1960s Blue Floral Printed George Halley Silk Gown
This gown is divine and has been made to couture standards. I love the instant impact of the custom silk fabric with its beautiful poops of blue in a cream silk backdrop. I feel that Halley designs always start with the fabric and this fabric is amazing. It is a rich, luxurious cream silk with a bold floral design running over its surface. The bodice has a high neck giving it a more formal, regal feel. Each wrist is finished with hand cut floral appliques that ring each wrist. Each of the appliques are set with a cluster of glass crystals giving the effect of wearing a pretty jewel on each hand. The skirt is tremendous with a great volume of fabric but without adding extra width to the wearer - you could also wear something under the skirt if you wanted to create a fuller ballgown effect. Halley started at Charles James who said of the young designer that he "was a genius at draping". By the time he opened his own atelier in 1966 he was in full form and was a master cutter as well. His work is on par with couture and each piece is hand finished and has all the lovely high end details one looks for in proper couture. He is without doubt one of my favorites and I treasure each piece I can acquire. Excellent, museum quality condition
Fully lined in hand set white silk and closes with a back hand set, painted metal zipper and hook & eye at the back neck. Hidden fabric covered snaps at each cuff. Hand finished throughout.
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 15" from neck to waist
Skirt: 43" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: MED
This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival.
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