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Gianni Versace Couture Blue Oroton Chainmail & Silk Gown w/Side Cutouts F/W 1994
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare F/W 1994 Gianni Versace blue Oroton chainmail and silk couture gown that was created by Versace while the designer was still alive. The gown features front and back asymmetrica...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Jean Paul Gaultier S/S 1999 Runway Floral print dress
Located in Rome, IT
Jean Paul Gaultier flower print maxi dress from the S/S 1999 collection, worn by Devon Aoki. Long sleeves with crochet cuffs, meant to be worn off the shoulders. Brown inner petticoa...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Rare Michaele Vollbrach Haute Couture Coty Award Silk Halter Dress Kimono Coat
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Rare evening ensemble consisting of a long silk dress and matching coat by noted American artist/designer/author and former creative director for Bill Blass, Michaele Vollbrach. His ...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Gianni Versace Vintage Lavender Silk Jersey Naomi Campbell Runway Dress S/S 2000
Located in Portland, OR
This vintage Gianni Versace dress is in a beautiful lavender silk jersey. A light blue version of this Spring/Summer 2000 dress was worn by Naomi Campbell on the runway. The bodice h...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Nude Tone Jersey Maxi Dress
Located in New York, NY
Valentino, nude tone, silk jersey, delphos, inspired maxi dress, having a halter neckline, with an attached neck piece in bronze tone metals inspired by African sculpture. The maxi l...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Bob Mackie Red, Pink & Black Beaded & Sequined Strapless Cocktail Dress
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Bob Mackie silk strapless cocktail dress with pink and black sequins and red and black bugle beads. Size tag 8. In excellent condition with some scattered and missing beads. Bust -...
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Late 20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

Dries Van Noten Black Sleeveless Deep V-Neck Cocktail Dress w/Oversized Flower
Located in Los Angeles, CA
Dries Van Noten black 100% silk sleeveless deep V-neck cocktail dress with oversized silk flower embellishment at the front. Size 38. In excellent condition. Bust - 32" Waist - 28" ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Yves Saint Laurent 1990s Black Metallic Tinsel Off - Shoulder 90s Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Gorgeous vintage early 90s YVES SAINT LAURENT YSL Rive Gauche off the shoulder metallic tinsel sweater dress ! At first glance, this looks like a sequined dress. However, it is reall...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Halston Purple Silk Single Shoulder Silk Evening Gown 1970's
Located in Los Angeles, CA
1970's Halston purple silk evening gown with a single shoulder strap and wrap skirt featuring a draped waist tie. The silk fabric which the bodice and waist tie are fabricated from i...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Pierre Balmain 1980s Pink Abstract Flower Geometric Silk Linen Vintage 80s Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Chic 1980s PIERRE BALMAIN pink, black and white abstract geometric flower print sleeveless belted dress ! Features a soft silk and linen blend. Pockets at each side of the waist. But...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Prada Elegant Feather Dress IT 40 / US4-6
Located in Gazzaniga (BG), IT
Fantastic piece by Prada Acetate (72%) Viscose (28%) Powder pink color 3/4 sleeeves Round neck Peach-colored ostrich and turkey feather insert on sleeves and from waist down Maximum ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

