c.1978 Halston One Shoulder Draped Pink Nylon Jersey Full Length Maxi Dress
I am always on the look out for this style of dress by Halston. It is perhaps the most iconic of all of the Halston silhouettes and in 2016 a red version of this exact dress entered modern day fashion history when Kate Moss wore its twin on the red carpet at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. And just this year, Martha Hunt wore a white one that she sourced from us to Cannes. She landed on several Best Dressed lists as a result. These were issued on a variety of colors and this one is a deep pink that is made from a nylon jersey rather then the more typical knit jersey. This fabric choice gives the dress a very slight sheen and the jersey is slightly lighter and more fluid.
Halston was a master at this cut. There is a certain sexiness caused by the illusion of having the entire dress suspended from single shoulder. It gives the sense that the entire dress could drop in a puddle around you by slipping that off your shoulder (which it would). It is constructed from two attached layers. The inner dress is cut from the same nylon jersey and skims over the body in a long sheath. This inner part of the dress has a high slit cut into the side that travels up the side of the leg opposite to the draped side. Attached to that inner sheath lies a draped panel of jersey that is suspended from the shoulder. It falls from that shoulder down and over the front and the back of the dress. The jersey cascades loosely down from the shoulder and over the inner layer for the ultimate Grecian goddess feel. This is a classic dress by Halston that is perfect for traveling as it is wash and wear and will travel exceedingly well. It is very easy to style too - a quick change of shoe takes it day to night in a snap. Excellent condition.
Slips on to wear with no closures. These will fit a variety of sizes since they are not cut to be super fitted and the jersey does have some stretch. Note the color is slightly more pink and a touch more vibrant then how it photoed. It is better in person I think.
Bust: to 19-21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 55" from neck to hem
Slit: 27" from hem up
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
Reference Photo: (1-2) Kate Moss in Vintage Halston at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. / (3) Karen Bjornsen, Alva Chinn, Connie Cook and Pat Cleveland in Halston Dresses, photographed by by Harry Benson, 1978. / (4) Martha Hunt wearing this dress in Cannes, 2019. / (5) Martha Hunt on Harper's Bazaar Australia Best Dressed List. / (6-8) Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture.
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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