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AKRIS Flamenco-Inspired Black / Creme-White Polka Dot Flounced Silk Dress, 1980s
By Albert Kriemler
Located in Munich, DE
AKRIS of Switzerland. This knee-length dress is inspired by traditional Andalusian flamenco dresses and
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1980s Swiss Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

1980S White Polyester Blend Grecian Inspired Style Draped Gown With Boning
Located in New York, NY
1980S White Polyester Blend Grecian Inspired Style Draped Gown With Boning
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1980s Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

1960s Contessa Cream Silk Dress with Pink Embellished Waistband
Located in London, GB
. This is a high-end, well made dress and was certainly inspired by the work of Christobal Balenciaga
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1960s Hong Kong Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

Amazing 1970s Vintage One Shoulder Black Sequin Silk 70s Evening Dress Gown
By Mike Benet Formals, MIKE BENET
Located in San Diego, CA
Incredible vintage 1970s one shoulder black sequin silk Grecian inspired Toga evening dress
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1970s American Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

Vintage Purple Silk Embroidered Maxi Dress Anarkali Kashmir Maxi Dress India
Located in North Hollywood, CA
colors, with inspired creativity and impeccable craftsmanship, This vintage wedding princess dress exude
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Mid-20th Century Indian Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

Vintage Purple Silk Embroidered Maxi Dress Anarkali Kashmir Princess Gown
Located in North Hollywood, CA
colors, with inspired creativity and impeccable craftsmanship, This vintage wedding princess dress exude
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Mid-20th Century Indian Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

1970s Halston Inspired Multicolor Sequin Gown
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Halston Inspired Multicolor Sequin Gown is perfect for making a glamorous statement at formal events
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1970s Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

Valentino Evening Gown 2pc Set Documented Formal Beaded Mosaic Vintage S/S 89
By Valentino
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
. Valentino was often inspired by medieval art and this design was based upon a 16th century wooden stool
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1980s Italian Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

Saz by Surjit & Adarsh Gill Silk Cut Out Dress Dress, 1970s
Located in Boca Raton, FL
the otherwise columnar silhouette of the dress, giving it a more formal feel, while creating a ruffled
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1970s American Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

1970s Leonard Paris Silk Jersey Print belted Tunic Mini Dress
By Leonard of Paris
Located in Boca Raton, FL
ball button closure at each cuff, giving this dress more of a formal feel. A separate, accompanying
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1970s French Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

Leonard Paris Floral Silk Lace Inset Maxi Dress, 1990s
By Leonard of Paris
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Synonymous with luxury and innovation, Léonard Paris is known for their silk jersey dresses and
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1990s French Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

1990s Patricia Lester Fortuny Pleated and Beaded Dress
By Charles and Patricia Lester, Patricia Lester
Located in London, GB
, inspired by the classical draped silhouettes of ancient Greek goddesses. The dress has a rounded neckline
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1990s British Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

Moroccan Caftan, Silk Brocade Vintage Kaftan
Located in North Hollywood, CA
applique gold trim. This exotic Arabic maxi dress caftan gown makes a very extravagant garment for formal
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20th Century Moroccan Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

Gertrude Arzt of Huntington (Texas) Silk/Satin Metallic Gold Gown
Located in Sharon, CT
A rare 1960's formal dress by important American designer Gertrude Arzt of Huntington Texas
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1960s American Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

Stunning Vintage Oscar de la Renta Hunter Forest Green Velvet Silk Damask Gown 8
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in San Diego, CA
Stunning vintage OSCAR DE LA RENTA Couture Victorian inspired Size 8 forest hunter green velvet and
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Late 20th Century American Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

1990s Chanel Collection 18 Black Chiffon Gown with Gold Chain Belt
By Chanel
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Chanel Grecian inspired gown from the 1990s, collection 18. Pleated black silk chiffon with black
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1990s French Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

Dennis Corrigan, Nathaniel Hawthorne Posing with a Formally Dressed Gopher, 1978
Located in New York, NY
-inspired, small-town American landscape. Heavily (or 'well'?) armed, he's ready for anything. And his
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1970s American Modern Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Etching

Murano Vintage Glass Tray
By Mario Barbaglia and Marco Colombo
Located in Nantwich, GB
ground with stone wheels. The etching usually shows a courtship scene depicting a courtly couple dressed
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Mid-20th Century Mid-Century Modern Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Bronze

Murano Vintage Glass Tray
Murano Vintage Glass Tray
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H 3 in W 24 in D 15 in
1990s with the Vintage Multicolor Rhinestone Silver Bracelet
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
accessory to dress up or down according to the occasion. Embrace the versatility of this vintage-inspired
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1990s Italian Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Silver

1960s Native American Silver Turquoise Bolo Necklace
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
classic bolo design, offering a unique Western-inspired aesthetic. The silver setting around the turquoise
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1960s Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Turquoise, Silver

Yves Saint Laurent 1980s Resin Shell Earrings
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
to more formal affairs. The chic and versatile nature of these earrings allows you to seamlessly
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1980s Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

