c1975 Red & White Print Jersey Front Wrap Halston Dress
In 1975 Halston introduced menswear and his signature fragrance and he also showed this abstract prints and this fabulous pure red. In the reference pic within the photos here, you see a similar print on a longer more caftan dress. This chic and simple day dress version still employs the minimal seaming that Halston was so very good at but with a more sexy fit and that incorporated one of his signature wraps details. The dress slips over the head and has minimal seaming. The sleeves are long and slim and the body of the dress hugs your curves. At the back the fabric is not attached all along the waistline and it extends at the sides into long ties that you then wrap and tie at the front to cinch in the waist. In the Phaidon Halston book there is a quote by Bob Colacello that states "His colors were so American, they were like out of a Crayola crayon box. Halston's red and purple and green were like true colors; they weren't pastels, they weren't dark, they weren't iridescent - they were very true and very American". I love the red of this piece and the little pops of white print that covers the dress. Very fabulous and chic. Excellent condition
Unlined and made of a stretch silk jersey. Slips over the head with elastic at the waist. The back has extended ties that wrap to the front and tie. The back is intentionally left unattached to the waist. Hidden pockets the hips. The fabric has stretch so will accommodate a variety of sizes and the measurements below are the comfortable range lying flat.
Sleeves: approx 18"
Shoulders: no defined seams
Bust: 16-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 10-14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from top of bodice to waist
Skirt: 27" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED
Reference Photo: Harper’s Bazaar September 1975. Photo by William Connors (from the book “Halston" by Phiadon)
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.