Thursday, March 26, 2009

Oil Slick Ahead

Halston was not known for his bead work, but this piece is a work of art. This gown is black silk chiffon that has been covered in iridescent bugle beads. The multi-color beads give the dress the appearance of an oil slick, a very chick oil slick. The gown has a halter top, an empire waist, and the bottom fishtails. One might say this is Halston's version of the iconic mermaid gown. The first image below is straight out of our Halston book. The image was taken on August 16th, 1979 at the Olympic Tower runway showing of the Halston, Spring 1980 collection.

Halston oil slick bugle bead black chiffon gown, Spring 1980. Contemporary size small 6. SOLD
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