1970's Halston Couture Purple Silk Strapless Tube-Top Maxi Dress Set
An absolutely gorgeous and incredibly rare Halston couture royal purple strapless gown ensemble dating back to his spring-summer 1978 collection. 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 alluring look is a perfect example of his genius. The whole set is fashioned in high quality rich royal purple semi-sheer silk chiffon that feels like heaven against the skin. The maxi skirt really looks sensational with movement as it is triple layered and has an elasticized waist for perfect fit. The effortless strapless tube-top has unique elastic veins along the inside of the fabric that create a beautiful puckered effect on the reversed side. A dramatic long sash, which can be worn a number of ways, finishes this ensemble off perfectly. A timeless outfit that is ultra chic for any modern event. We added many pictures so you can appreciate this masterful achievement.
Measurements (varies due to elastic-stretch) Strapless Top Bust: 32-36 inches Total Length: 14 inches Skirt Waist: 22-27 inches Hips: Free Sweep Total Length: 45 inches
This vintage Halston designer ensemble is in stunning condition with no rips, holes or fade. Presents beautifully. Strapless tube top has a thick elastic band for secure fit. Only sign of age are some faint spots on the skirt which get lost in the yards of silk chiffon. Highly wearable and an investment piece that will continue to increase in value.