Fabulous 1970s Halston Metallic Gold & Black Lame Lurex Full Length Caftan Dress w Notched Neckline
I always love when I find these. I have had the twin of this piece a couple of times now in the shop and they always get snatched up immediately. This is from the Halston IV line and is a made from a gold lurex lame. The simple classic design makes it an easy way to be instantly dressed up and still entirely comfortable. Rachel Zoe owns and wears the twin of this in the brighter gold version and she has worn and posted herself wearing hers a few times on her Instagram account. It just proves that this is an incredible and glamorous staple piece that you can wear again and again.
Today I have two of these, one in each version of gold that were made. I have one in the lighter brighter gold and then this one in the darker gold thread on a black base. Whenever I get these metallic ones I feel that they are just that little bit extra special. It is a dress that is so easy to wear. I own one myself and can attest that these can go from the beach, to entertaining at home with flats, to full on evening glamour. The caftan has a simple and easy to wear cut. There is a slit front neck and then a second slit runs up the center seam at the front from the hem. So when you walk or sit you get a flash of leg showing. The cut is loose and easy to wear. It is meant to skim over the body. The sleeves come out directly from the body of the caftan and then narrow down towards the wrist. The skirt flows to the floor and widens out to be quite full as it reaches the hem. The waist is open and easy. If you wanted more definition you could easily add a belt or fabric sash to add shape. This is a wonderful piece with all the minimalist lines that we all love about Halston. Excellent condition
Unlined and slips on to wear. The fabric has a slight transparency to it. The loose and easy cut should allow it to fit a range of sizes. These always have a loose thread here and there but is part of the vintage charm of them. I see a very tiny pull here and there near the side seams. All minor and what I have seen in everyone I have had. The colour is a touch brighter gold in person then how it photoed
Sleeves: approx. 20"
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: to 20.5" flat across from side seam to side seam and it widens to approx 26" flat across around the hips
Length: 59" from shoulder to hem
Slit: 26.5" from hem up
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
Reference Photos: (1) Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture wearing a similar caftan. / (2-3) Rachel Zoe wearing Halston (from her Instagram)
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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