Spring 1977 Spiral Cut Halston Silk Dress

In his Spring 1977 collection, Halston used the asymmetrical neckline and spiral cut that he was renowned for throughout. This neckline 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! Made of two layers of the finest silk, it is almost weightless on! Very flattering, very easy to wear and you can style in a million ways. A similar piece, worn by Pat Cleveland, is shown over loose pants on page 138 of the book Halston - An American Original, and the exact duplicate of the dress is shown on mannequins on page 291 of the Phaidon book on Halston. Truly amazing, a recorded book piece and a work of highly collectible art. Excellent condition.

Shoulders: no defined seams
Sleeves: approx 23"
Bust: approx 18" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Waist: approx 17" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Hips: approx 19" flat across the back from side seam to side seam
Length: 39" from mid-back of the neck to the bottom hem

The dress is cut completely on the bias and with the absolute minimum seaming as was his trademark. It drapes and moves around the body once on. It is a study in restraint and quite remarkable.

Fully lined in a cream tissue silk, it slips over the head. Each sleeve has two hidden snaps to close. There is small pencil eraser size dot of light yellowing on one of the cuffs - you don't really see it when worn because of the drape of the sleeve. It is a true cream silk - it has photoed a touch yellower then it actually is but is not yellowed in real life

Modern Sizing equivalent: SML

Item# DD722

This garment has been professionally cleaned, pressed and is odor free. Thoroughly checked over before shipping, it will be ready to wear upon arrival

Setting up a layaway is super easy and we are happy to provide this service!

Here's how deposits work on a standard layaway:

  • We require three equal payments of the layaway total. You will be invoiced for the first amount upon request
  • payment two of the remaining balance will be billed two weeks from the date of the initial deposit.
  • The final payment is due two weeks after the second payment and shipping will be billed on this invoice as well.
  • items less then $500, or that are on sale, require a 50% deposit with the final payment due in two weeks from the date of deposit 

Read More

We offer flat rate Standard UPS shipping worldwide. All shipping options are displayed at checkout in the pull down menus provided.

Want it faster?

We offer flat rates for expedited and express shipping options - these will also display at check out and can be selected with the drop down menu during the checkout process.

Read More


Please review all measurements carefully. More often than not, vintage garments do not fit any size category exactly. If in doubt, measure a garment of your own that fits and is a similar cut and compare it's measurements to the listed measurements below.