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Iconic 1950s Dress, True Red Brocade Satin Maxi Evening Gown, Large in Excellent Condition. $79.99

Iconic 1950s Jackie O Style Dress, Blue and Cream Abstract Print with Fabric Covered Buttons, Faux 2 Piece in Excellent Condition $29.99

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1950 Carolyn Schnurer Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1950 Claire McCardell Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1950 Edwin Hardy Amies

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1950 Beth Paige Evening Dress

from Museum of Fine Art, Boston

1950 Balenciaga Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 Charles James Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 Gilbert Adrian Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 Jacques Fath Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 Jacques Fath Label  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 to 51 Charles James Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1951 Jean Desses Cocktail dress and jacket 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1950-58 Womans dress in two parts, Claire McCardell 

from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1951 Balenciaga Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950s Jean Desses Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950s Jean Desses Label 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1951 Madame Gres Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1951 Jacques Fath Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1951 to 52 Anne Fogarty Dress  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1952 Philip Hulitar Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1952 Charles James Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1952 Charles James Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1952 Claire McCardell Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1952 Carolyn Schnurer The Hakama Dress 

Metropolitan Museum of Art 

1952 Balenciaga Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1952 to 53 House of Dior Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1952 to 53 Anne Fogarty Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 Elsa Schiaparelli Evening 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1953 Charles James Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1953-1954 Cristobal Balenciaga 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1953 Pauline Trigere Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 Bonnie Cashin Wedding Metropolitan Museum of Art

1950s Mainbocher Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 Madame Gres Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 Jacques Fath Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 Jacques Fath Label  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 to 55 Mainbocher Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1954 Charles James Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 to 57 Jacques Griffe Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 to 57 Jacques Griffe Label  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 to 57 Mainbocher Label Metropolitan Museum of Art

1953 to 57 Mainbocher Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1954 Charles James Dinner dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1954 Givenchy Cocktail dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1954 Givenchy Label 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1955 Hubert de Givenchy 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1955 dress, Ceil Chapman 

from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1955 Jean Desses Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1955 Mainbocher Dinner dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1955 James Galanos Dinner Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1955 Balenciaga Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1955 House of Balenciaga Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1955 House of Balenciaga Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1956 Pierre Balmain Evening  

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1956 Saks Fifth Avenue Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1956 Christian Dior Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1956 Hattie Carnegie Wedding Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1956 to 57 Pierre Balmain Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1957 Marc Bohan Evening dress © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1957 Norman Hartnell Evening The Flowers of the Fields 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1957 Cristobal Balenciaga Metropolitan Museum of Art

1955 to 59 Ceil Chapman Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY 

1957 to 58 James Galanos

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1957 Balenciaga Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1957 Balenciaga Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1957 to 58 Christian Dior Evening

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1958 Dress and coat | Hartnell, Norman 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1957 to 58 Elizabeth Arden Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY 

1958 Womans ensemble in two parts (dress), Arnold Scaasi 

from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1958 Madame Gres Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1958 Balenciaga Wedding dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1958 House of Dior, Yves Saint Laurent Designer Evening dress  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1958 to 59 House of Dior, Yves Saint Laurent Designer 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1959 James Galanos Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1959 Womans ensemble in two parts (dress), Arnold Scaasi 

from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1959 Yves St. Laurent Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1959 Balenciaga Evening dress can be worn 3 ways, secondary line EISA, 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1959 House of Dior, Yves Saint Laurent Designer Cocktail dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1959 to 60 House of Dior, Yves Saint Laurent Designer Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 Jacques Heim Day dress © Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1950 Claire McCardell Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1950 Evening Charles James 

from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1950 Gilbert Adrian Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950s Ceil Chapman Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 Charles James Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 Madame Gres, Alix Barton Designer Evening dress 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 Charles James Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 to 51 Pierre Balmain Evening Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1951 Norman Hartnell Wedding

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1951 Carolyn Schnurer Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1950 to 57 Lanvin Label 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1951 Jacques Fath Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1951 Carolyn Schnurer - Sitting Duck dress 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

1951 Carolyn Schnurer Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1951 Elsa Schiaparelli Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY 

1951 Elsa Schiaparelli Label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1951 Fontana Evening dress  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1951 to 52 Anne Fogarty Label  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1951 Jacques Fath Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1952 Jean Desses Cocktail dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1952 James Galanos Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1952 Carolyn Schnurer The Rice Bowl Dress 

Metropolitan Museum of Art - 

1952 Valentina Label 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1952 Valentina Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1952 Madame Gres, Alix Barton Designer Evening dress 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1952 Jacques Fath Evening dress  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1952-53 Christian Dior Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1952 to 53 House of Balenciaga, EISA Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1953 Cristobal Balenciaga Metropolitan Museum of Art

1953 Charles James - Empress Josephine Sweatshirt Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1953 Hubert de Givenchy or House of Givenchy Dress 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

1953 Pauline Trigere Label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 Madame Gres, Alix Barton Designer Evening dress 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

early 1950s Balenciaga Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 John Cavanagh Evening dress - Coronation 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1953 Charles James Label  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 Charles James Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 Jean Desses Evening dress Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1952 to 53 Balenciaga Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 to 54 Hattie Carnegie Custom Made Label 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 to 54 Madame Gres Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 to 54 Madame Gres Label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1954 Claire McCardell Label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1954 Claire McCardell Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1954 Madame Gres Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1954 Jo Copeland Label Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1954 Jo Copeland Cocktail Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1955 Charles James Tree Dress 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1955 Owen Hyde Park  

