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John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

British, b. 1960

Known for introducing rich theatricality and memorable fashion spectacles to the runway, John Galliano has enjoyed a singular career. The audacious British designer has garnered universal acclaim for genre-breaking collections not only at his eponymous label but also for Givenchy and Christian Dior.

From his embroidered absinthe-green Oscars gown for actress Nicole Kidman to the iconic sleeveless newspaper-print dress that Sex and the City’s Carrie Bradshaw made famous, Galliano’s intricate and multifaceted work is reliably newsworthy, drawing on history as often as it embodies a fresh and forward-looking sensibility, and over the years the designer has helped shape an ever-broadening new legion of enthusiasts for Parisian couture.

Born in Gibraltar but raised in South London by strict Roman Catholic working-class parents, Galliano attended the all-boys Church of England grammar school, where his flamboyance and interest in art attracted the attention of bullies. Eventually, Galliano ended up at the prestigious design and art school Central Saint Martins College (then called Saint Martin’s School of Art), where fellow British designers Stella McCartney and Alexander McQueen also trained.

Galliano flourished at Central Saint Martins. While a student, he worked in the costume department at the National Theatre in London. His graduate collection in 1984, dubbed “Les Incroyables” and named for post–French Revolution fashion lovers, was modeled by close friends of his and earned a standing ovation. The line ended up in the storefront windows of London luxury boutique Brown’s on South Molton Street, and Galliano’s first official collection — after he graduated — debuted at Paris Fashion Week in 1989.

In the early 1990s, Galliano’s relationship with his financial backer, Plein Sud’s Faycal Amor, ended, and by 1994, he was broke and sleeping on the floor of a friend’s apartment. Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour and then-Vanity Fair editor André Leon Talley stepped in and introduced the budding designer to Portuguese socialite and fashion patron São Schlumberger and others. At Schlumberger’s Hôtel Particulier, Galliano’s shows became the stuff of fashion legend. His collection, a blend of Japanese modernist style as well as nostalgia for Art Deco and 1940s’ tailoring, earned raves in glossy magazines and garnered the attention of Princess Diana, Madonna and other fashion luminaries.

Once the Galliano name was well known among the world’s most stylish set, the chairperson of LVMH, Bernard Arnault, appointed Galliano head designer of French fashion house Givenchy. One year later, in 1996, LVMH moved him to the design team at Dior, where he produced scores of celebrated looks for Dior Haute Couture. Today, Galliano is the creative director of Maison Margiela.

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Designer: John Galliano
John Galliano multicoloured metallic silk jacquard evening dress, fw 2002
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano evening dress ▪ Multicoloured silk jacquard with metallic metal thread ▪ Cowl neck ▪ Spaghetti straps ▪ Embroidered belt at the lower waist ▪ Sold with matching s...
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Early 2000s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano purple silk bias-cut evening dress with frills, ss 2002
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano evening dress ▪ Purple silk chiffon ▪ Draped neckline ▪ Frilled trim ▪ Ties at the hip ▪ Attached underdress ▪ Floor-length skirt ▪ FR 40 - UK 12 - US 6 ▪ Spring...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano Spring 1999 Leopard Draped Gown
By John Galliano
Located in Prague, CZ
A stunning leopard dress by John Galliano with a signature side draping on the skirt, stunning cowl neck a row of handmade buttons on the side. Size FR 40, fits like Medium but can...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

Evening gown in pearl sequined lace chiffon long dress by John Galliano
By John Galliano
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
Evening gown in khaki chiffon pleated on the bust with lace flounces, embroidered with sequins and pearls, and a long train in the back, by John Galliano. Size 36 french model : 0077510
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Early 2000s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage John Galliano Aubergine Satin Cold Shoulder Gown
By John Galliano
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage John Galliano aubergine satin bias-cut asymmetrical cold shoulder gown with attached bodice overlay and bias hem. Excellent Vintage Condition. Size: 44
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Late 20th Century John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano metallic blue silk lurex and lace evening slip dress, ss 2004
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano evening slip dress ▪ Silk and lurex mix twill weave, the warp threads are silver lurex and the weft threads blue silk, giving off a lovely metallic two-tone effect ▪ ...
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Early 2000s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano Black Mini Slip Dress With Lace Bodice 1997 Kate Moss Runway
By John Galliano
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection is excited to offer a stunning vintage John Galliano black slip dress featuring a black lace bodice with nude lining, side front slip, and ruffles. From the 1997 collect...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano Fall 1995 Corseted Gown
By John Galliano
Located in Prague, CZ
As seen in another fabric on the runway, this stunning sample of John Galliano Fall 1995 Corseted Gown in fabulous black! As this is a sample, this is a sample size, fits like XS/S....
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

