Fall 1975 Halston Runway Pale Neutral Bias Cut Silk Chiffon Dress W Ruffled & Open V Back

The twin of this dress in a darker colour walked the runway for the Fall 1975 show and I have included that runway photo here for you for reference. It also gives you a fabulous idea of how good the dress is one the body. This is an absolutely beautiful and classic Halston from his main label couture line. It is not 100% perfect so is priced at a steal for a Halston at this level but it is completely wearable as it is and its flaw is forgivable. It is an incredible example of his work from this time period and that soft pale pinky neutral beige colour is amazing

This dress is drop dead gorgeous with its yards and yards of bias cut silk chiffon that have been used to create the silhouette that you see. The colour is a pale beige that has a touch a pink to its undertone. It is so flattering on almost every skin tone and is even prettier in real life. The construction on it rivals any of the best Halston pieces I have seen to date. The dress is made of three feather light layers of bias cut silk chiffon stacked on top of each other through the main body of the dress and the added ruffled  is made of two.  Layering the chiffon like this gives it so much more movement than it would have otherwise. Your slightest movement while this is on causes the silk to float and move around you. The layers have just enough weight to stay in place when you are standing still and then when you move they will move with you and the result is gorgeous. This is a fabric that is notoriously difficult to work with and it shows just what a genius he was by the way that he was able to make it flow and sit so beautifully. The majority of work is all done by hand and it would have taken many hours of work to create this dress in this way. The front dress sits high across the neck and the ruffle that curves around the back lays to about just above the waist. I love the movement that this gives it. Your arms sit underneath that ruffle as it curves around to the back and then the dress falls in a loose and easy cut that skims over you to the floor. The bias cut lets it both cling and skim over you at the same time and it's incredibly easy to wear. It simply falls from the neck, skims over the bust, waist and hips , all in an easy to wear way due to that bias cut silk. The back is fantastic. That double layer of social fun that curves around from the front follows the deep V at the back, and this creates a ruffle that starts at the shoulders, and it goes all the way to the hem. You can see the edges of that ruffle from the front and from the side it creates this beautiful silhouette all the way to the floor.  And of course, that they expand skin on the upper back is the perfect amount of sexiness. It is incredible. This is a dress that must be on a body to really come to life. As good as it looks here it is nothing compared to it on and moving. And even as beautiful as it is, it is also a technical masterpiece with all those layers of silk and the way he constructed it. It is very beautiful. Great condition with notes below to review. 

The dress is made from attached layers of the silk chiffon as described above. It has no closures and slips on to wear. Hand finishes. The bias cut should allow it to fit a range of sizes upwards and will just drape more on a smaller size. There is an area of marking to the silk on the front near the knee area, near the hem along with some watermarks on the front panel that were too light to photo and some near that mark at the front. Please see the photos after the label shot. It present well when on since the marks are lower.

Bust: 16-22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 13-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 16-22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 61" from top of shoulder to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG

Item# DD4604

Reference Photos: Fall 1975 Halston Runway.

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