1960s Oscar De la Renta Heavy Beaded Silver Gown
Oscar De la Renta worked for Jane Derby in 1965 before buying the company in 1969 and changing it to his own label. That gives us a precise 4 year window in which to date this in and also means it is from the very beginning of his career - prior to Jane Derby he was working under and for other labels but not doing his own accredited design work. The dress is amazing and I am besotted with it. I love the shape and cut - it is so simple bu the elements used are so fabulous that it ends up being a piece that could still hold its own today. The fabric is a silver and blue silk brocade and the silver has been woven through the fabric so that series of silver dots adorn the entire surface. The neckline is a deep V and there is a modestly panel sewn in (which could easily be removed if you wanted the full plunge effect) A wide band of silver cording, pearls and rhinestones follow the V of the neck and circle the waist. He also circles the hem with this same detailing. The photos do not come close to doing it justice - it is spectacular in person! Excellent condition and a fabulous, very early Oscar De La Renta piece!
Fully lined in a blue silk and closes with a side painted metal zipper.
Bust: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 12" from neck to waist
Skirt: 42" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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