Monday, July 22, 2013

Vintage Oleg Cassini Couture Dress Now on Sale

 Just picked up this couture dress at an estate sale,  so elegant. The dress is a throw back to the 60s one shoulder couture gown, that he designed for Jacqueline Kennedy. It was copied over and over again by all designers including Cassini , he revamped his original and made it affordable for all women to wear and look like a million dollars. This dress will be a perfect dress for any occasion, you will be a knock out for sure, and other women will be green with envy.

   This dress is more of a midi gown, with a nice one shoulder look and has an accent rhinestone brooch, so beautiful on. It drapes nicely on the bodice and has a long leg slit to show off your legs. It has a pretty abstract pattern of palms or some other kind of foliage , very 60s.

In great condition, only flaw is a few original rhinestones on the back of the brooch are missing, and some are coming loose needs to be secured with a thread and needle, I can fix it but I don't have any matching rhinestones, or I'll leave it up to you. The original label has been torn off, but there's a definitely a clear view of his curly O signature and his family crest in gold, this is made in Hong Kong, possibly from the 70s to the late 80s. The VFG has it listed as 90s, but I don't think so, I think it's from the late 80s. I could be wrong.

Measurements- Bust 34.5 or 36 tight there's some stretch since it really has no definite bodice
                         Waist- 30-32 some stretch
                          Hips- 36-40

 He designed costumes for many stars, including Veronica Lake, Grace Kelly, Marilyn Monroe, Gene Tierney, and Natalie Wood. Some of the films he did costumes for included The Shanghai Gesture (1941), Tales of Manhattan (1942), The Razor's Edge (1946), and many more.
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I love this photo of the happy couple-with his beautiful wife, actress Gene Tierney.

Here's my favorite dress he designed for the newcomer of 1952 Miss Marilyn Monroe- Note that this dress is a one shoulder style too, he was so ahead of fashion. A pure genius with design, wow!!!!

Please email me at if you are interested in this garment. I will be listing it on my ETSY shop at To Dress Vintage, no longer Graveyard Vintage.

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