Rare 1960s Jane Derby by Oscar de la Renta Floral Print Dress w Ribbon & Bubble Skirt Detail
Jeannette Barr opened her doors to the public in 1936 and by 1938 launched the Jane Derby Inc label. By the early 1960s she had brought in Oscar de la Renta to design for the label and in 1965 when Jane passed away he took to over and changed the company name to his own. I would be shocked to find out this dress was anything but Oscars' work. Towards the end of his time at the label his name appeared in tandem with hers but in the very beginning when he first joined the company the pieces that were designed by him just went under the general brand label. I believe this to be one of those earlier pieces. It has that distinctively Oscar flare to it with its refined feminine cut and details.
The dress is so pretty. It is made from a waffle weave finished cotton with a pale tan and soft yellow coloured print that runs over the entire surface. The flower print is on a white background and the colours give it a chic and easy feel. The bodice is fitted and seamed to highlight and shape the bust. The waist nips in for shape and then the skirt is rounded out and full under that. I love the bubble shape the skirt has. It is cut to be a full rounded shape that is caught up just before the hem where it then curves back down and in towards the legs. Inside there is some tulle to help hold the shape. I love the ribbon detailing. Two tones of ribbon are used to create the perfect little straps that curve up and over each shoulder. The same pretty ribbons run around the bodice and end in a bow at the front. A second ribbon circles the lower portion of the skirt and also ends in a flat ribbon at the front of the skirt. It is stunning. Excellent contain
Fully lined a white cotton and closes with a zipper at the back. Tulle attached inside for shape. It appears to have been worn very little if at all.
Bust: 16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 25" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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