Oscar de la Renta, Black Silk Taffeta Gown

Title

Oscar de la Renta, Black Silk Taffeta Gown

Description

Full-length dress in black silk taffeta. The high neck is closed with a standing band collar made of black velvet. The full-length two-piece raglan sleeves are trimmed with lace along the upper seam, and trimmed with a narrow band of black velvet along the cuff. The straight bodice is devoid of shaping darts or panel, and run straight from the base of the neck to low hip. Layered skirting attaches at the hip: it's made of a taffeta lining layered with 4 tiers of dotted netting trimmed with lace. The garment closes via a covered zipper running from neckline to hip along center back.

Creator

Oscar de la Renta, 1932-2014, Designer

Date

1980-1989

Contributor

Gift from Sharon Graham

Identifier

HCC_FA_2018_P2-1126

Coverage

Unknown

Extent

Bust: 41"; Hip: 41"

Curator Notes

Excellent condition. Tag missing. Garment entirely unlined.

Textile

Silk Taffeta and Dotted Lace

Photographer

Shane Patrick Qureshi

Curator

HCC Fashion Dept. Curatorial Team

Accession Number

2019.58.9

Files

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Citation

Oscar de la Renta, 1932-2014, Designer, “Oscar de la Renta, Black Silk Taffeta Gown,” HCC Fashion Archive, accessed April 4, 2020, https://hccfashion.omeka.net/items/show/513.

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