Spectacular Spring 2006 Oscar de la Renta Sequin & Bead Metallic Silver Tulle Net Dress w Tiered Skirts
This dress is coming from the estate of a woman who was personal friends with Oscar and she bought some of his most beautiful pieces. The twin of this dress was shown on the Spring runway in 2006 for Look 71. It was the fifth to last look and I think it should have been the finale dress as it was the best in the show in my opinion. 2006 was an important year in Oscar's history. This is the same year that Parsons awarded him with the Lifetime Achievement Award at their 58th Annual Benefit and Fashion Show. In Vogue's review of the collection journalist Nicole Phelps said in part; 'After last season's Russian sojourn, Oscar de la Renta returned to his Latin roots for spring. And why shouldn't he? In the 40 years he's been in business (he celebrated the anniversary this year), regular flamenco infusions have served him well. With the Williams sisters, Eva Longoria and Candace Bushnell watching from the front row, de la Renta played to his strengths... As for eveningwear, Oscar gave the women what they want....All told, an Oscar collection is like a trip to the Prado. Faced with such an embarrassment of riches, it's too easy to miss the many fine things.' This is one of the showstoppers of the runway show and is beautiful. A really wonderful example of his work.
This Oscar de la Renta dress is unbelievable. It is red carpet worthy and would make an amazing wedding piece for the bride looking for a slightly non-traditional choice or as an alternative dress in a more extended wedding celebration. It is in fantastic condition and looks to have never been worn or worn very little. The dress is made from many yards of multiple layers of a metallic silver tulle silk netting. One while layer has the tiniest little seed beads, silver metal thread and silver sequins worked through the design. The entire dress shimmers in the light and is just beautiful to see in person. The bodice is fully embellished and is stunning. I took close ups of the work done there. Each tier of the skirt has six layers of tulle underneath it and then has a layer of the beaded and sequin tulle. This is then topped by a single layer of tulle to give it the most dreamy and romantic feel. The netting is just heavy enough to hold the shape and structure of the dress but even with all of that fabric it is not so heavy that it is uncomfortable to wear. It has a full built in hidden corset inside the bodice so you don't have to worry about additional underpinnings. There is also built in tulle all through the skirt. I did not add any additional crinolines to the dress for these photos. It has enough built in through the layers of skirt that it falls on its own perfectly. The bust is strapless and fitted across the bodice. It is cut to follow your curves and there are built in hidden cups inside to lift the breasts. It tightly hugs the bodice and then nips in at the waist. The skirt flows directly out from the waist and is finished in three tiers so that is has all of that beautiful volume all the way around you. Every angle that you look at this dress from gives you drama and gorgeousness. It is cut slightly longer at the back so that it flows out behind you just a touch. There are layers of attached tulle behind each tier of the skirt and that is what gives it the volume you see. I think you could even fluff it out more or add a crinoline underneath of you wanted even more of a real princes gown feel. I love the bareness of the shoulders the strapless silhouette gives you. It is the perfect balance to that full on princess skirt. It is a very stunning gown and is a beautiful example of Oscar's work. Excellent condition
There is a full built in hidden corset that closes with its own zipper and then the dress closes over that with a hidden set zipper. Multiple layers of built in tulle and skirting as described above. The inner waist of the corset looks a teeny bit grubby but it otherwise looks to have been worn very little if at all. Tagged an ODLR 4 but seems to be cut small
Bust: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Outer waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam, the inner corset waist is 22" around. You could extend the inner waist sot get more room if needed
Bodice: 9" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 49" from waist to front hem, 5o" to back hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XXS-XS
Reference Photos/Video: Spring 2006 Oscar de la Renta Runway. Look 71 worn by Bianca Balti.
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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