.O. Vintage Cult beige silk sleeveless tube dress with yellow damask fantasy and lamè details. Round collar and side zip closure. Size: 42 IT Flat measurements Height: 92 ...
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Vintage 1950's 50s Black Lace Nude Illusion Bombshell Wiggle Cocktail Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
The perfect little black dress! Tiny nipped waist, V-neckline, and nude illusion peek-a-boo lace accents on the bodice. Short sleeves and hourglass silhouette. Rear metal zip closure...
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1950s Elliette Lewis Teal Blue Silk Chiffon 50s Vintage Dress w/ Pleated Bodice
By ELLIETTE LEWIS
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful 1950s ELLIETTE LEWIS teal blue silk chiffon dress! Pleated ruched bodice has a Grecian feel, and features cap sleeves. Flattering straight skirt. Multiple layers of soft si...
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Beautiful 1950s White Lace + Baby Blue 3/4 Sleeves Vintage 50s Swing Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Gorgeous vintage 1950s white lace swing dress! Couture quality, with so much attention to detail. Pale blue silk bow under bust. Tailored bodice, with a full skirt that could easily ...
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50s Silk Jacquard Cocktail Dress w/ Swallowtail Bow -
Located in San Francisco, CA
A fantastic 50s silk jacquard cocktail dress in black with a floral pattern: zips up the back with a square neckline, 3/4 fitted sleeves, deep V back, a gathered swag rides low on t...
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50s Dorothy O'Hara Draped Bodice Cocktail Dress
By Dorothy O'Hara
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Dorothy O'Hara Draped Bodice Cocktail Dress. Classic 1950s crepe wiggle dress with draped bodice and back kick pleat. Zips up back.
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50s Black Silk Shantung Short Sleeve Cocktail Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Black Silk Shantung Short Sleeve Cocktail Dress. Fully lined.
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50s Black Lace Tiered Dress with Back Bow
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Black Lace Tiered Dress with Bow Back.
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50s Flocked Velvet Drop Waist Cocktail Dress - Inspiration
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s flocked Velvet Drop Waist Cocktail Dress. There is a lot of fading and wear on the velvet of the skirt, as well as badly done repairs to the shoulder and armhole area. That being...
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Chic 1950s Pocket Watch Novelty Print Red White and Blue Silk 50s Shirt Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic vintage 1950s silk novelty pocket watch print silk fit n' flare nautical shirt dress! Features pocket watches printed throughout in red, white and navy blue. Buttons up the fron...
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50s Howard Greer Black and White Cocktail Dress
By Howard Greer
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Howard Greer Black and White Cocktail Dress. White silk moire bodice, silk satin trim and bow detail at bust. Black wool gaberdine skirt. Fully lined, boned bodice. Hand finished...
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50's Hattie Carnegie Black Silk Faille Evening Dress
By Hattie Carnegie
Located in San Francisco, CA
50's Hattie Carnegie black silk faille evening dress with embellishments.
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Gorgeous 1950s 50s Couture Pink Vintage Mermaid Dress w/ Chantilly Lace + Sequin
Located in San Diego, CA
What a dress!!! This gorgeous 1950s mermaid dress could have easily been on any of the 50s starlets! Pink Chantilly lace, intermixed with sequins throughout. Fitted throughout the bo...
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50s Emma Domb Black Chiffon Tiered Dress
By Emma Domb
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Emma Domb Black Chiffon Tiered Dress
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50s Drop Waist Lace Tiered Skirt Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s drop waist lace tiered skirt with fitted bodice. Slightly off shoulder. Chocolate brown lace, mocha colored lining. Bust: 34-36 inches Waist: 26 inches Hip: up to 39 inches Len...
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Pauline Trigere Cocktail Dress Black Silk Draped Shawl Collar Vintage LBD 50s
By Pauline Trigère
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This incredible little black dress is an early Pauline Trigere piece, dating to the 1950s. Made from a supple black silk fabric, it features a draped shawl collar that is cut lower i...
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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 bodice, drop waist, sweetheart bustline, 3/4 length sleeves and full flared skirt. ...
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50s Silk Painterly Bolero and Dress Set
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s Silk Painterly Bolero and Dress Set
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50s I Magnin Drop Waist Silk Taffeta Petal Sleeve Dress with Brooch
By I. Magnin
Located in San Francisco, CA
50s I Magnin Drop Waist Silk Taffeta Petal Sleeve Dress with Brooch
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Rare 1950s Red + White Checkered Rhinestone Vintage 50s Cotton Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic and rare early 1950s cotton dress! Features a fitted bodice with a forgiving full skirt. Rhinestone encrusted buttons up the front, with hidden hook-and-eye closure at left neck...
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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 dress! This gem was made in Hong Kong, with the sought-after "Boutique by Miss Ruth"...
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Rare 1980s Townley Blue + White Paisley Flower Print Vintage 50s Dress
By Townley, Neiman Marcus
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful and rare early 80s TOWNLEY for NEIMAN MARCUS blue and white paisley flower print Avant Garde silk dress! While Townley was recognized as the manufacturer of Claire McCardel...
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Beautiful 1950s Fred Perlberg Navy Blue + Ivory Rhinestone 50s Vintage Dress
By Fred Perlberg, Fred Perlberg Originals
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful 1950s FRED PERLBERG navy blue and ivory lace rhinestone sleeveless dress! Features a pretty navy blue fabric with ivory lace at bust and waist. Sparkly rhinestone sequins a...
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1950s Autumnal 3 - D Checkered Plaid Pleated 50s Cotton Vintage Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic 1950s 'Autumnal' pleated cotton dress! Warm tones, in plaid, with three dimensional contrasting black sketched plaid throughout. Pleated bodice and skirt, that looks sensational...
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1950s Chic Crepe Sleeveless Perfect Vintage 50s Little Black Sheath Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Perfect late 1950s black crepe sleeveless dress! The perfect LBD that is an essential timeless addition to any wardrobe. Features soft black crepe, with a wrap around strap that butt...
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Beautiful 1950s 50s Light Green Chantilly Lace Strapless Vintage Cocktail Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Prettiest 1950s strapless light green dress! Layers and layers of floral lace, with a full skirt (built in crinoline under skirt). Wonderful construction, with a full metal zipper up...
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1950s Blue Raffia Demi Couture Beautiful Vintage Crochet 50s Wiggle Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Beautiful vintage 1950s blue raffia demi couture wiggle dress! Features hand crochet work with raffia. Fully lined. Full metal zipper up the back with hook-and-eye closure. Can easil...
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1950s Norma Morgan Gold + Chartreuse Green + Bronze Silk Vintage 50s Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Stunning 1950s NORMA MORGAN yellow, chartreuse green, and bronze silk long dolman sleeve dress! Features a unique print of abstract leopard with metallic paisley. Mock buttons up the...
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Stunning 1950s Bullock's Wilshire Large Size Black Silk Sequined 50s Midi Dress
By Bullock Wilshire
Located in San Diego, CA
Stunning vintage 50s Bullock's Wilshire demi couture black silk sequined tea length midi dress! Features thousands of hand-sewn black sequins throughout the entire dress. Pocket at t...
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Vintage Dress 50s Dresses For Sale on 1stDibs

