De la Renta, Navy/White Dress
Navy and white cotton cloque pique sleeveless ankle length gown with circle motifs; bodice is white with navy circles and skirt is the reverse; black beaded trim around bodice armholes, center front seam to waistline and around waistline seam. Dress has a 3" wide flat collar with points at front and back; navy with white circle print. Bodice: white with navy circles; sleeveless, front waistline darts, center front open for 6" at neckline with seam below to waistline; hook and eye at center front neckline. Looped braid with black beads along center of braid outlines armhole, traces center front bodice seam (left and right of seam) and trims waistline seam. Back bodice: neckline darts; center back zipper closure. Waistline stay. Gathered floor length skirt with side seam pockets; navy with white circles. Bodice underlined; skirt lined with lightweight cotton fabric. Wide hem and seams.
Gift of Mrs. John W. Kessler
Oscar de la Renta
“De la Renta, Navy/White Dress,” Fashion2Fiber, accessed October 26, 2021, https://fashion2fiber.osu.edu/items/show/4916.
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