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Rare Vintage Halston

Halston Coco Brown Mongolian Lamb Hat
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
This Very rare Vintage Halston Mongolian lamb in coco-brown is so fun to wear and at the same time
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1970s American Hats

Halston IV 1970s Rare Novelty Fish Print Black and White Vintage 70s Ensemble
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare HALSTON IV 1970s black and white novelty fish print three piece jersey ensemble ! Top features
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1970s American Skirt Suits

1960s Halston Ivory White Brown Mongolian Lamb Fur Vintage 60s Hat and Muff Rare
By Roy Halston Frowick, Halston
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic and super rare early 60s HALSTON Mongolian lamb fur hat and matching muff ! Jackie O Kennedy
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1960s American Muffs

Vintage Halston 1970s Optical Illusion Black + Khaki 70s Trapeze Dress
By Halston
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare 1970s HALSTON black and khaki optical illusion trapeze dress! Khaki top portion looks as if a
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1970s American Cocktail Dresses

Vintage HALSTON 1970s Tropical Jersey 2 Piece Ensemble Skirt Halter Top OOAK
By Halston
Located in Asheville, NC
Halston, Vintage 1970's, Jersey Blend, Halter Top with Neck and Waist Tie, Metal Talon Zipper on
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1970s American Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

Vintage 1970's Halston Couture Iridescent Beaded Black Silk One-Shoulder Dress
By Halston
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
. Measurements Bust: 34 inches Hips: up to 38 inches Total Length: 48 inches This ultra rare 1970's Halston
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1970s American Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Halston NWT $12k Vintage Size 6 Open Back Black Silk Sequin Gown Dress
By Halston
Located in San Diego, CA
over $20,000 today), this vintage HALSTON Couture gown is truly breathtaking! Black silk with a chic
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1990s Italian Evening Gowns

1970s Halston Black Label Couture Jersey Dress
By Halston
Located in London, GB
An absolutely superb and collectable Halston black label couture 1970s goddess dress. Halston
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1970s American Cocktail Dresses

1970s Halston Black Strapless Bandeau Keyhole Vintage 70s Swimsuit / Bodysuit
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare museum piece ! This original 1970s HALSTON black strapless one piece swimsuit comes form an
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1970s American Swimwear

1970s Halston Purple Plunging One Piece Vintage 70s Halter Swimsuit Bodysuit
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare and sexy 1970s HALSTON purple one piece plunging halter swimsuit OR bodysuit ! Beautiful
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1970s American Swimwear

1970s Halston Logo Print Blue White Vintage 70s Wrap One Piece Swimsuit
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare and collectible HALSON 1970s blue and white logo print one piece swimsuit ! Features the
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1970s American Swimwear

1970s Halston Size 12 / 14 Perwinkle Print Silk Damask Vintage 70s Wrap Dress
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic and classic late 1970s HALSTON periwinkle print silk damask Avant Garde wrap dress and sash
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1970s American Cocktail Dresses

Yves Saint Laurent Vintage 1976 Rare Moroccan Inspired Hooded Cape
By Yves Saint Laurent
Located in Nice, FR
YVES SAINT LAURENT Rive Gauche vintage 1976 rare Moroccan inspired hooded cape. Similar models
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20th Century French Capes

Norma Kamali OMO Parachute Jacket Khaki Green Color Block Rare Vintage 80s HTF
By OMO Norma Kamali, Norma Kamali
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
Preowned, vintage Norma Kamali parachute jacket, likely made in the early 80s. Made from Khaki
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1980s Unknown Jackets

Vintage 1970's Jacques Cassia Couture Yellow Jersey One-Shoulder Draped Dress
By Jacques Cassia
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
a cross between Paco Rabanne and Halston: silk jersey maxi dresses with metal bustiers and revealing
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1970s French Aesthetic Evening Dresses

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Luxurious Vintage 2000's Escada Crystal Golden Island Fox Fur Coat
By Escada, Escada Margaretha Ley
Located in Sheffield, GB
Incredible, Opulent Vintage ESCADA by Margaretha Ley Fur Coat circa 2000. This exceptional Vintage Fur Jacket features extremely Plush, thick Pelts of soft Natural Golden island Fox...
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Early 2000s German Coats

