Wonderful 1970s Halston Metallic Gold Lame Lurex Full Length Caftan Dress w Notched Neckline

I always love when I find these. I have had the twin of this piece a couple of times now in the shop and they always get snatched up immediately. Today I have two for you and each is an example of the two shades that they were made in. This is the bit brighter gold one and the colour is much better in person. This is from the Halston IV line and is a made from a gold lurex lame. The simple classic design makes it an easy way to be instantly dressed up and still entirely comfortable. Rachel Zoe owns one and she has worn and posted herself wearing hers a few times on her Instagram account. It just proves that this is an incredible and glamorous staple piece that you can wear again and again.

Both of the caftans that I have today are also the versions that have the tighter weave of the lame. This one is also in its original uncut length. Whenever I get these metallic ones I feel that they are just that little bit extra special over the jersey versions. 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 centre seam at the front from the hem for a flash of bare leg. It sits is loose over the body and it is meant to skim over you to the floor. 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 a 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 are three tiny repairs that are all on the lower part of the caftan and you mainly see from the inside. A couple of tiny darkened areas here and there that is common with these. Please see the photo after the label shot.

Sleeves: approx. 23"
Shoulders: no defined seam
Bust: to 20" flat across from side seam to side seam and it widens to approx 26" flat across around the hips
Total length: 59" from shoulder to hem
Slit: 26" from hem up

Modern Sizing Equivalent: SML-LRG

Item# DD4647

Reference Photos: (1) Cherie, Owner of Shrimpton Couture wearing a similar caftan.  /  (2-3) Rachel Zoe wearing Halston (from her Instagram)

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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