c1973 Copper Lame Lurex Plunging Halter Halston Dress
The Museum at FIT holds the black version of this 1973 dress and while you can never go wrong with a black dress I think this copper twin of that one pops just a little more. Like all Halston pieces the design is as simple as he could possibly get away with. It falls form the neck in a clinging, sexy column of lurex knit that hugs the body but in a way that moves with the body and skims where it needs. The neckline is cut quite low and you can control how far it plunges at the front by how high you pull it back and tie it. The back is the same with a bare expanse of skin that will sit higher or lower depending on where you tie the neck. The fabric glints and gleams in a subtle way and it is almost like wearing a sheath of metal as far as the color but the knit keeps it insanely comfortable and easy top wear - basically that perfect Halston mix of ease and impact. Excellent condition.
Unlined and slip on and ties the back neck. The knit has stretch so will fit a wider range of sizes. The measurements below are of the range of an easy stretch while lying flat.
Bust: 14-17" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12.5-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 19-24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from approx natural neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED
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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