1960s Nat Kaplan Gold Sequin Rhinestone Encrusted Vintage 60s Evening Gown Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Stunning early 1960s NAT KAPLAN gold sequin and rhinestone encrusted sleeveless evening gown ! Thousands of hand-sewn star shaped gold sequins throughout the bodice, with golden rhin...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Adolfo Silk 3 pc. Set Print Shirt Pleated Maxi Skirt & Applique Sweater 1970s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Adolfo silk print shirt, pleated maxi skirt & applique sweater set from the 1970s. Printed silk in a pale yellow & grey modernist print, the set consists of a V neck blouse with long...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Oscar de la Renta 1980s Black & White Silk Dot Plunge Neck Bubble Dress
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Oscar de la Renta 1980s black & white silk dot plunge neck bubble hem dress. High 80s, this flirty dress is the essence of 80s glamour. Wrap bodice dress has a deep shawl collar and ...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Tadashi Shoji Vintage Sexy Gathered Gold Mesh Evening Gown
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
A stunning vintage sleeveless evening gown from the late 80s / early 90s by luxury American-Japanese designer, Tadashi Shoji. In a black and gold mesh fabric with beautiful draping a...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1950s Kelly Green + Blue Flower Print Rayon Rhinestone Vintage 50s Wrap Dress
Located in Chicago, IL
Beautiful vintage 1950s kelly green and blue flower print wrap dress ! Wrap style with interior ties and green rhinestone encrusted buttons. Shawl style collar. Long detachable silk ...
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1950s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Runway Red Silk Crepe Evening Dress (Final Collection), Spring 2008
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Valentino, Runway Spring 2008 (Look 79) final collection red silk crepe evening dress with diamanté detail, front slit, concealed side zip and hook-and-eye closure. US. 4 Bust: 29"...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Alexander McQueen Runway Silk Eggplant Printed Orchids Evening Dress, Fall 2004
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Alexander McQueen Runway Fall 2004 "Pantheon as Lecum" collection, one-shoulder evening dress featuring orchid print throughout, padded bust, ruffled hemline, hook-and-eye closure a...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga Runway Black Wool Structured Dress, Fall 2008
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Nicolas Ghesquière for Balenciaga, Autumn-Winter 2008 runway (Look 2) wool structured dress with V-neck, short sleeves with cold-shoulder cutouts, asymmetrical peplum waist, slit at...
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Early 2000s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Geoffrey Beene Black Jersey Silver Lame' Paillettes Evening Dress, Circa: 1990's
Located in Cincinnati, OH
Geoffrey Beene, Circa: 1990's black A-line jersey, silver lame' with silver paillettes halter empire bodice, evening dress, back zip and hook-and-eye closure. US. 8 Bust: 30, Wais...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

An Anne Valone Navy Chiffon Cocktail Dress with White Polka Dots Circa 1975
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1975 France Elegant cocktail or ceremonial dress in navy chiffon printed with white polka dot stencil, signed Anne Valone Paris Circa 1975. Dress round the neck, with puffy s...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

1980 black velvet dress with silver polka dots and Lanvin label
Located in Saint-Ouen-Sur-Seine, FR
80's Tulip or ball dress in black velvet and silver sequined dots. The skirt is lined with a black tulle petticoat edged with a plumetis tulle flounce.
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

A Challis and Taffeta Bustle Cage Fashion Dress - France circa 1880
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1875-1880 France Troisième République Period A bustle cage dress and peplum over dress in Eau du Nil challis and lustrous pink taffeta silk. Historicist inspiration of the Lo...
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1870s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage Moroccan Silver Metallic Brocade Caftan Evening Dress
Located in Portland, OR
This vintage Moroccan silver metallic caftan evening dress is absolutely incredible! We love caftans as dresses as they can fit a range of sizes, depending on the desired fit. This o...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

The little black dress by Chanel black and white silk Sculpted figure
Located in Bilbao, ES
Absence of vulgarity was central to Chanel’s definition of luxury, a view formed during her impoverished early life. Born in 1883 in Saumur, France, as Gabrielle Bonheur Chanel, she ...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Hermes Paris Baby Blue Long Linen Skirt
Located in Amsterdam, NL
Beautiful Hermes Paris button down skirt made of 100% linen in the summer color baby blue. We offer more Hermes items, view our frontstore. Details: 2 pockets 4 hermes logo button...
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20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

Nina Ricci Strapless Dress Green Taffeta and Purple Silk Evening Gown w Pink Bow
Located in Portland, OR
This is a beautiful Nina Ricci strapless evening gown with a ruched deep purple silk strapless bodice. The skirt is fully lined and there is a pink satin belt with an attached bow at...
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Late 20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

A Grès Evening Dress in Printed Muslin Circa 1975/1985
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1975/1985 France "Romantic" evening dress in printed silk muslin by Grès Haute Couture Circa 1975/1985. Long-sleeved dress and bardot collar in muslin printed with large, styl...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

An Emanuel Ungaro French Evening Dress Numbered 295-5-85 Circa 1985/1990
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1985-1990 Paris Haute Couture Beautiful long evening dress in black silk crepe by Emanuel Ungaro Haute Couture numbered 295-5-85 around 1985/1990. Superb contrast of the work ...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vicky Tiel, Paris Pleated Violet Silk Chiffon Evening Dress
Located in New Hope, PA
American designer Vicky Tiel, working in Paris designed beautiful evening dresses. This sexy long evening dress is a perfect example of her style. Changeable silk chiffon starts ou...
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Late 20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