Browse a vast assortment of vintage dress 50s dresses for sale on 1stDibs. For vintage dress 50s dresses, Black is a pretty popular color, but we also have Beige, Blue, Gray and more in stock now. If you’re looking for accessories from a specific time period, our collection is diverse and broad-ranging, and you’ll find some that date back to the 20th Century while other versions may have been produced as recently as the 20th Century. There have been many classic iterations of vintage dress 50s dresses over the years, but those made by Ceil Chapman, Suzy Perette and Christian Dior are often thought to be among the most stylish. Finding accessories for sale for women should be easy, but there are 4 pieces available to browse for men as well as unisex, too.

How Much are Vintage Dress 50s Dresses?

On average, vintage dress 50s dresses on 1stDibs sell for $813, while they’re typically $95 on the low end and $17,341 for the highest priced versions of these items.

Fashion of the 20th Century

Find an extraordinary range of authentic Christian Dior fashion on 1stDibs. If you’re browsing our collection of unique vintage and designer fashion to elevate your daily look or to introduce new colors to the dazzling formal wear in your wardrobe, this designer’s body of work includes elements of red, purple, blue and other tones. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work appealing and attractive. On 1stDibs find designer, vintage and haute couture Christian Dior fashion from top boutiques around the world. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $44 and tops out at $175,500, while the average work can sell for $748.

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 vintage 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 Vintage Dress 50s Dresses
  • 1stDibs ExpertFebruary 22, 2021
    1950s-style dresses are often called poodle skirt dresses. The dress is generally a fit-and-flare shape with a wide swing skirt. Another popular type of dress is the form-fitting sheath, also known as a pencil dress.

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Behind the 1970s and ’80s Glam of ‘Halston’ with the Hit Show’s Costume Designer

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A Short History of Capri Pants, on the 100th Birthday of Their Inventor

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Once considered a controversial item of clothing, fashion designer Sonja de Lennart's creation is now a bona fide classic.

How the Chanel Jacket Forever Changed What Women Wear

How the Chanel Jacket Forever Changed What Women Wear

The classic tweed garment has been a wardrobe staple of chic women around the world since the 1950s.

A Pair of Shoes — Heels or Flats — Can Tell an Impactful Story

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Amanda Benchley and Bridget Moynahan teamed up to explore the relationship between powerful women and their most significant footwear.

You Saw It at the Met Ball. Here’s What Camp Fashion Is Really About

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The V&A Takes a Fresh Look at the New Look’s Pioneering Progenitor, Christian Dior

The V&A Takes a Fresh Look at the New Look’s Pioneering Progenitor, Christian Dior

Ballrooms, Bar Suits and British royals — in a sweeping exhibition, the London museum looks back on 70 years of the French fashion house, as well as its illustrious founder and his fondness for the United Kingdom.

This New York Bride Made a Statement in a Rare Saint Laurent

This New York Bride Made a Statement in a Rare Saint Laurent

Art director Morgan Cole was working at a major fashion house when she got engaged, but she found her dream dress on 1stdibs.