Resort 1980 Halston Abstract Print Blue Silk Wrap Day Dress
The Resort and Spring 1980 collections were some of the few that Halston worked some prints into the collections. He normally focused on a solid color palette and I love seeing this side of his work. I found a runway reference photograph and you can see the similar print done on a long silk tank dress. This shorter, day version still employs the minimal seaming that Halston excelled at but is finished in his iconic wrap cut. The photo is from a Halston book and in it there is a quote by Bob Colacello that says; "His colors were so American, they were like out of a Crayola crayon box. Halston's red and purple and green were like true colors; they weren't pastels, they weren't dark, they weren't iridescent - they were very true and very American" and this really sums up the true, beautiful blue that the silk is done in. The waist has a long attached tie belt that you wrap and cinch it in for as much shape as you wish. The silk is scarf weight so drapes beautifully over the curves of the body. I love the pops of color brought in by the abstract print that covers the dress. Excellent condition
Unlined and wraps to close. Hook & eye along the plunge that if left open will give you a deeper plunge then shown. Hand finished. he blue is a touch deeper in tone then how it photoed. It appears to have been worn very little if at all.
Bust: 18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 12-18" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 23" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 42.5" from neck to hem
Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-MED
Reference photos: (1) Resort 1980 Halston Runway. / (2) From the book: Halston, An American Original, Eliane Gross and Fred Rottman, 1999
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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