1970's Halston Couture Ice Blue Beaded Silk Fringe Disco Cardigan Jacket
Condition: very good
A truly epic and instantly recognizable Halston couture ice blue semi-sheer beaded silk cardigan jacket dating back to the mid 1970's. Halston revolutionized the way women dress and is one of the few designers, alongside Claire McCardell and Norman Norell, to define what is American fashion. Throughout most of the seventies he epitomized the glamour, as well as the decadence of the era, becoming a central figure in the nightlife scene of New York's Studio 54. He was known for his flattering body-conscious clothing in jersey and silks. This breathtaking hand-beaded icy blue open cut cardigan jacket is a perfect example of his genius. The whole piece is densely covered in shimmering beads and sequins carefully hand sewn onto a fine semi-sheer silk. There are even hints of the color white throughout the garment to truly capture the essence of melting ice. The dramatic six inch long beaded fringe is wearable art at its finest. That movement once on is disco glamour perfection! You can wear this open front cut jacket with a sensational evening dress or as a statement piece with chic trousers. A sensual showstopper that will become a favorite in your collection.
Measurements Bust: best for 32-34 inches Sleeve Length: 24 inches Total Length: 23 inches
This Halston couture cardigan jacket is in beautiful condition with no rips, holes or stains. Only sign of age are a few professional repairs to the inside where the weight of the beads needed backing. Wonderful work. Please message for detailed pictures. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value. Versions of this garment reside in The Metropolitan Museum collection and and another version was on display for the "Halston and Warhol: Silver and Suede Exhibit" in 2015. A truly iconic piece.