Prettiest 1978 Halston Pale Pink Pastel Nylon Jersey One Shoulder Draped Dress
I am always on the look out for this style of dress by Halston. It is perhaps the most iconic of all of the Halston silhouettes and in 2016 a red version of this dress entered modern day fashion history when Kate Moss wore its twin on the red carpet at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. We have had Martha Hunt wear a white one version that she sourced from us to Cannes. She landed on several Best Dressed lists as a result. These were made in a variety of colours and this one is a gorgeous pale pink colour that I have not had before.
Halston was a master at this cut. There is a certain sexiness caused by the illusion of having the entire dress suspended by one shoulder. It gives the sense that the entire dress could drop in a puddle around you. It is constructed from two attached layers. The inner dress skims over the body in a long sheath. The inner part of the dress has a high slit that travels up the side of the leg opposite to the draped side. So when you walk or sit you gat a flash of leg. Attached to that inner sheath lies a draped panel of the same nylon jersey that is suspended from the shoulder. This falls from that shoulder and drapes down and over the front and the back of the dress so that the jersey cascades loosely down and over the inner layer for the ultimate Grecian goddess feel. This is a classic dress by Halston that is perfect for traveling as it is wash and wear and so easy to style. A quick change of shoe takes it day to night in a snap. It looks to have been worn very little if at all. I love the pale pastel pink of it. It is just so pretty. Great condition with a note below
The dress slips on to wear with no closures. These will fit a variety of sizes since they are not cut to be super fitted and the jersey does have some stretch. Note the colour is slightly brighter in person and even better I think. I see a couple of very small faint marks on the back of the shoulder and an area near the hip. You see them when its laid out flat but once on the drapes conceal them. There is a couple of tiny pinholes near the edge of the draping that looks like it was pinned at some point. These are mentioned for accuracy. Please see the three photos after the label shot
Bust: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: to 21" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hip: to 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 56" from top ff shoulder to longest point of hem
Slit: 26" from hem up
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG
Reference Photo: (1-2) Kate Moss in Vintage Halston at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival. / (3) Karen Bjornsen, Alva Chinn, Connie Cook and Pat Cleveland in Halston Dresses, photographed by by Harry Benson, 1978. / (4) Martha Hunt wearing this dress in Cannes, 2019. / (5) Martha Hunt on Harper's Bazaar Australia Best Dressed List. / (6-7) Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture. / (8) Halston Form Fit Ad, Vogue, October 1980.
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