1960s Metallic Oscar De La Renta Dress

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This is a fantastic and beautiful early 1960s dress by Oscar De La Renta with the early boutique label! It is beautifully light ans supple but with a cut that allows it to retain its pretty shape. I know that at first glance it appears to be a heavy brocade, but the fabric is actually a light weight silk brocade, through which gold and copper colored thread has been worked, so that the entire piece glows. The design on the fabric is glorious with pops of a vivid metallic green off-setting the metallic. Depending on how the light hits it glows green or the gold/copper mix! The collar is simple and the bodice cut to skim the body. The skirt is amazing - a wide A-line with hidden side pockets. Current Oscar De La Renta pieces can fetch many thousands so buying a vintage piece is a excellent alternative and a smart investment move as well. Excellent condition

Fully lined in a black silk with hand finishes. Closes with a back, hidden set painted metal zipper. Gold braid accents at the collar and cuffs.

Shoulders: 15.5"
Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 23" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML (4-6)

Details

  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Marked Size
    XS-SML (4-6)
  • Seller Location
    Toronto, Canada
  • Reference Number
    AU1305131281605

About Oscar De La Renta

    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.

About the Seller

1stdibs seller since 2010

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Located in Toronto, ON

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