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1948 Balenciaga Eisa Haute-Couture Sequin Applique...
Cristóbal Balenciaga Evening Dresses and Gowns
A breathtaking Balenciaga Eisa black silk appliqued hourglass cocktail from his 1948 collection. Cristobal Balenciaga began his life's work in fashion at a very young age. It is fabled ...
1948 Paquin Demi-Couture Watercolor Floral Silk Ho...
Antonio del Castillo Evening Dresses and Gowns
A breathtaking 1940's Paquin demi-couture gown in the prettiest watercolor floral-garden silk. The House of Paquin was opened on the rue de la Paix in 1890 by Jeanne Paquin. The establi...
40s Black Sil Crepe Fringed Gown
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Dramatic and gorgeous gown circa 1940s in black crepe. Fully fringed in layers from waist to the floor. Interesting pleating at neckline - which plunges in a deep V. Detached sash with ...
Don Loper 1940s Vintage Black Crepe Cocoon Cape Dr...
Don Loper Evening Dresses and Gowns
Vintage black crepe dress dress by couture designer Don Loper. Unique ruched empire waist with attached cocoon shaped cape attached. Details: Partially Lined Back Metal Zip and H...
COUTURE c.1940's Purple Gold Belted Sequin Embelli...
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Vintage Couture c.1940's purple button front floor length evening gown. Extended shoulders. High v-neckline. Eight center front covered dome button closures. Gold sequin polka dot embel...
Striking 1940's Schiaparelli Halter Colorblock Sil...
House of Schiaparelli Evening Dresses and Gowns
Schiaparelli circa late 1940's early 50's silk chiffon cocktail dress. Features cafe au lait ruched boned bodice with sweetheart neckline. Nipped waist and coral halter strap. Full skir...
1948 Adrian Couture Metallic Lame Silk Grecian-Key...
Gilbert Adrian Evening Dresses and Gowns
Spectacular 1948 Grecian-inspired glamorous evening gown ensemble by the famous Gilbert Adrian. He created the signature looks for the great Hollywood divas such as Garbo, Shearer, Craw...
1940's Silk Dress With Applique Flowers
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A fabulous little black silk 1940's dress. It has a V neckline, elbow length sleeves, shoulder pads and a front peplum. The bodice front has 2 funtional large self covered buttons and...
1940's Romantic Gothic Black Maxi
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A gorgeous black silk 1940's maxi dress with lovely long lines. It is an interesting interplay of demure and sexy. It has a peter pan collar and puff short sleeves with padding in th...
Rare Custom Gilbert Adrian Vintage Dress 1940s Bla...
Gilbert Adrian Evening Dresses and Gowns
A very rare custom evening gown from designer Gilbert Adrian. Gilbert Adrian was the costume designer for MGM before starting his own fashion house after he left the studio in 1941. Thi...
Stunning Vintage Coral Hand Beaded 1940s Dress
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Coral Background with hand sewn beading Matching Shawl Scarf Detachable matching belt Slit Pockets in the dress Low back Bust: 34 Waist: up to 26 Length: (shoulder to Hem) 27.5 Hips: ...
1940's Tropical Hawaiian Novelty Print Silk-Rayon ...
Hale Hawaii Evening Dresses and Gowns
Breathtaking 1940's Hale Hawaii silk sarong ensemble fashioned in a gorgeous and vivid multi-colored tropical ocean scenic print. Just look at those colors! Along side designers such as...
1940's Swimming Fish Novelty-Print Rayon Illusion ...
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With its adorable swimming fish deco bubbles novelty print and flawless styling, this Semone Original dress has the casual elegance the 1940's were known for. The short-sleeve sheer ill...
Nettie Rosenstein 1940's Black Crepe Evening Dress...
Nettie Rosenstein Evening Dresses and Gowns
Late 1940's dress from American designer Nettie Rosenstein in black crepe. Pleating at bust, black heavy-faille sash with bow at back, as well as black faille trim at sleeve cuffs. Fall...
