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Oscar De La Renta Classic Draped Chiffon and Velvet Cocktail Dress Size 14
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This is an Oscar De La Renta cocktail dress. This cocktail dress features a draped chiffon bodice and velvet skirt. There is a side zipper closure for ease of access. Made in U.S.A. ...

20th Century Cocktail Dresses

Classic Oscar de la Renta "BlackGlama" Black Ranch Mink
By Oscar De La Renta, Blackglama
Located in San Francisco, CA
"What becomes a Legend most?" You, in this superb quality, Oscar de la Renta, BlackGlama Dark Ranch Full Length Mink coat! The simplest of designs with a 4" shawl collar, subtle sh...

1980s Coats and Outerwear

Classic Oscar de la Renta glamour Polka Dot Gown
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in New York, NY
Signature Oscar de la Renta black and white polka dot gown. Silk taffeta corset straight style with large puff back underskirt accent. Stunning! Label is the dress is from Sara Fre...

1980s Evening Gowns

OSCAR DE LA RENTA Classic Wool Black & Mini Check Dress
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Brooklyn, NY
OSCAR DE LA RENTA Classic Wool Black & Mini Check Dress- Perfectly Chic!

20th Century Day Dresses

Classic Oscar de la Renta Black Evening Skirt with Side Vent Size 12 1980s
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
An incredible evening skirt from Oscar de la Renta, made from what we believe is silk velvet (no content label). Fully-lined and in excellent condition with minor signs of prior wea...

1980s Pencil Skirts

Oscar de la Renta classic navy blue silk bow front dress late 1960s
By Oscar De La Renta
Located in West Palm Beach, FL
Oscar de la Renta classic navy blue silk bow front dress from the late 1960s...Bateau neck dress with princess seams has bracelet length sleeves, an applied black silk band under the...

1960s Empire Waist Dresses

Oscar De La Renta Biography and Important Works

Oscar de la Renta was not just a designer for the ages but a designer for women of all ages — from Hollywood starlets to silver-haired doyennes, from fashion icons (Sarah Jessica Parker) to iconic brides (Amal Alamuddin Clooney), from leading ladies of hip-hop (Nicki Minaj) to First Ladies of the United States (Jacqueline Kennedy all the way through to Michelle Obama). The secret to his broad and enduring appeal? “I have always thought that my role as a designer is to do the very best I can for a woman,” de la Renta told 1stDibs in a 2010 profile.

And for de la Renta, doing the very best meant making a woman feel beautiful, glamorous and full of confidence, whether she was walking down the red carpet or a crowded city street. "You carry the clothes, the clothes don't carry you," he went on to say in our story.

A perennial favorite on 1stDibs, Oscar de la Renta designs evolved over the years, as the large selection of items below attests, but whether bolero or ball gown, vintage or current, the pieces exude elegant sophistication and enduring originality — much like the man himself.

Find a collection of vintage Oscar de la Renta evening dresses and gowns, skirts and other clothing and accessories on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Clothing for You

From museum-worthy vintage Oscar de la Renta evening dresses and jackets to audacious T-shirts and trousers from provocative punk designer Vivienne Westwood, one thing is abundantly clear: If the clothing available on 1stDibs could talk, it would certainly make a statement. 

For fashion lovers, the 1990s have become associated with styles adopted by today’s supermodels and influencers — think Galliano and Cavalli — but maybe ‘80s accessories are among your (guilty?) pleasures. Playful, boldly colored coats and outerwear from Moschino and other titans of the era can take a simpler ensemble to the next level, while chic and practical suits from the likes of Christian Dior and Chanel remain classic for haute couture advocates and beyond. By exploring the vast array of vintage collections on these pages, you can transform your closet into a retreat that is as retro as it is royal. 

Velvet cocktail dresses and silk evening gowns designed by French-born American couturiere Pauline Trigère — who dressed Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor — have proven timeless since their mid-century debut, while an overcoat by Alexander McQueen is the perfect finishing touch. In fact, an emerald one stays in rotation for Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.

Those seeking modern high-fashion brands are also in luck. Turn your day-to-day into a runway with selections from Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent and Versace or complete that fresh look with stunning footwear classics from the likes of Gucci and Christian Louboutin. The future — and glamorous past — of fashion is yours for the wearing. 

Build your collection of covetable and iconic vintage garments by shopping on 1stDibs. No matter where you roam, our diverse apparel and accessories will keep you covered in the hottest styles and comfiest black hoodie imaginable.