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Vintage 1950's French Couture Ivory Satin Ruched Strapless Hourglass Bridal Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
In this gorgeous French mid-century gown, the detailed construction and meticulous attention to detail are comparable to what you will find in modern day haute couture. From the skil...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1987 Azzedine Alaia Documented Golden Print Silk Backless Halter Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An iconic golden marble print silk dress from Azzedine Alaia's 1987 Spring-Summer collection. The same dress was famously worn by Madonna for the cover of Cosmopolitan Magazine July ...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Emilio Pucci Yellow Scoop Neck Embroidered Mini Dress - Size US 8
Located in London, GB
Emilio Pucci Yellow Scoop Neck Embroidered Mini Dress - Bright Yellow dress embroidered with pastel floral sequins - Side zip closure - fully lined - sleeveless -scoop neck -Dry cle...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Missoni Floral Print Fringed Tiered Mini Dress as worn by Rihanna - Size US 6
Located in London, GB
Missoni Floral Fringed Mini Dress - Silky fringed surface - Gorgeous cheerful floral pattern - Silk chiffon sleeves - Ruffles details to the cuffs - Button fastening to the back...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Dolce & Gabbana for D&G Sheer Silk Leopard Print Vintage Cocktail Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
Dolce & Gabbana for D&G Sheer Silk Leopard Print Cocktail Dress . This is so wonderful, so sexy. the photos don't do it justice. Comes with slip. Size 38 appx , size and fabric labe...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Just Cavalli Sexy Art Nouveau Peacock Print Cocktail Dress by Roberto Cavalli
Located in San Francisco, CA
Just Cavalli Sexy Art Nouveau Peacock Print Cocktail Dress by Roberto Cavalli. Featuring Aubrey Beardsley's Art Nouveau Peacock Print from Salome This is so pretty, looks better on l...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Dolce & Gabbana for D&G Pinstripe Cocktail Dress with Full Inner Corset.
Located in San Francisco, CA
Dolce & Gabbana for D&G Sexy Pinstripe Cocktail Dress with Full Inner Corset. This is so wonderful, so sexy. the photos don't do it justice. A witty take on menswear suiting fabric....
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Dolce & Gabbana Vintage Strapless Lace Detail Distressed Denim Cocktail Dress
Located in San Francisco, CA
Dolce & Gabbana Vintage Strapless Lace Detail Distressed Denim Cocktail Dress with full Inner Corset This is so wonderful, so sexy. the photos don't do it justice. Zips up the back ...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Carolina Herrera Ivory Silk Knit Dress
Located in New Hope, PA
Ivory silk jersey drapes from the neckline of this one piece dress designed by Carolina Herrera. The draping continues from the waistline to the hem of the skirt creating a casual bu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Adele Simpson Black Chiffon Wrap Dress, c.1970s.
Located in New York, NY
Adele Simpson Black Chiffon Wrap Dress, c.1970s. Adele Simpson Black Chiffon Wrap Dress featuring ruffle detail at bust wrapping around to continue down to hemline. Pareo skirts ruff...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Halston Purple Chiffon Halter Dress, c.1970s.
Located in New York, NY
Halston Purple Chiffon Halter Dress, c.1970s. Halston layered chiffon purple halter dress with empire bodice and handkerchief skirt. Low cut back with hidden side zipper closure and ...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Halston Red Chiffon Dress with Sash, c. 1970s.
Located in New York, NY
Halston Red Chiffon Dress with Sash, c. 1970s. Halston Red chiffon one-shoulder dress featuring "rippled" layered tiers gathering at waist down to the asymmetrical hemline. The sash ...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Calvin Klein Black Lace Cocktail Dress, c. 1990s.
Located in New York, NY
Calvin Klein Black Lace Cocktail Dress, c. 1990s. Calvin Klein Black Lace Cocktail Dress featuring low cut V-ncekline and shoulder pads. Beautiful Lace hem extends past chiffon linin...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Zac Posen Deconstructed Cocktail Dress, c. early 2000s.
Located in New York, NY
Zac Posen Deconstructed Cocktail Dress, c. early 2000s. Zac Posen Champagne Deconstructed Cocktail Dress featuring cap sleeves and pleated skirt. Unfinished edges throughout. Zip at ...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Tina Leser Original Green and Cream Nautical Silk Print Dress
Located in New Hope, PA
A vibrant nautical print enlivens this cream colored silk dress from Tina Leser. The scarf weight silk is fully lined and accented with gold toned buttons at the front opening and on...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Tina Leser Colorful Tropical Print Silk Dress
Located in New Hope, PA
A vibrant tropical print enlivens this cream colored silk dress from Tina Leser. The scarf weight silk is fully lined and accented with lavender buttons at the front opening and on t...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Flora Kung Button Down Printed Silk Crepe Tea Dress
Located in Boston, MA
This dress, depending on the wearer's build, can be worn front or back. Meaning the buttons can be at front, or at back. A narrow sash at waist area can also be tied at front or at b...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Dolce & Gabbana New Rose Print Color Block Silk Skirt
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous silk skirt from Dolce and Gabbana in black and pinks. It is pencil style with a 2" pink grosgrain waistband and rose pattern front and a solid pastel pink back. It has a...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1990's Bernard Perris Couture Ivory Lace Silk Long Sleeve Low-Back Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An ethereal early 1990's Bernard Perris Paris Couture ivory lace and silk gown that retailed for over $5,000. At age 16, Perris ventured to Paris, where he eventually was hired as a ...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gianni Versace Mixed Flower Pattern Silk Skirt
