Husband and wife design duo Richard and Ilene Pacun and founders of Richilene New York had an eye for creating beautiful high-end evening wear for their clients. This chiffon dress is just one example of their luxury handiwork. They new how to dress society with an era by merging socially significant counterculture clothing using elegant fabrics and beautiful silhouettes. Gown has almost a "psychedelia" meets "Granny's Attic" print. Combined with an almost angelic long and flowing silhouette. Elegant pleating around the round collar and at the waist is used to cascade down the skirt to add to the ethereal nature. The sleeves are flared. The collar ties at center front, creating a keyhole detail. There are no closures. This gown is versatile and can be worn day or night to a casual or dressy event. Can be worn all seasons (depending where you live). Both the style and pattern are both some of fashion's classic design, so you will be able to wear this dress far into the future!
Fits a modern size 10. Length of garment is 61" inches. Can be hemmed.
*All MRS Couture garments have been professionally cleaned and thoroughly checked before shipping, so that 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.