Bold c 1975 Halston One Shoulder Brown & White Zebra Print Full Skirted Cotton Dress
A caftan version of a dress in a similar print appears in the Halston book and is a copy of the photo shot for Harper's Bazaar in 1975. This one is a one shoulder variation in a cotton and I love it. This is classic Halston from his main label. The one shoulder silhouette is one of the most instantly recognizable looks that he created and these have gone on to be one of the most iconic pieces that he did. I feel very lucky to have found this one in a print and it is exceptional.
This is an amazing Halston dress and a very rare and special find. It is entirely cut on the bias and utilizes his signature minimal seaming. Halston defined how woman dressed in the 1970s and these one shoulder dresses in particular were tremendously flattering to the body. It is also insanely sexy while still being extremely comfortable to wear. It is made of a light polished jersey cotton which makes it so easy to wear and travel with. The American sportswear aesthetic was just coming into its own during this time period and there was a movement to combine comfort with high style and sexiness. I feel like this is the perfect example of that. You can easily wear this with flats or sandals for the day or turn it into a full on evening piece with the right shoes and accessories. The dress slips on and you tie it at the top of the shoulder. It simply falls into place from there with an elastic band running through the waist. The band through the waist is set loose and easy so that it falls away from the body. I have clipped it in a bit for the photos so you can get an idea of the shape of the dress. You can leave it worn loose or even add a belt to really cinch in the waist. The skirt is incredibly full. If laid out flat it is a full circle with fabric to spare. It is absolutely wonderful and the movement all that fabric creates is fantastic. This is a rare example of Halston at his very best and it is incredibly bold and fabulous on. Great condition with a note below to review
Unlined and slips on to wear with elastic through the waist. It hooks at the top of the shoulder and then wraps and ties on the top of that shoulder. Hand finished. It is all bias cut and the easy waist should should allow for a larger range of sizing. There are some very faint light areas where the white part of the fabric has yellowed slightly on the bodice, near the inner waist and on the side of the hip. Please see the photos after the label shot.
Bust: drapes and will accommodate to at least 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: the elastic will stretch to about 40"
Bodice: adjusts with tie but apron 15-16" from shoulder to waist
Skirt: 44" from waist to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
Reference Photo: Photo by William Connors, Harper's Bazaar, September 1975. From the book 'Halston An American Original'.
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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