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1969 Oscar de la Renta Gypsy Metallic Dress Set

I have included a photo of Charlene Dash taken for Vogue 1969 in a similar outfit where Oscar added a vest over a gown to create a fabulous Gypsy feel dress. It is shockingly light - I know it looks like it should not be with the gold - at first glance it appears to be a brocade, but the fabric is actually a light textured silk organza fabric. Onto this, gold thread has been worked in to highlight the vibrant print that is custom screened onto the gown. The pattern is fantastic - pinks and purples create a soft and pretty pattern across its surface and the gold creates a subtle glimmer. The upper bodice is loose and skims over the body and has a chic, pointed collar. The sleeves are left unlined and billow softly above each cuff. The vest is made of a smooth pile velvet with gold thread embroidery and beads hand applied over its surface. The original gold cord belt is present and helps to define and cinch on the waist. It is quite beautiful and wearing it with or without the vest changes the look and feel of it dramatically. Excellent condition

The dress is fully lined in a cafe au lait silk and closes down the front with buttons and hook & eye. The vest is lined in a matching color tissue silk and has no closures. Each cuff closes with silk covered snaps. The belt has loops and knots to close and is also in excellent condition

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulders: 16"
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 38" from waist to hem

Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 16" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED

Item# DD1964

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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