Spring 1990 Oscar de la Renta Ice Blue Silk Chiffon Dress & Cape
This is a beautiful and romantic bias cut silk chiffon dress with a matching full length cape by the great American couturier Oscar de la Renta. Both pieces are constructed from layers of a lightweight, slightly textured, silk chiffon in the prettiest pale, ice blue color. The bodice of the dress is gathered in an elaborate ruching of silk that meets in the center in a thick "braid" that runs down the center front under the sweetheart, strapless neckline. From there, the skirt cascades to the floor at the back and at the front it curves up higher so you get a flash of leg when you move. It is made of three full layers of weightless silk chiffon that float over and around the body to give it the feel of airiness and lightness. Over this sits a matching, full length cape that simply hooks to close at the neck. The lightness of the silk gives it a billowing effect when you move and walk that is stupendous. A really lovely and romantic set. Excellent condition with a tiny note below
The dress is fully lined through the bodice in a hand set blue silk and the three layers of silk chiffon the skirt is made of serve as its lining. The cape is unlined. The dress closes with a side painted metal zipper and the cape closes with a hook & eye at the neck. Hand finishes. I see one tiny area of thinning to the silk on the cape near the bottom at the front side and also to the top layer of the skirt at the back near the hem. There are a couple teeny ares that have darkened on the silk of the skirt. None of these are visible once it is on since there is so much fabric and I don't consider any to be a flaw that takes away from this amazing vintage piece
Bust: 15.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 48" from top of strapless dress to back hem, 38" to the front hem
Length: 62" from top to bottom
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photos: Spring 1990 Oscar de la Renta Runway.
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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