Halston was one of the most important and influential of American designers during the 1970s, and it was during this era that one could say The House of Halston reveled in it's glorious success. Known for his brevity of construction and clean, simple lines, it is no wonder that his Sportswear line became an instant success. This 3 piece menswear inspired suit is all that and more. The blazer is oversized and boxy, with a flexible collar design that can be worn up or down to produce a wing collar effect. Simple three button style with two shoulder darts and two slits at the side seams. The sleeves gather down to button cuffs, which add just a dash of femininity. The pants are high waisted and slim fitting with four darts at waistline. Hook & bar closure and an 8 inch front center zipper. The skirt is four panel construction with deep inseam pockets. Single snap and hook & bar closure and an 8 inch zipper which sits off center on the back left seam. All three pieces are fully lined in a matching tricot-type lining. A stellar piece of fashion history from the 1970s. (Top not included but can be purchased separately HERE.)
Label: Halston Sportswear from Miss Baker~Providence, RI
Fabric: n/a Lightweight wool blend/rayon lining
Size: Label says 12
Fits Like A Modern: Jacket & Skirt: @ size 8 Pants: @ size 6
Back: 16 3/4"
Sleeve Length: 23 3/4"
Inseam: 29" (There is an additional 2 1/2" of hemline fabric for alterations)
Outseam: 40 1/2"
Length: 27 3/4"
Condition: Very Good to Excellent. There are two very faint marks on the front of the jacket @ waist level, one 5" to right of the middle button (which you can view here ) and the other about 7" to the left of same button, close to the side seam, which is so faint I could not even photograph. The skirt lining has a few tiny spots and there is a very small tear in the lining of the pants at the left knee. Suit is freshly dry cleaned and ready to wear.
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