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1970s Oscar De la Renta Butterfly Gown

Known for his feminine, romantic designs, this gown is a slight departure for Oscar and shows that he can do sensuality and sexy with the best of them. A butterfly acts as the only coverage on the bodice of the dress - the rest is fine black netting that is completely see through. The butterfly is heavily beaded and done in a spectacular array of metallic colors. The back is slit open to the waist. The skirting is black silk velvet and is an almost modified mermaid shape that follows every curve. The beaded portion of the gown is substantial and amazingly intricate. When on your sides and back are left bare except for the netting! A grosgrain ribbon sits inside the waist to hold the dress in the exact proper place when worn. hand finished and in excellent condition.

Sleeves: approx 22"
Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: 17" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist:12" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Bodice length: 15" from shoulder to waist seam
Skirt length: 40" from waist seam to bottom hem

The gown appears unworn. The skirt is fully lined in black tissue silk. The top is obviously unlined, It closes with a low back zipper and a hook and eye at the top of the neck. Hand finished and the bead-work appears to have been hand done. The edges f the bodes and each cuff are piped with black satin. Each cuff has a snap to close.

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS (0-4)

Item# 2-DD73

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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