S/S 1997 Givenchy by John Galliano Slip Dress
By Givenchy, John Galliano
Located in Austin, TX
S/S 1997 GIVENCHY by John Galliano slip dress Yellow printed sleeveless gown with ruffle Condition: Excellent 22" bust, 21" waist, 25.5" hips, 60" length Size S / US 4 / FR36
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano black acetate evening slip dress, ss 1997
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
John Galliano black acetate evening slip dress with spaghetti straps and scoop neckline. Spring-Summer 1997
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and 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 John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano black crêpe strapless dress with white mohair stripes, fw 1995
By John Galliano, John Gallinao
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano black crêpe strapless evening dress ▪ White mohair inset stripes ▪ Built-in corset ▪ Floor-length skirt with a large asymmetric drape ▪ FR 38 - UK 10 - US 6 ▪ Fall...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and 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 John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galiiano floral silk jacquard and lace mini slip dress, ss 1997
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ Rare John Galliano ivory silk jacquard mini slip dress ▪ Blue, purple, yellow and red floral print with black base ▪ Breast cups with Chantilly lace overlay ▪ Spaghetti straps...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano hot pink silk chiffon bias-cut evening dress, ss 2004
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano hot pink silk chiffon evening dress ▪ Slip dress with lace trim ▪ Silk chiffon overlay with asymmetric drape ▪ Long ties fastening at the hip and shoulder ▪ Bias-cu...
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Early 2000s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

