2011 Oscar de la Renta Runway Black Ruched Silk Hourglass Trained Mermaid Gown
A magnificent and well-documented Oscar de la Renta black ruched hourglass mermaid gown dating back to his 2011 fall/winter collection. As shown, our glamorous show stopper was his runway finale look #60. This iconic gown was also Penelope Cruz's glamourous choice pick for the 2011 MET gala. As Vogue stated, "Rich. This is one designer who was never tempted by the recent minimalism trend, but if he'd curbed his taste for glorious excess in the face of the recession over the last couple of years, his Fall collection signaled an end to that." Oscar de la Renta was one of the world's leading fashion designers. Trained by Cristóbal Balenciaga and Antonio Castillo, he became internationally known in the 1960's as one of the couturiers to dress Jacqueline Kennedy. This breathtaking creation from Oscar De La Renta himself is not only rare but so incredibly timeless. The garment's hourglass mermaid silhouette totally reminds me of the famous "Solo in the Spotlight" Barbie dress yet the impressive fabrication reads so modern. The gown is fashioned from complex tiered panels of luxurious black silk, some with intentional raw edges. The textural effect is sensational! The bodice has an impressive inner corset struture to help keep the perfect shape. This figure flattering gown nips in at the waist, skims the hips and cascades to the floor with the most dramatic tulle trimmed trained skirting. This magical movement brings the gown to a new level. We added many pictures so you could appreiate this masterpiece.
Measurements Marked US 6 Bust 33-34 inches Waist: 25-26 inches Hips: up to 36 inches
This Oscar de la Renta designer gown is in excellent condition with no rips, stains or holes. Perfectly working back center zipper. Couture interior boned corset bustier in place. A wonderful wearable investment piece that will only increase in value.