1980s Halston Densely Beaded & Crystal Black Dress & Jacket

This dress has that 1980s reference to the 1920s flapper pieces that you see so often from this era. It simply slips on with no closures and is a loose and easy sheath once one. The base is a black silk and onto this is a dense coverage of 3D set beads, crystals and pailettes to form that wonderful design you see covering both the jacket and dress. Halston had the fabric for these beaded and sequinned pieces hand made in India by the Naeem Khan family and they are entirely done by hand. The use of the silk base makes the pieces drape extremely well and they are very comfortable and fluid once on. I love the way the pattern of the bead work dictates the shape of the hem on both pieces and how they offset each other. The jacket also has no closures and is meant to slouchy and casual. You can let it slouch off your shoulders a bit for a little bit of extra skin to show. Excellent condition

Unlined and both pieces slip on to wear with no closures. All of the beads, sequins and faux pearls are hand applied and this is clearly seen on the back of the fabric. The dress is meant to fit loose and easy once on but remember it has no closures so like a flapper dress you should expect it to fit one size down from the listed measurements. Padding in each shoulder of the jacket. Note that only the jacket is labelled.

Bust-hips: 18-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 44" from shoulder to hem

Sleeves: 22"
Shoulders: 18.5"
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist-hips: open
Length: 29" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD2869

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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