Prettiest Spring 2012 Oscar de la Renta Runway Look 53 Coral Orange Chiffon One Shoulder Dress
The twin of this dress walked the runway for the Spring 2012 show. On the runway it was styled with a very heavy and extremely dramatic beaded necklace that covered most of the front of the dress but once you take that off and see the dress on its own you realize just how light and pretty the dress is. Oscar showed the collection in his new showroom on 42nd street. The space had yet to be fully renovated and this gave the atmosphere a raw edginess and the styling reflected that. Vogue called the evening dresses 'entrance making' and the show felt fresh and new from his work of the past few seasons proceeding this one. This dress is wonderful and it was never worn. It has original hang tag still attached.
The dress is made from multiple layers of a lightweight slightly iridescent chiffon in the most stunning bright coral pink colour. The bodice is gathered in an elaborate ruching of silk that meets off to the one side. The neckline is cut into a rounded curve that is very flattering. On one side a panel of the chiffon extends out from the bodice and becomes a strap that curves up and over one shoulder for a pretty and feminine detail. The bodice is fitted and cinches in at the waist with a full interior boned and cupped corset to help hold the shape. The skirt cascades to the floor and is cut slightly longer at the back so that you get sweeping feel as you walk away. The skirt is made up of two layers of the almost weightless chiffon on top and this lets the skirt float over and around the body to give it the feel of airiness and lightness. The lightness of the silk gives it a gorgeous movement when you move and walk. The fabric wraps around you and falls open on that one side where the bod is gathered to the side. Another two layers of a slightly darker silk is set under the two top chiffon layers. The silk layers also are wrapped over each other so when you walk or sit you see a bit of leg where all the layers meet. The use of all those layers gives it the lightness it needs to pick up the air as you move so that it will float and billow around you as you move. It is fabulous. It was never worn and has its original tags. Excellent condition
The dress is fully lined in silk and the bodice has a built in cupped and boned corset that closes with its own zipper. The dress closes with a back set zipper over that. Original hang tag still attached. Tagged a modern ODLR 8
Bust: 17-17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner waist: 13-14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 61" from top of the bodice to shortest part of the front hem, 69" to the back hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photos/Video: Spring 2012 Oscar de la Renta Runway, Look 53. Model Karmen Pedaru.
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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