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Oscar de la Renta attributed Gold Apricot Metallic Brocade Evening Coat, 1960s
Oscar de la Renta’s dresses have virtually worn a path down red carpets everywhere. Donned by decades of notable women, including first ladies from Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama, this Dominican born designer exudes elegance. This 1960s evening wrap, made from a lustrous brocade that evokes both art deco and South Asian paisleys, predicts his penchant for international influence.
Featuring a beautifully rolled extended shawl collar, the overall silhouette alludes to the Golden Age of Hollywood. You can almost see this piece solidly on the shoulders of Marlene Dietrich or Bette Davis. The hand set sleeves, deftly gathered, provide structure and width to the seemingly simple lines of the coat. Both sleeves and hem are just short of full length, providing excellent visibility for jewelry, gloves, and shoes. Lined in light orange taffeta, this evening coat slips easily over any ensemble. Catch glints and glimmers of light in this swirl of apricot orange, metallic gold, and light champagne brocade.
Shoulders: 15 inches
Sleeves: 20.5 inches
Bust: up to 40 inches
Waist: up to 40 inches
Hips: up to 40 inches
Length: 52 inches
This 1960s vintage evening coat attributed to Oscar de la Renta is in good condition, with stains throughout. Made from a richly brocaded fabric in apricot orange, metallic gold, and champagne, it wraps closed with a sash from the same material. The crispness of the brocade provides structure and form to the long turned collar and sleeves. Fully lined in light orange taffeta.
This garment has been professionally cleaned and pressed. There is some natural fraying on the brocade, and minor spotting on the lining that did not resolve with cleaning. Still beautiful and wearable, minor flaws are only noticeable upon inspection. High-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them, as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.