Located in Water Mill, NY
A gorgeous brightly colored flowered silk skirt from Gianni Versace. It has a 2" waistband, falls straight to the hem and is comprised of different flower patterns-on a white backgr...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gucci Blue Scoop Neck Buckle Detail Dress Size S
Located in London, GB
Gucci Blue Scoop Neck Buckle Detail Dress - Sleeveless - Straight fit - A soft, slinky feel - Lightweight - Tortoise shell oval shaped detail to bust - Gathered bodice Material...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Issey Miyake Black Pleated Sculptural Dress, 1990s
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Issey Miyake is synonymous with sculptural and novel designs. In the 1990s, Miyake revolutionized the world of avant-garde design and textiles in the world of high fashion. Featuring...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1970s Ossie Clark Ivory Silk Jacquard Maxi Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
This vintage 1970s Bohemian Ossie Clark ivory rayon jacquard maxi dress is exceptional. The rayon jacquard fabric is super soft and quite heavy. Although many Ossie Clark dresses wou...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1930s Mermaid Gown and Bolero
Located in Water Mill, NY
A black silk 1930's gown with incredible seaming and lines. The dress skims the body with a front V neckline and diamond shaped panels then flares to the hand stitched hem. It come...
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1930s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Emanuel Ungaro Check Draped Dress
Located in Water Mill, NY
A terrific fine black and white small check light weight wool dress by Emanuel Ungaro. It has a crew neckline, fabulous leg o mutton sleeves with zipper and button cuffs, a wrapping...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Estevez Flower Applique Gown 1960s
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous long black gown covered in black rose appliques from Estevez. It is sleeveless with a low scoop back and is covered in elaborately constructed roses comprised of fabric p...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Issey Miyake Circle Imprint Top and Skirt Set
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous 2 piece set from Issey Miyake in beautiful turquoise blue micro pleating the designer is famous for. The long sleeve top has a bateau neckline and the skirt is straight w...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1970s Pierre Cardin Silk Dress
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous 1960's silk dress from Pierre Cardin in a brightly colored abstract pattern of blues, green, fuchsia and white. It has semi sheer full sleeves which gather at the wrists...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Thierry Mugler Dress 1980s
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous detailed deep red dress from master designer Thierry Mugler. It has a blouson bodice with long cuffed sleeves and a standup collar both of which are beautifully detailed ...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Emanuel Ungaro Silk Dress 1980s
Located in Water Mill, NY
A stunning silk off white and black abstract pattern dress from Emanuel Ungaro's Parallele line. It has a V neckline, long full sleeve with button cuffs, shoulder pads and a wrapped...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Patrick Kelly Black Halter Dress
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Say hello to this sexy number! Circa late 1980s, this black halter dress features a draped neckline, ruching down the sides for a fitted look and an open back. Marked a size M. Desig...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gianfranco Ferrè Pink two-tone Fringe Silk Duster Dress
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Add this sexy number to your collection!h This 90s duster style dress is crafted from vibrant pink silk and features an asymmetrical hem with hot pink fringe, velvet buttons down the...
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Late 20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1970's Halston Couture Red Metallic Semi Sheer Knit Long-Sleeve Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Gorgeous Halston Couture metallic lurex knit dress ensemble dating back to the mid 1970's. Throughout most of the seventies he epitomized the glamour, as well as the decadence of the...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1950's Baby-Blue Rose Print Satin Applique Bustle Unworn Couture Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
In this gorgeous 1950's baby-blue rose print silk satin gown, the detailed construction and meticulous attention to detail are comparable to what you will find in modern couture. Thi...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1994 Chanel Navy-Blue Silk Halter Bustier & Asymmetric Draped Skirt Set
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Chanel is known to be one of the most luxurious and decadent fashion houses in the world. This gorgeous navy-blue silk chiffon ensemble from their iconic 1994 collection is a perfect...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1990 Bob Mackie Red Grapevines Beaded Silk Strapless Hourglass Slit Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Iconic Bob Mackie hourglass show-stopper dating back to 1990 when he created a collection dedicated to the Napa Valley region. A gown from the same collection was used for Sharon Sto...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gianni Versace red silk evening maxi dress with crystal medusa straps, fw 1996
Located in London, GB
▪ Gianni Versace red silk evening maxi dress ▪ Gold hardware with Medusa clasps adorned with clear crystals ▪ Open back ▪ Criss-cross shoulder straps ▪ IT 42 - FR 38 - UK 10 - US 6 ...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

