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Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

French, 1905-1957

Christian Dior's (1905–57) dramatic evening dresses and 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. The visionary French couturier introduced lavish hourglass ball gowns and luxuriously full skirts, while his vintage silk floral print cocktail dresses remain light and versatile today. Two decades before he debuted his celebrated New Look, however, Dior was an art dealer.

Initially interested in art and architecture, Dior opened an art gallery in 1928 in Paris with a friend. This was the start of his rise in the city’s creative milieu, where he befriended Pablo Picasso and Jean Cocteau. Later, Dior retrained as a fashion illustrator, eventually working as a fashion designer for Robert Piguet, and went on to join the house of Lucien Lelong in 1941. With the backing of industrialist Marcel Boussac, the ascendant Dior established his own fashion house, at 30 avenue Montaigne in Paris in 1946.

Just after World War II, the fashion crowd and the moribund haute couture industry — desperate to discard the drab, sexless, utilitarian garb imposed by wartime deprivation — needed to dream anew. Dior delivered: He designed a collection for a bright, optimistic future

“Your dresses have such a new look," exclaimed Carmel Snow, the prescient American editor-in-chief of Harper’s Bazaar. The press ran with the description, christening Dior’s debut Spring/Summer haute couture collection the New Look. 

On 1stDibs, find a range of vintage Christian Dior evening dresses, including silk formal gowns designed by John Galliano, cocktail dresses and more.

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S/S 2006 Christian Dior by John Galliano Sheer Stretch Knit Black Flare Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a black knit Christian Dior Boutique dress, designed by John Galliano. From the Spring/Summer 2006 collection, this beautiful stretchy dress features a sheer in...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Vintage Christian Dior Black Velvet Evening Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Portland, OR
This is a beautiful black velvet vintage Christian Dior evening dress with a full skirt. The dress has buttons and a zipper that starts at the waist in the back. The cross over bod...
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Late 20th Century Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior Vintage Little Black Dress with Festive Feather Skirt
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Christian Dior Vintage Little Black Cocktail Dress with Festive Feather Skirt. This is so pretty, silk blend lined in pure silk with turkey and ostrich feather skirt. I think it is f...
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1990s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Dior by John Galliano Fall 1998 RTW Tweed Dress with Lace Trim
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Prague, CZ
Size FR 36, fits like XS/S. Please rely on the measurements: Armpit to armpit - 39 cm (15,5 in) Waist - 33 cm (13 in) Hips - up to 48 cm (19 in) Length from a shoulder - 97 cm (38 i...
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1990s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Draped and printed organza bustier cocktail dress C.D de Christian Dior
By Christian Dior
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Printed organza bustier cocktail dress with bow on the side of the hips. SIZE:8
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1980s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano S/S2003 Sheer Lace Knit Black Evening Dress Gown
By Christian Dior
Located in Fort Myers, FL
Christian Dior by John Galliano Ruffled Belted Sheer Lace Open Knit Black Evening Dress Gown XS/S Please note size tag has been removed.
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Dior Spring 2006 Dark Blue Silk Dress
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Prague, CZ
An incredibly stunning deep midnight blue silk dress with a row of signature textile buttons and a very flattering cut, decorated with beautiful velvet ribbons. Size FR 38, but fits...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Red Draped Silk Gown
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Dior Red Draped Silk Gown - Mid weight, fluid silk - Gathered centre - Draped fluid material - Sleeveless - Low V back - Floor length - Covered button and rouleau hoop...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano black viscose knit lace evening dress, ss 2002
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior black evening dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Floral viscose knit lace ▪ Scoop neck ▪ Spaghetti straps ▪ Floor-length skirt with leg slits ▪ Figure-hugging fit ...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano Silk Floral Cocktail Dress w Full Inner Corset
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Christian Dior by John Galliano Silk Floral Cocktail Dress. This is so pretty. Size 40 Bust 38" Waist 26" Hips 40" Length 38" Excellent condition
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1990s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior Halterneck Printed Cotton Mini Dress FR 36 UK 8
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
This mini dress by Christian Dior is made from a Hawaiian-print that ties at the back for a halterneck silhouette, the light cotton fabric is perfect for sun-soaked beach strolls or ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior Purple Chiffon Draped Cold Shoulder Cocktail Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in San Francisco, CA
Christian Dior 1990s purple chiffon cocktail dress with strap detailing at chest and draped detail at front and back. Light floaty chiffon layered over a silk slip. Fastens on one s...
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1990s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior Black Metallic Fil Coupe Cocktail Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior Black Metallic Fil Coupe Cocktail Dress - Black taffeta base with floral metallic fil coupe with bead embellishment - Square neckline with ruffled bib and short, ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior Deep Navy Wool-Silk Mini Shift Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior Deep Navy Wool-Silk Mini Shift Dress - Elegant, 60's inspired mini dress in a wool-silk - Round neck, with narrow collar - Lightly tailored through the bust, wit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano pink bias cut silk evening dress, fw 2003
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior evening dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Charmeuse pure silk in cherry blossom pink ▪ Bias-cut ▪ Halter-neck ▪ Knot detail at the hip ▪ High leg slit ▪ Multiple ...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior Pink Wool Crepe Pleated V-Neck Dress - US 0
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior Pink Wool Crepe Pleated V-Neck Dress - Wool crepe dress in bright pink - Knife pleat hem with lovely movement - Deep V-neckline, concealed back zip closure, fu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano Pale Pink Tulle Evening Dress Size 38
By Christian Dior
Located in Paris, FR
Sublime Christian Dior evening dress by John Galliano, in pale pink transparent tulle, inlaid with gold threads. It closes on the side by 19 buttons. It has 2 wide ruffles under the ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior Black Slip Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Austin, TX
Christian Dior Slip Dress Condition: Excellent Bust: 25", Waist: 20.5", Hip: 23", Length: 49.25" Fabric: 100% Viscose Size: L US10, FR42
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

