1980s Oscar De La Renta Silk Ball Gown Skirt

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This incredible ball gown skirt from Oscar de la Renta has never been worn and is just perfect. Made of a deep burgundy silk taffeta is it incredibly versatile as an evening piece - you could potentially pair it with anything from a simple white tee to an extravagant couture piece. Supermodel length and with built in underskirts that give it that amazing fullness. The waist nips in and the skirts flounce around the wearer in the most dramatic way. The construction is immaculate - the built in underskirts are all encased within the outer silk layer and the inner silk lining so it feel shockingly easy to wear when on. Excellent, still has original tags on condition

Fully lined in a silk organza dyed to match the exterior. Inside the outer and inner layers are built in layers of tulle for volume. Closes with flat hook & eye at the waist and the side where it closes has a pocket. Original tags still on the garment. Tagged a vintage ODLR size 4 but please check actual measurements.

Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Skirt: 47" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

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
Dealer Location
Toronto, Canada
Number of Items
1
Reference Number
LU128230730

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
Address
Shrimpton Couture
www.shrimptoncouture.com
Toronto ON M5V 2M9
CA
(647) 559-2223
1stdibs Dealer since 2010 Located in Toronto, ON