Incredible Fall 2008 Oscar de la Renta Strapless Blue & Silver Grey Floral Silk Brocade Dress
This is a dress that was either produced for stores and was not a runway piece or it was a special order but regardless of not having a reference photo of it, it is hands down one of the best Oscar pieces I have seen. It is just beautiful! The silk brocade that it is made out of is magical. It is that soft French blue and the fabric is a rich silk. Into the silk is a woven floral and leaf design down in tines of silver and grey thread. The entire dress feels like it has a subtle inner glow and it is beautiful to see. The dress is strapless and fitted around the bodice with an intricate inner built in cupped corset. The corset has padding in the front cup area and then it has a series of vertical boning all the way around you with stretch net in between. This zips in place independently of the outer dress and is what holds the dress in place around you. The dress falls over that to skim over the waist and hips and then fall tot he hem in a sleek volume widening out just slightly. Depending on your height, this will fall to just below the calf or be full length. At the back, the ham sweeps out in a flat wide full of fabric that gives it a touch of volume and kick. This extra volume of the back as beautiful movement as you move, and I love the detailing that it adds to the dress. This is an exquisite example of his work and very beautiful. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a pale blue silk and has an attached inner corset as described above and shown the inter corset zips to close and has a hooked waste stay and then the outer dress closes with a hidden set zipper. Padding and shaping through the front bodice. I see evidence of it being let out near the back outer zipper at some point. Tagged a recent Oscar, de la Renta 6
Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam with a A -small B cup
Inner waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 48.5" from top of bodice to front hem, 50.5" to the back hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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