Treasure Item - c1971 Baby Blue Halston Dress & Jacket
This beautiful and rare set from Halston that is from the 1971 collection is not perfect but will still make some collector, or the person who doesn't mind a little imperfection a very happy person once they receive this. Both pieces are done in a pale, ice blue silk jersey and both are made from a double layer of the fabric. One of Halston's signatures was how to construct pieces with the absolute minimal seaming and this is a stunning example of how he executed that ideal. The dress is a simple tank then then falls to the floor in a a draped column of jersey that gradually widens as it nears the hem. It skims over the body but is still extremely sexy. The matching jacket is cut to fall to the hip and has the feel of a soft, easy fitting cardigan. It has a neat little collar and no closures with sleeves that are kept slim. Presents as excellent condition and is sound and stable but does have some small flaws to review in the condition notes below.
Both the dress and jacket are made from a double layer of the silk jersey. Both slip on to wear with no closures. The dress has a few small marks and spots on the lower skirt and the hems on both pieces seems to fall a little oddly - this can happen with this fabric if it is hung for extended periods of time. All of the marks are negligible and I photoed the worst ones. The stitching at the seems can be seen a bit here and there. None of these really detract and it is priced accordingly. Because of the stretch of the fabric there is some give to the measurements listed.
Bust: 14-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5-14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17.5-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 55.5" from shoulder strap to hem
Bust: 20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 27.5" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-ML
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.