1980s Larger Caped Silk Oscar De La Renta Gown

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A dramatic Haute Couture feel gown with an runway-esque cut and presence. A silk gazaar is used for its ability to hold shape, This was then cut into an almost sculpted mermaid cut with a high and voluminous caped effect that circles the shoulders. In the back it closes so the line remains unbroken and in the front and curves down in soft pleat work into a notched collar. The waist nips in and the skirt has a remarkable cut. The front is cut almost sheath like and then a fuller skirting rings the back and sides, picking up on the shape and feel of the shoulder detailing. It is classic, feminine, dramatic Oscar de la Renta and quite beautiful! Elaborate inner finishing and in excellent condition.

Fully lined in pink silk taffeta with hand finishes. Closes with a back painted metal and nylon zipper. There is a wide belt that is not pictured. It is backed in leather and the leather has dried out. I will include it but it would need repairs. Personally I don't like the dress with the belt. It is far chicer without. Tulle inside the shoulder detail and back skirting for volume. There skirt is also lined with silk organza and has a band of stiffening inside the bottom hem.

Shoulders: the opening is approx 16"
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: approx 15" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 41" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: LRG

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.

Details

  • Designer
    Oscar De La Renta
  • Period
    1980-1989
  • Condition
    Excellent
  • Seller Location
    Toronto, Canada
  • Reference Number
    AU1402171281945
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