40s Beaded Peplum Evening Dress
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40s Beaded Peplum Evening Dress. Glass beads on heavy crepe. Side zip closure. Has pockets!
1940s blue and white small polkadots cocktail dres...
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Chic 1940s blue and white small polkadots crepe dress with amazing sleeve and interested origami fold pockets. High neck. Belt is not in perfect condition. ( see image #5) Fit size: 2 ...
1940s Uniquely Draped Sheer Gown
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The old Hollywood glamour of the full sweep of this skirt is wonderful. We've listed it as 1940s to be safe however it may be late 1930s as well. regardless of its age it's glamour and ...
1940s Hand Painted & 3D Floral Detail Black Silk O...
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This gown is absolutely incredible and very beautiful. It really is one of the most phenomenal dresses I have ever had and the workmanship is exquisite. It is constructed from yards and...
1940s Vintage Gilbert Adrian Original Dress Pink R...
Gilbert Adrian Evening Dresses and Gowns
This vintage Gilbert Adrian dress came from the estate of a woman who owned a luxury fashion boutique in the Northwest. She saved a few of her favorite pieces for all of these years an...
1940s Black Velvet gown with sequins applique
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Hollywood Glam 1940s V neck Sequin floral appliqué with colors of coral, seafoam green, dusty blue, and soft gold. 1940s sleeves, drape into soft folds and zip shut at wrists with met...
RARE 1940s Linen dress with embroidery
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Gorgeous! 1940s white linen dress with purple flower embroidery. Bust: 36" Waist : 27" Hip: 43" Length from shoulder to hem: 45"
40s White Dress with Hand Beaded Appliqué
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40s White Dress with Hand Beaded Appliqué
PARAMOUNT JUNIOR 1940s Black Ivory Spider Web Crep...
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Vintage c.1940's Paramount Junior Chicago ivory and black crepe cocktail dress. Bodice is embellished with black spider web embroidery, studs and rhinestones. Skirt has a peplum and bow...
Dimensions: H 4 ft. 9 in.
Dealer Location: Scottsdale, AZ
1940s Black Glads Beaded Gown
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The most amazing 1940s glass beaded gown! Classic 40s silhouette with short sleeves and sweetheart neckline. Slightly sheer black Rayon with orange and pink botanical beading on the sho...
1940s Klafter & Sobel Navy Rayon Floral Crepe Dres...
Klafter & Sobel Evening Dresses and Gowns
A Klafter and Sobel navy rayon floral crepe dress from the 1940s with matching waist tie. This dress is versatile as it can be dressed up or down for both evening and day. The pretty sw...
1940s Black crepe dress with multi color floral se...
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Beautiful 1940s crepe with multi color floral sequin ( green, pink, purple, blue, and yellow) sequin is all over the front, back and sleeve V Neck Belt attached Size : 8 B: 38" ...
1940s Jacques Griffe Haute Couture Black SIlk Sati...
Jacques Griffe Evening Dresses and Gowns
Jacques Griffe was considered to be one of the great French couturiers and was one of very few designers capable of the complete design process from sketching to draping, cutting, and s...
Jeanne Lanvin Catwalk Couture Gown Circa 1945/1950
Size: Equivalent french size 38 EU
Dealer Location: Toulon, FR
Jeanne Lanvin Catwalk Couture Gown Circa 1945/1950...
Jeanne Lanvin Evening Dresses and Gowns
Circa 1945/1950 France Paris Gorgeous Haute Couture evening dress Jeanne Lanvin dating from 1945/1950. Dress with ecru silk net skirt sewn to the beige streched embroidered silk bodice...
1940s multi color blocking silk dress
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1940s silk dress in pink, black grey and purple silk dress. soft padded shoulder and button in front. sash belt. some stains see image Bust: 36 inches. Waist: 27 inches
Mainbocher 1946 black crepe and net dress with hoo...
