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Vivienne Westwood Gold & Black Stretch Bustier Gown Dress w/ Fishtail Hem
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Vivienne Westwood Red Label gold and black stretch bustier gown w/fishtail hem. Fabric appears to be a stretch velvet that is hand painted with gold. Size tag 42. In excellent condit...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Antonio Berardi Stunning Boho Chic Voluminous Dress Gown New
Located in Los Angeles, CA
A lovely Antonio Berardi voluminous etheral runway gown offered in brand new condition. Not many were produced. Fashioned of soft coral and soft poppy red silk chiffon edged in mul...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1950's Ceil Chapman Watercolor Floral Silk Ruched Plunge Hourglass Gown
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An alluring Ceil Chapman designer gown in the most stunning watercolor floral print silk. I adore the thin-strap sweetheart, petal bust plunge bodice. The unique gathering gives the ...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vivienne Westwood Toile de Jouy printed cotton dress with pannier, ss 1996
Located in London, GB
▪ Vivienne Westwood white and blue cotton dress ▪ 100% Cotton ▪ Toile de Jouy print ▪ Built-in corset designed to cinch the waist and push breasts up ▪ Removable tulle panier ▪ Fr...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Taupe Crêpe Scallop Hem Flapper Dress with Silver-Plate Glass Beads – M, 1920s
Located in Tucson, AZ
From its rare beads to its scalloped hem to its wearable size, this Jazz Age gem is a “unicorn” among flapper dresses. Quite literally dripping with silver-plate hollow beads and cry...
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1920s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1959 Yves Saint Laurent for Christian Dior Haute-Couture Satin Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
We are pleased to offer this important and incredibly rare documented party dress from the Christian Dior Couture collection of 1959 when Yves Saint Laurent was head designer. Yves S...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Bill Blass White & Green Silk 2 PC Dress Circa 1960s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bill Blass White & Green Silk 2 PC Dress and Cape with Zig Zag Motif Circa 1960s. In excellent condition Measurements- Bust: 35 Inches Waist: 35 Inches Skirt Length: 21 Inche...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1973 Chanel Haute Couture Black Guipure Lace & Velvet Long-Sleeve Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Chanel is known to be one of the most luxurious and decadent fashion houses in the world. This breathtaking black guipure crochet-lace and velvet cocktail dress ensemble from her 197...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Jean-Louis Scherrer Caramel Silk Jersey Haute Couture Button Gown 2007 S/S
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Jean-Louis Scherrer caramel-colored haute couture runway sample gown from Sprint Summer 2007. In very good to excellent condition with some scattered hard to see marks on the skirt. ...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Alexander McQueen Crystal Kaleidoscope Dress w/Cape S/S 2009 Natural Distinction
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Alexander Mcqueen 2009 S/S crystal kaleidoscope print mini dress w/cape in rainbow colors from the iconic "Natural Dis-tinction, Un-natural Selection" collection. 100% rayon viscose....
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Yves Saint Laurent Silk Moiré cocktail dress . Circa 1980s
Located in London, GB
Yves Saint Laurent was a designer of the old manner who understood how to cut . His work is about perfection of line. The designer was all about how to work with a beautiful fabric....
