1972 Emerald Green Halston Ultrasuede Dress
This fabulous 1972 ultrasuede shirt dress is done in a brilliant emerald green color. These were THE thing to own in the 1970's - no one had seen this fabric before and they were all the rage! Similar examples are held in The Met's permanent collection and the notes there state: "Wrapping, tying, and folding were all habits of mind for Halston. That the designer prized simplicity is evident in his most famous millinery achievement, the pillbox hat. In this Ultrasuede shirtwaist, perhaps his greatest dressmaking success, he offered a versatile sportswear icon in a new material, allowing for countless individual expressions through personal styling."
I love the that this one has such sleek lines and is so seventies in feel - the color is bold and the cut long and lean. These can get stiff as they age but this one is still soft and supple. It is a more generous size but the original belt allows you to cinch it in for shape. A simple and sleek zipper is set at the front and hidden pockets allow for the perfect cool girl slouch. I have included here the photo from 1972 of Halston surrounded by models in variations of this collection. Excellent condition.
Unlined and slips on with a painted metal zipper at the front neck, buttons on each cuff. Has its original tie belt. Pockets on each hip
Sleeve length: 24"
Bust: to 22.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 21" flat across the inside back from side seam to side seam
Hips: to 24" flat across the inside back from side seam to side seam
Length: 44" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: LRG
Reference photo of Halston with various models by Duane Michals, Vogue, December 1, 1972.
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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