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Bowed c1969 Oscar de la Renta Metallic Silk Hostess Dress

I am obsessed with the huge bow that sits at the neck of this early Oscar piece. It is the kind of dramatic finish that his earlier pieces had and that the later ones built upon. The fabric used is a mix of a light textured silk organza - which makes it shockingly light - anchored by a fine silk brocade for the skirt which gives it structure and contrast. Through both of the silks, a fine gold lurex thread has been worked through to highlight the vibrant print and give the entire gown a subtle shimmer. The two patterns that runs over the surface of the dress is fantastic - green and purple create a soft and pretty pattern that is done in two sizes and designs  - one on the skirt and another on the top. The upper bodice is cut for pure drama with a billowing cut and balloon sleeves, all topped with that dramatic bow at the neck. The bow is actually made of long attached ties that allow you to styled it how you choose but personally I love it as a full huge bow. The skirt flows to the ground with yards of silk brocade and has some fullness to balance the volume of the top portion. Excellent condition

The dress is lined through the bodice in a cream silk, with the sleeves left unlined. The skirt is lined in a purple silk. The dress closes at the back with a painted metal zipper and hook and eye at the top collar. Each cuff closes with a silk covered button.

Sleeves: 24" approx.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust (inner): 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: open
Bodice: 15.5" from neck to waist
Skirt: 42.5" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2647

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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