Fantastic 1973 Halston Runway Pale Blue Green Double Layer Silk Jersey Sleeveless Tank Dress
Halston did variations of his famous tank dresses over the course of several years and they are still among the most collectible of all of his pieces. Nothing says Halston like this classic and when you find one in a double layer silk jersey and in this stunning pale shade of minty blue it is a joy to see. Versions of this dress have appeared in several museum exhibits of his work and books on his work. This one is from his main label and I have had versions of these in the past. This one in its soft blue colour is one of the best. It is a very special piece of his work and it is gorgeous. It is not 100% perfect but its beauty outweighs it flaws.
The silk jersey this is made out of is a beautiful soft pastel blue that has a touch of a mint green to it. We have found a runway reference photo of the twin of the dress in a black that shows you how gorgeous it is once on the body. These long silk jersey tank dresses were a Halston staple and were designed for the chic and modern woman to wear while entertaining at home or for a night out. They give you the ability to move and be superbly comfortable all while never having to worry about being inappropriate for any situation. The fabric both hugs and skims over the body at the same time and this makes the dress very sexy and sensual. It has no closures and just slips over the head and glides over you into place. The exact same fabric acts as the lining and the underlay keeps it from being too clingy over the body. Pastel pieces like this are more rare and this one is a beauty. It presents as great condition but does have some flaws.
Unlined and slips over the head to wear. The fabric has some stretch. The hem was let down at some point and it is stitched along the edge but there is a touch of grubbiness here and there where it was folded and minor grubbiness along the seam under the arms. I see a couple of tiny light spots on the back towards the bottom and there might be teeny ones elsewhere and some minor colour change / catches in the fabric. The side seams look like they have been resewn at some point. Please see the photos after the label shot. All these are minor but mentioned for accuracy. Sold as found. The fabric does have some stretch.
Bust: 14-17.5" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17-22" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from top of shoulders to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-MED
Reference Photos: Spring 1973 Halston Runway. Model Karen Bjornson.
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