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1960s Silk Oscar De La Renta Museum Piece Dress

The twin of this dress is held in the Fashion Study Collection at the Columbian College of Chicago. It is a very pretty a feminine example of Oscar's early work. It has an almost Victorian feel to it emphasized by both the fabric choice, print and ruffled details. The top is quite fitted with a scooped neck and back. Each sleeve is to the elbow and ends in a darling little ruffle. The skirt is cut so that the outer silk organza layer has a wonderful fullness to it and seems to float over the inner lining. It has two distinct tiers, each edged with a ruffle and distinguished by the differing print. Its very pretty and has an almost "china doll" feel to it - like fine porcelain. Presents as excellent condition

The twin of this dress was exhibited in 2012 as seen in the included photo

Fully lined in a off white silky rayon and closes with a back painted metal zipper. There are faint perspiration stains that are on the interior lining only. It has been specialty cleaned several times but a faint mark remains. It cannot be seen when on but when laid out flat you can see it through the top layer of organza if you look closely. Priced accordingly but it is really an internal flaw that cannot be seen when worn so very minor.

Shoulders: 13"
Bust: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 13" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 42" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

Item# DD1979

Photographed for creative purposes by Ted Belton, Stylist: Amanda Lee Shirreffs, Hair & Makeup: Erin Heather, Model: Karis. / Photo of dress exhibited in 2012.

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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