Documented Christian Dior by John Galliano AW 1997 Size 6-8 Blue Cheongsam Dress
By John Galliano for Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in San Diego, CA
Documented CHRISTIAN DIOR by JOHN GALLIANO A / W 1997 light blue vintage cheongsam style dress ! Features a soft lightweight wool with a luxurious silk lining. Pearl buttons up the s...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano black satin backed crepe trained evening slip dress, ss 1995
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano satin backed crepe evening slip dress ▪ Spaghetti straps ▪ Cowl neckline ▪ Trained skirt with dancing loop ▪ Multiple satin panels form a geometric pattern ▪ 80% Ac...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano black acetate evening dress with attached chiffon scarf, ss 2001
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
John Galliano black acetate evening maxi dress with attached chiffon scarf and decorative fabric flowers. Spring-Summer 2001
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and 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 John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gorgeous John Galliano Peach Floral Ruffle Gown
By John Galliano
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection Vintage is pleased to offer a vintage John Galliano peach, coral, and orange-tone slip dress featuring a floral print, skinny straps, center front placket, and ruched si...
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Early 2000s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano Fall 1999 Openwork Gown
By John Galliano
Located in Prague, CZ
A stunning crocheted gown with beautiful silver lurex sparkle and the most flattering detailing. Two details on the side allo various styling options. Please be advised that the dr...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano white pique cotton jacket and dress ensemble, ss 1995
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano white pique cotton jacket and dress showpiece ensemble ▪ Short-sleeved jacket ▪ Padded hips and shoulders ▪ Nipped waist ▪ Halter-neck style lapel ▪ Black cord...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and 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 John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano Ivory Silk Jacquard Mini Dress With Chantilly Lace, ss 1997
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano ivory silk jacquard mini slip dress ▪ Red rose print ▪ Padded breast cups with Chantilly lace overlay ▪ Spaghetti straps ▪ Bias-cut ▪ Flounce mini skirt with two...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano Little Black Dress
By John Galliano
Located in Amsterdam, NL
This dress is made of stretch fabric with flowers and pearl shells. The name labels are taken out. In good vintage condition size is about small, US 6/8 or EU 36/ 38 Please note th...
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20th Century John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano floral printed silk chiffon bias cut evening dress, fw 2002
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano silk chiffon evening dress ▪ Floral patchwork print ▪ Bias cut ▪ Cowl neck ▪ Frilled trim and sleeves ▪ Floor-length skirt ▪ FR 42 - UK 14 - US 8 ▪ Fall-Winter 20...
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Early 2000s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano wine red satin bias cut evening dress, fw 1999
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
John Galliano wine red satin bias cut evening dress with attached caplet and high leg slit. Fall-Winter 1999
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano black silk chiffon double layered bias cut dress, c. 1995 - 1999
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano black silk chiffon bias cut evening dress ▪ Ruffled detail on bodice ▪ Caplet collar ▪ Overdress can be styled both ways ▪ Slip dress with low open back, spaghett...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano black lace and leather trained long-sleeve evening dress, fw 2001
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ Black lace trained long-sleeve evening dress ▪ High-neck ▪ Ribbon shaped leather appliqués ▪ Multiple fabric covered button fastenings ▪ Detached black silk spaghetti strap slip ...
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Early 2000s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano black silk crepe cutwork evening dress with chain straps, ss 1996
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano black silk crepe cutwork evening dress ▪ Floral and butterfly embroidery ▪ Two strand metal chain shoulder strap to one shoulder ▪ Off-shoulder and shoulder strap cr...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano purple crepe bias-cut halter-neck evening dress, fw 2002
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano evening dress ▪ Purple satin-backed crepe ▪ Multiple bias-cut panels ▪ Long halter-neck ties with silk thread fringes ▪ FR 40 - UK 12 - US 6 ▪ Fall-Winter 2002 ▪ ...
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Early 2000s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano Silk chiffon watercolour print Grecian evening dress, c. 2000s
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
John Galliano Silk chiffon watercolour print Grecian evening dress c. 2000s
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Early 2000s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano Printed Red Gown With Leather Strap & Beads
By John Galliano
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection is excited to offer a stunning vintage John Galliano red bias cut gown featuring an asymmetrical front neckline, covered buttons side closure, contrasting prints, a brow...
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Early 2000s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano black chenille opera coat and strapless corset dress, fw 1995
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano evening ensemble ▪ Black wool upside down cropped opera coat ▪ Heavyweight wool ▪ Broad chenille collar embroidered to imitate astrakhan fur ▪ Shorter back ▪ Sil...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano Brown Silk Chiffon Snake Print Transparent Dress
By John Galliano
Located in Los Angeles, CA
John Galliano brown silk chiffon snake print transparent dress w/collar and button closure at front. In excellent condition - does NOT come with slip. Size US 4, French 38.
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gorgeous John Galliano Black Satin Evening Gown With Back Lace Inset
By John Galliano
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection is excited to offer a stunning vintage John Galliano black bias cut satin evening gown featuring skinny straps, side zipper, diagonal bodice insets, and dramatic gown le...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano black moiré showpiece double-breasted dress coat, ss 1995
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano black moiré double-breasted evening dress coat ▪ Pagoda shoulders ▪ Cord wrapped buttons ▪ Skirt back with cross-over scissor panels finishing as a peplum at the hips...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano black silk chiffon bias cut ruffled evening dress, ss 1995
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano black silk chiffon bias cut evening dress ▪ Edged with pale pink silk binding ▪ Long halter neck ties connected to the chest fastening at the shoulder and falling dow...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

1990's John Galliano Cocktail Dress w/Plunge Neckline & Dramatic Sleeves
By John Galliano
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1990's John Galliano creme silk plunge neckline cocktail dress w/dramatic sleeves. Lined at the interior with silk charmeuse. No size or fabric tag so please consult measurements. In...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano for Christian Dior Silk Ruched Corset Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous light mint green silk dress from Christian Dior. It has an underwire cup inner boned corset with detachable adjustable straps so it can be worn strapless if desired. Very...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano aqua blue and gold silk chiffon bias cut cocktail dress, ss 2003
By John Gallinao, John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano cocktail dress ▪ Aqua blue silk chiffon with metallic gold spots ▪ Ruffle trims ▪ Bias-cut ▪ Low back ▪ Asymmetric hemline ▪ Size approx. Small ▪ Spring-Summer 200...
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Early 2000s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage John Galliano Purple Crochet & Beaded Collar Gown
By John Galliano
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vintage John Galliano purple crochet gown with fringe-style metallic beaded collar and features side zipper closure and buttons at back collar. Excellent Vintage Condition. Size: S...
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Late 20th Century John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano black lurex bias cut floor-length evening dress, ss 2000
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano black lurex evening dress ▪ Bias cut ▪ Asymmetric neckline with knot detail ▪ Open-knit panels at the waist and skirt hem ▪ Sweeping floor-length multi-panelled skir...
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Early 2000s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano black strapless bias-cut evening dress with train, ss 1995
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano black satin-backed crepe strapless bias-cut evening dress ▪ Shooting star panels at front and back ▪ Built-in silk corseted bustier with padded bra ▪ Trained skirt ...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano shredded python corset and chenille skirt ensemble, fw 1995
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano bustier and skirt showpiece ensemble ▪ Bustier corset of shredded python ▪ Hook fastenings to the back opening ▪ Black figure-hugging tubular maxi skirt ▪ Elastic...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano Sz 42 6 / 8 2000s Black One Shoulder Grecian Vintage Mini Dress
By John Galliano
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy, yet classic early 2000s JOHN GALLIANO black one shoulder rayon jersey dress! Brand new with tags. Features cut-outs above the right bust in the front, and matching in the back....
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Early 2000s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