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Roberto Cavalli Silk O-Ring Dress
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
Show off in this amazing Cavalli dress! Circa 1990s, this cream dress features open o-ring details complete with ruching throughout, an asymmetrical hem with pleating, a high neckl...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1990s Deep Cut Silk Black Dress
Located in Scottsdale, AZ
This dress is absolutely stunning and the perfect mix of sexy and classy! Circa 1990's, this silk dress features a beautiful deep slit down the middle front with an open back comple...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Krizia Beaded & Sequined Mini Dress w/Snake Motif
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Presenting one of the GREAT vintage Krizia mini dresses ever made and maybe the best snake dress of all time (btw, these are my opinions and may not be verifiable as "fact.") This dr...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gucci by Tom Ford black silk ruched evening dress with leg slit, fw 1999
Located in London, GB
▪ Gucci black silk evening maxi dress ▪ Designed by Tom Ford ▪ 100% Silk ▪ Ruched seam on waist ▪ High front leg slit ▪ Invisible side zip fastening ▪ Silk chiffon lining ▪ IT 38 ...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

RUDI GERNREICH Harmon Knitwear c.1960’s Red White Geometric Op Art Knit Dress
Located in Thiensville, WI
RUDI GERNREICH Harmon Knitwear c.1960’s Red White Geometric Op Art Knit Dress Circa: 1960’s Label(s): Rudi Gernreich, Designed for Harmon Knitwear Designer: Rudi Gernreich Style: Min...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

John Galliano black satin-backed crêpe evening dress, fw 1994
Located in London, GB
▪ John Galliano black satin-backed crêpe evening dress ▪ 59% Acetate, 41% Rayon ▪ Swallowtail notched bias-cut inserts to skirt ▪ Draped panels with chiffon underlay to bodice ▪ Invi...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gianni Versace magenta pink velvet ruched evening dress, fw 1995
Located in London, GB
▪ Gianni Versace magenta pink velvet evening dress ▪ 81% Nylon, 18% Spandex, 1% Cotton ▪ Built in bra and bodysuit ▪ Ruched seams ▪ Knotted detail at back ▪ IT 40 - UK 8 - US 6 ▪ ...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1950's Lilli Ann Merlot Red Metallic Silk Pleated Jacket and Skirt Suit
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Gorgeous metallic merlot-red silk Lilli Ann suit dating back to their 1954 collection. Lilli Ann was started in San Francisco in 1933 by Adolph Schuman, naming his company for his wi...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Iconic Yves Saint Laurent YSL Evening Velvet and Silk Dress
Located in Paris, FR
Yves Saint Laurent black evening velvet dress featuring a low V neck, silk puff sleeves, long sleeves with zipped cuffs, a silk lining and a back zip opening. 65% viscose 35% Cupr...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

New Oscar De La Renta 2020 Silk AD Runway Dress $4690 W Tags 4
Located in Leesburg, VA
Oscar De La Renta Brand New With Tags $4690 2020 Size: 4 Pink & Orange Silk Fully Lined Concealed Zip Closure at Side Dry clean Made in Italy Bust: 32" Waist: 30" Hip: 30" Length: 3...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage CHANEL Black Strapless Silk Gown With Cascading Ribbon
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Elegant 1990s CHANEL black silk strapless gown with cascading ribbons applique on the bodice and hem. Dress has inner boning made of tulle and hook an eye and zip at the back. Size:...
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Early 20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

New Oscar De La Renta 2020 Silk AD Runway Dress $4690 W Tags 8
Located in Leesburg, VA
Oscar De La Renta Brand New With Tags $4690 2020 Size: 8 Pink & Orange Silk Fully Lined Concealed Zip Closure at Side Dry clean Made in Italy Bust: 33" Waist: 30" Hip: 32" Length: 3...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

New Oscar De La Renta 2020 Silk AD Runway Dress $4690 W Tags 2
Located in Leesburg, VA
Oscar De La Renta Brand New With Tags $4690 2020 Size: 2 Pink & Orange Silk Fully Lined Concealed Zip Closure at Side Dry clean Made in Italy Bust: 29" Waist: 28" Hip: 29" Length: 3...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Oscar De La Renta Multicolor Warp Print Gown w/ Gathers
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Oscar De La Renta Multicolor Warp Print Gown w/ Gathers Circa 2000s. In excellent condition Measurements - Size 4 Gown Length: 61 Inches
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

New Oscar De La Renta 2020 Silk AD Runway Dress $4690 W Tags 6
Located in Leesburg, VA
Oscar De La Renta Brand New With Tags $4690 2020 Size: 6 Pink & Orange Silk Fully Lined Concealed Zip Closure at Side Dry clean Made in Italy Bust: 33" Waist: 30" Hip: 32" Length: 3...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Chanel off white crushed silk strapless gown with detachable sleeve