Thierry Mugler Couture Vintage Sand Tulle Skirt & Gold Leather Corset Top & Belt
By Thierry Mugler, Thierry Mugler Couture
Located in Portland, OR
This is an absolutely showstopping 1999 vintage rare Thierry Mugler gold leather strapless corset style top and layered tulle skirt evening outfit. This could be worn as an alternati...
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1990s Italian Evening Dresses

Halston 1970s Gold Metallic Silk Lurex Couture Vintage Disco Wrap Shirt Dress
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy and iconic 70s HALSTON gold metallic silk lurex wrap shirt dress! Features a stunning silhouette, with a plunging neckline in a flattering wrap style. Studio 54 at its' finest! ...
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1970s American Cocktail Dresses

Halston Signature Iconic Tangerine Metallic Lame Backless Caped Dress
By Halson
Located in New York, NY
Halston signature iconic tangerine metallic-silk lame orange wrap-around dress is backless. There's a cape-like extended collar that draps over the backless creating a flowing shawl-...
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1970s American Cocktail Dresses

Belle Époque Diamond Tiara
Located in London, GB
A Belle Époque diamond tiara, to the centre three diamond-set clusters with diamond-set foliate decorations and one large diamond-set cluster on each side, all within a waved frame o...
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Early 20th Century French Belle Époque More Jewelry

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Alberta Ferretti Vintage Terra-Cotta Silk Chiffon Grecian Gown and Wrap Cardigan
By Alberta Ferretti
Located in San Diego, CA
Stunning vintage ALBERTA FERRETTI silk chiffon dress ensemble! Grecian inspired, from the Terra-Cotta color, to the pleated bodice, to the layers and layers of paperweight thin chiff...
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1990s Italian Evening Gowns

Gianni Versace Corset Gown Ribbons
By Gianni Versace
Located in Austin, TX
Gianni Versace 1990s black stretch evening gown with ribbon corset detail Size L 25" bust, 25" waist, 30" hip, 56.5" length ( un-stretched ) Condition: Excellent Fabric: 65% Polyes...
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1990s Italian Evening Dresses and Gowns

2000S Red Wool Hand Knit Native Pattern Sweater
Located in New York, NY
2000S Red Wool Hand Knit Native Pattern Sweater
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Early 2000s Pullovers

Jean Paul Gaultier Fur Trim Crop Jacket
By Jean Paul Gaultier
Located in Water Mill, NY
A beautiful black fur trimmed jacket from Jean Paul Gaultier. It is cropped with a soft, fur trimmed collar in shades of grey and full raglan sleeves with matching wide fur cuffs. ...
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1990s French Cropped Jackets

Christian Dior by John Galliano grey silk trained evening dress, fw 2004
By Christian Dior, John Galliano for Christian Dior
Located in London, GB
• Christian Dior by John Galliano • Bias cut evening dress • Cowl neckline • Front leg slit • Criss-cross belt with palladium Dior buckle • Fabric covered button fastenings • 100%...
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Early 2000s French Evening Dresses and Gowns

1985 Christian Dior Couture Mohair Purple and Black Window Pane Coat
By Christian Dior, Marc Bohan
Located in Gresham, OR
A fabulous 1985 couture Marc Bohan for Christian Dior soft and silky (not scratchy at all) mohair purple and black window pane plaid oversized swing coat: No closures with pattern-ma...
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1980s French Coats

Vivienne Westwood Couture navy striped silk corset and skirt set, ss 1998
By Vivienne Westwood
Located in London, GB
▪ Vivienne Westwood Couture navy striped chiffon evening two piece ▪ 100% Silk ▪ Off-shoulder corset with draped neckline ▪ Internal boning designed to cinch the waist and push brea...
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1990s British Evening Dresses and Gowns

Halston 1970s Documented Beaded Dress
By Halston
Located in Water Mill, NY
Featured in "Halston: An American Original" by Elaine Gross and Red Rottham, this beautiful sleeveless off white silk dress from Halston is completely adorned in horizontal rows of e...
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1970s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Halston 09 ivory cream plisse grecian style backless wedding maxi dress gown 42
By Halston
Located in Milano, Lombardia
LOVE LALI VINTAGE Halston 2009 Floor length grecian style plisse gown in cream Completely backless cut Composition: 100% Cupro Size : Marked as a size 42 - I believe this would b...
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Early 2000s Italian Evening Dresses

