Custom Larger 1972 Red Ultrasuede Halston Suit

This fabulous 1972 ultrasuede suit is done in a deep russet red. The shortdresses were THE thing to own in the 1970's - and its a treat to have a custom suit in the shop. 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 suit is larger and that it has such sleek lines and is so seventies in feel - the color is bold and rich in feel and the lines and cut of the suit superb. These can get stiff as they age but this one is still soft and supple. Each piece wraps to close - the skirt wraps and buttons and the jacket ties. I love the pockets on each hip of the jacket and the great collar and cut. Because they are separates they are very versatile and you can wear together to mix with modern pieces. Excellent condition.

The jacket is fully lined in a black silky rayon and the skirt is unlined. Both pieces wrap to close - the jacket is secured with the tie belt and the skirt closes along the waist with buttons and a flat hook & eye. Note that the wrap closures makes the jacket variable in size and you could easily adjust the waist of the skirt by moving the buttons - the measurements here are taken laid out flat seam to seam

Sleeves: 22.5"
Shoulders: 17" across
Bust: to 23" flat across the back from seam to seam
Waist: to 21" flat across the back from seam to seam
Hips: to 22" flat across the back from seam to seam
Length: 31" from neck to hem

Waist: 16" flat across the back from seam to seam
Hips: to 22" flat across the back from seam to seam
Length: 25" from waist to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: LRG-XL

Item# DD1832

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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