A Christian Lacroix Dress in Printed Velvet Circa 1991/2000
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1991/2000 France Beautiful skin-tight dress by Christian Lacroix in printed velvet dating from the 1990s. Iridescent stretch elasthane velvet with golden patterns on a black b...
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1990s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Evening gown in pearl sequined lace chiffon long dress 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 Evening Dresses and Gowns

A French Dress and Jacket in Lustrous Printed Satin Silk Circa 1960
Located in Toulon, FR
Circa 1955/1965 France Dress and bolero in waxed printed silk satin from the 1960s with no label. Long dress with finely pleated skirt at the waist ending in a point on the front. F...
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1960s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Alexander McQueen Purple Stretch Dress W Asymmetrical Neckline & Split Sleeves
Located in Portland, OR
Fabulous Alexander McQueen stretch rayon knit dress with dramatic split sleeves and asymmetrical neckline. We love the beautiful gathers on one side that drape from the hip to the he...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Cushnie Et Ochs Navy Metallic Embroidered Wrap Dress - Size US 10
Located in London, GB
Cushnie Et Ochs Navy Metallic Embroidered Wrap Dress - Navy long-sleeve design - Blue metallic embroidered detailing - Maxi length - Notched collar - Padded shoulders - Wrap tie ...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Valentino Black Silk Blend Embroidered Textured Gown - Size US 6
Located in London, GB
Valentino Black Silk Blend Embroidered Gown - Made of silk blend muslin - Gorgeous shiny thread embroidered texture - Beaded details - Classic cut - Open back - Zip fastening t...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Alena Akhmadullina Black Embroidered Mesh Maxi Dress US6
Located in London, GB
Alena Akhmadullina Black Embroidered Mesh Maxi Dress - Black mesh tulle dress - Multi embroidered detailing throughout - Elasticated ruffled cuffs - Long sleeves - Maxi length - C...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Emilio Pucci Lacroix Era Little Black Dress w Gobsmacking Jewel Embellishments
Located in San Francisco, CA
Emilio Pucci Sexy Little Black Dress w Gobsmacking Jewel Embellishments So pretty , please use the zoom feature to see details. Size 2-4 (no size label) Bust 34" Waist 26" Hips 42"...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Alaia Black Metallic Striped Knit Pleated Dress - Size US6
Located in London, GB
Alaia Black with Silver Stripes Dress -Alaia dress with silver tone accent stripes -Sparkle neckline, straps and hemline -Pleated skirt -Scalloped hemline -Hidden back zip -V neck ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Prada Black Sleeveless Silk Blend Gown US6
Located in London, GB
Prada Black Sleeveless Silk Blend Gown -Open back timeless design -Luxurious silky texture -Fully satin lined -Stripe detail to the waist -Zip fastening to the back -Back slit ...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Arnold Scaasi Couture White Silk Chiffon Tiered Wedding Dress 1980s
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Vintage Arnold Scaasi Couture white silk chiffon tiered wedding dress from the 1980s. The gown features a strapless boned under bodice of white silk, with a sheer jewel neck line, lo...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Tom Ford Black Long Fringed Dress with Leather Belt US8
Located in London, GB
Tom Ford Black Long Fringed Dress with Leather Belt - Black stretch-cady - Concealed hook fastenings along front, hook and zip fastening at back - Loose fit, however use the tie be...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Alice + Olivia Taupe Embellished Tulle Strapless Evening Gown S
Located in Dubai, Al Qouz 2
Look like an absolute diva in this Alice + Olivia evening gown! Made from tulle fabric in a taupe shade, the sweetheart neckline adds the right of femininity. The gown is finished wi...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Mignon 1980s Black Taffeta Silk Rouches Long Evening Dress Dorothy Farbo
Located in Brindisi, Bt
Mignon by Dorothy Farbo vintage 80s woman dress. Evening dress, in silk taffeta. Long model with rouches on the shoulders and asymmetrical length, flower on the side. Black colour. M...
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1980s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Runway Oscar De La Renta Grey Wool Sleeveless Dress, Size 2
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: The dress is designed by Oscar De La Renta, it features crew neck line, sleeveless with bel detail, ruffled skirt and mid length.
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Late 20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

