Saturday, July 26, 2008


When Decades first opened in 1997, our inventory primarily consisted of designs from the 1960s and 1970s and our favorite designer was Halston. Flash forward eleven plus years, and we still love us some Halston! It's been quite a rocky-road for the House of Halston post the incomprable Roy Halston Frowick, who passed away in 1990. A slew of failed attempts to revive this revered label. Just this past week the latest Creative Director of the brand, Marco Zanini, left the esteemed house. The codes of Halston are so clear and simple: from sexy one shoulder silhouettes in chiffon to matte jersey cowl neck halters. Halston was a master of modern simplicity.

The two gowns below are Halston designs from the 1970s and they remind us of what is the true spirit of Halston. The one-shoulder cherry red chiffon dress has a simple elastic waist and petal shaped chiffon over lay at the hips created by the wrap effect of the skirt. It's hard to believe the dress is from 1976. It's totally contemporary. The second dress is a black over peach chiffon layered halter gown with an elastic waist and revealing back. The skirt has some volume and it just makes one want to dance.

Either dress can go black tie or cocktail and be dressed down for a day event, too. Personalize each dress with dramatic Tibetan antique cuffs or go for the Elsa Perreti for Tiffany cuffs that are so synonymous with Halston designs. No matter what, these dresses are the real deal and would get you into Studio 54 with one step of your strappy lizard sandal.

Halston cherry red one shoulder gown, c 1976. Modern 4 SOLD
Halston black-over-peach chiffon halter tie back-less gown, c 1972. Modern 4 to 6 SOLD

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