Barovier & Tosso Style Murano white glass Try Italy bronze Scene
By Compagnia Di Venezia E Murano (C.V.M.)
Located in Valladolid, ES
couple dressed in all their elegant clothing in a formal landscape or garden with architectural elements
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1950s Italian Art Nouveau Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Crystal, Gold, Bronze

Celine 1990s Planet Arc De Triomphe Charm Bracelet
By Celine
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
versatile accessory that complements both casual and formal attire. Wear it alone for a subtle touch of
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1990s French Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

Art Deco 1940s Rhinestone Earrings
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
to capture the essence of vintage glamour. Inspired by the opulence of the Art Deco era, these
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1940s Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

Murano Barovier Style Vanity Tray with Etched Mirror and Twisted Glass Rope
By Barovier
Located in Prato, Tuscany
wheels from underneath depicting a courtship scene showing a courtly couple dressed in all their finery
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Mid-20th Century Italian Rococo Revival Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Brass

Project For An Advertising Poster of Facis, First Italian Pret-a- Porter Company
Located in Firenze, IT
spring up in Turin. During the post-war period, the Facis brand revolutionized the men's formal clothing
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1980s Pop Art Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Paper

Vintage Collar Shape Necklace 18kt Yellow Gold with Diamonds
Located in Esch sur Alzette, Esch-sur-Alzette
be worn on various occasions. It can be dressed up for formal events or worn with everyday attire to
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Artisan Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Diamond, 18k Gold, Yellow Gold

1930s JeanneLavinParis ArtDeco TulleSilk CoutureAdaptation Black Evening Jacket
By Jeanne Lanvin
Located in Chicago, IL
-transparent silk-tulle formal jacket featuring diagonally-striped topstitched silk-crepe appliques throughout
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1930s French Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

Vintage Belgian Venetian Renaissance Canal Scene Tapestry with Rococo Style
Located in Dallas, TX
period. A beautifully dressed elegant lady surrounded by two young men, one with an Italian Greyhound dog
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Mid-20th Century Belgian Renaissance Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Wool

Verdura Classic 18ct Gold Curb Link Necklace Circa 1970s
Located in London, GB
is wonderfully versatile, it can be dressed up or down and looks as modern now as it ever has. Maker
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Late 20th Century Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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18k Gold

Verdura Classic 18ct Gold Curb Link Necklace Circa 1970s
Verdura Classic 18ct Gold Curb Link Necklace Circa 1970s
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W 0.79 in Dm 5.39 in L 16.93 in
Itailan Murano Barovier Style Vanity Tray with Etched Mirror Twisted Glass Rope
Located in Van Nuys, CA
ground with stone wheels from underneath depicting a courtship scene showing a courtly couple dressed in
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1940s Italian Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Brass, Bronze

Bruno of Hollywood B & W Original Nude Photograph Woman with Flowers, Framed
By Bruno Bernard (Bernard of Hollywood)
Located in Palm Springs, CA
previous formal training, began to explore the art of photography. Inspired by his background in psychology
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1950s American Mid-Century Modern Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Paper

Gypsy Rose Lee
By Bruno Bernard (Bernard of Hollywood)
Located in Fairlawn, OH
his Los Angeles apartment. Inspired by his background in psychology, what he learned about directing
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1940s Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Silver Gelatin

Models in the Windows, New York City
By Ormond Gigli
Located in Santa Monica, CA
vision of 43 women in formal dress adorning the windows of the skeletal facade. We had to work quickly
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1960s Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Archival Pigment

Vintage German David Schneuer Madame in Red La Belle Serigraph Print
By David Schneuer
Located in Dayton, OH
red dress and hat, flanked on either side by another woman in gray and a man in a suit; penciled
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Late 20th Century Expressionist Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Paper

Vintage Galanos Polka Dot Jacket 1980s
By Galanos, James Galanos
Located in Boca Raton, FL
breadth and width of the back, and front, of the jacket. The menswear inspired jacket begins with a
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1980s American Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

Helen Kalvak Inuit Women mid century modern art outsider folk art minimalist
Located in Norfolk, GB
formal art training. The lines and mark-making are interesting both in the fact that we can see the
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1960s Folk Art Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Paper, Pencil

'Kate Bush' Signed Limited Edition
By Gered Mankowitz
Located in London, GB
and completed his education devoid of any formal qualifications. Having displayed a natural ‘eye’ for
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1970s Modern Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Archival Pigment

Lithograph - Flowers
By (after) Henri Matisse
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
idyllic open fields dressed in pure color and sensual outline. Two women lounge in the sunlight while two
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1940s Modern Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Lithograph

Henri Matisse (After) - Lithograph - Pumpkin and Flowers
By (after) Henri Matisse
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
idyllic open fields dressed in pure color and sensual outline. Two women lounge in the sunlight while two
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1940s Modern Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Lithograph

Henri Matisse (After) - Lithograph - Flowers
By (after) Henri Matisse
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
idyllic open fields dressed in pure color and sensual outline. Two women lounge in the sunlight while two
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1940s Modern Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Lithograph