DIOR GALLIANO '04 gown ensemble
By Christian Dior
Located in Houston, TX
Vintage SS04 2004 John Galliano for Christian Dior maxi gown with matching shawl in paisley print. 100% silk and F40 fitting a M/L. Never worn and completely flawless. This runway pr...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

F/W 2005 Christian Dior by John Galliano Blue Floral Silk Chiffon Gown
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a sensual light blue Christian Dior gown, designed by John Galliano. From the Fall/Winter collection, a similar dress debuted as look number 46 on the season's ...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior Dark Teal Crepe Shift Dress with Bee Embellishment
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior Dark Teal Crepe Shift Dress with Bee Embellishment - Crepe shift dress in dark teal - Point collar with signature crystal bee embellishment - Asymmetric pleated ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

1990s Christian Dior by Gianfranco Ferré Sheer Polka Dot Lace Bodycon Mini Dress
By Gianfranco Ferré for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a sensual yellow and black knit Christian Dior Boutique dress, designed by Gianfranco Ferré. From the 1990s, this beautiful sleeveless dress features a knit pol...
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1990s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior By John Galliano Black Slip Dress With Lace Panels
By Christian Dior
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection is excited to offer this vintage Christian Dior black silk dress featuring a sweetheart neckline, spaghetti straps, and black lace godets at the hem. Christian Dior Par...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior Numbered Demi Couture Little Black Cocktail Dress
By Marc Bohan, Christian Dior
Located in Geneva, CH
Is this 60’s Christian Dior the perfect “Little Black Dress” that every woman should have in her dressing ?! Constructed in a beautiful black “cloqué” silk, this textured cocktail dr...
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1960s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

2001 Christian Dior by Galliano Gown
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Austin, TX
2001 CHRISTIAN DIOR by GALLIANO Gown Semi Sheer black viscose stretch knit high slit at front v neck 24: bust, 21" waist, 25: hips, 67" length Condition: Very good Size M / US 6 /...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

