Stunning Spring 1992 Todd Oldham Runway Silk Organza Floral Top w Hand Painted Floral Design
Todd Oldham showed his first collection in 1981 and officially launched his label in 1989. In 1991 he won the Perry Ellis Award for New Fashion Talent. By 1992 when the twin of this top was shown on the runway under a striped suit he was on fire and everyone who anyone was a fan. His shows were extravagant and full of the reigning supermodels of that era. His clothes were loud and in-your-face, but also sophisticated and beautiful. This is a rare top from the Spring of 1992 collection. A twin of the top is held in the Met Museums permanent archives.
The top is a beautiful silk organza that has been slightly 'stiffened' for a more crisp feel. It has a white backdrop and then onto this is a huge hand painted floral print covering its surface. The colours on this are spectacular and I love the care that would have gone into painting that wonderful design across the silk. The time it would have taken to do this cannot be ignored. It is fantastic an example of being able to wear a true piece of art. There is even more colour added through the jewelled buttons that are each a different colour. These run down the front and then there is one on each cuff. The collar is pointed and the shape through the body is cut straight down. If you wear this tucked in it will blouse out above the waist. The sleeves puff out slightly over each cuff. It is gorgeous. Excellent condition
The top is unlined and buttons to close down the front and at each cuff. It looks to have been worn or were worn very little. Tagged a size LRG.
Slightly dropped shoulders: 16"
Bust: 21" flat across from side seam to side seam and widens to 22" at the bottom
Length: 25" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED-LRG
Reference Photos: (1) S/S 1992 Todd Oldham Runway. / (2) S/S 1992 Todd Oldham ensemble from The Met Collection.
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