Wonderful c1974 Halston Black Bias Cut Silk Chiffon Dress
I am always thrilled to find amazing examples from Halston, especially when they are as wearable and sensual as this one is. From the 1974 collection comes this wonderful Halston that is made of layers and layers of his signature, bias cut silk chiffon. This feather light fabric is notoriously difficult to work with but Halston used with like a Master to envelope the body and accentuate curves. The front is kept very simple and sexy with a V-cut neckline at the front and tiny straps that curve over the shoulders. The skirt is incredibly full - if laid out flat it is a full circle with fabric to spare. All of the fabric that is in the skirt is cut on the boas so it falls in a sleek column when you are standing still and twirls and swirls as you move. It is made of three separate layers and this creates a beautiful floating effect. If you are taller it will hit you just above the ankle or just below for smaller girls. This makes it an incredible versatile length to play with. Its absolutely wonderful. Excellent condition.
The bodice is made from two layers of the silk chiffon and the skirt is made of three layers. It closes at the side with a series of snaps and has a flat hook at the waist.
Bust: 13.3-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from top of shoulder strap to waist with a 1/2 inch band at the waist
Skirt: 38" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
Reference Photo: Model Carla Araque, 68th Street Salon, June 10 1974. Photo by Sal Traina. (from the book Halston by Phaidon)
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.