Red Silk Taffeta Oscar de la Renta Gown

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This striking Oscar de la Renta gown is made of a vivid red taffeta which flashes a bit when moving. The style is reminiscent of 19th century dresses with the fitted bodice and sleeves, the row of buttons down the front, and the ribbon tie accents. The ruffled cuffs are quite full, with a slender velvet edge. The skirt has a long, gathered lower tier that is trimmed with velvet ribbon that matches the ties. The hem has an embedded wire to give it shape and help it stand out.

approximate measurements taken lying flat without stretching the fabric:
shoulder to shoulder is 14.5"
underarm to underarm is 18"
across waist is 12"
shoulder to waist is 14.75"
waist to hem is 44.5"
sleeve length is 23" (without ruffle), 26.75" (including ruffle)

For reference, the mannequin’s measurements are:
bust- 32.5”
underbust- 27.5”
waist- 23”
hips- 34”

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Details

  • Place of Origin
    United States
  • Period
    1970-1979
  • Material Notes
    Taffeta
  • Condition
    Excellent. Very light wear, about 1" stretch of stitching is out on bottom front of one side of the neck tie.
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Seller Location
    Chicago, IL
  • Reference Number
    LU622362623

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 2009

Typical response time: 2 hours

Located in Chicago, IL

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