Monday, September 14, 2009

American Beauty: Halston 1975

Two New York Museum's have upcoming shows devoted to American fashion.  In November the Fashion Institute of Technology will explore the craft of dressmaking by American fashion designers in American Beauty: Aesthetics and Innovation in Fashion (that title is a bit of a mouthful) and in May 2010, the Costume Institute at the Metropolitan Museum of Art will have its Party of the Year celebrating American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity.  A large part of this show will be from the Brooklyn Museum's costume and textile collection which was recently acquired by the Met.  We are very excited to see this show!  There are going to be some extremely beautiful pieces and it is going to be  a larger show then usual which will hopefully satiate our avaricious obsession with vintage.  

One of the icons of American Fashion is Halston.  We have incredible gowns from Dior and Balmain at RARE vintage but it takes a village, a patient husband or a handy doorman to hook, button and zip us into those frothy creations.  Halston instead offered luxe materials in the simplest designs.  We are very pleased to offer a bias cut gold lamé wrap shirtstyle dress from 1975 by Halston.  It is the essence of the chic 1970s and just looking at it on the hangar, the lights dim, the disco ball swirls and we are in a smoky Studio 54 with Bianca, Andy, Jackie and Grace...

And to add that glossy glamour is the dress itself.  Not long, so perfect for dinner, cocktails with someone you are about to fall in love with, or an art opening.  The sleeves are three quarter and flare out just a tiny bit.  It is one of the most perfect Halston pieces that we have seen.  

1975 bias-cut gold lurex lamé Halston wrap shirtstyle sress.  Size 2/4.

For more information about this item please email or call (212) 581 7273

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