c1971 Halston Red Silk Knit Jersey Bias Cut Tank Dress

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This beautiful tank from Halston is an absolute dream dress and a shining example of his aesthetic. It is made from a bias cut, red silk jersey. It is a simple construction that uses a single layer of the fabric so it skims over the body and highlights every curve. One of Halston's signatures was to construct pieces with the absolute minimal seaming and this is a stunning example of how he executed that ideal. The dress is a simple tank style that falls to the floor in a beautiful column of silk jersey that gradually widens as it nears the hem. By the time you get to the lower skirt of the dress there is an amazing amount of fabric in the skirt. The front and back dip down in a scoop and it is just that perfect example of the American sportswear movement of this time period that still incorporated an easy kind of sexuality. It presents as excellent condition but does have some small flaws to review in the condition notes below.

It is made from a single layer of red silk jersey and closes with a back painted metal zipper. The dress has a few small marks and spots on the skirt and an odd little "wave" pattern that seems to run through the fabric on the side lower skirt oddly - this can happen with this fabric if it is not stored properly for extended periods of time. All of this negligible and I photoed the worst bits, There is so much fabric on the lower portion of the dress that once on you don't notice any of this. Because of the stretch of the fabric there is some give to the measurements listed.

Bust: 11-16" flat across from side seam to side seam
Waist: 11-15" flat across from side seam to side seam
Hips: 20-24" flat across from side seam to side seam
Length: 58" from shoulder strap to hem

Modern Sizing Equivalent: XS-SML

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

Details

  • Period
    1970-1979
  • Condition
    Good. The dress has a few small marks and spots on the skirt and an odd little "wave" pattern that seems to run through the fabric on the side lower skirt - Please read full description..
  • Wear
    Wear consistent with age and use
  • Dealer Location
    Toronto, Canada
  • Reference Number
    LU1282737253
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