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Evening Dresses and Gowns For Sale
Dolce & Gabbana Green/Black Cross-Front Chiffon Gown
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Elevate your evening look with this stunning Dolce & Gabbana Green/Black Cross-Front Chiffon Gown. Crafted from layered silk chiffon fabric, this gown exudes luxury and sophisticatio...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano Black Double Breasted Diva Pin Up Dress Coat Runway 1995
Located in New York, NY
John Galliano Black Moiré Showpiece Double Breasted Dress Coat SS 1995 Galliano's inspiration for this collection included the Paris socialite, hostess and close friend of Coco Chan...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Pale Gold and Blue Brocade Ball Gown Dress
Located in London, GB
This British couture made jacquard ball gown dates to the mid 1950s and has been finished with hand-sewn details. The shimmering champagne hued brocade is detailed with gold ferns an...
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1950s British Evening Dresses and Gowns

Christian Dior by John Galliano Purple Silk Jacquard Cocktail Dress, fw 2000
Located in London, GB
▪ Archival Christian Dior Cocktail Dress ▪ Creative Director: John Galliano ▪ Fall-Winter 2000 ▪ Sold by One of a Kind Archive ▪ Purple silk chiffon with a jacquard polkadot pattern ...
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Early 2000s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Roberto Cavalli Spring 2004 Runway Two-Piece Bustier Dress Set
Located in San Diego, CA
Two-piece leather bustier top and silk chiffon printed dress from the spring 2004 runway collection modeled in look five. Bust: 32-36" Waist: 25-28" Hip: 34-40" Length: 53"
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Early 2000s Italian Evening Dresses and Gowns

1971 Christian Dior Haute Couture Pink Ruffled Runway Evening Dress Grace Kelly
Located in Portland, OR
Marc Bohan designed this stunning Christian Dior pink evening gown for the Dior Fall/Winter 1971 couture collection. We are showing it on the runway and a version of the dress with a...
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1970s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gucci Silk Gown with Cut out Waist, Swarovski Crystals and Hardware SS 2010
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous black silk knit gown from Gucci's S/S 2010 collection as worn on the cover of Vogue by Linda Evangelista. It is fitted, has long sleeves with zipper wrists and fabulous s...
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2010s Italian Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1950's Bergdorf Goodman Ivory Sequin Embroidered Tulle Strapless Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
In this gorgeous early 1950's Bergdorf Goodman ivory-white gown, the detailed construction and meticulous attention to detail are comparable to what you will find in modern haute-cou...
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1950s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vivienne Westwood Opened Sleeves Cherry Red Mini dress
Located in GOUVIEUX, FR
By Vivienne Westwood - Mini dress featuring draped detailing, square neckline and open puff sleeves. Size Fits XS, S Tag label top S Colors : Red Content : 100% viscose Con...
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Early 2000s Italian Evening Dresses and Gowns

Oscar de la Renta Sequined and Chiffon Gown
Located in New York, NY
Oscar de la Renta, taupe colored, chiffon,gown with a bateau neckline, and a spiral, silver sequin overall pattern embellishment.
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21st Century and Contemporary American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Karen Millen UK 16 Floral Black a-line Dress Collar Detail
Located in Amman, JO
Floral Black a-line Dress Collar Detail. Additional information: Material: 71% Acetate / 26% Polyamide / 3% Elastane Features: Floral print, Back zipper Size: UK 16 Overall Conditi...
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21st Century and Contemporary British Evening Dresses and Gowns

