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Incredible Pre-Fall 2015 Oscar de la Renta Runway Look 36 Pale Muted Metallic Gold Applique & Net Dress

This dress was the final look on the runway and it is absolutely stunning. The pieces from this collection feel to me like they have an extra bit of sentiment to them. As Vogue noted in their review. "Pre-Fall 2015 was the last collection he (Oscar de la Renta) had a hand in designing. The house's new creative director, Peter Copping, advised the studio a bit on how to finish it after de la Renta's death in October but this wasn't his debut. Copping sat in the front row taking it all in as a bystander." They continue the review saying, "How does one review a collection like this—one that operates not as a swan song, not as an homage, but as a coda to a great career, now definitively over? On its merits, of course. And though these clothes didn't serve to turn the fashion dial in any way, they manifested the soigné de la Renta signature in spades....It spoke loudest in the collection's clutch of cocktail frocks and gowns, particularly the champagne-toned finale gowns with allover gold or silver embellishment." This is one of those dresses and it is very beautiful.

This is truly a beautiful piece and it might even make an amazing wedding dress for the bride looking for a non-traditional choice or as an alternative dress in a more extended wedding celebration. The dress is made from a fine ivory net that is covered in beautiful curving appliques that form flowers and pretty patterns. Each applique has a pale muted silver gold lame fabric sewn inside the design. The lame has a tiny bit of a vertical ribbing in it and this adds a beautiful texture. I love how the appliques catch the light in a subtle way from every angle and how the neckline follows the curves of the appliques across the front. It also makes the dress feel more gold in person then how it photographed here. it sits wide across the front, and the straps are sent to the edge of the shoulder. The bodice curves up and over your shoulders and then at the back it falls in a V for a bit of bare skin to show. There is a lining inside the bodice that has a sweetheart neckline and then the netting has a touch of transparency above that. It skims over you from there, past the waist to the seam that sits at the top of the hip. From there the skirt explodes outwards in two tiers. Underneath each tier is a layer of tulle and then another layer of netting under that. This second layer has a stiffened edge to help hold the shape of the skirts. Inside the skirt there is a built in underskirt that has rows of that same stiffened fabric so it holds the volume that you see in the photos. I have added no extra crinolines underneath for this one. All of the volume that you see is all built into the dress. The dress is shorter at the front and then the back is cut long so that it trails out behind you past the floor. The lightness of the tulle and netting allows the dress to billow out around you when you walk. This is dress that feels like a fairy tale come true once it is on the body. It appears to have never been worn or worn very little. Excellent condition.

The skirt is fully lined in layers of tulle and netting as described above. The bodice has an inner layer of silk and netting. The dress closes with a hidden set back zipper. Tagged a modern OLDR US2

Bust: to 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam with room at the front for at least a B cup
Waist: 13" flat across from side seam to side seam
Seam at the top of the hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Natural hips: open
Bodice: 19" from top of the shoulder to the seam at the top of the hip
Total length: 49" from top of the shoulder to the front hem, 80" to the back

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED

Item# DD4673

Reference Photos: Pre-Fall 2015 Oscar de la Renta, Look 36.

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