1998 John Galliano Beaded Gown
By John Galliano
Located in Austin, TX
1998 SS Galliano blue metallic stretch slip dress with lace overlay and beaded fringe hem. Size S Condition: Very good 18.5" bust ( un-stretched ) 19" waist ( un-stretched) 28.5" hip...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and 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 John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano Black Velvet Knot Evening Gown 2006
By John Galliano
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Resurrection is excited to offer a vintage John Galliano black velvet gown featuring a plunging front and back neckline, knot detail at bust, and wide straps. John Galliano Size 6 ...
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Early 2000s John Galliano Evening Dresses and 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 John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano for Christian Dior S/S 2004 Mixed Print Silk Slip Dress
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous silk dress from John Galliano for Christian Dior in a pink, green and off white mixed pattern of elaborate paisleys and abstract shapes. The slip style dress has spaghetti...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano pale pink satin backed crepe trained evening slip dress, ss 1995
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano satin backed crepe evening slip dress ▪ Spaghetti straps ▪ Cowl neckline ▪ Trained skirt ▪ Multiple satin panels form a geometric pattern ▪ 80% Acetate, 20% Visc...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano dove moiré tailcoat and trained skirt ensemble, ss 1995
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano 'Misia Diva (Pin-Up) runway ensemble ▪ Cotton moiré tailcoat with open front ▪ Can be worn open or with a broach (a large diamond dragonfly brooch loaned from Harry ...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

2007 CHRISTIAN DIOR by JOHN GALLIANO draped silk runway dress with brass rings
By Christian Dior, John Galliano
Located in San Fransisco, CA
Champagne-pink silk dress with extensive draping and hand-sewn brass ring detail designed by John Galliano for Christian Dior dating spring of 2007 exactly as seen on the 'Back to Ba...
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Early 2000s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano silk brocade plum bias cut slip dress, ss 1998
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
John Galliano silk brocade plum bias cut slip dress with spaghetti straps Spring-Summer 1998
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano pink satin bias cut dress with matching shawl, ss 2002
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
John Galliano pink satin evening dress with spaghetti straps and multiple bias-cut panels; sold with matching tasseled shawl. Spring-Summer 2002
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Early 2000s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano S/S 2004 Floral Print Bias Cut Silk Slip Maxi Evening Dress Gown
By John Galliano
Located in Fort Myers, FL
John Galliano S/S 2004 Floral Print Bias Cut Silk Chiffon Slip Maxi Evening Dress Gown FR 40 John Galliano floral print slip silk chiffon evening dress featuring draped sheer panel ...
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Early 2000s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano gold jacquard knitted lurex evening dress, ss 1998
By John Galliano
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano gold jacquard knitted lurex evening dress ▪ Plunging v-neck ▪ Black mesh overlay ▪ Fishtail skirt ▪ Low back ▪ Sold with matching button-up cardigan ▪ Size Small...
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1990s John Galliano Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano evening dresses and gowns for sale on 1stDibs

1stDibs offers an extraordinary range of authentic John Galliano 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, blue and other tones. Most of the items here were designed during the 20th Century, but you can find examples that were created as recently as the 21st Century and Contemporary. Customers who are interested in this designer might also find the work of Tom Ford for Gucci, Jean Paul Gaultier and , Roberto Cavalli appealing. 1stDibs features haute couture, vintage and designer John Galliano evening dresses and gowns from top boutiques around the world. On 1stDibs, the price for these items starts at $197 and tops out at $58,000, while the average work can sell for $5,000.

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