1983 Pink & Cream Halston Sequin Sheath Dress
Sequins have rapidly gone from evening only to be worn almost anytime of the day - something that seems a new trend but Halston was championing this in the mid and late 1970s and who can argue with one of the greatest American designers? And to showcase just how special this dress is a twin of it is currently on display at the Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede Exhibit (picture form the exhibit on the left). Halston had the fabric for these hand made in India and it is a combination of a fine silk chiffon densely covered in iridescent cream sequins mixed with pink sequins. Through the sequins are curving panels of faux pearls densely packed together to form organix swatchs of movement across the dress. That effect once on and you move is just amazing. It slips on and falls into place in a somple sheath. The cut and construction are what one would expect from one of the most eminent American designers. Excellent condition.
Fully lined in a pale nude tissue silk. It slips on to wear. There is perhaps some small areas of missing sequins but they can easily be replaced by stealing some from under the hems. It presents as perfect due to the thousands on the fabric and iridescent quality.
Bust: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 47" from top of shoulder to hem
Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-MED
Reference Photos: (1) From the Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede Exhibit / (2) Halston Ad, Vogue, November 1983.
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