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c.1966 Oscar De La Renta Pink Silk Satin & Silver Embellished Dress
Oscar De la Renta began a partnership with the fashion house of Jane Derby in 1965. Jane Derby died shortly after and in 1966 the first labels that bore only the Oscar de la Renta appeared. This label that had Oscar de la Renta for Jane Derby was the label used in those first early years according to the research done by Kent university. That gives us a precise window in which to date this dress and also means it is from the very beginning of his career - prior to Jane Derby he was working under and for other labels but not doing his own accredited design work. The dress is amazing and I am besotted with it. It is the second time I have had a version in the shop, the first time being a blue and silver dot fabric. This time around the dress is a pretty and feminine soft pink silk satin. I love the shape and the simple cut that although it may be simple, the elements used are so fabulous that it ends up being a piece that could still hold its own today. The fabric is sublime and the perfect shade of baby pink. It contrasts wonderfully with the heavily embellished silver accented neckline, waist and hem. The neckline is cut onto a deep V at the from that plunges right down to the embellished waist. A wide band of silver lurex cording, faux pearls and large crystal rhinestones follow the V of the neck and then circle and wrap around the waist. Oscar also embellished the entire hem with this same silver detailing. The photos do not come close to doing it justice - it is even more spectacular in person. Excellent condition
Fully lined in a blue silk and closes with a side painted metal zipper and hooks to close at the top of one shoulder. Hand finishes. Note that it has a square of fabric that was originally tacked into the base of the V for extra modesty. The original owner removed it but kept it. It will be sent with the dress.
Bust: to 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 13" from neck to waist
Skirt: 44.5" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photo: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture, by Erin Leydon.
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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