A-K-R-I-S Zebra Print Masai Collar Mangosteen Silk Dress - Size S
Located in London, GB
A-K-R-I-S Zebra Print Masai Collar Silk Mangosteen Dress -Tunic-esque in zebra-head print -Sleeveless slip underneath -Round neckline; detachable leather Masai-inspired collar -Zip ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Versace Navy Twist One Shoulder Crepe Dress - Size US 2
Located in London, GB
Versace Navy Twist One Shoulder Strap Cocktail Dress - Crepe material - Gathered front - Twisted one shoulder strap - Side/front slit - Falls below the knee - Hidden side zipper - ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1959 Bruxelles Couture Black Taffeta Tiered-Puff Strapless Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Stunning and highly seductive Old England of Bruxelles custom-made couture cocktail dress dating back to 1959. The client's name label, Mrs. Paliser, is still attached and the amazin...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Silk Sadie Kaftan by Sadie for I Magnin and Co
Located in London, GB
A wonderful vintage multicolour silk kaftan by Sadie for I MAagnin and Co. The silk has a black background with wonderful multicolour design. It has a button opening at the front a...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Alexander McQueen Floral Jacquard Knit Pink Scalloped Dress S
Located in London, GB
Alexander McQueen Floral Jacquard Knit Pink Scalloped Dress - Open top - Bateau neckline - Drop shoulders - Short sleeves - Rose pattern details - Vertical embossed folds - Made in...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Beaded Cocktail Dress - Size M
Located in London, GB
Valentino black beaded cocktail dress. Sleeveless. Low cut back with beaded embellishment. Fastens at the side with a hidden zip. High neckline. Please note: Some marks on the inte...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Christian Dior sage silk jacquard evening dress and jacket set, ss 1998
Located in London, GB
▪ Christian Dior sage evening dress and jacket set ▪ Designed by John Galliano ▪ Floral silk jacquard ▪ Maxi dress with mermaid hem ▪ Cowl neckline ▪ Spaghetti straps ▪ Mid-Lengt...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yasmin Kianfar Black Pleated Panel Cold-Shoulder Dress SIZE US 4
Located in London, GB
Yasmin Kianfar Black Pleated Panel Cold-Shoulder Dress - Black Maxi Gown - V-neck, cold shoulder - Pleated strap and chest details - Silk with mesh upper - Zip fastening closur...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage David Butler Evening Gown with Organza Frill
Located in London, GB
A vintage David Butler evening gown , in black crepe with a double layer organza frill. The dress has a v neckline front and back and the frill sits off the shoulder. The dress is...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Black Cotton Embroidered Kaftan
Located in London, GB
A wonderful vintage cotton kaftan with colourful embroidery. The black cotton kaftan is heavily embroidered front and back , with fringing , a v neckline and 8'' slits on the side. ...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Crimson Embroidered Kaftan.
Located in London, GB
A vintage crimson cotton caftan with wonderful detail on the front and sleaves. Measurements : Bust up to 52'',length 49''
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Black Valentino Cocktail Dress
Located in London, GB
A chic cocktail dress by Valentino , Red line. The dress has an off the shoulder petal detail and slips over the head. Measurements : bust 34'' ,length 37''
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino 'Feathered Colour' Shift Dress - Size US 8
Located in London, GB
Valentino 'Feathered Colour' Shift Dress - Multi coloured brocade fabric - Metallic details throughout - Round neck - Long Sleeves - Zip fastening at the back Please note, these it...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Byblos Green Black Silk Short Rockabilly Dress
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Byblos 90s vintage woman dress. Short dress, black elastic bodice, green and black striped balloon skirt. Pockets on the hips. Bodice fabric 80% silk 20% elastomer, the fabric of the...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Suzanne Neville Cabianca Ivory Silk Organza Wedding Dress - Size US 2-4
Located in London, GB
Suzanne Neville Cabianca Ivory Silk Organza Wedding Dress A-line Style with a full organza skirt Sweetheart Neckline Low Back Strapless Floral Pattern throughout Corseted back with ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Black & Red Leather & Tulle Illusion Embroidered Dress - Size US 4
Located in London, GB
Tulle Illusione Long Sleeve Embroidered Valentino Dress -Long Sleeve -Pleated Hem -Lambskin Leather Panels -Embroidered Woven Netting -Back Zip Fastening -Round Neckline Mate...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Black Evening Gown
Located in London, GB
A wonderful statement evening gown form the 1980s. The dress is in black with bow detail on the front and back, and a taffetta skirt with net underneath. Measurements : Bust 38'', l...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Dior Ivory Cotton Blend Midi Puff-Sleeve Dress - Size US 6
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 Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Stanley Korshak Chicago Black Cocktail Dress
Located in London, GB
A chic vintage cocktail dress by Stanley Korshak. The dress is in a black jersey with bow detail on the front. It has a front zip opening, gathering at the waist and is fully lined....
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Alessandra Rich Orange & Gold Sequin Embellished Tweed Dress - Size US 6
Located in London, GB
Alessandra Rich Orange & Gold Sequin Embellished Tweed Dress - Made of a gorgeous jewel like tweed - Collarless classic cut - Gorgeous sequin embellished texture - Beautiful warm...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