Beautiful 1990s Vintage Donna Karan Canary Yellow Beaded Sequin Silk Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Stunning vintage Donna Karan canary yellow beaded silk dress! Thin spaghetti straps, with a figure flattering shape! Beads and sequins throughout front and back. Looks great alone, o...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1960s 60s Psychedelic Flowers + Paisley Colorful Print Mod Retro A - Line Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Incredible 60s psychedelic long sleeve vintage dress! Vibrant bright colors, with paisley and flowers throughout. Slim long sleeves, with a flattering ...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1970s Vintage 'De Velasco Boutique, Tanger’ Black Silk Pink Embroidered Caftan
Located in Boca Raton, FL
This luxurious caftan was made in Morocco during the1970s, but is origins date back thousands of years and span the globe. The history of the caftan is a bit uncertain. It is believed to have originated from Turkish culture but appears in many others. In Morocco, it was first worn by men but was eventually adopted by women, as well. The loose tunics are historically adorned with ornate trims, like the pink passementerie on this black silk caftan. The narrow silken braid is twisted into the intricate flowing design that borders every edge of this caftan and down its front. The traditional garment was adopted by several countries in Europe and then eventually made its way to the United States - where it was especially popular during the 1970s. The caftan served as inspiration for some of the eras most iconic designers, like the innovative Rudi Gernreich. His avant-garde, unisex caftans debuted at the 1970 World Fair Expo in Osaka, Japan. Garments like the caftan and its intricate embellishments were also reimagined by Yves Saint Laurent in his multicultural designs. As seen in this Moroccan version, the caftan manages to seamlessly integrate stunning details like embroidery into a garment that is still very comfortable to wear. The caftan’s simple but chic silhouette can be worn while lounging at home or dressed up with dramatic accessories for a night on the town. With such versatility, it’s easy to see why the caftan’s appeal has endured for so long. Size estimate: S/M Measurements: Shoulders: 17 inches Sleeves: 18 inches Bust: 38 inches Waist: 36 inches Hips: 40 inches Length: 56 inches This 1970s Moroccan black silk caftan has pink passementerie embroidery. The label reads, 'De Velasco...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1960s Hattie Carnegie Silver Sequined Open Back Mod Vintage 60s Mini Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic 1960s HATTIE CARNEGIE silver fully sequined vintage open back mini dress! Features thousands of hand-sewn silver sequins throughout on a soft stretch knit. Simply slips over th...
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1960s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Moschino Couture! Cruise Me Baby Elegant Navy Blue Silk Dress
Located in Sparks, NV
Details: Unlined Side Zip Closure Marked Size: US 4 Estimated Size: XS-S Color: Deep Navy Blue Fabric: 100% Silk Label: Moschino Couture/ Cruise Me Baby...
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Late 20th Century Italian Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Christian Dior Haute Couture Dress Numbered in Navy Blue Silk Chiffon XS
Located in Portland, OR
This is an exquisite vintage 2 piece 100% silk chiffon navy blue haute couture evening dress from Christian Dior Paris. This incredible ensemble includes a tunic style blouse and a b...
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20th Century French Evening Dresses and Gowns

1960s Ivory and Gold Lace + Sequins Mod Vintage A - Line 60s Babydoll Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic 1960s ivory and gold lace A-line dress! Features a fitted bodice, with a nice full flattering flared skirt. Gold embroidered waistband and sleeve cuffs are adorned with gold seq...
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1960s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Dolce & Gabbana Flower Applique Pants and Fringe Trim Top
Located in Water Mill, NY
A stunning black pant and top/vest set from Dolce & Gabbana covered in silk flowers of different varieties and colors. The V neck top is midriff length wi...
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1990s Italian Evening Dresses and Gowns

Marberl 1950s Silk Skirt Draped Dress
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous black silk dress from Marberl. It has long sleeves with fine metal zippers at the wrists, a princess seamed bodice for a great fit and a deep V cut...
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1950s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Loris Azzaro 1970s Silk Jersey Vintage Pink Empire Dress Gown
Located in San Diego, CA
Stunning vintage 1970s Loris Azzaro pink silk jersey gown! Beautiful bodice, with a draped, Grecian/Empire feel to the body. Zipper works great, just could not fit the dress form. In...
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1970s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Amazing Vintage Nautical Anchor Novelty Chain Necklace Print Linen Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Amazing vintage 1990s nautical dress! Fully lined fine linen, with gold silk thread printed to look like a chain necklace, with red embroidered anchor, encrusted with three rhineston...
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1990s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Moroccan Vintage Caftan Gown in Gold Brocade Maxi Dress Kaftan Size L to XL
Located in North Hollywood, CA
Moroccan vintage exotic metallic gold brocade caftan gown, circa 1970s. The luxurious Moorish kaftan is designed with brilliant gold metallic brocade. The front of the elegant caftan...
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1970s Moroccan Evening Dresses and Gowns

Naeem Khan Vintage Sequin + Beaded Evening Gown
Located in Sparks, NV
Show stopping vintage Naeem Khan for Riazee metallic gold, copper, silver and black beaded and sequin gown with long sleeves in 100% silk. Fully lin...
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1980s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Costume National 1990s Grey Jersey Sexy Belted 90s Bodycon Dress Sz 38
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy early 1990s COSTUME NATIONAL jersey keyhole gray dress! Features matching detachable belt and keyhole neckline that can also be left open. Intricat...
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1990s Italian Evening Dresses and Gowns

Sexy 1990s Vintage Emilio Pucci Bright Orange Silk Jersey Side Print Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy 1990s Emilio Pucci silk jersey dress in a vibrant bright orange hue! Wonderful signature print on the side, and around front collar. Extremely slimming. Looks great alone, or wi...
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1990s Italian Evening Dresses and Gowns

Bellville Sassoon Vintage Pink Silk Satin One Shoulder Evening Gown W Wrap
Located in Portland, OR
This is an elegant vintage 1990's pink satin evening gown with a matching pink satin wrap for chilly nights. This gorgeous one shoulder dress is beautifully draped and features gorge...
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1990s British Evening Dresses and Gowns

