1980s Halston Black Label Iridescent Beaded Tunic with Belt

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This magnificent Halston black label top is from one of his mainline collections circa 1980 - 1984. This period was amongst the most opulent for the designer and many of his designs were heavily beaded and/or sequinned. This piece is no exception with the iridescent bugle beads densely packed in a hexagonal matrix pattern onto a black silk crepe. The top has a wide bateau neckline and dolman sleeves with the entire edge outlined with a 1.5 inch wide beaded strip running from end to end. The wide balloon cuffs fasten with a hook and eye. We are delighted that this top retains its original and entirely beaded tie belt which is beaded on both sides and has a very pleasing weight to it. Every bead has been handsewn given the top a wonderful tactile feel and the photos don't really do justice to the workmanship.

The top is not lined and just slips on to wear. The loose flowing cut should fit a range of sizes and any excess fabric can be cinched in with the belt. Impeccable vintage condition, the quality of Halston's work was peerless and this looks at good as the day it was made.

Bust - 40 in. (101.6 cm)
Waist - 36 in. (91.4 cm)
Hip - 43 in. (109.2 cm)
Length - 24.5 in. (62.2 cm)
Shoulders - 18 in. (45.7 cm)