c.1968 Early Oscar de la Renta for Jane Derby Silk Dress
We had an Oscar dress a couple of years back that we successfully dated based on a piece held at The Met and this dress has the same collar detail as that so I am sure it is also from the 1968 time period. That clue along with the early Oscar for Jane Derby label pretty much make it a shut case. Just before Oscar de la Renta went off on his own and opened his own atelier, he spent three years as the head designer at the Jane Derby company. He actually bought out the Jane Derby company in 1969, changed the name and Oscar de la Renta as we know it today was born. That makes this wonderful little dress extra special as it is from that very short, and early time period of his career before he officially became the powerhouse he did, building an international recognized brand that continues to thrive even after his death in 2014. This beautiful little dress mixes a bright yellow silk brocade dress with a gold lurex thread that is set among the floral design and give the fabric its slightly 3D, puffed feel. The fabric is a fabulous and yellow has almost a neon tint to it that works amazingly well with the gold backdrop. It is just heavy enough to hold that divine flared shape as it nears the hem but still feels very light on. The collar has a wonderful little notched and squared off shape and the sleeves are sweet little caps. Hidden pockets along the front are the perfect finish. Excellent condition
Fully interlined in a fine, pale yellow tissue silk and closes with a back painted metal zipper. Hand finishes throughout, ribbon finish hem. Silk lined hidden set pockets along seams of the dress.
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 36.5" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
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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