Rare 1970s Black Minimalist Silk Wrap Halston Dress
Halston is one of those rare labels that the more time that goes by it actually feels more relevant. It is easy to think of this piece as both a treasured collectible and a closet staple - knowing that every time you slip it on you will look and feel amazing. It has his signature simplicity and masterful draping along with a touch of Studio 54 sexiness thrown in. The dress simply slips on and you hook it into place at the waist. The front crosses over itself with a mid-level plunge that the placement of the fabric and interior hooks hold in place so that you feel safe wearing it. It is cut on the bias so wraps and drapes to follow your every curve. The skirt is lean and again it is the crossing over of the fabric that gives you the coverage to wear it and feel secure. The wrapped styling allows the entire front to look like you could step out of the dress at any moment but it is designed to stay in place. The waist is defined by a band of the same fabric and you could really cinch it in further with a belt. This is signature Halston Studio 54 sexiness but in a dress that you can wear day or night. Excellent condition.
Unlined and wraps to close with flat hooks inside and out at the waist to hold it in place with no other closures. Tagged a vintage 6 but please check measurements. The waist could be adjusted approx 1" up or down by moving the hooks. The fabric feels like a light silk mix with an almost linen cotton feel to it. Very light and easy to wear but would wear well and not wrinkle easily.
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from neck to waist
Skirt: 31" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: DD2598
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.