1973 Oscar de la Renta Mink Cuff Metallic Brocade Gown
This is the second time I have had this particular gown and it is as good as the first time. This one is a little bit bigger in size then the first one which is an added bonus. It is an amazing, rare and important silk metallic brocade gown by Oscar de la Renta that is just vintage perfection. The fabric is shockingly light - at first glance you would think it is a heavy weight stiff brocade but it is actually quite light. It is of a good enough to retain the shape but easy to wear. Very regal and refined, this really sums up Oscar's love of opulent restraint. It covers you from top to bottom with a simple neckline, simple bodice and long lean skirt - the simplicity of the cut allows that stunning fabric to shine. The skirt is a subtle A-line from the waist and I love the hidden pockets that are along the side seams of the skirt. The original belt is present so you can cinch in the waist as required to add a nice nipped waist and feminine touch. The neckline has elastic running through it so you can wear the sleeves off shoulder and the sable trim is the last perfect finish. The silk metallic brocade fabric is amazing - gold threads mix with chocolates and a deep red coral creating whose different finish threads create different textures and weaves so you get a subtle 3D effect and the raised bits become another dimension to the design. It's an amazing piece. Excellent, museum quality condition with one small flaw noted below.
Fully lined in a light taupe silk and closes at the back with a painted metal zipper. The original slide buckle belt is present and is also in great condition.There is the very faint interior discoloration on the lining under the arms and the teeniest bit of color run on the exterior. Priced according (I priced the first one I had at $2500 so this one is a steal at this price)
Bust: 18-19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 14" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 43" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG
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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