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1980s Oscar de la Renta Fuchsia Silk Brocade Unworn Full Ball Gown Skirt

This incredible ball gown skirt from Oscar de la Renta has never been worn. In fact, it still has its original tags on it and feels like it just stepped out of a time capsule. The condition is pristine. The skirt is made of a deep fuchsia silk brocade that is a touch deeper in tone than how it photoed. The color is even better in person and has a richer feel to it. It somehow seems to land somewhere between a purple and a deep pink though slightly more towards the purple tone. The skirt is incredibly versatile as an evening piece - you could potentially pair it with anything from a simple white tee to an extravagant couture piece. it is cut supermodel length and has a built in silk taffeta underskirt that gives it that amazing fullness that you see. The waist nips in and the skirts flounce around the wearer in the most dramatic way. The construction is immaculate and while the skirt does have some weight to it due to all of that fabric once on, it feels shockingly easy to wear. Unworn and has all original tags attached. Excellent condition

Fully lined with a layer of silk taffeta, dyed a shade deeper then the exterior, that helps it to retain its fullness. Stiffening through the hem to also help keep the shape. It closes at the waist with a flat hook & eye and snaps under that. Pockets on each hip. Has all its original tags that give us its original price of $3100 which would roughly be $8500 (or more) in modern day dollars. Tagged a vintage OLDR 10

Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Skirt: 46" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# S900

Reference Photos: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture.

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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