GUCCI ivory viscose CONTRAST TRIM Shift Dress S
Located in Zürich, CH
100% authentic Gucci contrast trim dress in ivory and black viscose (75%) polyamide (17%) elastane (8%). With a contrast hemline in black, V-neckline, sleeveless and stretchy jersey ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage and Designer Evening Dresses and Gowns

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 evening dresses and gowns by our favorite courtier play no small role in making us feel wonderful but, perhaps more importantly, making us feel like ourselves.

Evening dresses over time have conveyed specific statements about social class, position and beliefs. In the 16th century, dresses and gowns were so important that England's Queen Elizabeth I defined rules about what dresses women could wear -- guidance included long skirts and fitted bodices. Forward-thinking designers have responded to this history.

Gabrielle “Coco” Chanel reimagined traditionally masculine garments for feminine shapes, and her elegant evening dresses and gowns promoted comfort and grace in women’s wear that had been dominated in the previous century by layers of fabric. French fashion designer Yves Saint Laurent introduced innovative and highly coveted dress designs in the 1960s while at the same time challenging sexist stereotypes about which members of society could wear tuxedos. Works by unconventional British designer John Galliano — featured in houses like Givenchy and Dior — redefined limits that dressmakers faced in terms of material, construction and vision during the late 20th century. 

Today’s designers target an increasingly broad audience with their boundary-crossing work, and their tendency to play off of each other’s ideas means that every walk down the runway is also a walk through an entire history of fashion design and dress craftsmanship. 

Whether you gravitate toward backless maxi dresses or silk charmeuse gowns by Alexander McQueen or embellished, ruffled floral-print designs by Chloe or Versace, there is an extraordinary collection of vintage and designer evening dresses and gowns waiting for you on 1stDibs.