1980s Caped Pink Silk Oscar De La Renta Gown
This dramatic, Haute Couture feeling gown, has a divine cut and presence about it. Constructed from a high grade silk gazaar that was likely chosen for its ability to hold shape and volume while still being light in weight. The gown is cut into a sculpted mermaid design with a high and voluminous caped effect that circles the shoulders and gives it its couture feel. At the back it closes in way that is hidden so the line of the dress remains unbroken. At the front, the caped shoulder highlights the face and curves down in soft pleats that work their way into the soft V neckline at the center. The waist nips in and the skirt is remarkable as it falls to the floor. From the waist to floor at the front it is a sleek column. At the back it is also cut in a fitted sheath to just past the knees. It then erupts in a full lower ruffle that gives it a trained effect at the back and volume at each side, to mimic and pick up on the shape and feel of the shoulder detailing. It is classic, feminine Oscar de la Renta and quite beautiful. Elaborate inner finishes. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a pink silk taffeta with hand finishes. Closes with a back painted metal and nylon zipper. There is a wide belt included that is not pictured. It is backed in leather and the leather has dried out. I will include it but it would need repairs. Personally I don't like the dress with the belt. It is far chicer without. Tulle inside the shoulder detail and back skirting for added volume as seen. There skirt is also lined with silk organza and has a band of stiffening inside the bottom hem.
Shoulders: the opening is approx 16"
Bust: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: approx 15" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 41" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: LRG
Reference Photo: Photographed for creative purposes by Nikki Ormerod, Styling: Nadia Pizzimenti, Hair & Makeup: Ashley Readings, Model: Constance from Plutino Models.
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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