Dress, evening-style, of black, yellow, and silver-colored brocade. Dress pattern is similar in appearance to a kimono. Fabric features abstract floral and geometric patterns. Bodice closes proper right over left, with rhinestone trimming at collar. High waist accentuated by long sash, which ties in back. Long sleeves; cuffs trimmed with black fox fur. Floor-length skirt.
Born in the Dominican Republic, Oscar Aristides Renta Fiallo moved to Spain at the age of eighteen to study painting. His interests quickly changed to fashion, and he became an apprentice to Cristóbal Balenciaga. In 1965, he launched his own line of clothing under the name Oscar de la Renta. Today, he is known for his flattering, sophisticated suits and glamorous evening wear. Similar to many de la Renta designs, this gown shows the influence of the Japanese Kimono.