Balmain Haute Couture Canvas and Silk Coat & Dress by Oscar de la Renta

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A natural colored canvas coat is cut full in a swing style and accented with bamboo buttons. There are two pockets, high slits on both sides and a band collar. The raw silk dress has a square neckline and narrow straps in plain raw silk. The body of the dress is made from a ribbed raw silk in the same color. A zipper is concealed on the left side of center back. It is fully lined in ivory silk with Haute Couture hand finishing. Both pieces are in excellent condition. The Haute Couture runway label is sewn to the coat.
Coat Shoulders 20"
Bust 50"
Waist 54"
Hips 60"
Sleeve 20"
Length 40"
Bust 35"
Waist 30"
Hips 40"
Length shoulder to hem 39"
Oscar de la Renta
Oscar de la Renta
Place of Origin
40 in. L
102 cm L
Marked Size
6-8 (US)
35 in. (89 cm)
30 in. (76 cm)
40 in. (102 cm)
40 in. (102 cm)
Dealer Location
New Hope, PA
Number of Items
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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.

Katy Kane
1stdibs Dealer since 2009 Located in New Hope, PA
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