Spectacular Resort 2013 Oscar de la Renta Runway Strapless Emerald Green Silk Dress
This is an interesting dress for several reasons. 2013 marked Oscar's 50th year as a designer and then we lost him in 2014. That makes this one of his final collections. I think that this dress was also one of the stand out dresses of the collection. Nicole Phelps mentioned it specifically in her review that season saying: "The dress that made everyone sit up and take notice was a strapless evergreen silk faille gown. It was classic Oscar—as elegant and ladylike as they come. And with a generous peplum at the waist it was equally of the moment.” ...and this was despite the fact that it was not even the closing look at the show. Six more dresses walked the show after it which shows you how much of a stand out it really was to be the one highlighted in the review. It has more provenance beyond that. Allison Williams wore its twin to the Emmys that year and Pace Wu wore one to the Johnnie Walker House Beijing Opening. You can see from the various reference photos attached and video from the runway show how spectacular this dress is on the body and how it moves. It is stupendously beautiful and shows you just how fabulous Oscar de la Renta was at designing this type of dress.
The dress is made out of a deep green emerald silk and is cut with an almost sculptural line. The bodice is strapless and is shaped to curve over the body to create an hour glass shape. There is added panels of fabric that are shaped and pleated over the bust to create an almost art deco fan feel. This curves around the bust and down to a center point at the front. The waist is nipped in through vertical seaming and shaping. Extending from the side vertical seams at the front is a panel of fabric that forms a peplum. This exaggerates and gives shape around the upper hip. The panel continues around to the back and dips lower slightly lower there. There is extra fabric there so you get this beautiful extension and fullness. Under that the dress skims over the hips and then flares out as it reaches the hem for one final beautiful curve. There is extra fabric set into the back of the skirt and this little flare picks up on that same effect done on the back of the peplum. The back skirt is cut a bit longer then the front skirt for a slight trained effect. No matter what angle you see this dress from there is an interesting angle, curve or flare to show all of your curves off beautifully. It is gorgeous. Excellent condition with a minor note below
Fully lined in a green silk and closes with a back hidden set zipper. There is an attached inner corset that is lightly boned and cupped. This closes with its own zipper. The inner hem is finished with a wide panel of stiffened netting to help support the skirt and give shape. The owner took the label out but its inner hanging straps are finished with the ODLR name. There is minor bit of fading on the very edge under one arm and a bit of discolouration on a spot near the hem. Please see the photos after inner-strap shot. This was originally priced at well over $10,000
Bust: 16-16.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Inner waist: 12-12.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 55" from top of inner bodice to front hem, 60" to the back hem. The added panels at the front extend to about 2" above the inner bodice at their highest point
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photos/Video: (1-2) Resort 2013 Oscar de la Renta Runway, Look 51. Model Nastya Kusakina. / (3-5) Allison Williams at the 2012 Emmy Awards. / (6) Pace Wu at the Johnnie Walker House Beijing Opening, 2012.
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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