1960s Phenomenal George Halley Sequin Evening Coat
Phenomenal black silk opera or evening coat that was certainly a custom piece. It is exquisite in its cut and design with the simplicity and stark lines allowing that beautiful silk brocade and brilliant cut to take center stage. The fabric is a black silk brocade that has a beautiful floral design running through it. Onto and over the floral design are scattered glossy black sequins and larger sequins topped with beads. The sequin and beads are all hand sewn across the surface of the coat, giving it a subtle glimmer. The interior is lined in a heavy silk in a matching black and is hand set. The shoulders and sleeves are cut structured and fitted to the body and then the great length of the coat goes out from there as it sweeps to the floor. The back is cut with a dramatic fuller cut that swings out form the waist and is also longer giving it an almost trained effect for maximum impact. It closes at the front with hidden silk covered snaps. It is stunning and made to couture levels. 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 a high grade silk and closes with hidden silk, hand covered snaps. Hidden silk lined pockets along each hip. Hand finished and hand applied sequins and beads
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 58" from neck to front hem, to 62" at the back hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML
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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