Henri Matisse (After) - Lithograph - Pumpkin and Flowers
By (after) Henri Matisse
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
idyllic open fields dressed in pure color and sensual outline. Two women lounge in the sunlight while two
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1940s Modern Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Lithograph

Henri Matisse (After) - Lithograph - Woman with Flowers in Her Hair
By (after) Henri Matisse
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
idyllic open fields dressed in pure color and sensual outline. Two women lounge in the sunlight while two
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1940s Modern Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Lithograph

Henri Matisse (After) - Lithograph - Flowers
By (after) Henri Matisse
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
idyllic open fields dressed in pure color and sensual outline. Two women lounge in the sunlight while two
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1940s Modern Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Lithograph

Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Apollinaire
By Henri Matisse
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
idyllic open fields dressed in pure color and sensual outline. Two women lounge in the sunlight while two
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1930s Modern Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Linocut

Guillaume Apollinaire
By Henri Matisse
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
idyllic open fields dressed in pure color and sensual outline. Two women lounge in the sunlight while two
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1930s Modern Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Lithograph

Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Apollinaire
By Henri Matisse
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
idyllic open fields dressed in pure color and sensual outline. Two women lounge in the sunlight while two
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1930s Modern Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Linocut

Original Lithograph - Henri Matisse - Apollinaire
By Henri Matisse
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
idyllic open fields dressed in pure color and sensual outline. Two women lounge in the sunlight while two
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1930s Modern Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Linocut

Creole Dancer
By (after) Henri Matisse
Located in Collonge Bellerive, Geneve, CH
idyllic open fields dressed in pure color and sensual outline. Two women lounge in the sunlight while two
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Mid-20th Century Modern Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Lithograph

Creole Dancer
Creole Dancer
H 31.5 in W 23.63 in D 0.04 in
A French Devoré Velvet fuschia evening dress in Crepe Silk Circa 1940
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1940/1950 France Beautiful evening coat dress in devoré velvet and silk crepe Fuschia
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1940s French Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

A French Devoré Velvet fuschia evening dress in Crepe Silk Circa 1940
A French Devoré Velvet fuschia evening dress in Crepe Silk Circa 1940
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Size: Equivalent french size 38/40
1970s Krist Mod Gold & Copper Lame Metallic Vintage Maxi Dress Asian Inspired
Located in Portland, OR
style maxi dress. This orange, black, brown and gold metallic sparkle formal vintage dress is in as new
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1970s American Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

Bill Blass Vintage 1990s 90s Metallic Gold + Silver Beaded Black Formal Dress
By Bill Blass
Located in Sparks, NV
Beautiful black dress by Bill Blass with metallic silver and gold Baroque-inspired beadwork
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Late 20th Century American Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

1950's Giuditta Italian Couture Black Silk & Ivory Satin Full-Skirt Formal Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A gorgeous mid-century formal gown by the nearly impossible to find Italian couturier Giuditta. As
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1950s Italian Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

The 1960s Bridget Bardot Low Plunge Wrap Dress by Ossie Clark for Quorum
By Ossie Clark
Located in London, GB
regular client at the Quorum boutique. You can certainly see how the dress was inspired by the sixties sex
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1960s English Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

Vintage 1960s "Mondrian" Shift Dress Similar to YSL Collection
Located in London, GB
This arresting vintage 1960s shift dress with a Mondrian inspired design is a copy of the much
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1960s Unknown Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

Vintage 1950's Mingolini Guggenheim Couture Pink Pleated Silk Strapless Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A gorgeous mid-century formal gown by the nearly impossible to find Italian couturier Mingolini
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1950s Italian Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

Livia
By Frederick Sommer
Located in New York, NY
One of Sommer's few formal frontal portraits, this one of his neighbor is probably his most
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1940s American Modern Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Silver Gelatin

Livia
H 12.5 in W 14.13 in
Models in the Windows, 1960
By Ormond Gigli
Located in New York, NY
had the vision of 43 women in formal dress adorning the windows of the skeletal facade. Ormond Gigli
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1960s American Modern Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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C Print

Bronze Sculpture by Mildred Kouzel
Located in Pasadena, CA
This remarkable patinated bronze depiction of a female is encapsulated by the solid dress form. It
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1970s Modern Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Bronze

Rolex Cellini 5109/8 Champagne/Roma No. 17 - Elegant Used Ladies Watch
By Rolex
Located in Holtsville, NY
natural failure of internal machinery Model Information: Inspired by Benvenuto Cellini, perfect dress
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20th Century Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses

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Yellow Gold

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Vintage Inspired Formal Dresses For Sale on 1stDibs

Find an extraordinary variety of vintage inspired formal dresses available on 1stDibs. Our collection of vintage inspired formal dresses includes a variety of colors, spanning black, beige, 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 20th Century. There have been many classic iterations of vintage inspired formal dresses over the years, but those made by Leonard of Paris, Akris and Albert Kriemler 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 Inspired Formal Dresses?

On average, vintage inspired formal dresses on 1stDibs sell for $1,625, while they’re typically $575 on the low end and $62,500 for the highest priced versions of these items.