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Rare 1990s Chanel Off-white crushed silk, black cotton velveteen, and black silk satin ribbon. corset boning. mutton sleeve with elastic. camellia flowers Bust: 34"/ Waist: 28"/ Drop...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1950's Vintage Olive Green Pleated Organza Rhinestone Full-Skirt Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Fashioned from rich olive-green light weight silk-organza, this 1950's creation has everything a woman wants. The bodice has a gorgeous pleated texture shelf-bust design. I adore the...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gianni Versace Laser Perforated Leather Halter Dress
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous laser cut black leather halter dress by Gianni Versace. It has a plunging neckline and low cut back accentuated with 2 straps crossing the lower back. The leather is intri...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Missoni Silk Halter Dress
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous colorful fine silk knit halter dress from Missoni in a red, orange, blue, yellow, white, lavender and black abstract pattern. It slips on over the head and has 2 black str...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Versace Bodycon Patent Waist Dress
Located in Water Mill, NY
A stunning black jersey dress from Versace. It is sleeveless, fitted with a V front neckline and 2 triangular insets at the waist front and back of intricately laser cut black paten...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Dolce&Gabbana Dress Striking Silver Rear Swarovski Zipper Pull 40 / 6
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Dolce&Gabbana rare dress that was sold out in the stores. This treasure was worn one time only. Silver gray fabric with fabulous texture and a metallic finish. ...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Bob Mackie High Collar Long Sleeve Orange Beaded Gown Circa 1990s
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bob Mackie High Collar Long Sleeve Orange Beaded Gown Circa 1990s. In excellent condition Measurements - Size 12 Skirt Length: 35 Inches Hem Length: 2 Inches
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Scaasi Red Blue Yellow Floral One Shoulder Evening Dress W Sequins
Located in Portland, OR
This is a stunning vintage evening dress from Arnold Scaasi in a gorgeous red, blue, yellow, green and white cotton floral print. This Scaasi boutique Summer evening gown is embellis...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Bottega Veneta Matelasse Gown with Leather Detail
Located in New York, NY
Bottega Veneta, black matelasse gown, having mixed fabric detail down the front of the dress. The base of the dress is black matelasse, with black and grey diagonal, appliqued, subtl...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vicky Tiel Couture Corset Dress Gown
Located in Water Mill, NY
A fabulous black dress gown from Vicky Tiel Couture. It has a fitted boned bustier bodice covered in an intricate corded lace pattern with numerous front silk buttons and loops. T...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Carven Long Velvet Dress, Circa 1975
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1975 France Long dress with loose skirt and brown velvet with golden glitter glued in geometric patterns and houndstooth. Open shirt collar on narrow and rectangular chest. Z...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Pierre Cardin Haute Couture Red Silk strapless cocktail dress, Circa 1980
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1980 France Pierre Cardin Haute Couture strapless cocktail dress in red bubbled silk. Skirt of the short dress on the front of the long dress on the back. Borders of the skir...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Biba black mini Dress, Circa 1970
By Biba
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1970. England. Biba black mini dress and gold sequined collar. Opened on the back. Large and wide sleeves. Dress composed of a large t-shirt and a mini skirt, belt tight at w...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Emilio Pucci Chain Embellished Cutout Open Back Black Evening Dress Gown
Located in Totowa, NJ
Emilio Pucci Chain Embellished Cutout Open Back Black Evening Dress Gown Black Emilio Pucci long sleeve cutout evening dress with open back featuring gold-tone chain-link accents an...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Worth Couture Dress, Circa 1960
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1960 France / England Worth cocktail dress in navy blue silk-crepe with horizontal stripes embroidered with iridescent navy glitter and translucent beads, from the last perio...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Karl Lagerfeld Dress with Cut outs
Located in Water Mill, NY
A stunning dramatic black full length dress, gown from Karl Lagerfeld. There are strategically placed black net covered cut-outs along the outer sleeves, midriff, decolletage and alo...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Long Dress Circa 1940
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1940 France Summer dress in cream silk crepe with patterns of grapes in pink, fuchsia, aubergine and sky blue. Sleeves three-quarter, closes on the front by a drape effect. Sl...
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1940s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1930s Gold Lame Dress with Cape Sleeves and Matching Belt
Located in London, GB
This incredible gold lame party dress circa late 1930s is in wonderful vintage condition and is undeniably modern for a piece of this era. The soft gold metallic fabric is beautifull...
