Tuesday, November 10, 2009


Calling all nymphs! If you are feeling a little Midsummer Night's Dream-in-November -chic, we have the ultimate early 1970s Halston that would surely get Puck's approval. The empire waist spaghetti strap dress has a very Grecian asymmetric layered skirt that shows how Halston was influenced by both the classical ancient forms as well as Vionnet's masterful cuts. We are rather crazy for the gorgeous back that delicately forms two "V" shapes with the spaghetti straps creating one "V" that join an inverted panel of fabric that forms the second "V". The sash can be worn around the elasticized waist, wrapped around your neck, or as we suggest below, effortlessly caressing your soft shoulders. Please think of wearing this gown with metallic flat sandals. It would be so late 1920s boho-chic, wouldn't it? Although the dress was masterfully cleaned by Effreys in Los Angeles, there are a few areas of discoloration on the skirt that are magically masked by the various panels, but if you require your vintage Halston to be pristine, then leave this dress to someone a bit more bohemian.

Halston lilac chiffon nymph gown, c. early 1970s. Modern 4 to 6 (as found) SOLD
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