1972 Custom Red Jersey Halston Dress

This 1972 dress is the red version of the one peeking above Halston's shoulder in the picture included in this listing. I doubt many in this particular color were made - this one as a special order - along the seam of the skirt there is a Bergdorf Goodman's tag with the client information. 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. But 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 movement the wearer could be standing with her dress puddles at the floor! Really these were his signature piece and every chic woman had to have one. It was meant to be a maxi dress and works wonderfully as that as well but buy knowing you could also use it as a light layering coat as it does unbutton all the way open! The deep garnet color is amazing and flattering to most skin tones. The original finished tie belt is still present and the entire inside is all hand work! Versatile and beautiful, it is an amazing and rare piece of fashion history and in excellent condition.

Unlined and buttons down the front to close and then ties with the matching sash. All original buttons. Each cuff has two buttons to close. Hand finished. There are two dots on the front right side and some very faint marks on the sleeve. Very minor but of course must be mentioned. Priced accordingly and I do not feel that they detract from this rare and killer piece.

Sleeves: 24"
Shoulder: 13.5" across
Bust: 16-17" flat across the back seam from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13.5-14.5" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17-20" flat across the back seam from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 55" from neck to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: XS

Item# DD1123

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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