1960s Oscar de la Renta Silk Floral Dress w Metallic Accents
The combination of fabric and textures with that beautiful floral print is wonderful. This masterful mixing of textures and finishes that result in a pretty and romantic feel is what Oscar excelled at and that his later work was built upon. The fabrics he chose to use for this dress is a mix of a light weight, textured silk chiffon for the bodice and sleeves anchored with a beautiful silk with a sheen, matte satin finish. Through the silk of the bodice, a fine gold lurex thread has been worked through in a floral design to highlight the soft print on the chiffon and give upper portion of the gown a subtle shimmer. The bodice is cut to just skim over the torso with a high scooped neckline. The sleeves are fuller and end just above the elbow. You can cinhc in the waist for more shape and then the skirt flows to the ground in a sleek column with just a touch of fullness to balance the bodice. I love the floral print screened onto the skirt that has the feeling of a fine watercolor painting and anchors the gown with a romantic, pretty splash of flowers. Excellent condition
The dress is lined in a nude silk, with the sleeves left unlined. It closes at the back with a painted metal & nylon zipper. There is a purple net sash that came with the dress that is most likely not original but will be sent with the dress. Each cuff snaps to close.
Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 41.5" 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.