Resort 1977 Halston Bias Spiral Cut Silk Caftan Dress
The Resort 1977 collection by Halston was one of the few in and around these mid-late 70s period where he experimented with adding some prints into his collections. I found a runway photo in the Phaidon book on Halston with a garment with a similar print which is included here for reference. The asymmetrical neckline and spiral cut gives us further confirmation of the date as this was a theme he used in this collection and for the Spring collection. This neckline treatment has since become one of his signatures and is instantly recognizable as a Halston. The dress is cut on the bias, and also on a spiral pattern, which gives it virtually no seams. It also means it drapes and winds about the body perfectly! It is made of a fine scarf weight silk that it is almost weightless on. The cut is very simple - basically a T shape with wide caftan feeling sleeves. It simple slip son and drapes into please effortlessly. Its ease makes it very flattering and very easy to wear and you can style in a million ways. Excellent condition.
Unlined and cut on the bias. A button closure at the neck above the angled slit that follows the boas cut of the fabric. The bias cut will allow a fit on several sizes.
Sleeves: 17" approx. - with 12" drop
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: 17.5-19" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 17.5-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 17.5-20" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 49" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-LRG
Reference Photo: Resort Collection 1977, Seventh Avenue showroom, August 18 1977. Photo: Stan Papich. (From the Halston book by Phiadon)
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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