Austere 1980s Halston Strapless Liquid Black Silk Velvet Dress

This dress dates to the early 1980s during the last few years of when Halston was still in control of his brand. At this point in the Halston history, anyone who was anybody was wearing the Halston label.

When you see this dress on the hanger you are not as wowed with it as when you see it on. It really needs to be on an actual body to really come to life.Once on the cut and lines create a beautiful fluid movement. The dress is strapless with an inner construction though the bodice. The interior is boned to keep the dress perfectly in place and give you support. Over this, the outer layer of velvet skims over the body in a long sheath. It falls to the floor and the skirt gradually widens out for a touch of volume. The velvet catches the light and adds texture and interest. It also helps to highlight the curves of the body under it without the dress having to be skin tight. The bodice is cut fairly straight across the front bodice and then slightly dips and curves down at the back. The fabric is set so that it is softly gathered along the seam on the one side. This allows the velvet to catch the light differently here and subtly accents the waist. It is beautifully constructed. Excellent condition

Fully lined in black silk and closes at the side with a hidden set zipper. Boning through the bodice. Hand finishes. It appears to have been worn very little if at all

Bust: 17" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: 14.5" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19" flat across the inside back from side seam to side seam
Length: 56.5" from top of bodice to hem

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML-MED

Item# DD650

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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