Mainbocher Evening Dresses and Gowns
Actress, Ruth Gordon won an Oscar for her role in the 1986 movie "Rosemary's Baby...She was a avid couture client of top designers like Chanel and Dior...Mainbocher made clothing for he...
40s Black Ruffle Evening Dress
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Early 40s Black Ruffle Evening Dress. Hook and eye side closure. Dress is a mesh fabric.
Size: 6 US
Dealer Location: Los Angeles, CA
1940s Burgundy velvet dress
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Beautiful vintage 1940s Burgundy velvet cocktail dress with creme dots. size: 6 14" - across shoulders/ Bust 38"/ W: 30"48" - (approx.) sweep at hem 12.5" - sleeve length/ 5" - slee...
1940s Black Crepe Evening Gown with Sequin Appliqu...
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Classic 1940s look. Lightweight black rayon crepe with self tie belt and lace peek a boo back. 3-D sequin floral applique. Simple yet elegant.
1940's Saks Fifth Avenue Ivory-Creme Beaded Chiffo...
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Ethereal 1940's Saks Fifth Avenue ivory-creme goddess gown from the Old Hollywood era of glamour. This stunning silk-chiffon garment has so much couture detail, you can tell it was made...
Phenomenal late 1940s Balenciaga Evening Jacket
Christobal Balenciaga Evening Dresses and Gowns
This piece made from duchess satin and fully lined in silk chiffon has been entirely hand embroidered with silver braid and unique fan shaped crystals. The condition is acceptable for t...
Size: Unmarked (Best Fits 0-2) US
Dealer Location: Atlanta, GA
Late 1940's Adele Simpson Cherry Red & Blue Satin ...
Adele Simpson Evening Dresses and Gowns
This early Adele Simpson design is the epitome of a fun party dress. The cherry red satin fabric is accented with navy blue flowers and provides the right amount of stiff structure to ...
1940s Black Crepe Leaf Detail Applique Dress
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This is a charming and chic dress from the 1940's with some great detailing. It's made of a black crepe with nude coloured fabric in the cutout sections. There are black leaf applique d...
Unworn with Tags Dorothy O'Hara Vintage 1940s Blac...
Dorothy O'Hara Evening Dresses and Gowns
Extremely rare vintage 1940s Dorothy O'Hara cocktail dress in unworn condition with the original tags still attached! Nude illusion lace bustline and draped front. Details: Partia...
Beaded Chiffon Shift Dress circa 1940s
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The is a black chiffon shift dress c. 1940s. The designer is unknown due to it’s age and lack of a tag. The dress includes a chiffon slip that is covered by a layer of chiffon with sw...
40s Red Plaid Scarlett O'Hara Gown
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40s Red Plaid Scarlett O'Hara Gown. Off the shoulder puff sleeves. Ruched center front adjustable from inside. Unlined, side metal zip closure. In photo, styled over a petticoat,
Important 1940s Madame Grès Grecian Goddess Silk ...
Germaine Émilie Krebs Evening Dresses and Gowns
Historically important Grecian goddess gown by the legendary Madame Grès. This lavish yet austere, floor length, one shoulder gown features countless hand-stitched chiffon pleats fro...
1940s Flora Originals Dress
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Black crepe top and bronze and gold metallic rayon or acetate make up this lovely dress. The metallic pattern is also replicated on the short sleeve cuffs with bows and the two button c...
1940's Blue Hawaiian Print Rayon Hostess Gown
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Bold periwinkle blue, black and white rayon 1940's hostess gown printed with Hawaiian ethnographic motifs. Mandarin collar with interesting Asian influenced knotted closure and keyhole,...
1940's Silk House Coat
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A stunning gown or very glamorous house coat from the 1940s. In a wonderful blue, this gown is a real head turner. It has short leaves with ribbed stitching detail on the sleeves, bust ...
30s Green Dot Mesh Gown and Slip
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30s Green Dot Mesh Gown and Slip. Side snap closure.
