1972 Black Silk Jersey Halston Shirt Dress

This 1972 dress is the black version of the one peeking above Halston's shoulder in the picture included in this listing. These long silk knit shirt dresses were a Halston staple and were designed for that chic modern woman to wear while entertaining at home or in an intimate setting. The wearer was able to move and be superbly comfortable, never worrying about getting wrinkled or being inappropriate or uncomfortable. Because of their body hugging fabric and buttons set close to the edge of the seam they are insanely sexy and suggest that with a few quick movements the wearer could be standing au natural, with her dress puddled on the floor! These was his signature piece and every chic woman had to have one. It was meant to be a maxi dress and works wonderfully as a dress of course, but please buy knowing you could also use it as a light layering coat as it does unbutton all the way open! The black is so classic and timeless. Versatile and beautiful, it is an amazing and rare piece of fashion history and is in excellent condition.

Unlined and buttons down the front to close. Each cuff has two buttons to close.

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulder: 13.5" across
Bust: 17" flat across the back seam from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: 18" flat across the back seam from side seam to side seam
Length: 56" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS

Item# DD1670

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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