Marc Jacobs Silk Mini Coctail Dress, Size 2
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Product details: The dress is designed by Marc Jacobs in USA, it features bow like design detail in the front, it is sleeveless with straps, mini length, rear zip closure and inside...
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Late 20th Century Evening Dresses and Gowns

1930's Rhinestone Studded Deco Circles Black Silk Bias-Cut Waterfall Train Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
In this gorgeous 1930's French custom-made gown, the detailed construction and meticulous attention to detail are comparable to what you will find in modern Haute-Couture. This encha...
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1930s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Vintage 1970's Ivory Semi-Sheer Dotted Crepe Long-Sleeve Deco Belted Maxi Dress
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
A stunning Wallis of London ivory semi-sheer dotted crepe dress, dating back to the early 1970's. The bodice has the chicest high-neck with tailored pleat work to create flattering c...
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1970s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Roberto Cavalli Wool Blend Crochet-Knit Embellished Gown - Size US 6
Located in London, GB
Roberto Cavalli Wool Blend Crochet-Knit Embellished Gown - Black crochet knitted gown - Soft wool blend - Long sleeves - Floor length - Beaded embellished chest with leather deta...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

REEM ACRA Size M Blue Silk Strapless Beaded Gown & Bolero Shrug
Located in San Francisco, CA
REEM ACRA strapless evening gown comes in light blue silk satin with a beaded bustier bodice, trumpet skirt with ruched back and matching ruched bolero shrug jacket. Wear around neck...
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21st Century and Contemporary Evening Dresses and Gowns

Dolce and Gabbana White Floral Bustier Dress - Size US 4
Located in London, GB
Dolce and Gabbana White Floral Bustier Dress - Cherry Blossom Pattern - Adjustable Straps - Silver Tone Back Zip Fastening - Delicate Scallop Detailing Along Hems - Boning on Uppe...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Missoni Lurex Chevron Wool Blend Gown - Size US 0-2
Located in London, GB
Missoni Glitter-chevron Wool Blend Long Sleeve Dress - Signature Chevron Stripes - Glittered Knitting - Floor Length Hem - Long Sleeve - Attached Slip Dress - Flowing Silhouet...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Dolce & Gabbana Black Lace Ruched Sleeveless Dress - Size US 6
Located in London, GB
Dolce & Gabbana Black Lace Ruched Sleeveless Dress - Dolce's signature lace in black - Sheer dress with silk black lining top underneath - Gunmetal silver back zip fastening - V-s...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Emillio Pucci Soft Pink V-Back Lace Dress - Size US 4
Located in London, GB
Emillio Pucci Soft Pink Open-Back Lace Dress - Round Neckline - V Shape Open Back - Slim Cut Style - Eyelash Trims - Partially Lined - Side Zip Fastening - Short Sleeves Mat...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Fendi Black Wool Blend Striped Dress with Leather Sleeves - Size US 4
Located in London, GB
Fendi Black Wool Blend Striped Dress with Leather Sleeves - Two tone texture with stripped pattern - Glossy leather short sleeves - Hidden zip fastening at the back - Fitted shape...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Alexander McQueen Black Ribbed Silk Dress - Size Medium
Located in London, GB
Alexander McQueen Black Ribbed Silk Dress - Ribbed detail dress - Cuffed sleeves - Button fastening - Lined hem - Silk slip - Fitted style - Size M Dry Clean Only Measurement...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Dolce & Gabbana Ruched Black Sleeveless Dress - Size US 0-2
Located in London, GB
Dolce & Gabbana Ruched Black Sleeveless Dress - Fully Lined - Concealed Back Zip Closure - Round Neck-line - Ruched Sides and Back - Draped Front - Slim Fitting Material: - ...
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2010s Evening Dresses and Gowns

Emilio Pucci Blue Lace Illusion Gown - Size US 0-2
Located in London, GB
Emilio Pucci Blue Lace Illusion Gown - Low back design - Slight dip hem - Zip and hook and eye fastening at centre back - 3/4 sleeve length - Lightweight, sheer fabric with eyelash...
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2010s 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.