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1960s Oscar de la Renta Black Silk Satin Cocktail Dress

This Oscar De la Renta dress is absolutely one of my favorites that I have ever had on the shop. You just look at it and want to run off immediately to a cocktail party! The construction is quite interesting on this one - it closes more like a coat, opening completely with all the closures hidden  under the huge rhinestone encrusted, decorative buttons that run down the one side. The fabric itself is a rich and luxurious silk satin and it is also lined in silk making it feel quite decadent when on. The fabric choice adds a richness and depth to the black that only serves to add to the exaggerated and dramatic cut. I love the shape and cut - it is classic little cocktail dress with a play on the full skirts form the fifties but with a sixties mod touch. It is very sexy and very glamorous with a full, short skirt that allows miles of leg to show and creates a beautiful curvy silhouette. It has a high neckline with a curved collar that swoops over to one shoulder. Those big glittering rhinestone crystal buttons glitter down the side. A fabulous and early Oscar design that is even better in person. Excellent condition

Fully line in a black silk and closes under the buttons with hidden silk covered snaps and a flat hook at the waist. The dress opens completely. The inner silk lining on the skirt is finished with a stiffened insert around the bottom hem to help hold the volume and shape. Hand finishes. I see no missing stones on the rhinestone excrusted buttons.

Sleeves: 23.5"
Shoulders: 15.5"
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 16.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 19" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2392

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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