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Would you buy a ready-to-wear dress for $10,000 on an ecommerce site? Would you buy a $10,000 dress, period? Though a moot point for the vast majority of the population, five figure dresses are finding homes in some shoppers' closets at a rate that indicates designers should keep selling 'em—in stores and online. But with citing a 200.4% increase in the cost of evening gowns since 2002, maybe it's a good thing your Met Gala invitation got lost in the mail, after all. []