c1972 Potential Halston Silk Chiffon Tie Dye Caftan Dress
This was said to have been a Halston, however it has no tags and I have not been able to verify that 100% so I am hesitant to list it as a Halston without proper verification. He certainly did do a series of tie dye caftans for his 1972 collection and this does follow the lines of what he was producing so it very well may be a true Halston. If so then you are getting it at a truly bargain price. Regardless, it is a beautiful piece of wearable art and a spectacular statement piece. The range of colors and the tie dye design that flows across the silk is divine. The cut has that draped, goddess, flowing feel to it of a true caftan. All of the edges are hand finished and the cut is simple a keyhole for the neck and opening left on each side for the arms. This allows that spectacular pattern on the silk to command center stage. It presents as excellent collection but does have some flaws so please read the paragraph below.
It slips on to wear with no closures. There is a ties at the neck. On each side of the neckline the fabric has torn slightly - please review the photos. This could be corrected by widening the neckline slightly. I see two small areas of thinning to the fabric that I also photoed. These are close together on the front side about 8 inches up from the hem. Once on they don't show because of the amount and drape of fabric
Length: 51" top to bottom
Width: 55" side to side
Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA
Reference Photo: Cherie, owner of Shrimpton Couture, by Erin Leydon.
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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