1973 Oscar de la Renta Brilliant Pink Backless Halter Dress w Front Keyhole
I have had a similar dress to this one in the shop before that was in a darker color combination and with slightly different neckline, but I think that I love the vibrant pink of this one even more. It is a stunning design and I was very happy to find that it was the dress featured in the ad campaign for the brand in 1973 as seen in the reference photo included her.
The dress is made out of an easy to wear and travel with silk jersey in a bright vibrant pink. Using this particular fabric not only made it travel friendly - you can literally pull it out of a suitcase and it will be virtually wrinkle free - but it also allows the colors to stay as crisp and true as they would have been when it was produced. I love the brightness of it and it is even better in person. The dress is cut halter style at the front where it is cleverly sewn down the upper center part to stay closed and then opens below that. From just under the bust to the waist seam is left open to shows off an expanse of bare skin. The straps cross over them selves and then wrap around the neck to close. This leaves the back completely bare to the waist. Under that the skirt falls to the floor and even has pockets on each hip. Excellent condition with one tiny note below
Unlined and ties at the neck. Closes with a low back painted metal zipper and snaps at the waist band. Hand finished. I see a small area of a nick to the fabric near the side seam towards the front. Please see the photo after the label shot. It is very minor and appears to be stable. The color is brighter and a more vivid pink in person. Tagged a vintage 4. Note the waist does close properly - it was just a little small on the dress form.
Bust: variable with no true side seams
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: approx 15" from shoulder to waist
Length: 41" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photo: Oscar de la Renta Ad, Vogue US, April 1973.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.