1960's Bill Blass for Maurice Rentner multicolored striped knee-length day or cocktail dress. Sleeveless bodice with boatneck. The sheer top layer of the double-layered skirt has a ruffled hem that extends from the bottom to the off-center front, with a slit. The underlayer of the skirt continues for a few more inches before resting at the knees. This silhouette was very popular in the 60s. Self fabric belt also attaches via a snap and hook and eye closures at the waist. The dress has center back zipper and hook and eye closures.
Modern US Size 0 or XS
Dress - Bust: 34, Waist: 23, Hip 35, Shoulder Hem Length: 40 1/2 inches
Belt - Length: 28 3/4, Width: 1 inch
Seam allowance in the bodice can be let out 1/4 of an inch Seam allowance in the skirt can be let out 1/2 of an inch
*All MRS Couture garments have been professionally cleaned and thoroughly checked before shipping. They are ready to wear upon arrival.
This is dress is Classic Halston. He created clothing that is both incredibly comfortable and sensual at the same time and without ever being too revealing. Not an easy feat at all ... but he made it look so easy.
The lightweight jersey length and its long sleeves make it perfect for day to nightwear or wear any season of the year. It can be dressed up, down, but just dress in it! Perfect for a night of channeling an era of wild fun!
Roy Halston Frowick was born on 1932 in Des Moines, Iowa. He initially took inspiration to sew from his grandmother. He would create hats for his mother and alter clothing for his sisters. His foundation in fashion progressed in his teen years as he attended Indiana University for a short spell and then The Art Institute of Chicago while earning funds through creating windows displays. Hat making would be his first love and in 1957 opened his first shop. While he had a small but important following, it wasn’t until Jacqueline Kennedy wore her famous (Halston) Pillbox hat in ‘61 that he became an instant success. He rode the wave of fame and fortune for a while but once hats started to go out of fashion, so did Halston’s sales. Halston’s low point would prove to be a test for what was next in his life. After much experimentation, a failed collection, and the help of his well curated team, he developed the minimalist yet irresistible look we all know and love! He was a true creator of culture during his time. Halston’s work was revered within the studio 54 crowd, worn by all the “It Girls” and on the cover of popular magazines.