Incredible Vintage Lillie Rubin 1990s Hot Pink Fully Sequined 90s Mini Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy vintage LILLIE RUBIN 1990s schocking hot pink fully sequined and beaded mini dress! Features thousands of hand-sewn sequin throughout. Pink seed beads line the sleeves and plung...
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1990s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Incredible Vintage Giorgio di Sant Angelo 80s White Fully Beaded Bodycon Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Incredible, sexy, and timeless vintage 1980s Giorgio di Sant Angelo white beaded dress! Encrusted with thousands of seed beads, rhinestones, etc...T...
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1980s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Giorgio Armani Black Label Silk Evening Dress, 1980s
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Magnificent evening dress by the king of fashion Giorgio Armani. 1980's vintage black label, Giorgio Armani via Borgonuovo 21 Milano. 100 % silk chiffon Fantastic work of silk chif...
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1980s Italian Evening Dresses and Gowns

1980's Bob Mackie Ivory Embellished Sleeveless Gown
Located in North Hollywood, CA
1980's Bob Mackie ivory embellished sleeveless gown. Sleeveless white gown with beaded trim and beaded radiated stripe pattern throughout. Semi-sheer white mesh upper and back. Conce...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1990s Bob Mackie Size 10 Black Crepe Sexy 90s Vintage High Slit Evening Gown
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy, yet sophisticated 1990s BOB MACKIE black crepe bodycon evening dress! Features an elegant sweetheart neckline, with satin trim. Figure flattering silhouette that hugs the body ...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Comme des Garcons black knitted raw silk dress, ss 1984
Located in London, GB
Comme des Garcons; black knitted raw silk dress. L-shaped, with elongated panel forming a cowl collar, slits for the arms and diagonal hem. Can be worn ...
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1980s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Victor Costa Strapless Dress
Located in Alford, MA
One of Victor Costa's best designs, this strapless cocktail/evening dress is fashioned of white satin and black velvet alternating horizontal stripes with fitted bodice leading to an...
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Late 20th Century American Evening Dresses and Gowns

New Dsquared Size 10 - 12 / 46 Flattering Bubblegum Pink Short Sleeve Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Brand new Dsquared2 bubblegum pink short sleeve flattering dress! Features a higher neck with a scoop back that reveals just the right amount of skin. Flattering gathers at the waist...
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2010s Italian Evening Dresses and Gowns

1980S MICHAEL NOVARESE Black Haute Couture Silk Taffeta Duster Covered In Excep
Located in New York, NY
1980S MICHAEL NOVARESE Black Haute Couture Silk Taffeta Duster Covered In Exceptional Embroidery & Beaded Gold Work
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1980s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Dolce & Gabbana 1990s Burgundy Merlot Sexy Lace Bodycon Cut Out Vintage Dress 38
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy late 90s D&G by Dolce & Gabbana burgundy / merlot burgundy lace cut-out bodycon dress! Features allover lace, with cut-out below the bust and upper back. Spectacular body huggin...
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1990s Italian Evening Dresses and Gowns

1990's Thierry Mugler Paris Asymmetrical Sequins Dress
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Thierry Mugler sequins party dress "Collectors item" We offer more exclusive vintage items, view our frontstore Details: Unusual asymmetrical black dress with sequined trim designe...
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20th Century French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Iconic Gucci by Tom Ford 1999 Black Deep Cleavage Maxi Dress Evening Gown
Located in Switzerland, CH
Beautiful GUCCI by Tom Ford gown - simple but so subtile & sexy! Long sleeves Extremely deep draped neckline, hold together by a tiny leather ba...
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1990s Italian Evening Dresses and Gowns

1980 Pauline Trigere Red Silk Taffeta & Black Lace Overlay Cocktail Dress
Located in Gresham, OR
A beautiful and dramatic 1980s Pauline Trigere red silk taffeta cocktail dress with gorgeous black lace overlay: Puff-sleeved with a black velvet belt tied at center front, this bold...
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1980s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Issey Miyake Pleated Blue Polka Dot Dress & Jacket Set
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Futuristic Japanese designer Issey Miyake is a master of form and fabric, known for creating beautiful sculptural garments that pay homage to the past while bringing us somewhere new and enchanting. Special attention to the fabrics and materials used allow Miyake to create spectacular garments that rely upon unique volumes and textures. Presumably from 2007, this Issey Miyake Fête dress...
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Early 2000s Japanese Evening Dresses and Gowns

1983 Runway Chloe Novelty Musical Instrument Dress
Located in London, GB
This is a fine and rare runway documented Chloe musical instrument dress. A showstopping piece designed by Karl Lagerfeld from the spring / summer 1983 collection. Ornately beaded d...
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1980s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

