This Patricia Rhodes couture dress excuses both sophistication and timelessness. It can be worn for almost any occasion, but isn't your typical LBD. Perfect for the courtroom, a luncheon, church or temple, and almost anything else you can think of that requires upper body coverage. It is quite flattering on any shape and its french collar and cuffs add a little light heartedness to boot. Made of rayon, nylon, and lace with velvet detail, its design is sophisticated and timeless. The finishing detail of a white french collar and cuffs are the icing on the cake. Patricia Rhodes has been said to have fit down to perfection. She has lived up to her reputation with this one.
Measurements: Bust 38" Waist 32" Hips 36" Length 38"
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.