John Galliano for Christian Dior Silk Maxi Skirt
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous silk long skirt with yellow, green and white abstract shapes including glowers and leaves on a brown background from John Galiiano for Christian Dior. It is semi fitted t...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & 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 Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano stamp print silk and lace slip dress, ss 2002
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior printed silk slip dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Vintage stamp print ▪ Lace inserts and trim ▪ Knee-length skirt with two pockets ▪ Multiple fabric buttons a...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

CHRISTIAN DIOR 2001 Iconic Newsprint / Newspaper Dress by John Galliano
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Arnsberg, NW
CHRISTIAN DIOR 2001. Iconic Newsprint / Newspaper dress by Christian Dior by John Galliano. Buy Now Or Cry Later! It is one of the most famous dresses ever made and the essence...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior Red Silk Knotted Collar Shift Dress FR 38, Small FR 38, Small
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Christian Dior Red Silk Knotted Collar Shift Dress - Red silk midi dress - Draped, shawl-style collar with knotted accent - Short sleeves - Concealed back zip closure - Fully lined ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Mini bustier's dress leopard printed covered with sequins C.D de Christian Dior
By Christian Dior
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Mini bustier 's dress leopard printed covered with transparent sequins C.D de Christian Dior "Robe du Soir "
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1980s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano red floor-length dress and fur snood, fw 1999
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior black and red floor-length dress and snood ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Vertical fringe stripes ▪ Rabbit-fur snood ▪ Figure-hugging ▪ Spaghetti straps ▪ Sold ...
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1990s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

S/S 2006 Christian Dior by John Galliano Diorissimo Print Denim Button Up Dress
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a denim Christian Dior Boutique dress with a Diorissimo print, designed by John Galliano. From the Spring/Summer 2006 collection, this dress is constructed enti...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano purple glass bead choker necklace, ss 1998
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior purple glass bead choker necklace ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ 18-strands of purple glass beads with 3 looped strands ▪ Large glass stone hangs at the centre ▪ ...
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1990s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior 70s trench dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Carnate, IT
Christian Dior Coordonnès trench dress. Ultra Chic and new look-inspired. Vintage piece made in the 70s. Materials are wool and polyester, gun-metal gray color. Featuring a pink and ...
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1970s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Galliano Lace Sheer Gown
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Austin, TX
GALLIANO LACE SEMI SHEER Condition: Excellent sz S // 34" bust, 28" waist, 36" hips LISTING IS FOR DRESS ONLY. Models accessories are not included
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1990s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

S/S 2005 Christian Dior by John Galliano Floral Diorissimo Lace Slip Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a floral Diorissimo print Christian Dior Boutique dress, designed by John Galliano. From the Spring/Summer 2005 collection, similar dresses debuted on the runwa...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano white silk strapless dress, ss 2004
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior white strapless dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ White silk jersey tube designed to ruched around the bodice ▪ Silk chiffon high-low skirt with ruffled trim ▪ FR ...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

1960s Christian Dior Demi Couture Ivory Organza Dress & Jacket
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Sensational ivory silk organza dress and sleeveless jacket set with sculptural 3D organza roses around the hems. This vintage 1960s piece by Christian Dior is couture made and would ...
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1960s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano red and gold crochet-knit evening dress, fw 1999
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for 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 Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano floral cream silk chiffon wrap dress, ss 2005
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior wrap dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Fine cream silk chiffon with floral print ▪ Short puff sleeves ▪ Ruffled collar with optional snap buttons to conceal cleav...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Black and white stripes bustier cocktail dress with shawl Christian Dior
By Christian Dior
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Black and white stripes bustier cocktail dress with shawl and belt . Rhinestone buttons. SIZE 36 (Fr) 6 (Us)
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1980s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

S/S 2001 Christian Dior by John Galliano Black Knit Crochet Dress
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: an alluring crochet high-low Christian Dior dress, designed by John Galliano. From the Spring/Summer 2001 collection, this stunning knit dress features a cowl n...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