Christian Dior Grass Green Beehive Turban Hat with Velvet Gardenias – S-M, 1950s
By Christian Dior
Located in Tucson, AZ
A dream accessory, this unbelievable Dior hat uses green silk and veiling to simulate a ground of grass, while articulated silk velvet gardenias and leaves cover its surface. Replete...
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1950s French Hats

Vintage Givenchy 1990s Black and White Rhinestone Long Sleeve 90s Mini Dress
By Givenchy
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic early 90s GIVENCHY black and white rhinestone encrusted long sleeve mini dress ! Channel your inner Wednesday Addams from "The Addams Family," in this cute little number. Soft r...
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1990s French Cocktail Dresses

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Oversized Halston Tortoise Sunglasses
By Halston
Located in Litchfield County, CT
Signed and marked vintage Halston oversized sunglasses with a tortoise finish. The entire face is 6
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1980s Sunglasses

Iconic Halston Wrap Gown
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
RARE vintage STORE HOURS: Monday to Friday 11:30 to 6PM 24 West 57th Street Fifth floor in The
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1970s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

1970s Halston Black Silk Dress
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
RARE vintage STORE HOURS: Monday to Friday 11:30 to 6PM 24 West 57th Street Fifth floor in The
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1970s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

1970s Halston Green Leather Wrap Coat
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
the same time. Size 4/6. RARE vintage STORE HOURS: Monday
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1970s American Coats

Classic 1970s Blue Cashmere Halston Dress
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
/> RARE vintage 24 West 57th Street (between 5th and 6th Avenues) Fifth Floor
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1970s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

Neon Pink Silk Chiffon Halston Dress
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
chemise style. RARE vintage STORE HOURS: Monday to Friday 11:30 to 6PM 24
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1970s American Cocktail Dresses

1970s Halston Dotted Swiss Wrap Dress
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
1970s... Please note this dress is unlabeled but we have had a similar dress before at RARE vintage
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1970s American Evening Dresses and Gowns

1970s Pale Buttercup Yellow Chiffon Gown
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
Beautiful pale buttercup yellow Halston gown from the 1970s. Layers of chiffon. Plunging halter
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1970s American Evening Gowns

HALSTON Rare Blue Beaded Strapless Gown Size 2-6
By Halston
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This Halston dress is composed of a beautifully beaded black silk with cobalt blue beading. The
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20th Century American Evening Gowns

Vintage 1970's Halston Couture Purple Silk Strapless Tube-Top Maxi Dress Set
By Halston
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An absolutely gorgeous and incredibly rare Halston couture royal purple strapless gown ensemble
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1970s American Aesthetic Evening Dresses

Vintage 1970's Halston Couture Ivory Beaded Sheer Lace Backless Halter Wrap Gown
By Halston
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
An incredibly gorgeous and highly coveted Halston couture pearl beaded sheer crochet lace wrap gown
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1970s American Wedding Dresses

1970s Halston Sequin and Beaded Fringe Top
By Halston
Located in Toronto, Ontario
Hello Studio 54! This 1970s Halston piece is a work of art and could not be more fabulous. Long
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1970s American Shirts

Vintage 1970's Halston Couture Sequin Silk Blue Clouds Tie-Dye One Shoulder Gown
By Halston
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Gorgeous and rare Halston designer sequin silk hourglass gown dating back to 1972. Halston
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1970s American Aesthetic Evening Dresses

HALSTON 1970'S Sequin Peach Patterned Gown with Wrap Size 2 4
By Halston
Located in Los Angeles, CA
This vintage 1970's Halston gown is composed of a pink and peach hues, with sequin applique. This
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20th Century American Evening Gowns

1972 Halston Couture Graphic Tie-Dye Print Silk Bohemian Maxi Dress Caftan
By Halston
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
seen. This rare Halston handpainted tie-dyed series was produced by famed American textile house Up
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1970s American Caftans

Vintage 1970s Liza Minnell Owned Red Sequin Stretch Knit Key-Hole Disco Jumpsuit
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Minnelli's dancers! This rare stage costume comes complete with signed Certificate of Authenticity from Liza
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1970s American Jumpsuits

Vintage 1996 Gucci by Tom Ford Runway White Stretch Jersey Cut-Out Plunge Gown
By Gucci, Tom Ford for Gucci
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
jersey gowns that nodded to Halston and Elsa Peretti, the fashion equivalent of a one-night stand at
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1990s Italian Wedding Dresses