1940's Worth Sleeveless Black Wool Crepe Dress
Worth Evening Dresses and Gowns
1940's House of Worth sleeveless black wool crepe dress with subtle scooped neckline, V-back and long black silk fringe panels and bugle beading detail. In excellent condition with one ...
1940s Peach Ruffle Necked Slip Style Evening Gown
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A stunning soft peach silk gown in exceptional condition from the 1940s. The dress has thin straps, with two layers of frills on the front and back of the neck. It opens with poppers do...
Madame et la Jeune Fille Black Velvet Evening Gown...
Madame et la Jeune Fille Evening Dresses and Gowns
A fitted bodice has double velvet straps and horsehair trim at the sweetheart neckline. There is a left side zipper and a full bias cut skirt. This dress is in excellent condition. Mea...
1940's Single Shoulder Black Crepe Cocktail Dress ...
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1940's black single shoulder crepe cocktail dress w/front slit and silver studs across bodice and at waist. One shoulder features three straps, and the other is short sleeved. In excell...
1940's Maurice Rentner Larger Size Beaded and Drap...
Maurice Rentner Evening Dresses and Gowns
Gold braid, pearls and rhinestones are used for the decorative fan shaped elements emerging from the pockets of this larger size black crepe dress designed by Maurice Rentner. The dress...
Jeanne Lanvin haute couture silver gown, Spring/Su...
Jeanne Lanvin Evening Dresses and Gowns
This stunning strapless gown is a rare example of haute couture by Lanvin herself. Perfect for a formal event or a wedding dress, the gown is constructed in pure silk with an abstract f...
Late 1940s Hand Embroidered Black Velvet Fitted Dr...
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This is really an amazing and strong styled late forties dress that I just love. It is made of a black cotton velvet so has mote of a matte feel and flatness to the pile then its silk c...
Adrian 1940s Putty Pink Dress
Gilbert Adrian Evening Dresses and Gowns
Putty pink crepe dress. Gold leather with beading metallic thread appliquéd around front bodice and back shoulders. Swag around skirt gathered at center front and center rear low back....
1940s Black Jersey and Twisted Tassel Wiggle Dress...
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Fantastic example of early jersey on display in this black cocktail dress. It features ¾ length rouched sleeves and an unusual twisted rope and tassel detail to the front. Fully lined...
40s Strapless Black Chiffon White Bird Gown
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40s Strapless Black Chiffon White Bird Gown. This dress is made of black taffeta with a black silk chiffon overlay. The white waffle cotton scalloped trim is embellished with rhinestone...
Peggy Hunt Vintage Dress Black Crepe Lace Evening ...
Peggy Hunt Evening Dresses and Gowns
This sensational 1940's Peggy Hunt vintage black rayon crepe dress has a pretty organza illusion bodice and fine lace trim. Her 1940's dresses are rare to find and I was so thrilled t...
Numbered 1940s John Lewis Vintage Dress Long Black...
John Lewis Evening Dresses and Gowns
This is a 1943 vintage black velvet dress that was purchased at John Lewis & Co on Oxford Street in London. The dress buttons up the front with covered buttons and has pretty white mink...
1940's IRENE LENTZ black dress with blouson silk c...
Irene Lentz Evening Dresses and Gowns
Very rare black film noir dress with billowy silk chiffon overlay designed by Irene Lentz dating to the late 1940's. Fabulous cut including a corset with peaks at sides, billowy bishop ...
1940s Black Silk Evening Dress with Lace Overlay
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Wonderful black silk sleeveless evening dress with sweetheart neckline. No label but clearly custom made. The dress features a black lace/net overlay on bodice, with the lace creating...
40s Magenta Bias Cut Crepe Gown with Sequined Appl...
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40s Magenta Bias Cut Crepe Gown with Sequined Appliqué. Gold and magenta sequined embellishments along bust-line and front of hip. Slight shoulder pads. Cap sleeves. Fitted bodice. Unl...