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Halston Couture Pastel Rainbow Hand Beaded - Sequin Silk Dress Gown, 1970s


Lightness is key to vintage Halston. No matter the mood that a vintage Halston design evoked his styles always present themselves as effortless and aware of the wearer’s shape. With the usage of a wide range of textures to make his dresses stand out, Halston designs are regarded as staple of American fashion of the late 20th century. Made from a peach silk chiffon covered in pastel rainbow hand-done beadwork with sequins throughout, this couture 1970s slip dress recalls the 1920’s flapper in a reimagined light.

A deep scoop neck softly frames the décolletage as the strands of beaded fringe move the eye vertically. Having a light fit though the waist, this dress falls from the hip into a high-low hemline accentuated by hanging bead strands. A low scoop on the back adds a dash of sexiness to the softness of this dress. Worn alone or paired with a stylish bolero this Halton design could make for the perfect evening or party dress. A version of this dress is even held as part of the MET’s collection.


Bust: 34 inches

Waist: 36 inches

Hips: 40 inches

Length: 44 inches (shortest point front to longest point back -59 inches)

Beautifully finished on the interior with French seams, this dress is unlined and can be simply slipped over the head for wear. In excellent condition, high-quality vintage pieces like this are yours to live in and love while increasing in value every year. It’s never too soon to start collecting them as an investment in your wardrobe—and in yourself.

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