Rare Vintage Halston Black Caftan Silk Dress w/ Empire Waist & Billow Sleeves
By Halston
Located in San Diego, CA
Important and rare vintage HALSTON caftan / kaftan silk 1970s / 70s dress! Lovely v-neck Mondrian
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1970s Kaftans

Rare Halston Silk Crepe Tulip Skirt Documented Runway Rare 70s Montaldo's S/M
By Halston
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
This amazing tulip skirt was made by Halston in the mid 1970 and was documented in the runway photo
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1970s American Wrap Skirts

Vintage Halston 1970s Iridescent Sequin Mermaid Gown
By Halston
Located in San Diego, CA
Stunning vintage 1970s Halston gown!!! Features all-over iridescent sequins. Beautiful silhouette
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1970s Evening Gowns

Vintage Halston Breathtaking Documented Ombre Avant Garde Silk Dress
By Halston
Located in San Diego, CA
Ultra rare 1970s vintage Halston silk ivory dress, with blue ombré effect. Documented dress, with
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1970s Evening Gowns

Iconic Halston IV Vintage 1970s Black Cocoon Caftan Maxi Dress
By Halston
Located in Sparks, NV
Rare Halston IV label! Vintage 1970s black cocoon caftan maxi dress with deep-V plunging neckline
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1970s American Caftans

Vintage Halston Coral Silk Jersey Plunging Asymmetrical Hem Backless Gown Dress
By Halston
Located in San Diego, CA
Sexy vintage HALSTON coral silk jersey plunging asymmetrical hem backless wrap gown! Features
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Late 20th Century Italian Evening Gowns

Halston MET Musuem 1970s Fully Fringed Beaded Flapper Style Vintage 70s Dress
By Halston
Located in San Diego, CA
Extraordinary and super rare HALSTON Couture 1970s fully beaded and sequin fringed silk chiffon hi
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1970s Cocktail Dresses

Vintage 1977 Halston Couture Beaded Pastel Floral Silk Blouse and Kimono Jacket
By Halston
Located in Beverly Hills, CA
Bust:36 inches Total Length:29 inches This rare Halston Couture two-piece ensemble is in excellent
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1970s American Twin Sets

Incredible Vintage Halston NWT $9, 800 Black Silk Crochet 3/4 Sleeves Dress Sz 6
By Halston
Located in San Diego, CA
Insanely gorgeous vintage HALSTON (new with $9,800 price tag) black silk 3/4 sleeve silk lace
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1990s American Evening Dresses

1970s Halston Robin Eggs Blue Ultrasuede Sleeveless Vintage 70s Shirt Dress
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
dress! This beauty is particularly rare, as it hails from Halston's debut line of ultra suede in 1972
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1970s American Cocktail Dresses

1970s Halston Beaded Glitter Black Sheer Dot Fringed Vintage 70s Poncho Shawl
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Collectible mid 70s HALSTON black sheer mesh beaded and sequin dot fringe large disco poncho cape
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1970s American Shawls

1970s Halston Black Sequin Lurex Knit Vintage 70s Disco Beanie Skull Hat
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Chic and classic 1970s HALSTON black metallic lurex knit sequined beanie skull hat! Features
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1970s Italian Beanies

1970s Halston Savage MET Museum Logo Print Plunging Vintage 70s Swimsuit & Tunic
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare and collectible 1970s HALSTON Savage one piece plunging swimsuit and matching tunic ! Features
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1970s American Swimwear

Halston 1970s Navy Blue Sequin One Shoulder Silk Jersey Vintage 70s Gown + Shawl
By Halston, Roy Halston Frowick
Located in San Diego, CA
Rare and iconic 1970s HALSTON navy blue sequin one shoulder silk jersey full length disco dress and
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1970s American Evening Gowns

70s Halston Halter Dress with Attached Sheer Angel Sleeve Shawl Silk Chiffon HTF
By Halston
Located in Port Saint Lucie, FL
-54 vibe with this rare Halston dress! Preowned/vintage (40+ years old) with minimal signs of prior
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1970s American Cocktail Dresses

Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co. Sterling Silver Swan Minaudiere Rare, 1980s
By Elsa Peretti for Tiffany & Co.
Located in Boca Raton, FL
Getting her start as a runway model for notable designers such as Halston and Issey Miyake, Elsa
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1980s Evening Bags and Minaudières

