One of the most famous fashion designers, Oscar de la Renta apprenticed at the Balenciaga and Lanvin fashion houses before moving to New York to design for Elizabeth Arden. He became head designer at Jane Derby in 1965 and by 1969 he had bought the company and renamed it after himself.His reputation for extravagant, opulent, romantic yet tasteful clothes quickly became his calling card and he attracted the patronage of First Ladies, socialites and movie stars. His ready-to-wear and couture collections feature vibrant dresses, coats, suits and daywear but he is best known for his cocktail and eveningwear, many of which are elaborately trimmed with embroidery, frills and ruffles.
De la Renta's passing in 2014 has made his clothing even more covetable. The twin of this dress was shown on the Resort runway for 2008 and was Look 56...Of course, de la Renta is nominated for Womenswear Designer of the Year. This silhouette is marvelously falter on and easy to wear. It also creates the most beautiful lines as you walk away and the skirt and back pillow out and trail behind you. It is made out of a bright coral silk hat has a slight iridescent quality to the finish.
The very upper bodice is fitted and wide starts curve up and around each shoulder. Under that it is all volume and drama. The dress has a ton of volume to it that shows best when you move.
It has three sets of ruffled tiers that fall softly to the floor. The lightness of the silk causes the on the skirt to billow out and move with the slightest bit of air. When this is on and you are walking the effect that this creates is absolutely gorgeous. The back of the skier is longer then the front and I took some shots of it from the side so you can see how it curves down and back. The runway references also show this beautifully.I love how each there is defined by that gathered ruffle and the entire bottom hem is a wider version of the same. This extra little detail is fabulous and adds an extra element of romance and femininity. This is Oscar at his best and a tremendously beautiful dress. The dress has its original tags. Fully lined in a matching coral silk. It closes with a hidden set side zipper and has pockets.. Tagged a (WEARABLE SIZE) 16, original tags. The colour is slightly less vivid in person and even better. Note: Previous owner has added a modesty ruffle on bodice, which can easily be removed. PLUS ITEMS : Matching shawl and extra fabric for alterations or additions. Seam under the bust:37.
Natural waist - hips: open. Length: 52" from top of shoulder to shortest point of the front hem, 62" to the longest point at the back. Straps: 18" X 1 1/2". Extra Fabric: 27" X 118". Gown is shown on "Super Model Margaret".
It is to small for her. Height in heels: 6'1. Reference Photos:(first 3)Emina Cunmulaj for the Resort 2008, Look 56, Oscar de la Renta Runway Collection. All other are actual dress.
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed, stored in bag, and is odor free. In this era of uncertainty, if clothing helps us on our journey, all the better.
The item "Resort 2008 Oscar de la Renta (Coral Silk) Full/Open Tiered Runway WEARABLE Sz16" is in sale since Saturday, May 1, 2021. This item is in the category "Clothing, Shoes & Accessories\Women\Women's Clothing\Dresses".The seller is "styleb4unew" and is located in Weatherford, Texas. This item can be shipped to United States.