Iconic 1970s Halston Long Metallic Gold Lame Lurex Caftan Dress
This Halston IV caftan is a made from a gold lurex lame. The simple, classic design makes it is an easy way to be instantly dressed up and still entirely comfortable. I have seen Rachel Zoe wear the twin of this one around LA and she just recently posted herself wearing hers again on her Instagram account. This is an incredible and glamorous staple piece that you can wear again and again.
I have had these in the shop in several solid colored jerseys in the past, but the lame ones are just that little bit extra special. They seem to have been made in two colors, a more true gold and a deep copper version like the last one I had in. This one is the more the true gold version. It is a dress that is so easy to wear. It can go from the beach, to entertaining at home with flats, to full on evening glamour. The caftan is cut deceptively simple with a slit front neck and a second slit that goes up the center seam at the front from the hem. The cut is loose and 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 as it reaches the hem. The waist is open and easy. If you wanted more definition you could easily add a belt to add shape. This is a wonderful piece with all the minimalist lines that we all love about Halston. Excellent condition with one small note below
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. There is a tiny repair at the front of the caftan under the neckline. Please see the photo after the label shot. The color is a touch brighter gold in person then how it photoed
Sleeves: approx. 21"
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: to 19.5" flat across from side seam to side seam and it widens to approx 25.5" flat across around the hips
Length: 60" from shoulder to hem
Slit: 24" from hem up
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
Reference Photo: Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture wearing a similar caftan
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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