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1930s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Mary McFadden Couture Color Block Gown
Located in Water Mill, NY
A beautiful turquoise and bright pink silk gown from Mary McFadden's Couture collection in her signature micro pleating. The bodice has a crossing plunging neckline front and back, e...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Bonwit Teller Red and Blue Maxi Dress With Rhinestones & Cut Out
Located in Portland, OR
This vintage red, white, and blue cotton sleeveless maxi dress is so gorgeous! This Bonwit Teller maxi dress has incredible colorful jewels and gold embroidery throughout the front a...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Chanel Ivory Runway Spring 2014 Collection Lesage Tweed Leather Trim Dress
Located in Geneva, CH
This pre-owned ivory dress from the house of Chanel is crafted in a Lesage tweed, lined with soft lambskin inset on the shoulders and the neck line. The dress itself is lined with pu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Pierre Cardin Gray Black Wool Animalier Long Dress
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Pierre Cardin 80s woman dress. Long dress, animalier pattern in gray and black. Wool fabric, internal straps. Two pockets on the chest and two on the hips, zip closure on the back. M...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Matsuda Embroidery Silk Jacket and Pants Set
Located in Water Mill, NY
A stunning, work intensive, off white silk pant and jacket set from Matsuda. The sheer jacket is open style and covered in elaborate corded embroidered lines and circles. The wide a...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Dolce&Gabbana Dress Signature Style Beautiful Fabric 44 / 8
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Dolce&Gabbana signature shaped black dress with beautiful intricately textured fabric. Please see detail image for fabric detail as it is very difficult to reve...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Randolph Duke Gown Exquisite Sequins Colours 6
Located in Miami, FL
Guaranteed authentic Randolph Duke fabulous shaped to the figure and contoured around the top with spaghetti straps and a lower cut back. Adorned in sequins of aqua ocean blue, matte...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Just Cavalli Sexy Pink Corset Cocktail Dress by Roberto Cavalli
Located in San Francisco, CA
Just Cavalli Sexy Pink Corset Cocktail Dress by Roberto Cavalli Sz 46 This is so pretty, looks better on live model. Bust 36" Waist 32" Hips 40" Length 36 Excellent pre owned co...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Henri Bendel 1970's Tie Dyed Silk Chiffon Top and Eau de Nil Silk Chiffon Skirt
Located in New Hope, PA
Made especially for Henri Bendel this two piece silk chiffon dress may have been inspired by the tie dye designs Halston was doing at this same time. The blouse is made from two laye...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Roberto Cavalli Vintage Black Corset Laced Bustier with Bead and Feather Details
Located in San Francisco, CA
Roberto Cavalli Vintage Corset Laced Bustier with Bead and Feather Details This is a true corset, with no zipper, just the corset lacing to loosen , then tighten. Size M adjusts with...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Jean Paul Gaultier Strapless Sheath Printed Silk & Lace Evening Dress, Fall 2007
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Jean Paul Gaultier, Fall 2007 strapless sheath dress with cherub and star pattern throughout, dual slip pockets at hips, lace inset and concealed zip and hook-and-eye closure at back...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Tom Ford Runway Smokey Grey Lace Appliquéd Faceted Gems Evening Dress, Fall 2011
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Tom Ford, Runway Fall 2011, smokey grey lace evening dress with appliquéd faceted gem embellishments throughout, mock neck, long sleeves, concealed zip closure at center back. and fu...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Moschino Couture Runway Silk Fringe Car Wash Evening Dress, Spring 2016
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Moschino Couture Runway, (Look 50) Spring 2016, yellow, red silk fringe carwash dress, fully lined. IT. 40, D. 36, FR. 36, GB. 8, US. 6 Bust: 40, Waist: 46, Hip: 50, Length: 35 Fa...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Bill Blass Matisse Inspired Embroidered Sequined Dress Ensemble, Spring 1988
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Bill Blass, Runway Spring 1988, Matisse inspired dress ensemble. Strapless dress with emerald green silk satin box pleated skirt with black tubular linen bodice with grosgrain detai...
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1980s 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.