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Fall 1996 Oscar De La Renta Runway One Shoulder Glitter Sequin Dress
This wonderful Oscar de la Renta dress is well documented and appeared both on the original 1996 Runway and then again on the catwalk for a charity show when Oscar went on his world tour that season. We also found video footage of that runway show which is an incredible opportunity to be able to see it move and on an actual body.
The dress is a flattering one shoulder silhouette. The fabric under the sequins is all cut on the bias so the dress molds to skim and highlight your curves without having to hug them in a tight or confined way. This also makes it extremely comfortable to wear once it is on. The one side curves up and around the shoulder hooking into the trio of velvet straps that curve gracefully across the back. The back is mainly bare, dipping on an angle low on one side. Inside there is a boned inner bodice so the worry about what to wear under it is avoided. The sequins are set on an angle and this works well with the bias cut feel so they seem to wrap around you. The sequins them selves are black but have little multi-color glitter infused in them and this creates a holographic color feel. These catch the light wonderfully and add an entirely new dimension to the dress. Excellent condition
The bodice foundation is lined in a silk satin and lightly boned. It closes with its own zipper and there is a waist stay that hooks to close. The rest of the dress is lined in a black silk chiffon. It closes with a back metal & nylon zipper. The velvet straps close with a hook & eye at the top of the shoulder. It is tagged a vintage ODLR 6.
Bust: to 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 60" from top of shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photos: (1) F/W 1995-96 Oscar De La Renta Runway. / (2) 1996 winter Oscar De La Renta show for his world tour during a charity show at the Ben Gurion airport.
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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