John Galliano for Christian Dior S/S 2009 Silk Halter Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous rich purple silk halter dress by John Galliano for Christian Dior. It is fitted through the bodice with a stunning intricately detailed ruffle trimmed plunge halter neckli...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

UNWORN Christian Dior by John Galliano Black Mesh Knit Midi Dress Summer 2001 38
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in Switzerland, CH
Breathtaking piece by John Galliano for Christian Dior From the famous Spring / Summer 2001 collection Fantastic black knit cutout dress with mesh fabric inbetween openings Simply sl...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

NEW Christian Dior Belted Chiffon Silk Printed Tunic Kaftan Dress 40
By Christian Dior
Located in Switzerland, CH
Amazing bright orange silk kaftan dress by Christian Dior Consisting of two pieces, dress and belt Finest chiffon silk Botanic print Batwing sleeves Simply slips on Metal plate "Dior...
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2010s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Dior Ivory Cotton Blend Midi Puff-Sleeve Dress - Size US 6
By Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
Dior Ivory Cotton Blend Midi Puff-Sleeve Dress - Soft cotton blend material - Wide boat neck design - Puff sleeves shaped as rosebuds - Hidden button enclosures down front - Conceale...
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21st Century and Contemporary Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Vintage 1999 Christian Dior by John Galliano Suede Lace Bias-Cut Gown and Jacket
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
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 Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Dior by Galliano Spring 06 "Dior Nude" Collection Trompe l'oeil Slip Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Cloverdale, CA
Christian Dior by John Galliano "Dior Nude" Collection Spring 2006 Slip Dress. Knit with a faux Trompe l'oeil corset, there is a lot of stretch in the fabric. I've had many differen...
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1990s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano black lace evening dress and shawl, fw 1998
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for 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 Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano denim-print bias-cut silk dress, fw 2000
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Rare Christian Dior silk jersey evening dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Trompe-l'œil bleach-streaked denim print ▪ Cowl neck ▪ Asymmetric hemline ▪ Low back ▪ Metal 'CD' s...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano denim-printed silk bias-cut dress, fw 2000
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Rare Christian Dior silk evening dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Trompe-l'œil bleach-streaked denim print ▪ Bias-cut ▪ Asymmetric hemline ▪ Halter-neck ▪ Long scarf ties fa...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano teal double-layered knitted lace dress, ss 1999
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior teal slip dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Double-layered ▪ Fine knitted lace ▪ Antique gold lamé ribbon criss-cross appliqués ▪ Gold lurex underdress ▪ Two-t...
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1990s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior Lace Camisole and Skirt Set
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous 2 piece set in white lace from Christian Dior. It consists of a scoop neck camisole tank style top and straight midi length skirt in alternating lines of lace and sheer. ...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano black silk bias cut evening dress, ss 2005
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior black silk evening dress ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Cowl neckline with long ties to the shoulder ▪ Spaghetti straps ▪ Bias-cut ▪ White trim ▪ Asymmetric heml...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Vintage Christian Dior Red Silk Ruffled Long Dress
By Christian Dior
Located in Montgomery, TX
Christian Dior Long Red Dress Fabulous ruffled design 100% Silk Size: EU - 46, FR - 42, USA - 10 Made in France Excellent condition
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21st Century and Contemporary Vintage Dior Dresses & 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 Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

F/W 2006 Christian Dior by John Galliano Floral Beaded Silk Chiffon Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Philadelphia, PA
TheRealList presents: a stunning chiffon silk dress with a beaded floral design, designed by John Galliano. This Dior dress was created for the Fall/Winter 2006 collection. Construct...
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Early 2000s Vintage Dior Dresses & Gowns

Christian Dior evening dresses and gowns for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic Christian Dior evening dresses and gowns. 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, pink, purple and other tones. Those interested in this designer might also find the work of Jean Paul Gaultier, Azzedine Alaïa and Yves Saint Laurent appealing. Find designer, vintage and haute couture Christian Dior evening dresses and gowns from top boutiques around the world on 1stDibs. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $289 and tops out at $47,201, while the average work can sell for $6,394..

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