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1955 Christian Dior Cocktail dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1955 Madame Gres Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1955 Jean Desses Ensemble Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1955 Mainbocher Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1955 House of Balenciaga Evening Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1955 Jacques Griffe Evening dress  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1956 Christian Dior Cocktail dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1955 to 56 House of Dior Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

 

1956 Givenchy Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1956 James Galanos Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1956 to 57 House of Balenciaga Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1956 to 57 House of Lanvin, Antonio del Castillo Designer Label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1957 Christian Dior Evening dress - La Ligne Libre; Belgique 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1957 House of Balenciaga Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1957 Bonnie Cashin Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 to 59 Jean Desses Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 to 59 Jean Desses Label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1957 Balenciaga Cocktail dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1955 to 65 House of Balenciaga Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1957 Christian Dior Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1958 Coco Chanel Evening

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1958 Womans ensemble dress and coat, Arnold Scaasi 

from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1958 Yves Saint Laurent Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art

1955 to 58 James Galanos Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1958 Balenciaga Dress 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1958 Balenciaga Label 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1958 Womans ensemble 

Arnold Scaasi 

from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1958 Simonetta Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1958 House of Dior, Yves Saint Laurent Designer Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1958 to 59 House of Dior, Yves Saint Laurent Designer Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1959 John Cavanagh Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

late 1950s Madame Gres, designed by Alix Barton Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1959 Dress, Balenciaga, Cristóbal

|© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1959 Bonnie Cashin Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1959 House of Dior Cocktail dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1959 House of Dior, Yves Saint Laurent Designer Evening dress 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY 

1959 Christian Dior Label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 Jacques Fath 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1950 Carolyn Schnurer Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1950 Mainbocher Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1950 Gilbert Adrian Label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 to 53 Womans evening dress, Madame Gres 

from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1950s Ceil Chapman Label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 Claire McCardell Ensemble 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 Balenciaga Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 Sylvia Nechis Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 Sylvia Nechis Label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 to 51 House of Dior Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 to 51 House of Dior Label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 to 53 Ceil Chapman Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1951 Evening, Charles James from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1950 to 57 House of Lanvin, Antonio del Castillo Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 to 54 Jean Desses Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950s House of Balmain Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950s House of Balmain Label, Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1951 Balenciaga Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1951 Charles James Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 to 1955 Gilbert Adrian

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950 to 55 Gilbert Adrian label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1952 Carolyn Schnurer - Parasol Sun Dress 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

1952 Charles James Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art

1951 to 52 Balenciaga Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1952 Balenciaga Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1952 Carolyn Schnurer Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 La Ligne Tulipe; Mexico | Dior, Christian 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1952 to 53 House of Balenciaga Evening dress, EISA 

Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1950s Hattie Carnegie Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950s Hattie Carnegie Label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950s Mainbocher Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1950s Mainbocher Label 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 Day dress | Jean Dessès 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1953 Pierre Balmain Label Metropolitan Museum of Art

1953 Pierre Balmain Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1953 Leslie Morris Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 House of Balmain Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1953 Christian Dior Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 Christian Dior Label  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 to 54 House of Dior for Hattie Carnegie Cocktail dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1954 Charles James Dinner Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1954 Bergdorf Goodman Label  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1954 Don Loper Cocktail dress for Bergdorf Goodman  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 to 57 Madame Gres Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 to 57 Madame Gres Label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1954 to 55 Madame Gres, Alix Barton Designer Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1954  to 55 Christian Dior  Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1955 Les Muguets (Lilies of the Valley) | Hubert de Givenchy 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1955 Owen Hyde Clark 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1953 to 58 House of Balmain Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1953 to 58 Pierre Balmain Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY.

1955 Jacques Griffe Dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1955 Charles James,  Butterfly The Metropolitan Museum of Art

1955 James Galanos Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1954 to 1956 Lanvin-Castillo Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1954 to 56 Lanvin-Castillo Label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1955 Balenciaga Label Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1956 Christian Dior Cocktail dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1956 Anne Lowe Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1956 Fontana Evening ensemble Metropolitan Museum of Art

1956 Anne Lowe Evening dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1956 Anne Lowe Label Metropolitan Museum of Art

1956 to 57 House of Lanvin, Antonio del Castillo Designer Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1957 Coco Chanel Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1957 Horrockses Fashions 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1950s Balenciaga Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1955 to 59 Jean Desses Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1957 Balenciaga Evening dress, secondary line EISA 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1957 Balenciaga Label, Secondary Line EISA 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1957 Jacques Fath Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1957 to 58 House of Balenciaga Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1958 Womans ensemble in two parts (dress), Arnold Scaasi 

from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1958 Mainbocher Cocktail dress Metropolitan Museum of Art

1958 Arnold Scaasi Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art

1958 Marguery Bolhagen Evening dress 

Metropolitan Museum of Art

1958 Madame Gres Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1958 Norman Norell Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1958 House of Dior, Yves Saint Laurent Designer 

Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY 

1958 Christian Dior Label Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1958 to 60 Jean Desses Evening Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1959 Evening Heim, Jacques 

© Victoria and Albert Museum, London

1958-61 Womans two-part dress, Ceil Chapman 

from the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston

1959 Yves Saint Laurent Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art

1959 House of Dior, Yves Saint Laurent Designer Cocktail Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1959 House of Dior Evening Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

1959 to 63 House of Balenciaga Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1959 to 60 House of Balenciaga Metropolitan of Museum, NY

1959 to 60 Sophie Gimbel Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY

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