c1976 Rare Halston Draped Goddess Jersey Gown
Halston is one of those rare labels that for whom the more time goes by it actually feels more relevant. It is easy to think of this piece as both a treasured collectible and a closet staple - knowing that every time you slip it on you will look and feel amazing. It has a definitive Grecian goddess feel to it combined with his signature simplicity and masterful draping. It simply slips over the head and hooks into place at the waist to create some shape while draping to perfection everywhere else. The front draped and plunges deeply but the wight and placement of the fabric and interior elastic hold it in place so that you feel safe wearing it. Over the shoulders and down the back is a single panel of fabric that creates a caped Grecian effect and incredible loops of draping down each side. They are deep enough to tease that you might get a glimpse of bare skin at the sides but cut so you never quite do. So sexy! The front high slit and way the skirting is cut also allows a flash of leg to show as one moves. Brilliantly Halston in every way and very easy to wear. Present as excellent condition but does have some small flaws that get lost in the folds - please read below.
The skirt is unlined and the top front has a double layer of the jersey. It slips on and closes with hook and eye arranged and hidden along the waist. Elastic through the waist. Inside the top is a built in back panel beneath the draping that ends at the waist - this allows the exterior to drape as seen in the photos but to be secure on the body when actually on. There is a series of decently repaired holes sewn down the back panel. I have shown two photos - the first shows how they get lost in the folds but I have also included a photo of the fabric spread out so you can see the extent of them. It is wearable as is or you could potentially have them further repaired but it is sold as is and priced accordingly. Perhaps the teeniest of color change here and there but this seems to be unavoidable with this particular color of jersey from this time period so is just part and parcel of its aging process. It is still a stunning and rare piece and a bargain because of these small flaws that do not impact the wearability of the gown. Because of the drape and cut the size will fti a range of sizes and the inner waist could be adjusted if needed as well.
Shoulders: padded and set at approx 15-16"
Bust: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 15-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Bodice: 16" from neck to waist
Skirt: 50" from waist to back hem though it does come up a bit when on due to the drape
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
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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