Oscar de la Renta purple and green lurex dress, circa 1968

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This fabulous early Oscar de la Renta dress is a superb example of late 1960s glamour and the return to a more luxurious, boho-inspired feeling following the sharp modernism of the mid 1960s. The dress, made of chiffon shot through with gold lurex on a bed of purple, green and ivory batik-inspired print, features sheer voluminous sleeves and an integral neck tie.

Constructed in green and purple printed chiffon and gold lurex
Featuring a tie at the neck and side split to the skirt
Zip fastening to the rear
Excellent condition with the original label, lining and fastenings
Professionally dry cleaned and ozone-treated
Inspected by a couture-trained seamstress
All vintage items have been previously worn, gentle signs of wear are an inherent part of the piece

Shoulder: 48cm
Bust: 96cm
Waist: 76cm
Hip: 94cm
Sleeve: 64cm
Length: 152cm
We estimate this piece to be a UK size M
Details
Designer
Oscar de la Renta
Place of Origin
United Kingdom
Period
1960-1969
Material Notes
Print, Zip
Condition
Excellent
Wear
Wear consistent with age and use
Dealer Location
London, United Kingdom
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU7241481073

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.

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2 Marylebone Street
London W1G 8JQ
GB
+44 1315101958
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