Gorgeous 1970-1972 Halston Well Documented Pale Neutral Colour Cashmere Wool Mix Cape
Halston created several versions of these gorgeous Cashmere capes or ponchos between 1970 and 1972. Some had hoods, some were full length, some had closures and then others like this one were a more practical to the knee length and you were able to change the styling depending on how chose to wear it. This is a gorgeous in well-documented piece of fashion history.
The chic soft ivory taupe of this Haslton piece is absolutely exquisite. Its perfect neutral colour will suit most skin tones and it is an easy piece to add to just about any look. It is made from a high end cashmere wool mix. The design is genius in its simplicity and shows what a master cutter Halston was. Off the body it is a simple huge rectangle of fabric with a split down the center at the front and a scoop for the neckline. The split half becomes the front panels and the solid half drapes down the back. Once on the body it seems to magically transform and become a proper evening cape. There are no closures so the cut is open and generous and this will allow it to fit all sizes. It is hard to define it as a true shawl, a poncho or a cape but it is definitely fabulous. You can wear it several ways which I also love. The fabric choice gives it just enough weight to have it sit perfectly once you drape it onto yourself. It is absolutely wonderful in every aspect. I also love that it will work just as well for day or for the evening. Excellent condition with a note below.
Unlined with hand rolled edges. The label was lost on this one at the cleaners a long time ago but I personally saw it before it went there. There are a couple small repairs in the knit hence the price. Please see the last two pictures before the reference photos for the two that show the most. Priced at half what it would be
56" across and 48" long
Modern Sizing Equivalent: OSFA
Reference Photos: (1) On Right: Halston ensemble of off white wool, 1970-71 from FIT Museum. / (2) Model in Halston for US Vogue, 1971. Photo by Richard Avedon. / (3) Anjelica Huston in Halston Resort 1972.
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