Iconic Halston "Liza" Sequin Trouser Suit 1970s
By Halston
Located in Phoenix, AZ
A fine and rare vintage Halston sequin trouser suit. Iconic jet black silk jersey items completely
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1970s American Trouser Pant Suits

1970s HALSTON Yellow Crepe Open Back Wrap Gown
By Halston
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Fine & rare vintage Halston vivid yellow crepe backless wrap gown. Authentic item with no size
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1970s American Evening Gowns

1970s HALSTON Red Crystal Bugle Beaded Silk Belted Gown
By Halston
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Fine & rare vintage Halston red crystal beaded silk gown & matching sash belt. Item labeled size 10
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1970s American Evening Gowns

1970s HALSTON Yellow Crystal Encrusted Evening 2pc. Gown
By Halston
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Fine & rare vintage Halston crystal encrusted evening 2pc. gown. Authentic item with no size label
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1970s American Skirt Suits

Rare 1977 Halston Floral Silk Jersey Ensemble
By Halston
Located in Brooklyn, NY
1977 Halston Resort collection floral silk jersey ensemble, consisting of a halter top and skirt
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1970s American Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

1970s Halston Dress
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
RARE vintage STORE HOURS: Monday to Friday 11:30 to 6PM 24 West 57th Street Fifth floor in The
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1970s American Evening Gowns

1970s Halston Swimsuit
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
RARE vintage STORE HOURS: Monday to Friday 11:30 to 6PM 24 West 57th Street Fifth floor in The
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1970s American Swimwear

1978 Halston Jersey Cocktail Dress
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
Goddess style front. Long ties wrap around the bodice. Very glamorous! RARE vintage
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1970s American Cocktail Dresses

1971 Tie-Dyed Velvet Halston Ensemble
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
rare and very collectible. Halston's tie-dyed pieces were done by the husband and wife team of Up-Tied
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1970s American Suits, Outfits and Ensembles

HALSTON Sequin Jacket worn by Bill Wyman with Scavullo photo
Located in Phoenix, AZ
Fine & rare vintage Francesco Scavullo portrait of Bill Wyman along with Halston sequin zip jacket
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1970s American Jackets

Halston Cape Suit 1970s
By Halston
Located in Phoenix, AZ
A fine and rare vintage Halston cape suit. Fine taupe double faced wool fabric cape beautifully
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1970s American Capes

Halston for I. Magnin Men's Vintage 'Halsuede' Brown Blazer Jacket, 1970s
By Halston
Located in Doncaster, South Yorkshire
Halston Men's Vintage Ultrasuede 'Halsuede' Brown Sport Coat, 1970s Size: fits roughly like a
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1970s American Jackets

Halston of Bergdorf Goodman Early Vintage 1960s Wide Brim Pleated Hat
By Halston, Bergdorf Goodman
Located in Chicago, IL
Rare and wonderful silk hat designed by Halston of Bergdorf Goodman Halston designed for Bergdorf
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1960s American Hats

Halston Tie-Dyed Chiffon Caftan ca.1972
By Halston
Located in Phoenix, AZ
A fine and rare vintage Halston tie-dyed caftan. Hand dyed silk chiffon item features neck ties and
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1970s American Kaftans

Halston Crystal Chain Link Bodice 1970s
By Halston
Located in Phoenix, AZ
A exquisite and rare vintage Halston crystal chain link evening bodice. Gun-metal chain linked item
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1970s American Blouses

Circa 1980 Halston Silk Gazar Cocktail Dress
By Halston
Located in New York, NY
ties around the waist. RARE vintage STORE HOURS: Monday - Friday 11:30AM to 6PM
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1980s American Cocktail Dresses

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Rare Vintage Halston For Sale on 1stDibs

Find the exact vintage or contemporary rare vintage halston you’re shopping for in the variety available on 1stDibs. Our collection includes a variety of colors, spanning black, beige, red and more. Making an accessory such as this has likely been a part of the legacy of many fashion designers, but those produced by Halston, Roy Halston Frowick and Jacques Cassia are consistently popular. When shopping for these accessories, you’ll find that there are less available pieces for men or unisex today than there are for women.

How Much is a Rare Vintage Halston?

On average, a rare vintage halston on 1stDibs sells for $2,259, while they’re typically $695 on the low end and $9,200 for the highest priced versions of this item.

