1970s Sequin Covered Pink Silk Chiffon Halston Dress
A whisper of pale pink silk chiffon makes up the base of this beautiful dress by the great American designer, Halston. The silk is cut on the bias and then covered in pink and iridescent cream sequins so the entire dress shimmers in the lights and seems alive. Halston had the fabric for these dresses hand made in India who were doing some of the best sequinned silks in the world at the time with each sequin painstakingly sewn into place by hand. The designs of the sequins is quite dense and swirls and curves over the surface of the dress. Between the sequins designs are little hand sewn beads - the same beads that ede the collar and cuffs. That effect once on and you move is just amazing. It slips on and falls into place in a simple and long sheath that is cut slim through the body and skirt and has long sleeves to you are entirely covered - yet the cling and movement of the fabric is still so very sensual - a balance that Halston excelled at. The cut and construction are what one would expect from one of the most eminent American designers. Excellent overall condition with the notes below.
Fully lined in a pale pink tissue silk. It slips on to wear and hooks to close at the back with hook & eye that leave glimpses of skin between. Hand applied sequins and beads and hand finishes. There is a elastic that runs through the waist that is the same width as the rest of the dress. There are a tiny amount of missing sequins and beads here and there but they can easily be replaced by stealing some from under the hems. Across each shoulder is a light dusting of fading - I have photoed each from above when on and looked at from normal angles it really presents well due to the thousands of sequins on the fabric and iridescent quality. Note that there is no overall yellow tinge to the dress - if you see any anywhere that is a lighting issue. I have priced it accordingly.
Bust: 18.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 18" from neck to waist
Skirt: 41" from waist to 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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