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


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


  • Condition
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use.
  • Dimensions

    D 59.85 in.

    D 152 cm

  • Bust
    37.8 in. (96 cm)
  • Waist
    29.93 in. (76 cm)
  • Hip
    37.01 in. (94 cm)
  • Length
    59.85 in. (152 cm)
  • Shoulder to Hem
    18.9 in. (48 cm)
  • Seller location
    London, GB
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About Oscar De La Renta (Designer)

    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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