1980s Oscar de la Renta Golden Ball Gown

 

 

 

 

So you're not into beads, bangles or other over-the-top treatments on your garments, but you still want to make a grand entrance?  Then Oscar's your man.  The undisputed king of  feminine clothing, Oscar de la Renta is the designer women turn to when they want to dress to impress, but don't want to look like the proverbial hooker at a convention, and this is the gown to cause a stir. The color is a rich goldenrod, the fabric is a crisp silk duoppioni with a subtle sheen, and the cut is classic and pure allure - a bateau neckline that dips low in back, princess seamed, smooth, fitted bodice with short sleeves, and an inverted pleated skirt that falls to a short train in the back.  Spectacular as a wedding gown for the bride who is not bound to the traditional ivory or (yawn) white gown, particularly if you're considering vows by candlight. Though the gown has enough body to stand on it's own, it has separate crinoline, the hem of which is finished in the duopppioni to create a perfect presentation. Invisible back zip closure.  The bust measures 35", waist 29", shoulder 14", sleeve 7", length from shoulder to hem in front is 58" falling to 65" at the end of the train.  The crinoline has a smooth, wide waistband with tight gathers at either hip for added fullness. With a  pair of hook and bar closures at the waistband, you either step into it or drop it over the head  to get into it - waist measures 26" and is 40" long. Also bearing a Saks Fifth Avenue label, it's just truly spectacular and in excellent condition. sold