1980s Halston IV Black Jersey Knit Dolman Sleeved Kaftan
Simple, elegant, and small splash of detail: all the components within a classic Halston piece.
This Kaftan's cut features a deep v neck with a seam the comes down to a slit that allows for breath-ability and mobility for the wearer. The dolman styled sleeves twist towards the wrist for a bit of a sculptural aesthetic. The hem falls down to the ankle for a relaxed, convenient length. Overall this dress is a staple of Halston's design, never fading from fashion and always perfect for evening dates.
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.
Vibrant 1960s Emilio Pucci terry cloth multi-color caftan. It is so versatile, it can also be donned as a beach cover after a cold dip in the ocean on a summer day and worn to dinner in the evening. The long sleeves are cuffed, with three snap closures. The cover up has a V neckline and zippered front closure that falls about halfway down the garment, allowing for a 32" opening the rest of the way. The garment is finished with 2" facings.
Petite U.S size 2 Seam allowance can be let out 1/2 inch
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Fantastic 1960s metallic caftan in gold, blue, and copper attributed to Trigere. During the turn of the 20th century western designers looked east for exotic inspiration, included in the group was Pauline Trigere especially in love with the fabrics of the east. This caftan embodies the exotic details of many of Mrs. Trigere's gowns and coats of the 60's that we have collected over the years, with its golden trim that has iridescent flecks and metallic fabric in an interesting print with bright metallic gold, blue and copper threads. The copper threads bring this vintage piece current. Long sleeves, bust darts and a high left slit create the silhouette unlike other figureless caftans. Trim follows the neckline down around the hem. Fully lined with a polished cotton pumpkin colored fabric. Zipper at back. This is a favorite at MRS Couture!
Modern US Size XS-S
Wrist: 9, Slit: 27 3/4 inches
1960s Geoffery Beene Multicolored Paisley Brocade Evening Caftan
Impressive brocade dress by Geoffery Beene!
This dress is queen among other brocade dresses with its luxurious fabric and impeccable details. Heavy brocade fabric is red with purple paisley and god threads. It features a luxurious purple velvet trimmed neckline with hook and eye closure. It has an empire waistline with two long pleats running down to the hem. Fully lined. And just when we thought this dress couldn't get better it even includes hidden pockets along the sides of the side seams!
“Designs are a revelation to me. It's like taking something that is not alive and giving it form, shape, substance, and life.”
-- Geoffrey Beene
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