1930's Ecru Silk Long Sleeve Gown with High-Low Hem
Located in North Hollywood, CA
1930's Special Vintage ecru silk long sleeve gown with trained hem. Scoop neck gown with full skirt and large, puff sleeved upper. Single back fabric button closure at nape of neck, ...
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1930s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Oscar de la Renta 1990s Size 8 Blue + White Tie Dye Vintage Sleeveless 90s Dress
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic 1990s OSCAR DE LA RENTA blue and white tie dye print patchwork Size 8 cotton dress! Features a blue and white tie dye with an array of shades of blue throughout. Tiered fitted b...
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1990s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Christian Dior hand printed silk evening blouse. circa 1970s
Located in London, GB
Dior is synonymous with excellence. The importance of the house’s history and cultural legacy invests a Dior garment with fashion that tells a story. Femininity, simplicity and good...
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1970s British Evening Dresses and Gowns

Givenchy Haute Couture dress
Located in SAINT-OUEN-SUR-SEINE, FR
GIVENCHY HAUTE COUTURE - (Made in France) Red silk and black velvet bustier dress. No size indicated, it fits a 34FR/36FR. Condition: Very good condition Dimensions: Chest: 43 cm -...
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1980s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

A/W 2001 Atelier Versace Ecru Heavily Embellished Long Sleeve Semi-Sheer Gown
Located in North Hollywood, CA
A/W 2001 Atelier Versace Haute Couture ecru heavily embellished long sleeve semi-sheer trained gown. Geometric feather-style embellishments throughout, with semi-sheer mesh lining (c...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

A Pleated Silk Delphos dress by Mariano Fortuny - Venice Circa 1930
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1920-1930 Italy - Venice Delphos long dress in apricot-coloured pleated silk pongee by the famous Italian couturier Mariano Fortuny (Attributed to). Straight, tubular cut in fo...
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1920s Italian Evening Dresses and Gowns

NWT Valentino Runway Black Cutout Coat Dress Gown
Located in Los Angeles, CA
One of the most distinctive and imaginative fashions of the Valentino fall 2022 runway. Styled with imagination and high style by Pierpaolo Piccioli fashioned in weighty black silk...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gucci Medieval-Inspired Silk Handkerchief Hem Dress Gown
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Stunning medieval-inspired Gucci runway gown designed by Alessandro Michele. Wonderful color combination of soft gold and plum pink silk finished with sumptuous black silk velvet...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s French Couture Floral Silk Dress with Purple Bow
Located in London, GB
This exceptional 1950s to early 1960s dress was couture crafted from boldly printed, floral silk in France. Strongly reminiscent of Cristóbal Balenciaga’s work during this era, the t...
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1950s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

1970s Halston Tangerine Cashmere Maxi Sleeveless Dress and Cardigan Set
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
1970S Halston Double cashmere sleeveless maxi dress and cardigan set in light tangerine size ; 2/4 XS or Small
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1970s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Chanel 13K Maxi Silk CC Logo Dress
Located in Dubai, AE
Luxurious Chanel black maxi silk dress with CC logo pattern -- today's boutique price for similar item is over 12,000€ - CC logo buttons - lambskin leather details Size mark 34 FR. K...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1989 Runway Haute Couture Nina Ricci Brocade Dress
Located in London, GB
This incredible 1990s Nina Ricci haute couture party dress is a guaranteed show-stopper and boasts a striking array of design features synonymous with the uncompromising feminine gla...
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1990s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

New Carolina Herrera 2022 Purple & Red Column Dress W Draped Overdress $5990
Located in Portland, OR
This Carolina Herrera Spring / Summer 2022 evening dress is brand new with the tags still attached. Wes Gordon's 2022 designs for Carolina Herrera are some of his best and this dress...
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2010s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Jean Muir Dress Documented 1971 Rare
Located in Boca Raton, FL
This Dress just takes my breath away! It is one of my favorites from Jean Muir. The fabric with a moire effect has incredible drape, that just flows and moves with your body. Empir...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

MICHAEL KORS Emerald Green Duquette's Iconic Malachite Print Coktail Dress 4
Located in Montgomery, TX
Created from the Fabric of TONY DUQUETTE'S Iconic Malachite Pattern. 2009 Collection Size - 4 Color – Emerald Multi (Green, Black) Sheath Silhouette Belted Waist – Black Patent Leath...
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Early 2000s Italian Evening Dresses and Gowns

Saint Laurent Gold Wrap Dress S/S 2014
Located in Water Mill, NY
An incredible gold lame dress from Saint Laurent worn on runways and magazine covers. It has a wrapping V front and back neckline and a draping front panel skirt. There are small sho...
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2010s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage and Designer Evening Dresses and Gowns for Sale on 1stDibs

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 couturier 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.

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