Halston for sale on 1stDibs

Recognized for the understated but wholly glamorous fashions he introduced in the 1970s, and revered today for his vintage dresses, sunglasses, handbags and other enduring designs, Roy Halston Frowick defined the spare, body-conscious style of the so-called Studio 54 era. In doing so, he became a legend himself, known simply as Halston, a lean moniker that represented the visionary minimalist ideals he would inject into the world of fashion.

Born in Des Moines, Iowa — but raised in Evansville, Indiana — Halston moved to Chicago in 1952, where he worked as a window dresser by day and studied at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago at night. In the late 1950s, he moved to New York City. As the hat designer for Bergdorf Goodman, he had his first encounter with fame in 1961 when Jackie Kennedy wore a pillbox hat he designed to President John F. Kennedy’s inauguration. Less than a decade later, after hats fell out of fashion and sales plummeted, Halston launched his own ready-to-wear line and opened a ​​Madison Avenue boutique.

One of Halston’s early successes was the sexy Ultrasuede shirtdress, an unassuming adaptation of a man’s oxford shirt introduced in 1972 that became a fashion staple for the well-dressed woman. Named for a washable synthetic fabric that evokes the feel of suede — Halston is said to have previously seen innovative designer Issey Miyake wearing the material — the Ultrasuede shirtdress was cut to complement many figures with buttons that began at the breastbone rather than at the garment’s structured neckline. In one season, 60,000 were sold. Ultrasuede became a Halston signature, and he would use the fabric in coats, luggage and other items.

But it was his seductively simple nightlife designs that made Halston an international name. Often cut on the bias or sewn with single seams, his garments were constructed to flatter the female form like no evening gowns that had come before, popularizing such styles as the halter dress. “Halston brought a spark of the divine to everything he did,” said model Pat Cleveland during an interview about the 2021 Netflix series based on his life.

And, for a while, the designer was as ubiquitous in the clubs as his designs. “For two decades, [Halston] was the king of New York nightlife,” wrote Steven Gaines in Vanity Fair. He was a regular at Studio 54, partying with the likes of Andy Warhol, Bianca Jagger, Liza Minnelli and his Halstonettes, his coterie of glamorous models and muses that included Elsa Peretti. The close friend and collaborator of Halston’s transformed diamond jewelry for Tiffany & Co. after signing a contract with the storied American luxury house in 1974.

Halston won four Coty American Fashion Critics' Awards over the course of his career. In 1973, he sold his company to Norton Simon, and in the early 1980s, it switched ownership again. By 1984, neither his name nor his company were his own. Halston continued to work, however. He collaborated with close friend and legendary choreographer Martha Graham, designing critically acclaimed costumes for her, including for her dance work Persephone in 1987. Halston died of complications from AIDS in 1990.

Today, Halston’s designs can be found in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and more.

Find vintage Halston clothing and fashion accessories today on 1stDibs.

Finding the Right Clothing for You

From museum-worthy vintage Oscar de la Renta evening dresses and jackets to audacious T-shirts and trousers from provocative punk designer Vivienne Westwood, one thing is abundantly clear: If the clothing available on 1stDibs could talk, it would certainly make a statement. 

For fashion lovers, the 1990s have become associated with styles adopted by today’s supermodels and influencers — think Galliano and Cavalli — but maybe ‘80s accessories are among your (guilty?) pleasures. Playful, boldly colored coats and outerwear from Moschino and other titans of the era can take a simpler ensemble to the next level, while chic and practical suits from the likes of Christian Dior and Chanel remain classic for haute couture advocates and beyond. By exploring the vast array of vintage collections on these pages, you can transform your closet into a retreat that is as retro as it is royal. 

Velvet cocktail dresses and silk evening gowns designed by French-born American couturiere Pauline Trigère — who dressed Wallis Simpson, the Duchess of Windsor — have proven timeless since their mid-century debut, while an overcoat by Alexander McQueen is the perfect finishing touch. In fact, an emerald one stays in rotation for Kate Middleton, Duchess of Cambridge.

Those seeking modern high-fashion brands are also in luck. Turn your day-to-day into a runway with selections from Dolce & Gabbana, Yves Saint Laurent and Versace or complete that fresh look with stunning footwear classics from the likes of Gucci and Christian Louboutin. The future — and glamorous past — of fashion is yours for the wearing. 

Build your collection of covetable and iconic vintage garments by shopping on 1stDibs. No matter where you roam, our diverse apparel and accessories will keep you covered in the hottest styles and comfiest black hoodie imaginable.